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.
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.
The two cases concern priests from St. Elizabeth Parish in the 1970s.
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.
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.
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 celebrates its 40th anniversary starting July 2.
People in Columbia post their photos on Flickr as a way to connect with other photographers about shared interests.
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.
Gov. Matt Blunt signed legislation Thursday adding the contribution checkoff to Missouri’s income tax forms.
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.
Some people go to Columbia’s annual Art in the Park for the handmade arts and crafts. Some people go to hear live music. This year, in celebration of the event’s 50th anniversary, organizers want to help the two groups circulate more.
When Kate and Christian Basi’s daughter, Julianna, was born, they said they were in a state of denial that she had Down syndrome. Now, Kate Basi says she would not change her daughter’s condition; Julianna is perfect the way she is.
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.
The Rev. Emmanuel Hatzidakis has published a book that explains the holiest of services in the Orthodox Christian Church.
For each Christian, the Eucharist, or the consuming of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, is highly significant. However, the physical act of taking communion and the form the “body and blood” take may differ among denominations. Some churches have developed a preference for the materials representing the body and blood of Christ. For each of three Columbia congregations, sharing communion is a sign of faith. And it is sometimes a matter of personal taste.
History books can’t tell the story of Missouri in the same way that the paintings, drawings and lithographs of native son Thomas Hart Benton show the state in the 1930s.
The American Heart Association made a presentation at MU's Lowry Mall.
People suffering psychological challenges can benefit from properly trained service dogs.
On May 29, Perlow-Stevens Gallery will celebrate Kevin Crown’s 90th birthday and his art at a gathering from 6 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, 812 E. Broadway. Several of his paintings are on display as part of a larger show through June 28.
“This is a unique opportunity that you don’t often have,” said gallery owner Jennifer Perlow. “This is a retrospective of his life as an artist and what his life has meant as an artist to the community and nationwide.”