From Readers

FROM READERS: Joplin native returns home for brother's graduation

Jordan Herr didn't go to Joplin High School's graduation to see President Barack Obama or Gov. Jay Nixon speak. She was there to support her brother, the class of 2012 and Joplin.

FROM READERS: Business school students volunteer in Joplin

Approximately 35 students and faculty spent three days working at various rebuilding sites throughout Joplin during a volunteer trip with the Cornell Leadership Program, a program for MU business majors.

FROM READERS: Children in Guatemala need Columbia residents' help

The Foundation for the Higher Good encourages people in Columbia to seek out ways to show compassion to people in need around the world.

Share your artistic talent with the Missourian

All submitted works will be posted to our Facebook page, so you can check out fellow readers' work there. 

FROM READERS: Kickboxing instructor shares his love of martial arts

Regardless of age, kickboxing provides many physical as well as personal benefits.

FROM READERS: Three Columbia College students attend Alpha Chi honor society convention

The convention was attended by more than 400 delegates representing 84 chapters, and it featured scholarly, creative and artistic presentations by more than 200 students.

FROM READERS: Benefit rummage sale for Missouri River Relief

Missouri River Relief will hold a benefit rummage sale on June 1 and 2 to support the nonprofit, which connects communities to the Missouri River through cleanups and education.

FROM READERS: Hickman Lacrosse Club beats Rock Bridge in crosstown rivalry

Sunday's game was the last game of the season for both teams.

FROM READERS: If you had to describe your mother in one word, what would it be?

In the spirit of Mother's Day, we asked readers to describe their mothers in one word. Here's what they said.

FROM READERS: Columbia resident takes photos of a bluebird on her deck

Native Columbian Billie Silvey gets a quick glimpse and snaps some photos of a fledgling bluebird on her deck.

FROM READERS: Wesley and Wilma Wren go house shopping

Missourian reader John Hall shares pictures of two wrens he named Wesley and Wilma.

FROM READERS: Columbia residents share their advice for graduates

High school and college staff members, Columbia City Council members, Columbia School Board members and MU alumni share advice for those graduating in May.

FROM READERS: Tolton athletics director welcomes new basketball coach

Tyler Clark will become Tolton's first boys basketball coach. Clark previously coached at New Bloomfield and South Shelby high schools.

FROM READERS: Postcard to my freshman self

At MU's Senior Send Off,  the Missourian asked seniors what advice they would give to their freshmen selves. For the graduates out there, what advice would you have given yourself?


FROM READERS: MU students receive restaurant association scholarships

Each year, the Mid-Missouri Chapter of the Missouri Restaurant Association awards scholarships to MU hospitality management majors who have shown exceptional promise in working toward a career in the culinary arts.

FROM READERS: Lunch in the Park program needs volunteers

The program, which serves nutritional lunches to children in Douglass Park each summer, began in 2001 and provides approximately 4,000 meals each year.

Milan fifth-graders share lessons from mom

We asked a class of fifth-graders what their mothers have taught them while they learned about newspapers at the Missourian on Tuesday morning.

FROM READERS: Photos of stormy skies, cowbirds and toadstools

John Hall prefers to take pictures, not be in them. This week he shares his thoughts on photographs of ominous skies, baby birds and toadstools in his front lawn. He also laments about a less than flattering pose captured in a picture that went with a feature article about his effort to preserve the Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri Baseball League.

FROM READERS: Oakland Junior High School artists show their works at downtown galleries

As part of the 28th Annual Partners In Education Week, Oakland Junior High School students from Jody Spriggs' classes display their artwork at galleries in downtown.

FROM READERS: Sen. Danforth, Westminster graduate meet again after 20 years

Christopher Ghan met Missouri U.S. Senator Jack Danforth in 1992 as a small child, but 20 years later they met up again at Ghan's college graduation ceremony May 5.