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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.

Columbia cook sheds light<br>on cooking with soy products

Leigh Lockhart, owner of Main Squeeze Cafe, filmed a video Wednesday on how to cook with tofu and soy products. The film is part of a series called “Columbia Cooks,” which is a result of the city receiving a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health to film videos on healthy cooking to be broadcast on Columbia’s cable channel.

Local elementary schools plant seeds of learning in students minds

Minutes after the final bell rang at Ridgeway Elementary School a few weeks ago, fourth-grader Cole Nelson was pressing dirt around the delicate stem of a newly planted flower, a rose turtle head.

Little green thumbs like Cole’s are sprouting up all over Columbia, thanks to students, teachers, volunteers and parents tending elementary school gardens. The idea is to give kids a hands-on learning experience and encourage them to play outside, away from TV and video games.

CARE Gallery to host Columbia teen’s artwork

Bob Dynamite will show 10 pieces of art, paintings on scrap wood, at the CARE Gallery for two hours Saturday afternoon.

Belief in Brief: Kosher foods

Food scares are adding to the popularity of kosher foods outside the Jewish community. Some people say they feel more confident buying kosher foods because the inspection process is more rigorous.

Salat and Society

Questions about the economy, health care and the environment have taken center stage in thus far in the presidential campaign. Religion hasn’t been overlooked; in April, Democratic Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama addressed faith and social justice during a Compassion Forum at Messiah College in Pennsylvania. The forum helped bring religion to the nation’s attention as part of the presidential campaign. During the forum, the Democratic candidates talked openly about their faith and the role religion plays in everyday life in America. Today the Missourian continues an occasional conversation on the topic with Columbians.

Five By Design returning to Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts

Vocal quintet Five By Design is returning to the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts to perform “Radio Days”, a musical retrospective of the World War II radio era.

Family provides foster care for babies

Before newborns can be adopted, birth parents must legally end their parental rights. The Watson family provides foster care for newborns in their transition from the hospital to their adoptive home.

Pastors for Peace to hold Cuba program on June 25

The program is open to the public and features music, a potluck dinner and discussions about Cuba. The stop in mid-Missouri is one of several planned before the group heads to Cuba in mid-July.

2 lawsuits accuse former Kansas City area clergymen of abuse

The two cases concern priests from St. Elizabeth Parish in the 1970s.

Tomatoes coming back to Columbia grocery stores and restaurants

That's because the Food and Drug Administration has determined that tomatoes grown in more than 35 states, including Missouri, are not linked to the recent salmonella outbreak and are safe to eat.

 

Heart condition won’t stop an MU junior from dancing

During a 2005 dance performance in Amy Parrish’s junior year of high school, her heart was racing so fast she couldn’t breathe. It wasn’t because of adrenaline or excitement; it was her heart condition.

Belief in Brief: Shavuot

One of the three major festivals of the Jewish faith, Shavuot, begins Sunday and celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai as well as the harvest and bringing of the first fruits to the Temple.

MU Summer Repertory Theatre opens 40th season at the Rhynsburger

MU Summer Repertory Theatre celebrates its 40th anniversary starting July 2.

Connecting with cameras

People in Columbia post their photos on Flickr as a way to connect with other photographers about shared interests.

How to buy and sell a church

COLUMBIA — Ten years ago, members of the Unity Center congregation in Columbia gathered together in the courtyard in front of the building at 1600 W. Broadway to bless their new church home, a building that had previously been used by Community United Methodist Church.

Mo. taxpayers will be able to contribute to breast cancer services

Gov. Matt Blunt signed legislation Thursday adding the contribution checkoff to Missouri’s income tax forms.

Columbia native's film explores Seattle band, singer's death

Former Columbian Jessica Bender will return to her hometown Saturday to show a documentary at the Ragtag Cinema that has been six and a half years in the making.

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