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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.

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.

Summer Survival Guide

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

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.

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.

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