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'Jeopardy' contestant has the answers

Chris Mazurek and his wife used his winnings from the game show to help them buy a new house.

The Blind Boys of Alabama make a joyful noise

The Blind Boys of Alabama have been making gospel music since 1939. Throughout its career, the group has known tragedy and success.

Bacchanalia confined: Plastic fencing promises better crop for grape growers

While late spring freezes zapped much of Missouri’s wine grapes, the ongoing drought drove thirsty critters to finish off much of what remained. Some local growers are putting up fences to keep the grazing deer at bay.

Ideological scales: A look at Columbia's political landscape

At the intersection of Providence and Broadway, Claire Garden holds a sign above her head that says: “This Time Don’t Buy the Lies.” It’s less than 50 degrees outside, and the wind is chilling. But she and a dozen other Columbia residents are out soliciting honks for peace.

Columbia’s Dirty Jobs: The poop scooper

Starting today, the Missourian presents a snapshot of the lives of people who do the jobs most of us would rather not. Taking a cue from the Discovery Channel show “Dirty Jobs,” this five-day series highlights women and men in mid-Missouri who don’t mind getting their hands dirty to earn a few greenbacks.

Storytellers tell how they spin tales

Local storytellers have been working together for years to hone their craft. One group focuses on ghost stories, and Halloween is their season to shine.

Women in journalism

Now and Then: Examining women in journalism

The National Women and Media Collection at MU is turning 20. Female journalists examine where they have been and where they are now.

In their own words: The many faces Mohamed Gumati

Twenty-seven years ago, Mohamed Gumati came from Libya to finish his degree. He stayed, and he thrived.

Replanting Afghanistan

This fall, Capt. Doug Dunlap of the Guard will lead a team of four or five guardsmen to Afghanistan to lay the groundwork for a pilot project designed to effect a sea change in the agriculture industry.

Yoga: Where old meets new

Acrobatic sport parkour makes its way to mid-Missouri

Parkour combines the agility of gymnastics with outdoor settings to create a sport that encourages those who practice it to be efficient and quick. A short film clip from a group of friends who practice parkour in Columbia will be shown at the next True/False Film Festival.

Boone Junction tours showcase history

Boone Junction is a historical village that showcases the history of Boone County. The Historical Society is adding buildings to the village.

Master Gardeners cultivate more than just plants

Have you ever wondered what a Master Gardener really is? Is it just an expert gardener? How would you like to be one yourself?

Living out loud

Four local youth bands, Graffiti Out Loud, Thunderclap Douglas and the 8-Track Groove, Headlights to Sunset, and The Blumes, met at Sixth and Cherry streets to play in the third annual Back to School Garage Band Bash.

Once called ‘modern,’ this mule barn is now a slice of Columbia's history

More than 80 years ago, the Wright Brothers’ mule barn was recognized for how modern it was. Now it’s being recognized for its rich history.

The Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation evaluated the building Friday for potential placement on the National Register of Historic Places. Members voted unanimously to recommend the listing.

Dog day afternoon

David Goode-Cross went out for a pizza last May and found his dream dog — Mickey.

“I fell in love with him immediately,” said Goode-Cross, a 32-year-old doctoral student at MU.

Oduduwa Day is a celebration of the Yoruba culture from Nigeria

Members of the Egbe Omo Oduduwa of Mid-Missouri gathered at the American Legion Hall Saturday night to celebrate the Yoruba culture from Nigeria.

 

A perfect cast

Performing Arts in Children and Education, or PACE, is a youth theater program that allows children as young as 4 to take theater classes and act in plays and musicals.

Ready for the county fair

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