The First Presbyterian Church in downtown Columbia is hoping to raise $4.5 million for a renovation project that will expand its fellowship space and improve accessibility.
Elanor Leskew of the Mucca Pazza marching band plays the trombone during the March March parade in Columbia yesterday.
He’s a blind, toothless, albino runt that eats Gerber baby food because of his condition. If he were human, he might be shuf-fling along, stirring the gravel with his shoes along the fence at recess. For now, his name is Alby. But if he gets sold, that may change.
The feel was New York, but the setting was Columbia -- and from the appearance of Saturday night’s Model Citizen Fashion Show in the Executive Center of the Holiday Inn Select, young women are going to have many chic options for the spring season. The event raised $150,000 for the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders and was hosted by School of Journalism alumna Jann Carl of "Entertainment Tonight."
Several prominent Columbia businessmen were all smiles Monday night after the City Council moved to go ahead with the Gans Road interchange project.
The digital thermometer on the wall of Monroe’s Fast Lube and Car Wash in Centralia hovers at 25 degrees.
Jeff and Rebecca Reno often spend evenings on the floor with their children, Bennett, 4, and Cooper, 18 months. It’s the time after dinner and before Jeff reports to his night shift at FedEx, the time when the family can unwind a bit.
As Liberian refugees, the Glay family spent 13 years in Ivory Coast refugee camps waiting for an opportunity to come to America. When the time came to leave, they couldn’t track down their daughter Helena, who had left the camp two years earlier to earn money for the family.
An anxious voice trickles through the two-way radio mounted on the wall next to an organized toolbox.
In the late 1990s, the Rev. Raymond Hayes invited a young MU student named Violet to speak to his congregation at St. Luke United Methodist Church.
A quick loop around Harrisburg reveals barely a soul outside. But near Harrisburg Baptist Church, Jesse Glydewell and Steve Thornhill face the cold by rocking their weight from leg to leg and then back on their heels and turtle-necking their heads into their collars. Rather than keep warm inside, they’d be happy to park your car and walk you arm-in-arm around to the back door to Naomi Allen’s 70th birthday celebration, where the welcome is as warm as the hot chocolate.
Boone County commissioners come and go, ushered in and out of office by public or private decisions. But in the halls of Boone County government, there are five mainstays: five women — all Democrats — who have been in office for at least 11 years and for as long as 30. Time and again, voters return them to office for four years at a time, often with no opposition.
Fire Chief Steve Paulsell takes off his glasses and rubs his eyes, the lines on his brow furrowing in frustration.
Halloween lore promises that an abundance of witches, princesses, ghosts and the like will be out haunting the streets Oct. 31. The annual opportunity to spend the night in costume dates back 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain.
The Roman Catholic Church will recognize more than 10,000 holy people who have contributed to the church in numerous ways on Nov. 1, All Saints Day.
Pope Benedict XVI’s Sept. 12 speech to the University of Regensburg in Germany ignited a worldwide controversy. His quotation of a 14th century Christian Byzantine emperor has created cracks in the relationship between Islam and Christianity, two of the world’s largest religions.
Diwali, Hinduism’s most important celebration, begins Oct. 19. The five-day “Festival of Lights” draws its name from the climax of the week, the third day of Diwali, which is Oct. 21.
Predating Christianity and Islam, Zoroastrianism has existed for nearly 3,000 years and now faces a threatening decline in followers.
Christian Science: The healing power of prayer is a fundamental belief of the Church of Christ, Scientist, founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1879. While the church does not release membership information, it has grown to include 2,000 churches in 80 countries.