From Readers

TELL US: Do you know any of Columbia's Vietnam casualties?

Help us create a photographic database with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund of soldiers who gave their lives.

FROM READERS: 9-year-old cuts her hair and supports 2 charities

Leigha Vandegriffe donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love on Sunday at Green Meadows Hair Co. and Spa's annual cut-a-thon. 

TELL US: How is your Internet access?

Missourian reporters would like to paint a picture about Internet experiences in local households and businesses.

FROM READERS: EcoArtFest helps showcase, preserve local arts

Vanessa Leitza, the Missouri River Cultural Conservancy's event planner and coordinator, answers questions about the free event. It's one of two major fundraisers the conservancy holds annually to fund its recording and archiving projects.

FROM READERS: The work (and low pay) of a home care attendant

Boone County Treasurer Nicole Galloway "walked a day in her shoes" as part of efforts to raise the minimum wage for home care attendants.

Meet some of the fans tailgating the Missouri game against South Dakota State

The Missourian staff members spoke with some fans of Missouri and South Dakota State at the start of tailgating season.

Fans react on Twitter to announcement that Rams cut Michael Sam

Some fans expressed their disappointment on Twitter after the St. Louis Rams announced that former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam was cut from the team's roster.

ArtTalk: Growing spiritually free through art

Artist learned to be keenly aware of the critics in her head


FROM READERS: Harvest Hootenanny to celebrate conclusion of growing season

The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture is a not-for-profit organization that teaches people how to grow their own food through programs at its Urban Farm, in backyards and in the community.

FROM READERS: Missouri Department of Conservation offers dove hunting opportunity across Central Missouri

Steven Noll, a Wildlife Management Biologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation, gives tips for dove hunting across central Missouri.

FROM READERS: "Would you like a zucchini?" is question of the season

As many gardeners know, zucchini are more than plentiful this time of year. Missourian reader Joe Dillard shares some advice about what to do with the surplus fruit.

FROM READERS: Robin Williams, depression and the burning swamp

MU junior Elise Schmelzer reflects on her own experience with depression and the impact of Robin Williams death.

FROM READERS: Columbia preacher goes out of his comfort zone with a new congregation

Carl Kenney had to take a new approach to sermons at Bethel Church.

FROM READERS: Nancy Rogers gives a farewell toast to a friend

The toast reflects a conversation Nancy had with Gale Welliver Stone during one of their last visits at Gale's home.

FROM READERS: Stephens student finds comfort in fostering dogs from Second Chance

Stephens College student Molly Wallace describes how fostering dogs from Second Chance helped her anxiety about school.

ENGAGEMENT: Elizabeth Hobbs, John Clay plan 2015 wedding

The couple are planning a May 24, 2015, wedding at Peace Lutheran Church in Washington, Missouri.

FROM READERS: Hometown Homecare to offer free open house, cancer screenings

The organization has been providing non-profit care for 46 years. Ellis Fischel Cancer Center will be at Hometown Homecare, in Fayette,on September 2 from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. to perform mammograms on site

FROM READERS: Missourian reader John Hall captures hot air balloon photo

John Hall, who has been sharing his images with the Missourian for several years, frequently photographs his mid-Missouri surroundings.

FROM READERS: FRIPS provides springboard for researchers

The Freshman Research in Plant Sciences program at MU exposes new college students to plant biology research.

FROM READERS: Food bank volunteers share their take on community service

Volunteers at the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri share their experience.