From Readers

FROM READERS: Implications of a dry spring for organic farm

Eric and Joanna Reuter, who are full-time farmers managing Chert Hollow Farm LLC, discuss the implications of a dry spring on their produce. 

FROM READERS: Feeding baby Bluebirds

Photographer John Hall has become an expert on feeding baby bluebirds.

FROM READERS: The changing world of wine

Rachel Mills, Les Bourgeois Vineyards and Winery marketing director, shares how her experience with wine is different from that of previous generations.

FROM READERS: Columbia's contra dance community

Krishna Fogle shares her experiences with contra dancing in mid-Missouri. 

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FROM READERS: Columbia author writes about his WWII-era memoir

Norm Benedict, a Columbia native, writes about his memoir, "Thumbs Up, 'V' for Victory, I Love You," about growing up in 1940s and 1950s America.

FROM READERS: Columbia to host statewide Occupy conference

Occupy Missouri will host speakers and hold events in Columbia during the weekend of June 29. 

FROM READERS: Bluebird is actually Father of the Year

Photographer John Hall and his subject, a bluebird he named Mr. Bluebird, interact in a story about one father helping out another


FROM READERS: Quilting conference meets in Columbia this week

This SUGAR quilting conference started today and will run until Wednesday.

FROM READERS: Hockman on his way to becoming a martial arts master

Jade Hockman, a local martial arts instructor, has been selected as one of few worldwide to earn a coveted title in the sport.

FROM READERS: Military service inspires Stephen Webber to seek meaningful legislation for veterans

Possessing combat experience that tends to be rare among his lawmaking counterparts, Stephen Webber asserts that his focus is on legislation that has a tangible benefit to the veteran.

FROM READERS: Girls In Tech group meets tonight

An in-person social network aims to connect like-minded women working in technology.

FROM READERS: A Cardinal who got all wet and an update on Daddy Bluebird

FROM READERS: The path of a scholar brings color to Columbia

Kiffaya Al-Saffar reflects upon her 11 months as a visiting professor in the MU College of Engineering from Iraq.

FROM READERS: Images of the transit of Venus

Readers sent the newsroom these photos of the transit of Venus. Send yours to

FROM READERS: Bluebird parents grapple over dinner choice

The mother blue bird would not allow a spider from father blue bird in to the nest.

FROM READERS: Injured soldier uses experience to educate others on female veteran issues

Columbia resident Joy Smith served in the Army and continues to serve as the women veterans chair for Missouri's Veterans of Foreign Wars.

FROM READERS: Broadway Christian Church offers summer program for children with disabilities

The church is expanding a Sunday school program called All God's Children to include a Vacation Bible School experience.

FROM READERS: Listen to scanner traffic from Brookside fire

Reader Brad Wilmot edited 13 hours of emergency crew communication down to two hours.

FROM READERS: Photos from the Voluntary Action Center's Spring Into Action

Boone County National Bank presented the 11th Annual Voluntary Action Center’s Spring Into Action, which was held on May 22 at the University Club.