From Readers

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.

FROM READERS: American POWs share unique bond

Former American soldiers share a common bond because of the time they spent in captivity. 

FROM READERS: Once a Tiger, always a Tiger — even in Bulldog country

A recent MU graduate found a place to watch Missouri's inaugural SEC game Saturday in Atlanta. The atmosphere was reminiscent of Columbia on game day, and she was relieved to be around a Tiger family again.

FROM READERS: A Saturday spent with hunters but few ducks

Missourian reader John Hall spent Saturday exploring a wildlife preserve, where he observed teal hunters and their prey.

FROM READERS: 'No More Victims' 9/11 gathering

Mark Haim, the director of Mid-Missouri Peaceworks, reflects on the anniversary of 9/11 and offers an invitation to a candlelight vigil to be held on Tuesday in front of the Boone County Courthouse.

FROM READERS: Beginning New Life Community Church taught many life lessons

Pastor Tom Ragsdell began New Life Community Church in Columbia in 2007. He shares the lessons he has learned through the process.