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April 26, 2017

Mizzou ’39

Congratulations to the newest class of Mizzou ’39 — the top 39 seniors at The University of Missouri — who were honored (along with their families and mentors) at a celebration on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Thanks to the Alumni Association…

Romantic Resort Wedding Planned

Whitney Reys, of Columbia, and Bradley Hedlund, of Indianapolis, will be married on June 30, 2017, at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas. Whitney graduated from Rock Bridge High School in 2005 and did her undergraduate studies at Purdue…

Branson Bound

Ciera Dawson, of Nixa, and Marty Shaw, of Columbia, will be wed on Oct. 7, 2017, in Branson. Ciera graduated from Nixa High School in 2004, and then received her degree in Dental Hygiene and Health Science from Missouri Southern State…

Faithfully Yours

photos by Catherine Rhodes Photography Rachel Drennan and Wes Cunningham were married September 3, 2016, at the Firestone Baar Chapel, followed by a reception at Kimball Ballroom on Stephen’s College campus. The wedding drew on family…

Watched From Heaven

photos by Love Tree Studios Rachel Brocksmith and Benjamin Brammeier married July 3, 2016, at Columbia’s First Baptist Church, followed by a reception at The Roof in the Broadway Hotel. Rachel and Ben celebrated a joyous occasion. Even…

Spring Beers to Savor

Freedom! There’s no special theme to this month’s column, just some wonderful brews available this spring that I think the Columbia beer drinking community should keep an eye on. Here’s a quick and interesting concoction that is one of my…

Two “Everything” Wines

Firing up the grill at our house means there is a holiday to celebrate with friends and family — and more food and drinks than should be consumed. On the kitchen counter, both red and white wines would be open, on the porch would be coolers…

Blood Orange Margarita

Warm weather is here and there is no better way to enjoy it than with a delicious margarita. Make this Cinco de Mayo a little more memorable by serving this margarita, which is as delicious as it is fun and festive in color! 2…

CoMo’s Monument to Pets

Queenie was pissed. She’d just overheard that the American Dog Museum is leaving Missouri, moving from St. Louis back to Manhattan. It was a blow to Queenie’s psyche. That’s what I believe she thinks. But who knows? We’d just given her a…

“The Call of Chaos”

Columbia is filled with many residents who have an idea for a book. What makes Columbia unique is the percentage of people who invest in their idea all the way through to publication. Sean Frazier is a new addition to that ever-growing…

“The Zenith Escape”

Imagination and excitement. The playwrights of the Jackie White Memorial Play Writing Contest look to capture both of these in the hearts of young audiences. At Columbia Entertainment Company (CEC), the contest is a staple of the theatrical…

Goose Dog Diaries

photos by L.G. Patterson Dulce I’m a working dog, born and bred. My mom was a border collie who fell on hard times. A kind woman adopted her and a month later was rewarded with ten pups, including me. My dad? Well, he was never in the…

Farewell Chuck Berry

Part One: Chuck Berry was, in so many ways, the iconic Missourian. He told tall tales and reveled in language, especially the poetry of vernacular. His seeming close-mouthed cussedness in later years was an attitude that kept many a…

A High-Flying Salute

Every year, thousands of people from Columbia and the surrounding area head to Columbia Regional Airport for the free two-day air show over Memorial Day weekend, a key component in a six-day celebration that includes a wreath-laying…