From Readers

FROM READERS: Hot, hot and hotter

Photographer John Hall shares his photos of Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal as they attempt to stay cool in the heat.

FROM READERS: Paxton Keeley 5K organizers, participants present check to Ronald McDonald House

Organizers and participants in the Paxton Keeley 5K Run/Walk presented the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri with a donation on Wednesday.

FROM READERS: Smart grocery shopping key to a healthy lifestyle

Ellen Schuster and Erin Plumberg advise shoppers on how to search for nutritious meals at the grocery store.

FROM READERS: Suggestions for viewing the summer night sky

Val Germann, a member of the Central Missouri Astronomical Association, details what you can expect to find in the night sky this summer and how to find it.

FROM READERS: Former Rock Bridge pitcher giving baseball lessons this summer

Ryan Schmidt, former Daniel Boone Little League All-Star, shares his experiences in baseball and tells how they inspired him to give baseball lessons this summer.

FROM READERS: Wildfire smoking out Colorado Springs

Jake Sherlock, a former Opinion and News editor for the Columbia Missourian, reports the conditions around Colorado Springs caused by wildfires.

Students from 2012 Missouri Scholars Academy visit newsroom

A group of students from the 2012 Missouri Scholars Academy visited the newsroom Monday and shared their definitions of journalism based on their visit.

FROM READERS: Personal connections with MU Museum of Art and Archaeology exhibit

W. Arthur Mehrhoff shares his personal connections with the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology's exhibit City-scapes and ponders the question, "What do our cityscapes tell us about ourselves?"

FROM READERS: Bluebirds on parade

The baby bluebirds in photographer John Hall's backyard have left the nest but are sticking around for a while longer.

FROM READERS: Columbia author shares a funny take on his humorous autobiography

Joe Dillard, a longtime Columbia resident, shares what you can expect to find in the  humorous autobiography he recently published about his life experiences so far.

Helveys celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Julia and Bill Helvey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a concert by their son Howard at the church where the couple was married.

FROM READERS: Columbia residents celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day

Friday was Take Your Dog to Work Day. Columbia residents celebrated by doing just that.

FROM READERS: Newman Center will host Vacation Bible School in July

The St. Thomas More Newman Center is hosting "Win the World for Jesus" Vacation Bible School July 9-13.


FROM READERS: Pepe's food truck

Robin Nuttall, an author of CoMo Whine and Dine blog, reviews Pepe's of Columbia, a local food truck. 

FROM READERS: Baby bluebirds leave an empty nest

Photographer John Hall sees off the last of the baby bluebirds as they leave the nest.

FROM READERS: Ready to leave the nest

Photographer John Hall follows the steps of baby bluebirds in his backyard ready to take flight.

FROM READERS: Columbia native co-directs documentary about ancient game

Cole Pruitt, a graduate of Hickman High School, is the co-director of "The Surrounding Game," a documentary about the ancient Chinese game of Go.

FROM READERS: Lime-marinated flank steak

Christa DeMarke, creator and author of c. jane create, shares her recipe for lime-marinated flank steak.

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.