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.
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 is a historical village that showcases the history of Boone County. The Historical Society is adding buildings to the village.
Have you ever wondered what a Master Gardener really is? Is it just an expert gardener? How would you like to be one yourself?
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.
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.
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.
Members of the Egbe Omo Oduduwa of Mid-Missouri gathered at the American Legion Hall Saturday night to celebrate the Yoruba culture from Nigeria.
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.
Lavender worked for almost 16 hours straight to finish “Meta-Genesis,” her collection of photos of transgender people and their writings.
Professor Trelawney predicted the crowd of expectant Muggles that flooded Hollywood 14 theater’s lobby for the midnight premiere of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” She saw it in her crystal ball.
“Times like these demand action,” said former Vice President Al Gore, speaking to the sold-out crowd of about 52,000 in New Jersey’s Giants Stadium.
Thomas Jackson keeps expanding his repertoire. He dances as well as sings. He chauffeurs his younger sister, Malinda, around the kitchen table on a tricycle, talks to his grandmother on the telephone, dresses himself and makes his own snacks.
It will soon be time to harvest the alliums, particularly onions and garlic. Their storage longevity varies and one is challenged to make use of these food essentials in ways that exploit their goodness.
As members of Best of Missouri Hands, Blenda and Donald Marquardt help to support and encourage the Missouri arts and crafts community. The two also own Village Pewter and craft items such as plates and goblets. To read more about the organization and the couple, click on the Lifestyles section at ColumbiaMissourian.com.
Nick Rodriguez finds inspiration in different places. “I’ll find ideas from people walking, music, actors, the ballet. Anything that can relate to dance, really,” he said.
Would you like to stimulate your child’s interest in gardening? Consider involving your child in planning and planting a theme garden.
The old saying “nipped in the bud” has rarely seemed more real than what we experienced this spring when two weeks of unusual heat for the season were followed by two weeks of intense cold. The four week period marked the greatest short-term weather variance in our area over the past 118 years — as I have been repeatedly told by gardener upon gardener. Their tone is always one of resignation rather than defeat as they speak their litany of losses.