From Readers

FROM READERS: Common Core debate deserves to be informed

Often the people who call Common Core into question later admit to me that they have not read a single standard for themselves.

FROM READERS: Five boys named as Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 706 of Columbia honored its five newest Eagle Scouts with a Court of Honor Ceremony.

Any Questions: How many parks are there in Columbia?

Columbia's largest park is the Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area, also known as Cosmo Park. At 533 acres, it could contain the entire nation of Monaco in addition to several NFL stadiums.

FROM READERS: Paying tribute to a mom who was a fighter and an inspiration

Angela Barnes wrote this Mother's Day tribute to her mother, Janet Barnes, who was the longest living quadriplegic and died this past September.

FROM READERS: Skipping church brings on snapping turtle's wrath

A productive and uneventful day on the farm for Joe and Betty Dillard took on a new level of excitement when the couple witnessed a creature near their farm's pond.

Readers share lessons from their mothers

In honor of Mother's Day, we asked readers: What has your mother passed on to you? Read on to learn from some moms.

FROM READERS: It takes a village to support a baseball team

Here's to the moms behind Rock Bridge baseball.

FROM READERS: Missouri University Clay Klub to hold Annual Mother's Day pottery sale

MU has a clay club called Muck, and its members are holding an annual Mother's Day pottery sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.


How to share community news using a simple form

Do you know of a special organization or event around Columbia? Tell the Columbia Missourian about it, and your submission may be printed later in the From Readers section.


FROM READERS: The Center Project celebrates a decade of serving mid-Missouri

Ten years ago, The Center Project opened its doors for the first time. Mid-Missouri's LGBTQQA center invites the community to celebrate its birthday on Friday, May 9.


FROM READERS: A Tinder match made in music

Morgan Marie and Lucas James found much more than a match on the speed dating app, Tinder — they found a band.

FROM READERS: Pregnant college students deserve more support

It's possible to be both pregnant and a student at the same time, but it presents unique challenges.

Columbia residents share their favorite places on Earth

At the dedication for the Children's Grove in Stephens Lake Park, Columbia residents reflected on their favorite places on Earth, in honor of Earth Day.

ArtTalk: Different materials influence style of handmade bohemian jewelry

Columbia artist Mary Anne Flesch uses a wide range of materials to produce unique pieces of art.

FROM READERS: Heather Green takes on Law School while continuing to compete in track, field events

Heather Green sustained an injury to her foot that led her to sit out a season of her track and field career. She's back in action now, but she also is a full-time law student at MU.

FROM READERS: Student heads back home to Albania after 6 years

During the Balkan conflict in the late 1990s, Vasian Markollari fled with his family to Missouri. Six years after his last visit, he takes us on a trip through his home city in Albania: the capital, Tirana.

TELL US: What has your mother passed on to you?

In honor of Mother's Day, we'd like to hear about what your mother has passed on to you.

FROM READERS: MU freshman gives back to the community, learns valuable life lessons

During the Mizzou Black Men's Initiative Alternative Break this year in Dallas, one freshman discovered the importance of compassion and brotherhood.

FROM READERS: Preventing dog bites takes understanding

Certified dog trainer Steven Bishop gives insight to canine behaviors that could lead to biting.

FROM READERS: Bark for Life of Boone County fundraises for American Cancer Society

The fundraiser will include a silent auction, walk, K-9 unit demonstration, contests, an obstacle course and a cake walk.