From Readers

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.

FROM READERS: Battle of the Bakers event raises money for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Six bakers competed in the 2012 Battle of the Bakers, which raised money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri.


FROM READERS: Lauren Cameron of the Red Cross retires

The Heart of Missouri Chapter employee spent 17 years helping others.

FROM READERS: Paleo strawberry rhubarb pie

Neil and Jessica Kohler, creators and co-authors of Kohler Created, share their recipe for paleo strawberry-rhubarb pie.

FROM READERS: Interview with artist Ben Chlapek

Columbia blogger Zac Early interviews Ben Chlapek, local musician and creator of Never Sleeping Design. 

UPDATE: FROM READERS: Go Girl Run passes by a reader's house

John Hall witnessed and photographed the runners of Saturday's Go Girl Run while they passed by his house.

FROM READERS: Vietnam veteran's injuries endured with inspiring dignity

Injuries suffered in Vietnam could have ended Kenny Hunt's life, but he persevered with the help of family and friends.

FROM READERS: On the road to McBaine

John Hall shares photographs of his trip to McBaine, which include ripening raspberries, peonies and recently sheared llamas.