JT's Cutz in Columbia is owned by James Carter, a black man. His business is a rarity in Boone County according to a 2002 U.S. Census Bureau survey that said the number of businesses owned by black people in the county is too low to be statistically reported.
Quintin Imler fights gender stereotypes in child care as the only male employee of Child's World Play School.
The Central Missouri Humane Society's status as an open shelter allows it to take in animals of all breeds, ages and backgrounds.
Timber View Tree Farm provides customers with family memories and traditions as well as Christmas trees.
Curt Shahan, owner of Woodland Wonders Taxidermy, turned his love for hunting and his artistic side into a hobby and his hobby into a full-time job.
Wale Aliyu's Christian baptism on Nov. 11 was the end and the beginning of a spiritual journey for the 23-year-old Columbia resident.
The Boone County Special Sportsmen's Association helps people with disabilities go hunting. The program results in friendships that can last for years.
COMOPOLO, a Columbia-based bicycle polo organization, held its championships at Cosmopolitan Park last weekend. The event attracted teams from across the country, including newcomers from Lawrence, Kan.
A 14-year veteran billboard installer describes his work above Missouri highways and interstates.
Kiwamu Tanaka and his wife, Yuki, spend their time in antique shops hunting for Fire-King glassware to add to their collection.
Travis Smith of Columbia is a farrier. Farriers help ensure that a horse has a strong foundation. It's physical, demanding work that requires a deep understanding of both iron and horses.
Kindermusik offers classes for infants to improve their language, motor and emotional skills through interacting with music.
A mother of four, Ryan, with the help of her church, plans to unveil Chef Connection in downtown Columbia this week. Ryan has catering experience and is eager for the grand opening.
The League of Women Voters of Missouri will be conducting a study on early voting and no-excuse absentee voting. Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren said the practices could save money and cut down the amount of polling places needed on Election Day.
Since being interested in paranormal activity as a child, Michael McDonald and his team from Kindred Moon Paranormal Society now do research on paranormal activity all over the country.
Artists and performers shared their histories with visitors of the 32nd Annual Heritage Festival. The festival includes period crafts and Native American dances.
Trainer maximizes convenience, minimizes excuses by delivering personal workouts in clients' homes.
Willie Trent has stories about skaters of all ages. Trent's father opened the rink in 1938, and his wife teaches skating lessons there.
A local artist and self-made man, Grant Blackwell travels Columbia's Ninth Street, putting his soul onto paper.
Jerry’s Instrument Repair is a one-man show — Jerry Rowden is the owner, proprietor, accountant, head repairman and customer service representative. Rowden has been working with musical instruments since fifth grade when he began playing trumpet in band.