Ben Chlapek, a 23-year-old silk screen poster artist, is known for taking nontraditional approaches to his work, say a former teacher and friends. The results, however, are lighthearted.
The cowboy church movement is about 40 years old but has grown rapidly in recent years, especially among Baptists. The Web site Cowboychurch.net lists 13 cowboy churches in Missouri.
The Columbia Art League has received a $20,000 grant from the 3M Foundation. It will be used for arts education programs for youth. “It's such a tremendous boost for the Columbia Art League at a time when everyone in the arts is feeling the pinch, and a great endorsement for creativity in our community by a national foundation,” said Diana Moxon, the art league's executive director.
The documentary was shot by feature film maker Randy Sinquefield, an MU graduate, and follows students for one week. "We're all music geeks, which has kind of made us bond," said one student.
They use the language resources available but still struggle with full assimilation into American life
Columbia drummer Keith Lottes thought rheumatoid arthiritis would keep him from ever playing again. Ten years after the diagnosis, he's keeping the rhythm for two local bands.
Heightened conservatism with the checkbook may be trickling down to affect individuals' financial contributions to churches.
The church hires its first full-time education director to focus on working with youth.
COLUMBIA — Jeff Porter, special projects director for the Association of Health Care Journalists, is adamant that his blog, "Stroke of Faith," isn't about him. In the "About Me" section of the site, Porter writes: "The term ‘About Me' is a default setting by the free blogging Web site and difficult to change. However, as the first post states, it's really not about me."
In fact, it took Porter seven years from when he suffered his own stroke, in May 1998, to start "Stroke of Faith." For those seven years, he tried to "push the experience away to a corner of my mind." Although he said he doesn't remember it, doctors told him he nearly died that day.
Rabbi Yossi Feintuch said he believes that science is "Judaism's ally" and can be used to help interpret the Torah. Pastor John Baker said he believes the Bible should be seen as a book of books, where each one is different and has a different function.
1,800 cottonwood and sycamore trees were planted at the Columbia Solid Waste Division landfill last year to help soak up and cleanse toxic groundwater.
Pam Fleenor and John Benton have made a life out of drumming. For these two percussionists, hand drumming is a universal human experience, something they are trying to share with others.
Growing up during the 1930s and 1940s, Katherine Finley, Mary Watkins and Claude Havens learned to live without some luxuries, but relished Christmastime.
The MU trombone choir, begun in 1992, combines school with friendship and community service for its 25 members.
The Boone County Courthouse is booked up for weddings through February 2009, with some couples booking three months in advance.
More than 100 people gathered Sunday at Congregation Beth Shalom to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah.
About 100 people celebrated the first night of Hanukkah, the Jewish eight-day festival of lights, during a gathering at Congregation Beth Shalom on Sunday.
Justin Nabors, a music instructor for the Southern Boone School District, teaches his fifth-grade students through a combination of singing and dancing.