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2014

Kim Anderson At Home

On the Home Court: Coach Kim & Melissa Anderson While Coach Kim Anderson’s basketball career has brought many challenges to family life, the Andersons have maintained a strong sense of togetherness. Their commitment is a story worth…

Pets Vs. Children

Why is living with pets better than living with children? Veterinarian and father of three grown children Dr. John Williams gives 25 reasons why, starting with the fact that old newspapers are cheaper than Pampers.

CoMo Cheap Eats

Whether we eat to live or live to eat, a good dining deal is reason to get excited. And the dozens of dining deals you’ll find in Columbia means the excitement can last for many meals to come. Our collection of CoMo cheap eats starts out…

Magical Memories

PHOTO: CHRIS FLETCHER Celebrating its 20th anniversary this holiday season, the Magic Tree has become one of Columbia’s beloved holiday traditions. The tree’s astonishing color and light would be attraction enough to draw an artist’s eye,…

See You In The Funny Pages

Most people think Mizzou’s relationship with comics begins and ends with Mort Walker’s Beetle Bailey strip. Walker attended the University of Missouri after serving in the armed forces and developed the Beetle Bailey character originally…

Chili Weather

Mmm, chili. Nothing warms you up on a cold day better than a hearty helping of the spicy concoction. It’s a fall and winter favorite and a popular dish at more than a few tailgates during football season. It inspires festivals like the…

A Winter’s Tail

L.G. PATTERSON It seems like every culture has its own twist on oxtails. An oxtail is not necessarily only from an ox; it is the common name given to the tail segment of a cow, ox or steer. Any culture that eats beef has numerous…

Coach Kim Anderson

L.G. PATTERSON Kim Anderson has been dreaming of this homecoming for 30 years. Although the path of the University of Missouri’s new head basketball coach, wasn’t exactly a straight shot to his dream job, Anderson finally has his chance.…

Squash Any Doubt

L.G. PATTERSON Winter squash doesn’t actually grow in the winter; it becomes ripe in late summer and early fall. Once ripe, the skin has thickened and the squash is ready to store for the long winter. There are many varieties of winter…

Keep On Truckin’

A golden brown crust protects the light and soft interior of an Ozark Mountain Biscuit Co. biscuit. Between its two halves can sit anything from Patchwork Farms ham, smoked cheddar cheese and house-made pepper jelly to fried chicken with a…

A World Of Difference

World Changers: Jimi & Cristi Cook Jimi and Cristi Cook build hope through building schools in impoverished communities around the world. See how gratitude inspires them to “Be The Change,” and meet some of the people whose lives are…