February 2018

On Hulen Lake

From the street, Mark and Lotta Timberlake’s home has the feel of the other homes on Hulen Lake. Built in the ‘60s, it’s a walkout ranch with five bedrooms and three baths — bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. They scored it 12 years ago when the previous owner let slip […]

Something With Art To It

Joe Marshall talks about his craft the way others talk about a lover: filled with an intensity and passion so rich that only a person familiar with the intimate details could recount. Before his handcrafted tables and other hallmark wooden creations appeared in the likes of West Elm, an internationally known modern furniture and home […]

Finding Beetle Bailey

Inside the University of Missouri Student Center, the walls of Mort’s in The Shack restaurant are covered in carvings. Generations of MU students and graduates have left their mark on the wood panels. The dining establishment, which opened in 2011, is inspired by The Shack, a popular campus hangout that operated on and off between […]

On the Spot

Live theater is exhilarating. From the dramatic story lines to the intensity of the emotions displayed, there’s something to be said about the excitement of watching people perform. Adding to the thrill is the idea that anything could happen at any time, and the actors onstage will have to react and adapt to keep the […]

Frozen Assets

Talk about cold hard cash! On Saturday, March 3, at noon, scores of intrepid souls will take part in the Columbia Polar Plunge in support of Missouri Special Olympics. The plunge is the organization’s signature event, and there are 14 happening in the state. Funds raised at the Columbia plunge will benefit athletes in the […]

The Sunshine Vitamin

The festive season may have come to an end, but winter is just getting started and plans to stick around for a few months. Many use January to atone for two months of indulgent holiday eating and refocus on health goals. One in three Americans will make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, but […]

Faces Behind The Places

– PROMOTIONAL CONTENT – Dr. Richard Mellitt has been a vascular surgeon with the Missouri Heart Center for 18 years. As its names suggests, the practice specializes in cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery. He feels the center has one of the best heart surgery programs in the Midwest. Mellitt was inspired to enter the medical […]

Faces Behind The Places

– PROMOTIONAL CONTENT – Amy Briscoe discovered her passion for helping customers find proper fitting shoes at a young age. When Briscoe went on shopping trips with her mother, she didn’t follow her siblings to the toy department Instead her mom would find her exploring the shoe section – a sign of things to come. […]

A Wild Ride

    The bass line hits, the high hat snaps and the speakers rattle. A high-pitched, airy voice cuts through, grabs the ear and never lets go. “Ooh I’m a rebel just for kicks now.” Portugal. The Man may have just hit the pinnacle of their career with the smash “Feel It Still,” but if […]

Faces Behind The Places

– PROMOTIONAL CONTENT – For Tim Rich, serving others is a way of life. Born into The Salvation Army as a home church, Rich was a third-generation member of the organization and spent many holiday seasons working the Red Kettles with his family. In 1984, Rich’s work with The Salvation Army brought him to Columbia […]

Salute to Local Veterans February

Hickman High School graduate Star Cathcart served eight years in the Marine Corps as an FA-18 aviation electronics technician. While in the service, Cathcart was stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, California, outside of San Diego and also deployed on the aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz from December 2007 to May 2008. Through […]