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Fantasy football: More than just a game

Tae Cho and Michael Alexander compete against each other in fantasy football each week.

Students find meaning in politics through art

Rock Bridge High School art students and other Columbia artists create artwork that deconstructs political experiences or beliefs. Some of the work will be featured in a show called "Politically Speaking," which will begin in January at the Columbia Art League.

Environmental film festival makes first appearance in Columbia

The Missouri Prairie Foundation and the Columbia Farmers Market are hosting the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival On Tour at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts on Sunday. The sixth annual national festival is making a tour stop in Columbia for the first time.

'Sophisticated, diverse' crafts to be sold at holiday exhibition

The Columbia Weavers and Spinners Guild will hold their 19th annual event this weekend.

Mizzou Masti gears up for 17th India Nite

Dance choreographer Prerana Patel and her friends are making final preparations for their Mizzou Masti performance at India Night on Saturday. They and other student groups from MU's South Asian Students Association participate each year at India Nite, hosted by the Cultural Association of India in Columbia since 1992.

Columbia Civic Orchestra celebrates musical tradition at renovated theatre

The Orchestra will feature a tribute to Scott Joplin, who is known as the "King of Ragtime."

10 tips for saving this Halloween

COLUMBIA — With the downturn in the economy, some families are on smaller Halloween budgets this year.

Columbia neighbors turn lawns into a cemetery

Two neighbors joined forces to create Graves Hill Cemetery on their lawns for Halloween, complete with fog and a mausoleum.

Artists mix music, politics in concert for Obama

The Show-Me Change: A Concert for Obama will kick off Wednesday night at the Missouri Theatre. The musicians say that politics and music have been historically intertwined.

Palin sets eyewear fashion ablaze

Palin’s Kazuo Kawasaki 704s, which visionglasses.com estimates to be $450 without lenses, are selling well nationwide; the demand has even created a surge of less-expensive knockoffs.

Recommended resources for sustainable living

Whether to live an energy-efficient lifestyle is a matter of choice. Most people come into The Peace Nook wanting to change in one of three areas: diet, energy or as a way to lower costs.

Blogging about sustainable living

Jennifer Enders and Brett Wilbanks started the blog about sustainable living after temporarily running a similar blog.

Sustainable vegetarian eating

Strangers in a strange land

Jennifer Enders and Brett Wilbanks are striving for a fully sustainable lifestyle — a focus on energy conservation, producing minimal waste and a heightened sense of environmental consciousness. The key is to start where you are and work within the system's limits.

BOONE LIFE: Dancerobics class moves and grooves to improve health

Dale White, a dance instructor for 32 years, began holding classes for people who, like herself, hate to exercise. She rents out a room behind the Copper Kettle Restaurant to hold the 40-minute classes at 11 a.m. every Monday and at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Volunteering not as hard as it seems

There are more than a few opportunities to volunteer within the community, with openings that will fit your time commitment.

12-year-old 'dog whisperer' volunteers at Humane Society

Zeb Charlton, 12, and his family have become regulars at the Central Missouri Humane Society. Zeb, known as the "dog whisperer," has a way of working with dogs who need extra love and special care.

Team in Training runs to help fight cancer

Volunteers train to run in races and raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Tongue-powered technology being developed for disabled people

The device would allow disabled people to have control over their environment with their tongues.

TEACHing love: Mother to share story of loss, transformation, acceptance

After her daughter’s suicide, Mary Lou Wallner examined her faith-based views of homosexuality. She will share her understanding on Friday at Missouri United Methodist Church.

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