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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.”

Jimmy Carter tries to bring Baptists together

The former president discusses his relationship with the Baptist convention and his hope to bring peace to the denomination.

Social networking site transforms the dating scene

Facebook allows users to indicate if they are single, dating, in an open relationship, engaged, married or “complicated.” Anne Meyer, a psychologist at the MU Counseling Center, sees both benefits and drawbacks in this rapidly evolving form of friendship and intimacy.

Odyssey performance features countertenor

Chamber music series assembles a strong set of musicians

Even some with chronic disease can live to 100, thanks to aggressive treatment

Surprising new research suggests that even people who develop heart disease or diabetes late in life have a decent shot at reaching the century mark.

BOONE LIFE: Even in cold weather, disc golf has appeal

Skyler Babcock takes advantage of Oakland Park, one of the city’s two public disc golf courses, even in the dead of winter.

Belief in brief: The Hindu Upanishads

The Upanishads contain many of the teachings of Hindu religion today, particularly reincarnation and the concept of Brahman.

Heaven, hell and skateboarding

A youth ministry has been opened for skateboarders in Hermann. The place resembles the idea of “marketplace ministry,” which is an attempt to build communities around the idea of Christians telling their friends, coworkers, anybody, about God.

Nutritionists recommend sodium management for better health

Because Americans consume nearly twice the dietary guideline for sodium, consumer organizations and nutritionists are recommending that Americans regulate their sodium intake.

Dedicated ensemble

Desiring music to be more than simply an outlet of expression, the Straws have created a musical world for their children with the intention of building self-discipline into their character.

Rising number of flu cases spurs free vaccination offer

More than half of the reported flu cases in Boone County were reported in the last week, and Health Department official are now offering a free vaccination.

Marking the start of Lent

For many Christians around the world, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent.

Artist presents new proposal for City Hall art project

A revised proposal for artwork to be included in the renovation of City Hall is available online for viewing and comment.

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