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Storytellers tell how they spin tales

Local storytellers have been working together for years to hone their craft. One group focuses on ghost stories, and Halloween is their season to shine.

Art that 'represents'

Three artists pursuing graduate degrees at MU share the inspiration and stories behind their art.

Health Department to distribute flu vaccines Wednesday

Vaccinations will be available in either injected or nasal spray form and cost $20.

BOONE LIFE: Good hits, big smiles accompany grandfather, grandson at shooting range

“Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam!” Jack shoots four in a row at an object in the dirt on the range.

“That got dirt, dirt, dirt, dirt in my eye, eye, eye, eye,” Zach jokes as some dust blows back toward them.

Blunt task force examines the effects of abortion

Gov. Matt Blunt, an abortion-rights opponent, has launched a task force on a scientific quest to determine how abortions affect women.

Hindus celebrate festival of Navaratri

During the festival, Hindus celebrate God as mother and worship three incarnations of Shakti, or cosmic energy.

UM System, colleges to call for health care training funds

Under a new agreement called “Preparing to Care,” the state’s colleges and universities will ask the legislature for $38.3 million in recurring funds to open more places for students to train to become dentists, nurses, optometrists, pharmacists, physicians and therapists.

Why do kids want to do music and why do teachers want to teach it

Children learn about music in several ways around Columbia.

Beth Shalom builds new synagogue

A new synagogue is being opened up in Columbia to accommodate Congregation Beth Shalom’s need for more space to house religious school and ceremoniesal events.

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.

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