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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.

Shab-e-Barat allows Muslims to pray for promising destinies

Muslim festival includes prayer and fasting in return for rewarding destinies written by Allah.

Aquilla Butler has a big voice — and a mission

Aquilla Butler's voice is her instrument, and she uses it to spread the gospel through her public access TV show and other performances.

Staff for Life pilot manages many variables to bring people to safety

The helicopters that transport people from accidents to the hospital must be flown by someone. Kyle Rehagen is one of those pilots.

Free vaccine distributed to raise awareness

A grant now provides women and girls who do not have adequate insurance with the Gardasil vaccine, or the HPV vaccine, for free. The vaccine is offered at four locations in Columbia.

Yoga: Where old meets new

Pete Szkolka: A musician who does it all

Pete Szkolka writes music, he plays instruments, he records tracks, he mixes tracks and he creates a finished project. He does all these things by remaining a musician first and foremost.

BOONE LIFE: A junk man's heaven

When Don Jordan looks at a broken washing machine or a twisted ladder, he doesn’t see a piece of junk — he sees potential. His Boone County compound is full of relics he's collected over the years.

Without a rabbi, Temple Beth-El finds its leadership in community

Beth-El is one of the oldest temples west of the Mississippi River that still holds services at its original site. But its congregation is so small that it has never been able to afford to hire a rabbi, instead choosing to have lay leaders take turns stepping up to the dais.

Lay leaders keep synagogue going

A Jewish congregation manages to keep its synagogue running in the absence of a full-time rabbi.

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