From Readers

FROM READERS: The House of Treasures becomes the house of God

Missourian reader Norma Schmitz shares her experience at a new house of worship in town.

FROM READERS: Sons of Confederate Veterans to dedicate Civil War mass grave

A dedication ceremony will be held on Sunday in Callaway County. The event is set to feature honor and color guards of uniformed reenactors, a bagpiper, a fired salute and more.


TELL US: Why do you volunteer?

Are you involved with a community organization or church? The Missourian is interested in sharing stories of service to the community. Tell us what volunteering means to you in however you give back.

FROM READERS: Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture teaches home gardening

The center relies heavily on volunteers to explain the process of growing food to visitors.

FROM READERS: Volunteering as a Challenger Division "player buddy" is meaningful experience

"Player buddy" finds the Daniel Boone Little League program to be just as rewarding for the volunteers as it is for the children.

ANY QUESTIONS: Is Taqueria El Rodeo closed?

As of Friday, employees at other businesses in the shopping center haven't seen anyone at the restaurant in nearly a week.

FROM READERS: Joe Dillard revives last year's pepper plant

Potting pepper plants and bringing them inside for the winter can yield tasty results.


ANY QUESTIONS: Vacant hotel building has history of crime

A hotel building under renovation at the Interstate 70 and U.S. 63 interchange was the site of two grisly crimes in 2007.

FROM READERS: The rescue of Zipper the kitten

Jennifer Newberry and Joyce Wilke, volunteers from the local animal rescue organization Second Chance, share their stories about rescuing a kitten from a construction site.


FROM READERS: Security footage shows force of Monday night's storm

Brad Wilmot's security camera looking north from University Place Apartments captured the storm that hit Columbia.

FROM READERS: A Columbia soccer fan shares his pride in the sport

It was an astounding moment to see more than 300 people standing in a bar, reverently quiet as the National Anthem played at the opening of the World Cup soccer game between the U.S. and Belgium.

FROM READERS: Friend pays tribute to Mary Pat Boatfield

Friend recalls wisdom and leadership of Mary Pat Boatfield, the respected former leader of the Central Missouri Humane Society.

STORIFY: Columbia residents share photos of storm damage, cleanup

The Missourian collected reactions and photos shared by Columbia residents on social media.

FROM READERS: Mizzou Campus Weather Service makes a return on social media

The Mizzou Campus Weather Service can be found on Twitter and Facebook. Updates include forecasts and other topics in meteorology.

FROM READERS: Adobe program training event targets Columbia business community

Melinda Wolverson says this is the first such event in Columbia that has been targeted at businesses.

ANY QUESTIONS: What is that brick structure for?

Have you ever wondered what the brick tower-like structure on the east side of Pavilion at Dobbs is?

TELL US: Do you live in a historic home?

Live in a World War I era (or older) home? A Missourian photojournalist is interested in your story — and your home's history.

ANY QUESTIONS: Who painted the murals in 1110 South College Ave.?

In 1979, two artists painted murals in the building 1110 S. College Ave. A reader asked us to find out where they are now.

Win pizza with this scavenger hunt through the Missourian's archive

Find six answers in our archived news stories to be entered to win a $25 Shakespeare's Pizza gift card.

FROM READERS: SECraft Beer Fest brings new craft beers to Columbia

The SECraft Beer Fest in August plans to bring craft beers not available in Missouri to Columbia for the first time.