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The draw behind comic creating

The Mid-Missouri Comics Collective is a group of comic book creators and enthusiasts. At their monthly meetings, the members create new works while discussing their aspirations as artists in the field of comic writing and illustration.

Renowned Quran reciter brings his voice to Columbia

Mohamed El-Sayed Deif, a Quran reciter from Egypt, is reciting parts of the Quran daily at the Islamic Center of Central Missouri for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Three more West Nile cases reported in Boone County

The insecticide Anvil 2+2 is being sprayed in the neighborhoods where the infected men live.

BOONE LIFE: Firefighters talk about the station’s quiet ‘personality’

Each fire station has its own personality, say the firefighters who work for the Columbia Fire Department.

Women in journalism

Now and Then: Examining women in journalism

The National Women and Media Collection at MU is turning 20. Female journalists examine where they have been and where they are now.

Baptism welcomes believers into Christianity

The sacrament comes in many forms and, depending on one’s denomination, may be received as either an infant or adult.

Baha’i faith eases the tests that come with interracial marriage

The religion places an emphasis on commitments based in love for God rather than skin color or ethnicity.

Poetry leaps off the page at Cherry Street Artisan

The Center Reading Series started a new season where graduate students and guest poets read a variety of poetry in an effort to inform more people about the art.

Kevin’s World owner still keeps a beat in Columbia’s music scene

Kevin Walsh’s business endeavor was only supposed to last nine months, but his unique partnerships with other local business has helped make his music shop popular.

Blunt launches faith-based initiative

The governor’s proposal to make it easier for faith- and community-based groups to provide services for Missourians in need was greeted by a standing ovation at the second annual Faith-Based Initiatives Answering the Call Conference in Jefferson City.

BOONE LIFE: Picture-perfect Saturday

Church patrons and Columbia residents crowded into St. Paul AME Church on Saturday to have their pictures taken.

In their own words: The many faces Mohamed Gumati

Twenty-seven years ago, Mohamed Gumati came from Libya to finish his degree. He stayed, and he thrived.

Replanting Afghanistan

This fall, Capt. Doug Dunlap of the Guard will lead a team of four or five guardsmen to Afghanistan to lay the groundwork for a pilot project designed to effect a sea change in the agriculture industry.

Fifth West Nile case reported in Boone County

So far, one more case of the virus has been reported this year than in 2006, when four cases were reported in the county.

Belief in brief: Calvinists believe God has decided whom to save

Calvinists often summarize their faith into the acronym TULIP

Islamic televangelist preaches compromise, coexistence

Amr Khaled, known as the "anti-bin Laden," is stirring up controversy with his feel-good, upbeat form of Islam focused on coexistence.

School of Music gets new faculty

Two of MU’s ensembles-in-residence have new members this year. Susan Jensen has joined the Esterhazy Quartet, and Bill Mann has joined the Faculty Brass Quintet.

Free vaccine distributed to raise HPV awareness

A grant provides women and girls who do not have adequate insurance with the Gardasil vaccine, but few are taking advantage of the program.

BOONE LIFE: Warehouse-turned-nightclub brings Hispanic culture to McBaine

Salón Azteca opened two months ago in the village southwest of Columbia.

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