Sedalia teacher Mike Stephens has been making porcelain angels for seven years. In that time, he estimates he has given away more than a thousand of the angels to sick children, kids with disabilities and families whose children have died.
About 2,500 congregations of various Christian denominations will be using fair-trade palm fronds for Palm Sunday this year. The fronds are from the University of Minnesota's Eco-Palms program, which ensures the leaves were harvested in an environmentally sensitive manner.
This spring chicks have been so popular with consumers that hatcheries are experiencing constant demand.
Boonville's Big Muddy Folk Festival will have lots of barbecue, workshops and good tunes.
Named for a people and sensibility some 300 years old, MU's Esterhazy String Quartet is celebrating its 40th anniversary by blending tradition with a new feel. On Monday, members will perform a work Samuel Adler wrote for them.
Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Love Line" and the VH1 shows "Sober House" and "Celebrity Rehab," spoke at MU on Wednesday night about sex, love, dating and relationships.
The center, which has helped bring in writers and artists to support MU's creative writing program, is being closed because of budget cuts. Some of that budget money is being directed into MU's Creative Writing Program. Despite the center's closure, the Missouri Playwrights Workshop still plans on welcoming visiting artists in the future.
MedZou, a free clinic run by MU medical students, is already in great demand and is considering expanding its hours. The demand is partly the result of a downturn in the economy.
Some California roasted pistachio products have traces of salmonella leading to a recall and actions toward tighter food testing laws.
People have been flocking to Centralia's Robin's Nest Café, the newly-realized dream of longtime friends Robin Potter and Linda Cunningham.
An international group of scientists has linked the temperature of hot tea with the risk of esophageal cancer.
But the Synod will not sell its AM station, which broadcasts religious programming.
Missourians gather in Columbia to practice the HU contemplations of the Eckankar faith.
MU researchers plan to collaborate with others across the nation to study a new protein for use in drug-eluting heart stents that could prevent the re-narrowing of coronary arteries after balloon angioplasty procedures.
Nursing students are going to barbershops to provide screenings to those who may not get regular checkups.
The pastor of New Life Community Church says the film shows a realistic view of marriage, not the Hollywood fairy-tale ending most people see. The church will show a free screening at 9 a.m. Sunday.
The 24-question survey seeks to gauge the perspectives, needs and interests of Boone County residents regarding healthy food choices and physical activity.
New arrivals from Cuba resettled in Columbia by the Catholic Church have fled repression and made new homes in central Missouri.
The federal study — the largest of its kind — shows a modest increase in risk, the lead author says, and supports the advice of several groups to eat less red and processed meat to decrease the risk of cancer.
"The St. Louis Gemini Story" exhibit traces Missouri's nvolvement in the space race. It is on display at the State Historical Society of Missouri until May 16.