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Committee chooses “My Columbia” for Festival of the Arts poster

3 churches offer Financial Peace University

The 13-week program, taught via video, is designed to help families struggling with finances to "beat debt and build wealth God's way."

Mixing religion and politics

With the twenty-something voter turnout increasing, this presidential election rides on more than traditional evangelical values.

Economy keeps stay-at-home moms at home

Choosing the right sunscreen amidst a chemical debate

Summer is almost over, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to pack away the sunscreen. Sunshine will continue to reflect off the water all fall, and when winter comes, it will reflect off the snow. 
Choosing a good sunscreen can be a daunting task.

Direct observation leads to deeper meaning for Columbia artist

King said he has been an artist “pretty much from the get-go” and attributes a lot of his passion for art to his parents. Back in the ninth and 10th grades, though, he would draw nothing but trucks.

Forging a better path

Youth Empowerment Zone gives teens a chance to start a new chapter in their lives.

Jehovah's Witnesses convene in Columbia for district convention

The three-day program will welcome 51 congregations from mid-Missouri.

The Eastern Orthodox Christian Tradition of Fasting

Eastern Orthodox Christians began a 15-day fast Aug. 1. Fasting is a tradition that varies among religions.

Columbia artist creates outsider art

 Teriko, who goes by only a first name, considers art to be a question of semantics.

'The King and I' performances set to begin at Missouri Theatre

After 140 hours of rehearsal with 41 kids and 29 orchestra members, performances of “The King and I” will begin Thursday.

For His Glory Dance ministry uses Christian principles to guide relationships

Six-year-old Rickeah “Kiki” Henderson slowly edges her way into the brightly lit “Blind” Boone Center auditorium on a Wednesday night, right on time for dance practice. She is bashful, and her father has to coax her into the room. Already inside and waiting for practice to officially begin, the other members of For His Glory Dance Ministry are dancing and giggling.

Columbia resident Charles Shipman receives Master Pilot award

Shipman has compiled more than 4,000 hours piloting helicopters and 4,700 hours piloting airplanes over 50 years.

Functional and beautiful: Exhibit showcases common objects of the historic elite

COLUMBIA — In a small, beige-walled room at the Museum of Art and Archaeology, Kelly Archer had her first look at a trio of micromosaics, framed and under glass. The biggest one, no larger than a silver dollar, depicts the Coliseum of Rome in intricate detail. With the help of a magnifying glass, Archer got a better look at the hundreds of colored bits forming the rows of columns and arches.

The tiny representations of places abroad can be found in “The Fine Art of Living: Luxury Objects from the East and West,” currently at MU’s Museum of Art and Archaeology. The exhibit features an array of useful and beautiful objects once owned by the noble elite from around the world.

Dean of MU School of Medicine is applicant for job in Arizona

William Crist, who is a candidate for a new position in the Health Affairs department at the University of Arizona, will visit the Tucson campus on Thursday to take part in a forum.

Mosquito season return; learn about them and how to prevent their bites

To mosquitoes, some of us are smorgasbords, and others are as tasty as cardboard. As the mosquito season begins in earnest — if it hasn’t already in your microclimate — those on the buffet line might dread its arrival more than the rest of us, but there’s no escaping.

Petting zoo brings exotic animals to fair

Offering an array of exotic animals for petting along with pony and camel rides, Hedrick’s Educational Petting Zoo opened at the Boone County Fair on Wednesday afternoon. It is the second time the zoo is participating in the fair.

Nixon unveils health care plan in Columbia

The attorney general promised if he's elected governor, he'll restore the Medicaid cuts signed into law by Gov. Matt Blunt.

CoxHealth to pay $60M to settle claims it paid doctors kickbacks

The payments to the government will also settle claims that the Springfield-based health care system billed Medicare for costs not allowed under federal laws. CoxHealth is not admitting any wrongdoing in the settlement.

Rabbi finds vegetarianism to be a religious ideal

Rabbi Yossi Feintuch says vegetarianism is a religious ideal. “When you read about the abuse of animals in our own industrial meat production, then you cannot say that God’s idea about compassion for animals is achieved,” he says. Feintuch blames the nature of modern-day factory farming. “When a shepherd slaughters his sheep, he has some personal sentiments for her, and he will do his best to make sure that she suffers the least, but that is not a value in the meat factory,” Feintuch says. “Judaism cannot be a part of that, as I see it.”

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