advertisement

Lifestyles

Survey recommends remedies for farmers' high insurance rates

A survey presented by the Missouri Rural Crisis Center found that farmers with individual insurance plans spend $2,117 more each year on health insurance than counterparts who have employee-sponsored insurance or are covered by other jobs.

Vera Bradley's colorful, patterned bags are gaining popularity among students

This fall, the recognizable brand appears to be all over MU. Bright floral backpacks and big purses used to carry books stand out in unexpected bursts of color popping out of the masses of students.

Islamic School of Columbia celebrates Ramadan

The Islamic School of Columbia is in the midst of celebrating Islam's most sacred holiday, Ramadan. To begin the celebration at the school, first-year Principal Zuhnia Kozbar made each student a gift bag filled with a toy, dates and other treats.

Ramadan Fast-a-thon inspires cultural understanding

In observance of Ramadan, the Muslim Student Organization at MU hosted the annual Fast-a-thon aimed at promoting cultural understanding. Students from different backgrounds pledged to fast for a day to raise money for theCentral Missouri Food Bank.

Calvary Episcopal holds service to officially instate new rector

More than 130 people gathered Wednesday at Calvary for a worship service called the Celebration of New Ministry whereby the Rev. Paula Robinson was officially instated as the church’s first female rector. Robinson has been acting as rector at Calvary since March.

Calvary Episcopal Church to install first female rector

The Columbia congregation celebrates the new ministry of the Rev. Paula Robinson.

See You at the Pole brings Christians together at Rock Bridge

About 30 students gathered to sing and worship together for the 18th annual See You at the Pole. 

Anthropologists author book on new method for studying religion

An MU professor is part of a team that has examined why people engage in religious behavior. The researchers hope an anthropological study will provide better answers than have been previously found.

BOONE LIFE: Centralia dog groomer balances riding, business

Kim Sorensen of Centralia, owner of The Hair Wrangler, balances her life between riding her horses and keeping up with her dog grooming business.

All about asters

Someday you may want to plant asters in your garden; then again, you may not. This is the season when the wild ones are blooming beautifully and with abandon over much of the country, after all, so why bother?

Columbia couple fills need for mission work

Kenny and Karen Sherin live what might seem to be a normal life. Kenny holds a job and takes classes at MU for his doctoral degree. Karen stays home with their 4-year-old son, Matthew, and works out of their house.

Dripping Spring Christian Church celebrates 150 years

Sunday marks the church’s anniversary, which the congregation will celebrate with memories and food.

New generation of cooks offers hip take on kosher

Kosher cooking used to have a staid, grandmotherly reputation in the U.S., but hip, quicker ways of handling food have emerged to cater to a changing Jewish palate.

Sports injury research: Cheerleading riskier than football

 A growing body of evidence indicates cheerleading has become one of the riskiest athletic activities for women. Sports safety researchers reported that cheerleading accounted for two-thirds of all catastrophic injuries among female high school and college athletes.

A retrospective of horror

On the eve of his centenary, Francis Bacon’s reputation has never been higher, nor his works more valuable.

Hospital employees urged to get flu vaccinations

The flu season can bring headache, high fever, body aches and a dry cough to the people it infects. To help protect patients, hospitals around Boone County are recommending that their employees get vaccinated for the season.

Local church hosts conference to promote political discussion

In an effort to encourage people with diverse backgrounds to engage in civil discussions of politics, Missouri United Methodist Church is inviting the Columbia community to participate in their “Civil Dialogue in an Election Year” conference.

BOONE LIFE: Dancerobics class moves and grooves to improve health

Dale White, a dance instructor for 32 years, began holding classes for people who, like herself, hate to exercise. She rents out a room behind the Copper Kettle Restaurant to hold the 40-minute classes at 11 a.m. every Monday and at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Volunteering not as hard as it seems

There are more than a few opportunities to volunteer within the community, with openings that will fit your time commitment.

12-year-old 'dog whisperer' volunteers at Humane Society

Zeb Charlton, 12, and his family have become regulars at the Central Missouri Humane Society. Zeb, known as the "dog whisperer," has a way of working with dogs who need extra love and special care.

advertisements