With the arrival of online auction sites, shopping for or selling antiques and collectibles has gone from being a fun hobby to a lucrative pastime that can sometimes pay for itself.
The Columbia College campus at Lake of the Ozarks will begin construction on a $2.4 million building as early as June.
The new building will include classrooms, a nursing center and lab, two computer labs, a student study lab, a science lab, student commons, a vending area and a faculty lounge, the school said in a news release.
The Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center and the Black Studies Department will sponsor several events at or near MU to celebrate Black History Month.
“We want to celebrate some of the successes of black people in America, as well as in Africa,” said MU black studies professor Robert Williams, a member of the Black History Month Committee.
Columbia coffee drinkers who have gone without a cup of coffee from Osama since the fall won’t have to wait much longer. The local business owner plans to reopen his North Ninth Street location around Feb. 21.
Osama Yanis, who used to own and run two Coffee Zone locations on Ninth Street, sold his southern shop in October and closed the northern venue for extensive renovations in November.
When Thomas Verdot was 15 years old, he took his violin bow to a local repairman to get it re-haired. When it came back in poor condition, he thought, “I can do a better job than that.”
Following that experience, Verdot decided to be the maker of the musical instruments and not just the musician playing the instruments.
If you are looking for photographs of family members in the Boone Country area from about 1910 to 1936, the Boone County Historical Society has a new place to find them.
The historical society has placed 785 glass-plate negatives from this time period on the World Wide Web. These glass-plate negatives are from the Westhoff collection, the first major donation of photographs to the Walters-Boone County Historical Museum.
I’m always impressed with how fast people lose their affectations the minute the door slams shut behind them as they wait outside a hospital’s emergency room. Like animals caught in a headlight, all their defenses suddenly appear to be stripped away. Behind every facade stands an emotionally naked person, vulnerable to whatever news awaits them beyond that door. Race, sex, age or financial status hardly matter when we are all reduced to a quivering mass of unadulterated fear and anxiety.
If you have been there, done that, then you know what I mean. If you haven’t, you are one of the lucky people. I was there with a friend last week, waiting with her for word about her sick child. As it turned out, he was seriously ill, and there will be days of waiting before the family will know the outcome.
The Missouri School of Journalism has been awarded $31 million by the Reynolds Foundation to build a state-of-the-art journalism institute. The gift is the largest private donation ever given to MU.
The money will create the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, a center dedicated to the advancement of journalism and its role in democratic societies.
When the Columbia Housing Authority discussed privatizing several public streets to fight crime, local officials were confident about the legality of such an approach because of a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court involving a similar policy in Richmond, Va.
But an attorney involved in the Virginia case, as well as other experts, are cautioning communities such as Columbia because legal questions remain about privatizing streets in public housing areas.
John Pardalos wears blue scrubs — and a huge smile. Always up for a chat, he juggles a busy family life with two children and his job as neonatologist and medical director of Columbia’s Children’s Hospital Transport Service.
But caring for newborns and their mothers hasn’t been the only thing on Pardalos’ agenda lately. Pardalos is highly involved in Columbia’s St. Luke the Evangelist Greek Orthodox Church, and after three months of labor, he will help deliver My Big Fat Greek Dinner & Dance, a fund-raiser for the church where he serves as council president. Pardalos has delegated the community effort that went into organizing, among other things, location, live music and food.
Two centuries after Lewis and Clark traveled along the Missouri River, a local group hopes to make the river as garbage-free today as it was during The Corps of Discovery’s voyage.
Missouri River Relief will be cleaning up the Missouri River from St. Louis to Kansas City this spring to prepare for the Corps of Discovery II. The seven-week mission has been dubbed, “The Voyage of Recovery.”
Open Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center in Columbia has partnered with 30 mid-Missouri churches for the third consecutive year to raise money for new ultrasound machines.
Nile Abele, executive director of Open Arms, said more than $40,000 has been raised over the past two years. It has gone toward the purchase of two ultrasound machines, supplies needed to maintain the machine and insurance.
"I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me; To guard my every neighbor and protect his property.” This excerpt from the Fireman’s Prayer is posted on the wall of the Fire Administration building where Dan Hemmelgarn’s retirement reception was held.
With more than 24 years of service at the Columbia Fire Department under his belt, the former division chief said what he will miss most about his job is the people.
A burly man slowly crept up on a sleeping woman. He warned her not to move as he grabbed her around the neck.
The man released the terrified woman’s neck and used his hands to pin her down. When the man started moving down toward her feet, the woman suddenly raised her right leg and delivered a full-force kick into his face. Surprised by the swift kick, the man let out a painful cry, but the woman did not relent. She kicked the attacker in the face again and again until he collapsed in defeat.
When Fletcher Orr was 6 weeks old, his mom, Jill Orr, set him in his little bouncy chair a few feet away from the TV screen and initiated him into an activity popular from coast to coast.
She played a Baby Einstein video, one in a series meant to spur the development of infants 2 and younger.
The Democratic Party has recognized that religion will play an important role in the 2004 presidential election and is attempting to rally support from the “religious left.”
John Petrocik, MU professor of political science, said “there has always been a religious left,” but it is often overlooked because “the right is currently more energetic and influential” in demonstrating faith.
This is the time of year when the weather is lousy, and I’m pretty much a prisoner in my own house. This is the perfect time, I think, to tackle those projects I haven’t had time to start.
I have several to choose from. I could organize all of the photos that have been pitched into a cardboard box up in the attic. Several years ago, I bought photo albums for each of my children, wanting to fill them with pictures of them growing up and their families. The albums are somewhere around the house. But I don’t know where. And to get to the photos would require climbing two flights of stairs.
Four 10- and 11-year-olds sit in a circle, so close their knees practically touch. Giggling and wiggling, they raise their arms high over their heads, reaching and stretching their knobby arms, making faces to accompany what they call a “Frankenstein stretch.”
After counting to 20, they lower their arms, gratefully. Next, they make a steeple with their hands, bending back their fingers and making sure each joint feels the burn.
The Improve I-70 Advisory Group on Thursday narrowed down the number of plans it is considering using to overhaul the state’s busiest interstate.
When the committee met in November, three different types of road proposals were on the table. Since that meeting, the proposal has been consolidated into one road plan with different options at seven intersections.