Pure Barre — the name of the studio and trend in exercise — is the first to open in Columbia and Missouri.
The Rev. Janice Threat has operated an after-school program since 1999. What is now known as Grade A! functions at Second Missionary Baptist Church and is open to youth kindergarten through college level.
Sisters Tania Johnson and Carolina Grullon will open a day care this month that will introduce children to the Spanish language.
Alice Cordier is spending the year in an exchange program that allows her to teach French at La Petite Ecole and Columbia Independent School. Although she's the teacher at school, she says experiences have been learning opportunities for herself, too.
The historic Creekstone Cottage at 121 West Blvd. N. is open to the public for the first time in 100 years.
Columbia native Cookie Hagan uses a distinctive teaching method to lead an adapted handbell choir of seniors and those with disabilities.
A new study from professors at Michigan's Grand Valley State University has marked a tiny unincorporated Missouri town as the center of population in the United States.
The nonprofit organization helps refugees and immigrants become active members of the community.
Johnny Andrew Eaker regards himself as a photojournalist who treats wedding coverage as a documentary, rather than a set of posed pictures.
Mob grazing, which relies on frequent pasture rotation and strictly regulated water systems, differs from the more common grass-feeding method. The idea is that the cattle will drive grasses they do not eat into the ground and naturally fertilize the pasture while they graze.
Body Combat Chicks, a martial arts fitness group turned runner's collective, provide companionship and support while staying fit and training for half marathons.
Taylor Burghard takes keyboards and turns them into earrings; her top seller is a pair with the phrase "I-ctrl-U."
Recent studies demonstrating the dangers of chemicals used in relaxer and straightener treatments have driven more women to embrace their natural hair.
After their racing careers are over, retired greyhounds are often put down or abandoned. Vikki Brown and Rescued Racers work to find these animals permanent, loving homes.
The rain prompted MU students to put on their rain boots Friday morning.
Becky Bohlmeyer won a trip to L.A. to watch the red carpet screening of the last episode of "The Closer."
Lawrence Diggs, who served as one of the first African-American Marines, received a Congressional Gold Medal last month for his service. But now, life is all about fishing and enjoying life.
Lawrence Diggs was honored Wednesday at the White House with the Congressional Gold Medal. Diggs was one of 400 Montford Point Marines, the first African Americans to service in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
Toby Jo Asel and Bradley Jay Dible, who both studied at MU, plan to marry Aug. 4, 2012, in Columbia.
Julia and Bill Helvey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a concert by their son Howard at the church where the couple was married.