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Blessed are the animals

Unity Center of Columbia’s ministry offers blessings, memorials and end-of-life services for pets.

BOONE LIFE: Comic artists burn the midnight oil for 24 Hour Comics Day

About 12 people burned the midnight oil to participate in the international 24 Hour Comics Day at the Quinlan Keep comic book store at 315 N Eighth St. from noon Saturday to noon Sunday.

 

History takes the stage

A play written by a former Missouri slave will be featured Tuesday in the State Historical Society’s Missouri History in Performance Theatre. The play is considered to be the first play written by an African-American to be published in America.

Firsthand experience provides breast center nurse with link to patients

Janice Templemire, a nurse at the Mulligan Breast Health Center at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago.

Positive faith keeps musician rocking

Caleb Rowden, a local Christian rock musician, talks about pressures from the mainstream and his dedication to making Christian music.

Eid al-Fitr marks end of Ramadan

Muslims around the world celebrated the end of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr, the festival of breaking the fast. The festival begins with the first sight of the new moon and was celebrated this year from Oct. 13 to 16.

Sculptor creates masterpieces of local legends

Sabra Tull Meyer has perfected her craft in order to sculpt legends like Bob Barker, John Ashcroft and Norm Stewart.

Spare Parts Gallery offers mix of old and new

New gallery offers a mixture of art and photography at affordable prices

PET project holds open house

The Personal Energy Transportation project is an interfaith organization sends vehicles to people around the world who cannot or have never walked.

MU professor active in revitalizing Missouri's downtowns

Downtown architecture key to a community’s identity but is often overlooked, says specialist who is helping Missouri towns restore and maintain their downtowns.

Boone County clinic sets off on its own

The Southern Boone County Family Care clinic ended its relationship with University of Missouri Health Care and strengthened its ties to the community.

Glossolalia, or speaking in tongues, open to debate

Speaking in tongues is a worldwide mystery both in science and religion.

Dancearts of Columbia prepares for upcoming competitive season

The dance team members need strength, stamina and lots of practice to be competitive in an activity that is becoming more like a sport.

MU researchers receive grant to improve fertility in female cancer survivors

MU researchers received a $1.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health in early October to research methods for improving fertility in female cancer survivors.

Despite a nationwide shortage of nurses, MU’s Sinclair School of Nursing thrives

While some nursing schools around the country have had trouble attracting students, MU’s Sinclair School of Nursing has reached its capacity.

BOONE LIFE: The looking glass

Santo Noce, 25, became an artist after years of traveling and learning.

Japanese puppeteers perform at MU

The Imada Puppet Troupe from Japan and MU’s Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe, which is the only troupe outside of Japan in the world, demonstrated traditional Japanese puppetry for 200 people Friday.

Fasting ritual common among faiths

With the month of Ramadan in full swing, and the Yom Kippur fast recently ended, it’s time to examine the use of fasts in spiritual life.

Belief in Brief: Seventh-day Adventism

Seventh-day Adventism is a fast growing religion with more than 14 million Seventh-day Adventists worldwide.

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.

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