Faces Behind The Places

Veronica Herzing was discovered by her profession. Before she joined her husband at Fortified Roofing and Siding, Herzing worked for the state for 20 years. Herzing knew her experience and skills would be an asset to her husband as they…

Faces Behind The Places

Justin Riley is a legacy at Dryer’s Shoe Store. His grandfather and Dryer’s founder, Newton Riley, taught him from an early age how to be a sucessful businessman and treat customers with gratitude and respect. Learning the family business…

Faces Behind The Places

Lisa Byrd has worked as a nurse and a family nurse practitioner in cardiovascular surgery for Missouri Heart Center for the past 19 years. Throughout that time, she has assisted Dr. Richard Mellitt with cardiac and thoracic surgeries while…

Faces Behind The Places

Kenda Bond never intended to have a career in the automotive industry. Twenty years ago, Bond met fate when she started with All Star Automotive, and instantly hit it off with the owner, Bob Buchheit, and her coworkers who made…

Faces Behind The Places

Veterans United Home Loans has a huge heart for veterans in our community. So much, in fact, that two employees, Joan Govero and James Chapman, have led the way in their commitment and passion for making a difference through Welcome Home.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…