Conference focuses on faith's connection to environment

The event focused on how  churches can take measures to preserve the environment.

Columbia churches tune in to financial adviser Dave Ramsey's message at Town Hall for Hope

Financial adviser, best-selling author, and national radio talk-show host Dave Ramsey recommends that Americans strive to bail themselves out instead of relying on the government.

'Springilicious' sale among activities at Artrageous Friday

Orr Street Studios is planning a "Springilicious" event in tandem with Artrageous Friday this week. The studio will include displayed artwork for sale as well as a rock band. Orr Street Studios is one of several downtown shops and galleries participating in the second Artrageous Friday of the year.

Book recounts growing up in Missouri during the Depression

Columbia resident Harvey Shell published a book, "Whispers from the Maple on the Hill," about experiencing the Great Depression and World War II in southeast Missouri. 

Conference focuses on faith-based environmental stewardship

The Show-Me Creation Care Conference will be held Saturday at the Community United Methodist Church and will feature a stream clean-up as well as workshops to help make churches environmentally friendly.

Artist's lines sketch insights into family, digital relationships

Artist Amy Stephenson attracts viewers through emotions she conveys in her paintings. A portion of her work, now displayed in Columbia, centers on misperceptions about motherhood and childhood as well as social networking sites.

Columbia church members learn firsthand about poverty on trip to Heifer Ranch

Members of Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church and Trinity Presbyterian Church traveled to Heifer Ranch in Arkansas to learn about poverty firsthand. The members all returned home changed, each finding different ways to alter their daily lives.

Respun Shakespeare's play captures silent film era

Director Brett D. Johnson re-imagines Shakespeare’s "Twelfth Night Or, What You Will," drawing parallels between characters in the play and those of the silent film era.

Fayette artist finds joy in art restoration and creation

Thomas Yancey, a professor emeritus from Central Methodist University, creates art and restores it — all under the watchful gaze of one of his works, Maxine the mermaid. "You bring a painting to life," Yancey said. "I really enjoy that aspect of it.”

American composers to be showcased in Choral Union concert

The MU Choral Union will perform a concert featuring pieces by American composers and poets on Friday.

Husband and wife survive battles with cancer together

Husband and wife Bill Horner and Heather Carver, both cancer survivors, are committed to MU's Relay for Life. They have helped raise more than $16,000 in three years.

Islamic Center holds open house

There was information about Islam. Traditional foods were served. Henna painting was done. And presentations were made on Islamic culture.

Motorcycle repair runs in the family

Rock and Raymond Palmer, father and son, are doing what they love together. They are Harley Davidson virtuosos and operate R & R Cycles in Centralia to prove it.

Artist's exhibit offers perspective on water and air systems

“I wanted to represent blue-collar workers, labor unions and the people who work with these systems outside of the art world,” Matt Moyer said. “I hope this work serves as a reminder that clean water and clean air don't just happen in our urban infrastructures but are facilitated by these machines, systems and the people who install and maintain them.”

Students hope Day of Silence serves as a lesson

Students at MU and Stephens College spoke up for the LGBTQ community by remaining silent on Friday, as part of the National Day of Silence.

Older American Klub dances attract music lovers of different ages

After their children left home, Wayne and Marie Crump sought a way to get back onto the dance floor. They found their answer in Older American Klub dances, held twice a month. The club, operated by the Parks and Recreation Department, organizes activities for Columbia’s 50-and-older crowd.

This man is a White House dog's best friend

Barry H. Landau has known about 25 White House dogs since the Eisenhower administration. Among the presidential-pooch memorabilia in his Manhattan apartment are matching orange inaugural dog coats worn by LBJ's twin beagles, Him and Her, and a photo of Landau kissing Clipper, JFK's German shepherd.

Show-Me Opera's 'The Magic Flute' includes MU University Philharmonic

Coloratura soprano Sarah Tannehill is the guest artist for this weekend's Columbia production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute."

Going green still affordable with help from city, state and federal governments

Government rebates and home improvements make it easier to be environmentally friendly during an economic downturn.

Weighing the options of going green

Consumers are constantly asked to do their part to help save the environment by using green alternatives to everyday products and activities. However, the choice to "go green" can be a confusing one.