John Hall prefers to take pictures, not be in them. This week he shares his thoughts on photographs of ominous skies, baby birds and toadstools in his front lawn. He also laments about a less than flattering pose captured in a picture that went with a feature article about his effort to preserve the Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri Baseball League.
As part of the 28th Annual Partners In Education Week, Oakland Junior High School students from Jody Spriggs' classes display their artwork at galleries in downtown.
Christopher Ghan met Missouri U.S. Senator Jack Danforth in 1992 as a small child, but 20 years later they met up again at Ghan's college graduation ceremony May 5.
Monir Shababi shares her reflections on the luckiest day of her life, when she survived a bombing during the Iran-Iraq war in January 1987.
The Rev. Molly Housh Gordon, 27, will become the next settled minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia. She is the youngest minister in the congregation's 61-year history.
Since 2004, the Missourian has published stories straight from community members on MyMissourian.com. In February, the newspaper took a huge step in bringing those stories to the main website in a new section called From Readers.
The ShowMe Music Club is trying to raise money to buy a piano for Boys & Girls Town, an organization devoted to helping neglected or abused children.
T. Gale Thompson has lived in three countries, served in the Army with Elvis Presley, and taught a semester at sea.
Haley Heuer, who will graduate from Harrisburg High School this year, signed a letter of intent to run track with the University of Central Missouri.
Missourian reader John Hall shares pictures of the backyard bluebirds he named Lester and Lessie.
John Hall shares photos he provided to a teacher who wanted to use some of the images as inspiration in a painting workshop.
The Missourian asked attendees: What issues do you think contribute to youth and gang violence in Columbia and how do you plan to silence the violence?
The Good Shepherd Lutheran School's Cornerstone Committee hosted a gala dinner and auction to celebrate the school's 10th anniversary.
John Hall shares pictures of blue jays in his backyard.
Centro Latino is holding spring dinner and movie nights as part of their health literacy program. The dinners look delicious – fresh, hardy, plant-based fare. The films are the sort that prompt much discussion and reflection.
Occupy COMO member organizers will host May Day activities at noon on May 1 in front of Daniel Boone City Building.
John Hall, who frequently photographs mid-Missouri and shares photographs with the Missourian, describes his process for photographing various birds on a spring day.
Ryan Siegel is a college student interning with College Work Painting, a program that gives participants the opportunity to run their own painting business.
Qigong Grandmaster Dr. Effie Chow will speak in Columbia on May 4 in Allen Auditorium on the MU campus.
The team will travel to St. Louis for games Saturday against Lindbergh and John Burroughs School.