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"As long as someone is creating a pysanka, the world will never end," Barb Duncan said, sharing a quote from a Babushka. Duncan, 83, from Jackson, visited Ukraine in the early 1990's as part of a mission trip to distribute the four gospels in schools, hospitals and orphanages in the Ukrainian language.
Recent happenings of the Torchbearer Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi have been a Valentine's Day gathering at the Chateau Girardeau for the crowning of the chapter's Valentine Queen for the year, Mary Schwab, who is a resident at the Chateau. In addition to her crown, she was presented with a ...

JEFFERSON CITY • Less than a month after a group of blind Missourians settled a lawsuit alleging the state had been shorting them money for years, Gov. Eric Greitens announced the results of a probe into possible fraud within the program. The investigation by officials at two state agencies found that ...
The Columbia Missourian produces in-depth journalism across many platforms while coaching talented MU students. Independent reporting isn't cheap to produce, even if it's free to consume. Every dollar you donate is a gift for life because we touch only the interest earned. We hope you'll help: Donate ...
How does protecting Styrofoam's use benefit Missourians? These bills only benefit CEOs who want to increase their profit margin without any regard for their communities, their planet or those who suffer the most from single-use plastic trash -- low-income communities and those who make their living ...
JEFFERSON CITY -- The state government beat at the Columbia Missourian is trying something new this legislative session. A team of our reporters and graphic designers will be following one bill as it moves through the House and Senate. We decided to start this project as we think it'll be a good ... Missouri education

Plans for a more connected Missouri health care system and two new local clinics were topics of discussion at a Board of Curators meeting Wednesday. MU Health Care CEO Jonathan Curtright and UM System President Mun Choi presented plans in front of the MU Health Affairs Committee on ways ...
Lora Blair, right, pets a horse after Gretchen Pani's ride in the indoor arena on Feb. 7 at Fox Run Horse Boarding and Equestrian Events. Pani is an instructor for riding lessons that people can take at the horse boarding facility. Jordan Kodner/Missourian. Lora Blair handles horses at her stables on Feb.
An 11-year-old boy from south-central Missouri's Dixon has set a state and world record in the sport of fishing. Maverick Yoakum holds record river redhorse catch with his father Bennett behind him (photo courtesy of MDC). Maverick Yoakum became the state's most recent record-breaking angler by ...
You might have heard that Facebook has changed how it displays news and other content in your feed, prioritizing posts from family and friends over those from pages and news outlets. This could mean you see less of our content in the future. If you use Facebook to get your news and want to make sure ...
The Columbia Missourian produces in-depth journalism across many platforms while coaching talented MU students. Independent reporting isn't cheap to produce, even if it's free to consume. Every dollar you donate is a gift for life because we touch only the interest earned. We hope you'll help: Donate or ...
Novelist Alex George will open a new bookstore, Unbound Books, on Ninth Street in downtown Columbia. The store is expected to open in mid-August. Courtesy of Alex George. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. Downtown Columbia is about to get a second independent book store — at a location ...
“I don't think we can claim ourselves to be very civilized when we premeditated a murder 20 years ago in this building, and then we go ahead and move this fellow along down this path to perhaps be killed tonight,” said organizer Jeff Stack, of the Mid-Missouri Fellowship of Reconciliation and Missourians ...
By Joshua Hartwig ~ Southeast Missourian. Students at Jackson Junior High School participated in a peaceful walkout Wednesday to honor victims of the Parkland, Florida, school shootings and to call attention to gun violence. Courtesy of McKayla Hency. Students in schools across Southeast Missouri ...
It applies to the Columbia Missourian and other newspapers or TV stations when readers of their internet sites post comments. Here is some ... Sandy Davidson is a professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and a Curators' Teaching Professor at MU and is an attorney for the Missourian. Courtesy of ...
A 13-month-old girl on North Hanover Street in Cape Girardeau died at a local hospital after she was bitten by the family's dog Friday, Cape Girardeau police said. Police said they were dispatched to the residence at 2:12 p.m. Friday in response to the dog attack. The child later was pronounced dead at a ...
Kelly told the Missourian when Noren retired that "people would call her from all over the country" for advice on election-related matters. ... Art Auer, who worked with Noren for 33 years as director of elections, told the Missourian in June that the office was "always busy, always changing, always innovating, ...

The Missouri Students Association presidential election has been canceled after three candidates dropped out and the MSA Board of Elections Commissioners disqualified their slates. A special election will be held before the end of the semester, but the MSA Senate has not set a date. After offensive ...
At the American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri (ACEC Missouri)'s annual awards banquet Feb. 10, Horner & Shifrin and the City of Cape Girardeau were honored with an Engineering Excellence Award for the South Sprigg Street Bridge Project, according to a city news release. Accepting ...
Daughter to Cody Wayne and Autumn Rose Clark of Advance, Missouri, Southeast Hospital, 9:01 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Name, Haddie Faye. Weight, 8 pounds, 5.8 ounces. First child. Mrs. Clark is the former Autumn VanGennip, daughter of Robyn and Scott VanGennip of Advance. She is a dental ...
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's governor is facing a showdown with the Legislature over what to do with an unexpected budget windfall. On the table is $80 million, which had been set aside to help fund the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) over the next two years, in case congressional ...
A new study from The Nature Conservancy and University of Bristol shows that more people in Missouri and the continental U.S. are at risk from heavy rains and river flooding than previously measured by regulatory flood maps. File photo | Carolina Hidalgo | St. Louis Public Radio. More people in Missouri ...
MU Chancellor Alexander Cartwright greets Ryan Owens, communications coordinator for the College of Engineering, Chi-Ren Shyu, director of Informatics Institute, left, and Professor Emerita Dr. Judith Miles, right, on Tuesday at the Bond Life Science Center. Cartwright announced new initiatives ...
A previous version of the story did not clearly indicate that budget cuts will not necessarily be distributed evenly across all divisions. Some non-tenure-track faculty at MU were told Wednesday their contracts will not be renewed for the 2018-2019 school year, according to an email from Interim Provost Jim ...
The Columbia Missourian is suing Howard County Coroner Frank Flaspohler over his refusal to hand over documents related to the inquest into Kenneth ... Sandy Davidson, the Missourian's attorney and an MU communications law professor, filed the lawsuit on Thursday on behalf of the Missourian's ...
Missouri has a Washington problem. Or, to be more specific, every individual and every family that lives in Missouri — especially those of us who live in Kansas City — has a Washington problem. Maybe more than one. The concern I'm talking about is hitting Kansas City residents financially on a very local ...
JEFFERSON CITY — The Columbia Missourian won first-place awards for feature writing, spot news and its website Thursday in the annual Missouri .... 2, Gerry Tritz, Jefferson City News Tribune, "Greitens Political Maneuvers an Insult to Missourians"; 3, Shawnna Robinson, (Park Hills) Daily Journal, ...
Missouri has played a central role in President Donald Trump's push for tax reform, hosting his initial announcement of the proposal last August and a key rally in November, just before the bill's final passage. Wednesday, the president is coming back to Missouri to highlight the massive economic benefits of ...
In last week's edition of the Missourian, there were two articles targeting Greek life: a news article titled, “Fraternity suspended for hazing allegation” and an opinion piece titled, “University hazy on Greek allegations.” These were the first two articles about Greek life that the Missourian has covered since the ...
The campaign for Missouri Students Association president was temporarily suspended Tuesday, and two presidential candidates dropped out after offensive tweets by three candidates were widely distributed. On Tuesday evening, Blaine Thomas and Claire Jacobs, whose tweets were publicized, ...
In May 2017, city officials expressed frustration to the Southeast Missourian about the slow pace of work. The project was not substantially completed until July 13, 2017, 122 days later than the final extension allowed, according to the suit. The contract called for Persons Construction to pay $1,100 a day in ...
They're two simple acts that can save your life, and the lives of others. Buckle up and make sure every passenger in your vehicle is buckled up. If you're driving, put the phone down. Buckle Up - Phone Down. “Nationwide, distracted driving is a leading cause of traffic crashes,” said Bill Whitfield, executive ...
According to previous Missourian reporting and AirDNA.com, the number of Airbnbs in Columbia has risen from a mere 53 in 2014 to 667 last year. Oliver decided to list his dorm room to make extra money for groceries and entertainment, like many property owners in Columbia. He said that if he hosted a ...
Route EE in Cape Girardeau County, between State Street and County Road 264, will be closed as railroad crews make pavement repairs. A Missouri Department of Transportation news release states the road will close at 12:30 a.m. Monday and will re-open at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. A detour will be provided ...
The Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) 2018 Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklets are available for free at MDC regional offices, nature centers, and other places where permits are sold — and online at short.mdc.mo.gov/Zqo. CONTRIBUTED. Hide caption. MDC's new ...
A social media threat that started in Ohio but had no connection to Columbia Public Schools caused a whirlwind of rumors and precautions in the district Thursday night and Friday. At 9 p.m. Thursday, the Columbia Police Department was made aware of a "possible threat to Columbia Public Schools, ...
U.S. District Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr. found Osama Yanis and his son Nader Yanis to be dangers to society at their detention hearings on Friday. Both will remain in custody until they are tried on charges of marijuana-trafficking. Osama Yanis, 48, and Nader Yanis, 23, were both arrested Monday and ...
Missouri has a Washington problem. Or, to be more specific, every individual and every family that lives in Missouri — especially those of us who live in Kansas City — has a Washington problem. Maybe more than one. The concern I'm talking about is hitting Kansas City residents financially on a very local ...
The Columbia Missourian is suing Howard County Coroner Frank Flaspohler over his refusal to hand over documents related to the inquest into Kenneth ... Sandy Davidson, the Missourian's attorney and an MU communications law professor, filed the lawsuit on Thursday on behalf of the Missourian's ...
A filibuster by Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, would put on hold a bill that would allow MU and other universities to raise tuition past the rate of inflation. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, would do away with the current requirement that universities ask for permission from the ...
You may have heard the expression, "Like water off a duck's back." This image shows what it looks like when water beads on a goose's back. This is a close-up view of feathers on a snow goose harvested by a hunter at Duck Creek Conservation Area. Light rain was falling. I found it interesting how the ...
Makenzie Heberlie of Perryville, Missouri, was named to the dean's list for fall 2017 semester at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. The following students were named to the president's list with an academic record of 4.0 for the fall 2017 semester at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, ...
Growing up in Cooter, Mo. — population 432 — state Rep. Greg Razer knew how it felt to not fit in. In the Bootheel town, he said, boys played sports or worked on cars. “There were certain things you were expected to do,” Razer said. “As a kid interested in history and politics, and who would rather be in a ...
She certainly doesn't speak for me, a Missourian, and obviously she is only listening to her group that opposes anything and everything President Trump says, thinks or dreams. I would really like to ask her what did her poster boy Obama do? Did he lower taxes at all? Nope. Did he bring jobs back to this ...
JEFFERSON CITY — The Columbia Missourian won first-place awards for feature writing, spot news and its website Thursday in the annual Missouri .... 2, Gerry Tritz, Jefferson City News Tribune, "Greitens Political Maneuvers an Insult to Missourians"; 3, Shawnna Robinson, (Park Hills) Daily Journal, ...
A former gymnastics coach has been charged with three counts of child molestation for alleged inappropriate touching of female gymnasts at a local business. David F. Schneider, 41, Washington, was charged with three felony counts of first-degree child molestation Tuesday, Feb. 6. He is being held on a ...
If anyone wants to speak in favor of keeping Dutchtown incorporated, now is the time, officials said Thursday at a public hearing regarding the town's fate. The village of Dutchtown, situated around the intersection of highways 25 and 74 in Cape Girardeau County, is down to about 22 households after ...
Thursday marked the start of the celebration of Black History Month, but should it? Critics long have argued that relegating the focus of black Americans' contributions to just one month out of the year stunts the national conversation on improving race relations. But, as the Chair of MU's Black Studies ...
The Southeast students and faculty involved with the production of Cinderella did a great job! The evil sisters were amusing, and the young women playing Cinderella and the fairy godmother had lovely voices. Come back Cardinals. As a senior citizen, I have discovered that the biggest challenge I face is ...
Son to Gavin Lee and Jillian Raye Flentge of Perryville, Missouri, Saint Francis Medical Center, 7:03 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. Name, Beau Charles. Weight, 7 pounds, 15 ounces. First child. Mrs. Flentge is the former Jillian Yankey, daughter of Todd and Chris Yankey of Chester, Illinois. She is employed ...


 

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