Jason Mathews has been playing trumpet for 16 years. He says it has taught him lessons about being timely, respectable and hardworking. It also cured his stage fright.
Nearly 3,000 participants rode in Bike MS during the weekend. Columbia has hosted the fundraiser since 2004.
Nearly 500 children have been treated at one hospital alone — Children's Mercy in Kansas City — and some required intensive care, according to authorities.
Around 100 church members from Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church in Columbia helped pack 2,760 boxes at Sunday's event.
A hospital epidemiologist says it could be the same enterovirus infection that has hit St. Louis and Kansas City.
The poster depicts local musicians, wooden soldiers and cyclists along the river port. It was chosen from a pool of 87 entries by a jury of five people from Columbia's culture and arts community.
Vanessa Leitza, the Missouri River Cultural Conservancy's event planner and coordinator, answers questions about the free event. It's one of two major fundraisers the conservancy holds annually to fund its recording and archiving projects.
Wednesday's roundtable discussion with Gov. Jay Nixon highlighted the potential health effects of e-cigarettes.
Researcher says the widening diet gap reflects an income gap that deepened during the recent financial crisis, which likely made healthy food less affordable for many people.
Artist learned to be keenly aware of the critics in her head
The Home Microbiome Project seeks to understand how the trillions of mostly beneficial bacteria that live in and on our bodies interact with bugs in the environment to affect our health.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said.
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago developed a treadmill that intentionally trips seniors to teach them to not fall in the future. Seniors tripping and falling costs $30 billion yearly.
The American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society express great concern about these popular nicotine-vapor products and urge more regulation, especially to keep them away from youth. They also stress that proven smoking cessation methods should always be tried first.
"Everybody in this business gets hurt," said 12-year rodeo clown Johnny Dudley at the Cattlemen Days Rodeo.
Karis Church has been in Columbia for the past nine years. The congregation has met at the Missouri Theatre, The Tiger Hotel and The Bridge, but now has its first permanent home.
Members of First Baptist Church celebrated the ordination of African refugee Nene Rwenyaguza Saturday night. Rwenyaguza was reunited with his family last year after 11 years apart.
Patrick Sekarski and Loriana Tisher enjoy taking private lessons at Studio B Dance Center because it helps them grow closer as a couple.
No one should view this as permission to eat more salt, said Salim Yusuf, the first study's leader. "Most people should stay where they are."