From Readers

FROM READERS: 'The American democracy is the best hope that we have'

Boone County Democratic Central Committee Chairman Homer Page chooses to be politically involved this election season because he believes this campaign, more than any other, is about what it means to be an American.

FROM READERS: Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival goers share their favorite types of barbecue

Locals say their first love is Kansas City style barbecue.

Missouri fans tweet hope, disgust about Saturday's football game

Missouri fans, former players and reporters tweet their reactions to Saturday's 31-10 loss at South Carolina.

FROM READERS: Welcome to game day in the other Columbia

An employee at a bar and grill in Columbia, S.C., offers some advice on what Missouri fans traveling to watch the Tigers can expect from this new SEC town.

MU TIGER CHALLENGE: What was the best moment of the Arizona State game?

Join the MU Tiger Challenge game for the chance to win $100 to $1,000 this football season.

FROM READERS: Waiting for fall

Photographer John Hall shares his images of mid-Missouri's transition from summer to fall.

FROM READERS: The cost of buying organic

Annette Triplett shares her thoughts on buying organic produce and the difference in cost between buying organic and conventional fruits and vegetables.

FROM READERS: Sign-up begins for Voluntary Action Center Christmas Program

In the program, sponsors provide gifts for children as well as food for the sponsored family. Applications for clients must be received at the VAC office by Oct. 10. The center also needs volunteers to assist with the client application process.

FROM READERS: Mizzou Quidditch captain explains team, why he joined

A captain of the Mizzou Quidditch team explains why he joined and provides some information about the sport inspired by the Harry Potter series.

TELL US: What do you like to do on election night?

Would you participate in a virtual watch party on your mobile device for election night?

FROM READERS: Heart of America Marathon race report

Justin Gillette wins his second Heart of America Marathon in a row at the Columbia Track Club, while CTC's-own Whitney Dreier wins her first.

FROM READERS: Chaplain's service influences development of military support program

For Col. Gary Gilmore, an early call to ministry helped define his own journey as a military chaplain.

PHOTO GALLERY: Faces of the racers in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Check out more photos of Columbia's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on the Missourian's Facebook page.

FROM READERS: A passage to India, beyond the 'Heat and Dust'

Through the lens of the 1983 film, W. Arthur Mehrhoff shares his insights into an upcoming exhibit, "Seeing the Divine in Hindu Art," at the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology.

MU TIGER CHALLENGE: Who's the most loyal Missouri fan?

Join the MU Tiger Challenge game for the chance to win $100 to $1,000 this football season.

FROM READERS: A perspective from an SEC native, Mizzou fan

Missouri's football team and fans are going to need to step it up for the SEC. Football is not to be taken lightly.

FROM READERS: Mid-Missouri has unusual access to 19th century Civil War painter

George Caleb Bingham, a 19th century painter who lived right here in Missouri, was opposed to slavery and used his paintings to express how he saw the world around him. 

FROM READERS: How losing a work-study job has affected one student

Cuts to the work-study program hurts students and professors.

A collection of Georgia fan reaction to Columbia

Here are some articles and blogs with reactions by Georgia fans about Columbia and its game-day atmosphere.

FROM READERS: Slow Food Katy Trail shares local food with students

On Wednesday, Slow Food Katy Trail will begin the fifth year of its popular Harvest-of-the-Month sessions with third-graders. This year at a new school: Benton Elementary.