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.
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.
The 17th annual Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival starts Saturday with a 9 a.m. parade.
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.
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.
Jennifer Enders and Brett Wilbanks started the blog about sustainable living after temporarily running a similar blog.
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.
A trip to the bathroom epitomizes the struggles faced by those who do not live within traditional gender definitions.
"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."
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.
The cast is rehearsing for the production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at the Rhynsburger Theatre.
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.
Mustard Seed, a Fair Trade store in downtown Columbia, will open next week but will not sell coffee.
Missouri high school students are now participating in fewer risky behaviors, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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?"
The church plans a celebration on Sunday morning.
Hundreds of Muslims gathered to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan and their month-long fast. The Islamic Center was too small to hold all the celebrants, and so they gathered at the Knights of Columbus. Yet even it was too small to hold everyone.
Friday's Odyssey Gala Benefit concert and reception marks the beginning of the series' fifth season. The group's new season will have eight performances, with guest artists hailing from Italy, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and, much closer to home, Missouri State University in Springfield and MU's Esterhazy Quartet.
COLUMBIA — With his knowledge about the art of conservation, David Mars simply wants to help save Columbia's residents money. As the star of the Columbia Channel's "Conservation Tips," Mars teaches residents not only how to cut down on energy usage, but also cut down on their energy expenses.