Boone Life

Boone Hospital Center announces new chief financial officer

Barry Chambers has worked in hospital and health systems management for more than 25 years.

Hallsville twins work together to raise, show hogs for Boone County Fair

The parents of A.J. and Olivia Hombs covered the initial start-up costs to buy swine but left the twins responsible for the pigs’ upbringing, as well as their marketing.

A Druid Fellowship commemorates summer solstice with rite ceremony

Prayers were said and devotees were purified during the ceremony.


38th annual Old Wheels Car Show to take place Sunday

The 38th annual car show for the Old Wheels Car Club will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Nifong Park.

BOONE LIFE: Postnatal placenta remedies gaining popularity in Columbia

The placenta can be used to replenish mothers' energy, hormones and to avoid postpartum depression.

BOONE LIFE: Bookmobile brings library to towns without one

The Bookmobile is a way to make library materials more accessible to citizens. "We're like a thumbnail version of the regular library," said Eric Schmeck, a regular driver for the Bookmobile.

BOONE LIFE: Beyond the buzzer

The Hallsville quiz bowl team went undefeated during regular season conference play and won four out of the last five championships.

BOONE LIFE: Graduating with autism

Rock Bridge High School senior Nick Llorens is 20 years old, autistic and about to graduate into the world of adulthood.

BOONE LIFE: Working through Centralia's trash

James Morris and Roger Farrens tackle all the garbage put out in Centralia, five days a week for roughly eight hours a day.

BOONE LIFE: Falconer turns childhood dream into reality

Larry Temares, director of the Missouri Falconer's Association, spent decades learning to practice the most strictly-regulated hunting activity in the nation — the art and sport of training wild hawks to track and catch game known as falconry.

New FDA rules limit antibiotic use on livestock

The regulation is meant to reduce the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria among livestock.

Canadian comedian brings movement, pop culture impersonations to New Year's Eve performance

Greg Morton has performed in Columbia for more than 20 years. He uses a combination of impersonations, singing and dances to entertain audiences.

BOONE LIFE: MU art student with disability expresses self in art

Allison Reinhart was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease when she was 16 months old. But the disability didn't stop her from pursuing her dream of becoming an artist.

BOONE LIFE: Walking into a collector's house, walking into the '50s

Sandi Adams surrounds herself with images and items from the past. She's a collector, but not just of anything. She's nostalgic for memorabilia from the 1950s — an era that she calls a simpler time.

BOONE LIFE: Walking into a collector's house, walking into the '50s

A Missouri collector finds comfort and joy in the land of Oz and 1950s memorabilia.

BOONE LIFE: MU welder, his family run a farm in Hallsville

MU welder Mark Morris and his family run a farm outside Columbia. They raise grass-fed pigs, chickens and sheep to cut costs and produce animals with a higher quality of life.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ashland postmaster cares about community, residents

Alisa Calvert, postmaster in Ashland, believes knowing the community and its residents is the most important role.

Boone Life: Ashland postmaster cares about the community and residents

Alisa Calvert, postmaster in Ashland, believes knowing the community and its residents is the most important role.

BOONE LIFE: A Columbia woman tells how she converted to Islam

Jessica Fay, who is white with blond hair, is not the stereotypical Muslim. During the past two years, she has learned to appreciate Muslim traditions such as wearing a hijab.

BOONE LIFE: Missouri 'River Rat' hopes to enjoy life by the river

Mike Cooper, owner of Cooper's Landing, has worked along the Missouri River for more than 30 years. He's looking to sell the property in the next few years so he can enjoy just living in the area.