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Columbia woman contracts West Nile virus

COLUMBIA — A Southwest Columbia woman has contracted West Nile virus. This is the second human case found in Columbia this year.

Master Gardeners cultivate more than just plants

Have you ever wondered what a Master Gardener really is? Is it just an expert gardener? How would you like to be one yourself?

Artist's painting selected for Festival of the Arts poster

Artist Frank Stack created the winning poster for 2007 Columbia Festival of the Arts.

BOONE LIFE: Easy riders

When it comes to zipping around town, two wheels are better than four if you ask the founding members of the Scooter Sirens, Columbia’s only motor scooter club.

Living out loud

Four local youth bands, Graffiti Out Loud, Thunderclap Douglas and the 8-Track Groove, Headlights to Sunset, and The Blumes, met at Sixth and Cherry streets to play in the third annual Back to School Garage Band Bash.

Controversial canonization

Decades after his death, officials debate the beatification of a slain archbishop known as much for his political activism as for his faith.

A Knockout of a workout

The Nintendo Wii is a hot commodity for video gamers right now, but its appeal may be broader than you think.

Meet 'Babe' Manns: The Gum Man

Done with Sunday Bible class, kids raced to Babe Manns to get a stick of gum. Each took one and gave Manns a big hug. “I’m known as the Gum Man around here,” Manns said. “There are more kids who know me than the preacher.”

$1.2 million secured for HIV/AIDS housing

The Waterbrook Place project, sponsored by the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network in Columbia, secured the $1.2 million needed for three buildings at Garth Avenue and Worley Street.

Once called ‘modern,’ this mule barn is now a slice of Columbia's history

More than 80 years ago, the Wright Brothers’ mule barn was recognized for how modern it was. Now it’s being recognized for its rich history.

The Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation evaluated the building Friday for potential placement on the National Register of Historic Places. Members voted unanimously to recommend the listing.

Dog day afternoon

David Goode-Cross went out for a pizza last May and found his dream dog — Mickey.

“I fell in love with him immediately,” said Goode-Cross, a 32-year-old doctoral student at MU.

Arcane texts + stock quotes = religious awakening

Brad Stewart was a teenage stock trader in 1986 when he went to a financial bookstore in Los Angeles and stumbled across a strange, smoke-filled back room devoted to an odd science.

Now, at age 40, he presides over the Sacred Science Institute, a small publishing company specializing in English translations of some of the most complicated and convoluted tracts ever written. The audience: people who see geometrical connections between the architecture of Hindu temples and fluctuations in the Dow Jones industrial average.

Screen art

Silkscreening demands patience and attention to detail. Think of layers: On the bottom, you have paper; above that, you have a fabric screen, usually made of nylon or polyester; between the paper and fabric, you have stencils in various shapes.

BOONE LIFE: Seamless integration

Ranadhir Mitra, an associate professor in the department of pathology and anatomical sciences at MU’s School of Medicine, is a follower of Hinduism.

Reconstructing Confucius

At first, the Web site director and his schoolteacher wife sent their 5-year-old son to a Confucian school in this central Chinese city simply because it was two minutes from home. But the more they learned about the school, the more they liked what they saw.

Eating disorders have no age limit

Kelli Smith was nervous as she walked into the Philadelphia treatment center, seeking help at last for her anorexia. Looking around at the other patients, she was struck by how young they seemed.

From one volunteer to another

Dorsey, a former MU student, recently published his first book, “Mistakes and Glories: The Journal of Daniel Dorsey,” an unedited look at his stint this summer as a volunteer teacher in Nairobi, Kenya.

Excessive ‘girl talk’ can lead to depression in adolescents, study finds

Results revealed that adolescent girls who talk about their problems at length are more likely to show signs of depression and anxiety, although this was not the case for boys, according to a new study by MU researchers.

Oduduwa Day is a celebration of the Yoruba culture from Nigeria

Members of the Egbe Omo Oduduwa of Mid-Missouri gathered at the American Legion Hall Saturday night to celebrate the Yoruba culture from Nigeria.

 

The growing Mormon church

When the LDS — also known as the Mormon church — first came to Fulton in 1979, there were 43 members, representing 12 families. Today, the Fulton ward numbers nearly 400.

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