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A Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time

Looking for a fun way to warm up this winter? Head over to MFA Oil’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Chili Cookoff on Saturday, Feb. 28. It’s a fun fundraiser for the whole family. This year’s event marks the 10th anniversary of the cook-off, which…

We Are The World

Former Peace Corps workers Cy Kuckenbaker (left) and Jake Wilson. At the end of this month, a nationally recognized film festival will make its annual return to Columbia. No, it’s not time for True/False (that’s in March). The upcoming…

Finding Truth

 Have you ever watched a movie and been so affected by its characters that you wish you could reach through the screen and help them? One local charity, True Life Fund, does just this. Operating as a branch of Columbia’s annual True/False…

Happy New Year

For the past 18 years, Columbia residents have rung in the New Year with First Night Columbia as part of First Night USA — a national New Year’s community celebration organization. In an effort to be a more independent New Year’s Eve…

Shop ’Til You Drop

Columbians are invited to jump-start their holiday shopping at the 24th King’s Daughters Holiday Festival, Nov. 8–10, in the Holiday Inn Expo Center. Shoppers can find gifts for everyone on their list with vendors selling everything from…

Return Of Citizen Jane

Celebrating female filmmakers from all over the world, the Citizen Jane Film Festival has premiered films such as Lena Dunham’s “Tiny Furniture,” and Tia Lessin’s Academy Award-nominated film “Trouble the Water.” Citizen Jane has also…

The Hot Ticket

The True/False Film Fest may happen only in late winter, but there’s a midsummer event that promises the same excited and vibrant energy. The fourth annual Boone Dawdle takes place on Saturday, Aug. 17. More than 400 people will come…

Beam Me Up, CoMo

This summer, immerse yourself in the impassive impressiveness that is the universe … from your own backyard or by visiting a local observatory. Barring cloudy nights, the sky is always open and available to everyone for stargazing. To boost…

Kitchens In Bloom

PHOTOS BY L.G. PATTERSON Columbia has its fair share of fabulous homes, and for 10 years and a good cause, Boone County Council on Aging continues to feature four, fantastic local kitchens on a Sunday afternoon home tour. Kitchens…

Speaking Of Women’s Health

Did you know more women live in Missouri than men? According to the most recent U.S. Census, the Missouri population was 51 percent female in 2011. Roughly 80 percent of women control household buying decisions, and an even higher…

Chili For A Great Cause

DETAILS MFA Oil Rootin’ Tootin’ Chili Cook-off (presented by MBS Textbook Exchange) 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 Boone County Fairgrounds, 5212 N. Oakland Gravel Road Tickets: $10 in advance fromwww.rtchilicookoff.com; $12 at the…

The Guide To Doing Good

The 2012 United Way Loaned Executives are (from left to right): Sam Miller (State Farm Insurance), Charlene Aldrich (Shelter Insurance), Pam Forbes (Schneider Electric), Jennifer Bailey (Commerce Bank), Angie Gentry (Boone County…

Grit and Glitz

When the tour buses and camera crews of the television show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” rolled up in Joplin last month, an estimated 10,000 volunteers from across the country poured in to help. They worked day and night to build seven…

100 Homecomings

The University of Missouri is celebrating 100 years of Homecoming! With a tradition stretching back to 1911, Mizzou’s Homecoming is one of the oldest, biggest and most famous Homecoming events in the nation. A look back on Mizzou’s…