From Readers

FROM READERS: Peninsula Baptist Church in Cooper County restored

The church and cemetery is an example of the many attractive country churches that dot the Cooper County landscape.

FROM READERS: Family bakes pumpkin pie from a pumpkin

Jeremy Truitt of Columbia decided to bake a pumpkin pie from scratch with his children.


ArtTalk: Jerry Price writes about the School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet

This contributor writes that he learns something different each time he attends a performance.

FROM READERS: Halloween events for children, families

Gina Jolly, author of Mid-Mo Kids Guide, offers a guide to mid-Missouri Halloween activities for children.

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of MU football history

How well do you know the history of the Missouri football program? Test your knowledge by taking our quiz.

FROM READERS: No-frills fall photos

Missourian reader John Hall shares unedited photos of the fall scenery from a long trip through the area around his home.

FROM READERS: Heart and soul of Vietnam veterans

Tom Seematter's experience with the removal of his artwork from a Capitol gallery has led him on a crusade to find a permanent home for his piece and inspired legislation honoring those who served in the Vietnam war.

MU TIGER CHALLENGE: Vote on the best submissions and enter to win $100

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FROM READERS: Cyclist, cancer survivor explains effects of performance enhancers

Cancer survivor, medical student and champion mountain biker and cyclocross racer Dan Miller gives his take on Lance Armstrong's recent doping scandal. He also breaks down the science and effects of performance enhancing drugs.

FROM READERS: Political involvement is a matter of human interest

This election season is important in terms of economics, civil liberties and the environment, according to Missourian reader and commenter Derrick Fogle.

FROM READERS: Winning entry of the 2011 Flash Fiction contest

Jessica Porter won Daniel Boone Regional Library's Flash Fiction contest last year with her story "Drifting."  The library is holding the contest again this year. All entries must be submitted online by Oct. 24.

ArtTalk: English country dancing is easy to learn with Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers

Krishna Fogle talks about English country dancing with the Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers.

FROM READERS: You know it's fall in Missouri when...

You know it's fall when you spot bird nests, colorful foliage and Halloween decorations. It's fall in Missouri when there is also talk of Missouri football, professional football and the St. Louis Cardinals.

FROM READERS: Oakland Junior High School plans political convention

Oakland Junior High School will be hosting a political convention on Oct. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. Honors students will share what they've learned through their research on local, state and national candidates.

FROM READERS: Columbia College organizes a stream clean

Columbia College assistant professor of history David Karr organized a stream clean Saturday.

ArtTalk: 'Faking It' MFA thesis exhibit by Catherine Armbrust

Jennifer Perlow, owner of PS:Gallery, talks about Catherine Armbrust's show at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery.

FROM READERS: Highlights from Hickman and Rock Bridge boys swimming

Karen Steger coaches three Hickman swimmers and three Rock Bridge swimmers that have state qualifying times.

FROM READERS: MU student makes noise-making gloves for sporting events

MU freshman Ryan Kohn created Gameday Claps, gloves designed for fans to cheer  louder for their team. 

Obama, Romney, Ryan, Biden: Who would you study (or tailgate) with?

Before Thursday's vice-presidential debate, we asked MU students at a nonpartisan watch party what they thought about the candidates' personalities.

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