From Readers

DEAR READER: Why membership makes a difference

Readers of the Columbia Missourian have given of their time, expertise and experience. They have helped make the newspaper what it is: an award-winning publication that trains the next generation of journalists across the world.

FROM READERS: Veteran Warren Forrest hopes his experience can help youth

Submariner Warren Forrest discusses unique skills acquired through naval service.

DEAR READER: The Missourian launches a digital suite of apps

The Columbia Missourian has created applications that will give readers new ways to access content on smart phones and tablets. The apps are accompanying a change to an experimental pay model.

Philip and Aleta Miller mark 50 years of marriage

The Millers were married Aug. 18, 1962, at St. Clement Catholic Church in Bowling Green.

FROM READERS: Observations on working from home

Jessica Kohler, who works from home, writes of her time spent away at a work retreat, which helped her find her place on her team of co-workers.

FROM READERS: Columbia College welcomes home veterans

Columbia College shows its support to the troops through its veteran homecoming events.

FROM READERS: Grocery shopping tips for college students

Between classes and extracurricular activities, college life gets busy and eating well can sometimes fall by the wayside. Here are some tips on how to be prepared with healthy snacks for the busy times.


FROM READERS: Trey Bistro off to a delicious start

Downtown Columbia restaurant, Trey Bistro, offers ingredient-diverse meals made from local goods.

FROM READERS: Photos of a cool summer morning

Missouri resident John Hall captures scenic shots from around mid-Missouri, as well as animals welcoming a long-awaited cool morning.

FROM READERS: 'Own the Night' teen photo contest winners announced

Daniel Boone Regional Library invited young adults to submit their nighttime-inspired photographs as part of the "Own the Night" Teen Summer Reading Program. Crystal Hayden, Laurel Royer, and Laury Lopez won the contest.

TELL US: What is your experience with back-to-school costs?

With the return to school comes the back-to-school expenses. Share how you manage the costs and decide what activities to participate in.

FROM READERS: Finding the man in the moon

Photographer John Hall caught some strange sights on camera early this morning. First, he photographed a moon that looked like a flying trashcan. Then, with a little more coffee, he photographed the man in the moon.

FROM READERS: Bamboo Terrace restaurant is delicious addition to Columbia's west side

Scott Rowson, who writes the blog Show-Me Eats, shares his review of West Broadway's new Chinese restaurant, Bamboo Terrace.

Larry and Judy Harmon celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

A reception will be held Aug. 26 at Hallsville Baptist Church to honor the occasion.

FROM READERS: Dog consumes "A Full Cup of Joe" and survives

Joe G. Dillard, who recently published his first humorous autobiography, shares the true tale of a curious dog who consumed his book.

FROM READERS: The camera returns

Photographer John Hall's camera returns, but not exactly as he expected it.

FROM READERS: 'Blade Runner' offers unique view of humanity and what defines it

The MU Museum of Art & Archaeology will be showing "Blade Runner" on Aug. 16 in conjunction with the museum's exhibit "City-scapes," which is on display until Sept. 2.

FROM READERS: Enduring the heat worthwhile to photograph hummingbirds

The heat doesn't stop John Hall as he photographs the hummingbirds that have made a stop in his yard before heading south.

FROM READERS: Hallsville Public Schools add 19 teachers and staff

Hallsville Public Schools welcomed 19 new teachers and staff for the 2012-13 school year at the New Teacher Academy held Monday through Wednesday.

FROM READERS: Hot hummingbirds

John Hall photographed hummingbirds drinking at his feeders and spotted one unusual, long-tongued bird.