On a Tuesday evening in late April, as the a cappella ensemble Mizzou Forte finished its final two-hour practice of the season, freshman Si Kincaid tried to maintain his grin while hunched over his knees, sweating and out of breath.
As members of Best of Missouri Hands, Blenda and Donald Marquardt help to support and encourage the Missouri arts and crafts community. The two also own Village Pewter and craft items such as plates and goblets. To read more about the organization and the couple, click on the Lifestyles section at ColumbiaMissourian.com.
Nick Rodriguez finds inspiration in different places. “I’ll find ideas from people walking, music, actors, the ballet. Anything that can relate to dance, really,” he said.
Eight-year-old Cole Scheetz stands with his hands on his hips next to two stick horses lying on the ground at the Hallsville Fairgrounds stables. Cole looks like a real cowboy with his dirt-covered boots, long blue jeans, belt buckle, cowboy hat and light-blue shirt.
Heritage Baptist Church’s second annual Youth Jam focused on reaching out to young teens by presenting religious ideas with pop culture terms youth can relate to. Facing competition from a wide variety of summer offerings, religious summer programming is trying to be culturally relevant while retaining a spiritual emphasis.
There’s a million ways we’re healthier now than our ancient ancestors, but in one way they had it better — when humans walked barefoot, they had far fewer problems with their feet.
When Zellhoefer, an MU sophomore, and freshman Brittany Lupardus began their four-month mission trip last January, each had hopes of helping a country ravaged by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Neither imagined they would be the ones to change and question their commitment to their faith.
A grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health makes it possible for uninsured and underinsured women across Missouri to receive a free vaccine that protects against cervical cancer.
Amir Hussain will present “Little Mosque on the Prairie: Muslims in North America,” a free public lecture sponsored by MU’s Center for Religion, the Professions & the Public, at 7 tonight in the Reynolds Alumni Center on the MU campus.
Would you like to stimulate your child’s interest in gardening? Consider involving your child in planning and planting a theme garden.
It’s nine in the morning at the Parkade Mall in Columbia. Walk inside and go down a flight of stairs, and in Room 124 parents Nancy Robinson, Valerie Bryant, Julie Telken and Meera Sood sit in the waiting room of Kindermusik with Brenda Haynes, the instructor. A window separates the waiting room and the classroom, which has solid purple walls and a hardwood dance floor. Two-year-olds play with a slew of toys.
Shortly before he died, convicted murderer Richard Liggett was asked to make two of the simple plywood coffins he meticulously crafted for fellow prisoners. Except the caskets would be for Billy and Ruth Graham.
Pharmacist Bill Morrissey is spending more time these days giving customers unwelcome news: Their health insurance provider refuses to cover the cost of their prescription.
In his three years as St. Louis archbishop, Rev. Raymond Burke has taken on a presidential contender, a pop star, Missouri politicians and even parishioners.
Nearly 5,000 families will seek to convince a special “vaccine court” in Washington that the vaccines can cause healthy children to become autistic — even though a large body of evidence and expert opinion has found no link.
Known as Cowboy Church, a small group of congregants and two church leaders convene each Tuesday evening in front of a small log cabin at the Lambert residence.
After nearly six months of waiting, Dave Chrystal received notice that he would be getting a heart from a 24-year-old Kansas suicide victim in what Chrystal called “the most emotional moment anyone could ever experience.”
When Children’s Hospital at MU Health Care asked Pascale’s Pals for a VeinViewer machine, Sylvie Carpentier, founder of the organization, did not hesitate to write the $25,000 check.
Anantha Gopalaratnam starts Saturday mornings with a prayer to the Hindu deity Vishnu. The prayer is a religious tradition she learned from her parents while growing up in Maharashtra, a state located in the west central part of India.
The old saying “nipped in the bud” has rarely seemed more real than what we experienced this spring when two weeks of unusual heat for the season were followed by two weeks of intense cold. The four week period marked the greatest short-term weather variance in our area over the past 118 years — as I have been repeatedly told by gardener upon gardener. Their tone is always one of resignation rather than defeat as they speak their litany of losses.