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Children, teens wanted for Moscow Ballet production of "Nutcracker"

Moscow Ballet will hold open auditions at 10 a.m. Saturday  for its production of "Great Russian Nutcracker." Auditions will be held at Columbia Dance Academy, 4250 E. Broadway, Suite 1031.

Synagogues to observe Yom Kippur

Congregation Beth Shalom and the Hillel Foundation will observe Yom Kippur Wednesday evening and Thursday by holding services.

City hall artist sculpts Columbia history

New Mexico artist Howard Meehan is asking for suggestions from the public as he designs "Keys to the City" — a 19-foot, steel-framed keyhole sculpture that will sit in front of Columbia's renovated City Hall.

Pawpaws: A fruit with a future

Located in New Franklin, the MU Center for Agroforestry started a pawpaw trial in 1999 with 10 cultivars — plants selected for particular attributes — and 50 trees.

Columbia churches bless pets

During the week of the anniversary of St. Francis of Assisi's death, two Columbia churches held services to bless pets and celebrate their companionship.  St. Francis was the patron saint of animals and the poor and is used as a model for pet owners to treasure and care for the animals in their lives.

BOONE LIFE: Annual pumpkin festival starts early for Hartsburg workers

The 17th annual Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival starts Saturday with a 9 a.m. parade.

Festival showcases its namesake — barbecue

Blaster BBQ, the husband and wife team of Floyd and Terri Murry of Mustang, Okla., took first place overall in the festival's barbecue competition.

Strangers in a strange land

Jennifer Enders and Brett Wilbanks are striving for a fully sustainable lifestyle — a focus on energy conservation, producing minimal waste and a heightened sense of environmental consciousness. The key is to start where you are and work within the system's limits.

Recommended resources for sustainable living

Whether to live an energy-efficient lifestyle is a matter of choice. Most people come into The Peace Nook wanting to change in one of three areas: diet, energy or as a way to lower costs.

Sustainable vegetarian eating

Blogging about sustainable living

Jennifer Enders and Brett Wilbanks started the blog about sustainable living after temporarily running a similar blog.

Hogarth prints put a twist on 'Till death do us part'

"Till death do us part" gets an unconventional treatment in William Hogarth's "Marriage a la Mode," a series of six prints that starts with an arranged marriage and ends with the death of both the bride and groom. These prints largely comprise a new exhibit at MU's Museum of Art and Archeology titled  “Satirizing the High Life: Hogarth’s Marriage a la Mode."

Living outside traditional gender definitions

A trip to the bathroom epitomizes the struggles faced by those who do not live within traditional gender definitions.

Jerry Douglas, Dobro guitar virtuoso, headlines Roots 'N' Blues

Known for his solo albums as well as his role in Alison Krauss and Union Station, Jerry Douglas will close out the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ festival Saturday night.

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" gets ready to open

The cast is rehearsing for the production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at the Rhynsburger Theatre.

A day of blessings for the animals

Pet owners brought their animals to be blessed on St. Francis of Assisi Day at Calvary Episcopal Church. The guests were dogs, a cat and a snail.

New Fair Trade store to open downtown

Mustard Seed, a Fair Trade store in downtown Columbia, will open next week but will not sell coffee.

 

 

Study shows decrease in risky behavior among Missouri youth

Missouri high school students are now participating in fewer risky behaviors, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Broadway Christian Church pastor retires

Rick Frost spent a third of his life as pastor of Broadway Christian Church. He could become anyone's best friend in five minutes. Maybe it's because his childhood was spent on an island, and he grew up with a tight community of 500 people. Maybe it's because at 66, he can correctly use the term "cranked," slang for "excited," well enough to relate to any teenager. Or maybe it's the way he can crack a joke, like when Broadway Christian Church, where he has been serving as senior pastor for more than 20 years, threw him a huge farewell party and he walked up on the stage, grinned and asked, "What are we doing next week?"

Broadway Christian marks 50th Anniversary

The church plans a celebration on Sunday morning.

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