From Readers

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.

MU TIGER CHALLENGE: Vote on the best fans going wild and tailgating tents

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

FROM READERS: 'Transcendent Tower' exhibition offers new vision of Memorial Union

The exhibition was researched and created by Rebecca Dunham, former museum graduate research assistant who spent nearly a year assembling and assessing archival materials to bring the exhibition to life. Check it out online on the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology's website.

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Alabama, Missouri football's next opponent

Missouri will face Alabama, the defending national champion, on Saturday. Test your knowledge of the Crimson Tide.

FROM READERS: Football fans share one-word feelings about Missouri's season

We invited Missouri football fans to describe, in one word, their feeling about the Tigers. Want to contribute?

FROM READERS: People should be politically informed in the upcoming election

Tom Wright, vice president of the Mizzou College Democrats, thinks if people aren't politically aware and don't vote they are essentially saying they don't care what happens in the country or how it will affect them.

WHAT YOU SAID: Will higher cigarette costs affect smoking rates?

Readers join the conversation on how effective a higher cigarette tax would be.

INVITATION: Share what's happening in Columbia's art scene

Have something from Columbia's arts and culture scene that you'd like the rest of the community to know about? Become a part of ArtTalk, and help open the eyes of our community to local art.

TELL US: What one word describes how you feel about Mizzou football?

Halfway through the season, Missouri is 3-3. Some say the team is just not prepared for the SEC.

FROM READERS: Pictures of the morning of the first frost

Frequent contributor John Hall shares photos from the morning of the first frost.

FROM READERS: Dance Marathon Miracle Kid plays princess for a day

Mahir Khan met Jayla Kemp, a Mizzou Dance Marathon Miracle Kid, and instantly knew they would be friends.

FROM READERS: Despite a disappointing debate, Americans should still vote

Despite a disappointing first presidential debate, citizens should still show up to the polls on Election Day to support a candidate.