From Readers

FROM READERS: Second Baptist celebrates 146th anniversary

The celebration of the Second Missionary Baptist Church's 146 Anniversary was capped by a powerful speech from former pastor Rev. J Alfred Smith Sr.

FROM READERS: Military service a family tradition for local National Guard veteran

Rebecca Segovia has carved a unique and distinguished military career alongside her family of veterans.


FROM READERS: School supplies and winter wear needed

The Voluntary Action Center in Columbia is in need of school supply donations for the upcoming school year. Donations of winter wear and blankets are also encouraged for Warm Up Columbia.

FROM READERS: Drought of 2012

The effects of the drought have been hard on photographer John Hall's backyard, but that doesn't stop the birds from coming out to play.

FROM READERS: Preserving the Missouri gourd

Joe Dillard shares his experiences growing and preserving the Missouri gourd, a gourd native to Missouri that can be hard to find.

FROM READERS: The arts build a bridge between science and spirituality

W. Arthur Mehrhoff spent much of his career helping communities envision alternatives to growing development trends but has seen an acceleration since the '70s.

FROM READERS: Highlights from my big summer trip

Photographer John Hall shares six of the highlights from his summer trip to Cincinnati, Ohio.


FROM READERS: In Columbia, community support for Spc. Sterling Wyatt

Readers share photos of supporters of Spc. Sterling Wyatt.

FROM READERS: Photos of summer in Columbia

Missourian readers submitted photos of what summer looks like in Columbia. We'd love to see yours too. Send your photos to

FROM READERS: A veteran's trip with Central Missouri Honor Flight

Central Missouri Honor Flight helps military veterans visit war memorials at no cost. Walter Rolley Jr. made this trip in May with his daughter and his longtime friend Jerry Dethrow.


FROM READERS: Taekwondo instructor remembers Sterling Wyatt

Jeff Hockman remembers Sterling Wyatt as thoughtful, dedicated and talented.

FROM READERS: Photos from procession honoring Sterling Wyatt

Several readers submitted photos of the Sterling Wyatt procession.

FROM READERS: A hot day on a Morgan County farm

Garry Teeple photographs frogs thriving in a farm pond amidst lilies that have taken over the water's surface.

FROM READERS: Columbia Beer Enthusiasts organize three upcoming tastings

The Columbia Beer Enthusiasts are holding three upcoming tastings: July 22, Aug. 25 and Sept. 16.

TELL US: What memories do you have of coping with the heat?

Talk in the newsroom Tuesday morning turned to what life was like before the days of widespread central air conditioning — and what life is still like for people who don't have it.

FROM READERS: VAC's Christmas in July highlights year-round needs

Over 300 people gathered at Missouri United Methodist Church on Thursday, July 12 for Voluntary Action Center’s 21st annual Christmas in July Picnic.

FROM READERS: Fundraiser at Plato's Closet benefits Heart of Missouri CASA

By participating in the fundraiser, customers will receive discounts on items at Plato's Closet. 

TELL US: How segregated is the Columbia you live in?

Despite profound societal changes during the past decades, some members of Columbia's Silver and Gold group say that a subtle racial divide still exists. What do you think?

FROM READERS: Columbia Boy Scout troops honor fallen soldier Sterling Wyatt

Sterling Wyatt, a 21-year-old soldier and Rock Bridge High School graduate, died in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Columbia Boy Scout troops honored the Eagle Scout's memory Friday by helping to line the street near Wyatt's family's home with American flags.

FROM READERS: Unleavened pizza crust recipe

Annette Triplett, author of CoMo Homestead, shares a recipe for unleavened pizza crust.