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State park's missing layers of history

The land at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is rich with layers of cultural history. Park staff are digging into the past to find clues about the area, and they hope community members can help them in preserving the park’s heritage.

Photographer explores high-dynamic range panorama

Abandoned houses aren’t beautiful to most people. To Kent Durk, they’re what he lives for each weekend.

War Over Words

The way Jacquie Sullivan sees it, the motto “In God We Trust” is more about patriotism than religion.

So when the Bakersfield, Calif., councilwoman heard on a Christian radio station in 2001 that protesters on the East Coast were trying to remove the phrase from public buildings, she considered it her civic duty to reverse the trend.

Jazz dance instructor returns to improvisational roots

Stephens dance and film students will be performing the jazz dance piece "New Amazonians: Part 1" on March 7-9 and 14-15 .

Flu case numbers hold steady in Boone County

Flu cases continue to rise in Missouri, and although they are high in Boone County, they are no longer increasing by huge amounts weekly.

BOONE LIFE: The gift of art

Expressive first-grader Lisa Zhou inspires classmates with her detailed artwork.

Advice can help or hurt breast cancer patients

Breast cancer patients often rely on friends or relatives for help, sometimes with advice that may not be the best for the patient. Finding a trained “coach” can aid decision-making for patients.

Donation misuse raises community concerns

The St. Francis Catholic Worker Community in Columbia has adopted new regulations for its financial dealings since accusations of embezzlement were made against one of the group's co-founders.

Turning wood with local artist Jeff Ferguson

When Jeff Ferguson moved from Colorado a year and a half ago, he loaded the trailer with so much wood for his woodturning addiction that he had to leave behind his barbecue.

Colleges offer church management programs to protect church tills from embezzlers

About a half-dozen Roman Catholic dioceses that responded to a survey reported thefts of more than $500,000.Many U.S. churches have been victims of embezzlement over the years, reflecting not just moral weakness on the part of the wrongdoers, but lax financial controls. Often, church budgets are overseen by volunteers or employees with little guidance or professional training.

Now, some colleges are hoping to prevent such faith-shattering abuses by offering programs devoted specifically to managing church finances and personnel.

Flu vaccine for fall will be aimed at tackling 3 new strains

WASHINGTON — Next year’s flu vaccine is getting a complete overhaul to provide protection against three new and different influenza strains — hopefully better protection than this year’s version.

Barbershop group hopes for 100 voices

Note: This event, scheduled for Thursday night, has been canceled because of poor weather conditions.

Rolling with Ragtag

Ragtag is officially moving and should be open in its new location by the end of the this week.

“Vantage Points” exhibition paints picture of artists’ lives

An art exhibition at MU’s George Caleb Bingham Gallery lets viewers see how the artists view their worlds.

Group hopes to unshelve history

The Missouri State Historical Society is hoping that a $600,000 legislative proposal will be approved, giving it the chance to expand and exhibit more of its treasures.

BOONE LIFE: Rocheport couple collects, creates artworks

In addition to their own original work, Christina Reisberg and George Robb II’s collection has grown to include estate jewelry, antique linens, Oriental carpets, Victorian furniture, tintype photographs and sterling silver accessories.

Alternatives to infant cold medication

New FDA regulation warns against infant cold medicines. Here are alternatives for parents and their little ones.

Living outside the anthill

Maybe you’ve seen him around town, screaming his poetry in the streets or drawing by the curb. As an artist, the man known as Grant Blackwell wants to catch the public’s eye.

Baptists find unity at convention despite divisions

Baptists around the state hope to continue the unifying process set in motion by last month’s gathering of 15,000 in Atlanta.

Belief in brief: Christ, the anointed

“Christ” was not Jesus’ last name but a title meaning “anointed.”

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