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'I Love America Festival' celebrates faith, family, freedom

The New Life Community Church held its second annual festival at the Boone County Fairgrounds, offering recreation, food and "patriotic family fun."

CEDAR RAPIDS MISSION: Students get to work shoveling sludge

Our first main work site was a business located in the Czech district of the city. In the upstairs portion of the building, everything had dried out. But the basement was filled with sludge.

Karis Community Church's second Independence Day carnival outdraws first

More than 1,500 people stopped by Flat Branch Park for free food, carnival games, raffle prizes and balloon animals.

A.M.E. Church delegates gather in St. Louis

More than 40,000 delegates, church leaders and visitors from around the world will meet for a convention of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest predominantly black denomination in North America.

CEDAR RAPIDS MISSION: Students from The Crossing go to help

In response to the massive damage from recent flooding in Iowa, a group of college students from The Crossing, including myself, organized a mission trip to Cedar Rapids from Thursday through Sunday to help with relief efforts. Some people in our group have family there, and others know no one. Yet, we all share the common desire to help people in desperate need.

Poetic Painting

The last time I checked, it seemed as though we Columbians were in the process of trashing a pretty nice piece of real estate. But I’ve also observed the same pattern of rampant and reckless development, substituting franchises for farms and forests, taking place all across the country, so I no longer think it’s a uniquely local form of madness.

Japanese woodblock prints illustrate calming scenes

“The peace accompanying the beginning of evening happens to me with this print,” said Mary Pixley, associate curator at the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology. She was gazing at a woodblock print of an evening water scene by Tsuichiya Koitsu (1879–1949) and was lost in it for a moment. Her face and eyes softened as she described the effect the image has on her, “And then you feel night falling with the last light of the sun touching the edge of the clouds.”

Mizzou Students for Christ go to New Orleans for massive cleanup

Thirty volunteers through Mizzou Students for Christ will be traveling to New Orleans for a massive cleanup effort in the city’s Lower Ninth Ward. As part of the annual International Churches of Christ campus ministry conference, held this year in Baton Rouge from July 3-6. 1,400 students from around the country are scheduled to spend the day working.

Love INC fills in gaps for Columbia residents in need

Love INC is a Christian-based social work organization that strives to provide long-term solutions to those in need in Columbia, and fills the holes left by other charities.

Belief in Brief: The Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity is a Christian belief that God the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit are separate beings but still part of the “One God.”

Grill One 5 closes after nine years

Saturday was a night of reminiscing and farewells for the patrons and staff of Grill One 5. The restaurant and bar’s owner, Mike Reilly, has reluctantly decided to close its doors after nine years of business.

MU graduate makes zero-budget movie

Sarah Phillips graduated from MU with a degree in journalism. At the end of this summer she is moving to Los Angeles to attend acting school. But before that, she’s filming “Memory, Loss” — a no-budget film home-grown in Columbia.

Teen wants people to draw their own conclusions about his art

The young artist who goes by Bob Dynamite is not loud or boastful. Nothing about his teenage demeanor screams for attention. But there is one thing about this shy, composed person that begs to be noticed: his artwork.

21 people take part in free HIV testing

The Columbia/Boone County Health Department set up a booth on Garth Avenue on Friday — National HIV Testing Day — as part of its outreach to the African-American community.

Summer Survival Guide

Ready to enjoy the simple pleasures of summer? Let’s get started.

MU musicologist continues to be inspired by the Czech capital

Judith Mabary’s impression of Prague, when she arrived there 15 years ago, was that it was gray.

“The people themselves were gray,” she said, recalling drab clothes and joyless faces. Even the city was covered in a black grit that cities collect from decades of burning coal and the exhaust of countless cars navigating streets designed for horse carriages.

St. Louis archbishop gets post at Vatican

Known as one of the most conservative bishops in the U.S., Raymond Burke was named to head the Vatican's supreme court.

Closed plant in Cameron to be checked for contaminants

The community is seeking answers to the cause behind an apparent outbreak in tumors among residents.

Columbia museums provide summer opportunities for learning

Here are five Columbia museums, each with diverse and unique exhibits. Many offer children’s programs as well as opportunities for lifelong learners.

Pastors for Peace give insight into the Cuba they know

The group is looking to bring medical supplies and other equipment to the island nation.

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