Shape Note / Sacred Harp singers from many states and from Canada will once again gather in Warren County for the Annual Missouri State Sacred Harp Singing Convention. This year’s event will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11, at St. John’s United Church of Christ on Highway 94 in Pinc…
Sitting at the funeral home after her firstborn son, Cain, died at age 19 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Lisa Weddle found comfort in one thing: The words of another grieving mother whose presence felt like she was saying, “I’m here. I understand what you are going through.”
World Day of Prayer will be observed in worship Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Washington, 4832 South Point Road, Washington.
So what do you hate spending money on? This is something my husband and I talked about recently. For Spark it’s not so much what he hesitates to buy, but money spent on increases for telephone services and the like; these charges can be slight, but his reaction isn’t.
A bad dream awoke Nancy Campbell, Labadie, from her sleep several years ago and immediately sent her searching for paper and pen to capture the thoughts in her head.
Dale and Barb Aholt, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Lynn Aholt, Washington, to Joshua David Riegel, Washington, son of David Riegel and Connie Small, both of Marthasville.
It was a bleak Friday evening, a cold front arriving when I got to the Washington City Park Auditorium. Quite honestly, I’d wanted to snuggle in at home, veg in front of a movie, not drive across town to go to the Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance sponsored by the Parks Department. But I thoug…
February is National Bird Feeding Month . . . Now that we are in the throes of winter, and the coldest month of the year is upon us, it is a good time to assess how the birds are doing. This time of year, is especially difficult for them. If given a little assistance, their chances of surviv…
T-shirts handed out at the Union Kiwanis Club’s annual Memorial Day Day 5K Run/Walk for the last four years have had a single message — “I Saved 11 Lives.”
Three nights a week, spirited voices swell the sanctuary of a church off Highway 100, up a curving hill on South Point Road. That’s where the Presbyterian Church of Washington is located and where longtime East Central College Theater Director John Anglin is applying his expertise as a pluck…
The sight of half a dozen white doves bursting forth from their container at the start of last year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Washington brought tears to Barb Hellmann’s eyes — and the eyes of everyone present, she imagines.
A serialized story, “Kali: A Polar Bear’s Tale,” that began in the Jan. 20-21 weekend issue of The Missourian, tells the story of how an orphaned polar bear cub in Alaska came to the Saint Louis Zoo.
It was nerve-wracking having friends over for the first meal in our Instant Pot, a cast-off gift meant for Mom. The gizmo comes with a story, as does our new Swiss pressure cooker, a Kuhn Rikon we got at a kitchen shop in St. Louis.
World War II Army veteran and Bronze Star recipient Dean Corsa started building the room-sized train layout that would become his life’s hobby in 1946 in Alton, Ill., with an HO engine that he and his new wife, Lee, purchased in Vienna, Austria, before coming to the United States to start th…
When a vacation is over, I look in the rearview mirror, replaying what we did while we were away, and feeling a bit nostalgic. Spark is just the opposite. On Saturday, when we left Florida after being on Hutchinson Island for two weeks at my parents’ condo, he said when it’s time to go home,…
The bitter cold temperatures felt here earlier this month had at least one winter-loving creature feeling right at home — Kali (pronounced Cully), the Saint Louis Zoo’s resident polar bear.
Napoleon Bonaparte once said that an army marches on its stomach. The same is true for tourists. Food is often a main focus for travelers, and culinary tours have become one of the most popular things to do.
This month’s American Culture Topics book discussion at Neighborhood Reads Bookstore, 401 Lafayette St., in Downtown Washington, will be on the book “Kennedy and King: the President, the Pastor, and the Battle Over Civil Rights,” by Steven Levingston.
The minute Chris Homyk, Washington, read a Facebook post by Erin Gaebe about a homeless man she had helped in Milwaukee in early November, he knew what he wanted to do.
A Paint, Sip and Support event to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be held Thursday, Jan. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bank of Washington’s downtown location, 200 W. Main St.
It seems we’ve been having a real winter, at least until this week when warmer temps are expected. Knowing Missouri as we do, another arctic blast is sure to have us shivering and dashing indoors, icy fingers attacking any inch of exposed flesh.
Looking around the room full of their second cousins in Valpergo, Italy, in 2014, sisters Dee Pollinger, Washington, and Jean Woll, Union, could see some family resemblances, striking resemblances in at least two cases.
Girl Scout Cookie season begins Saturday, Jan. 6, and this year marks the fifth anniversary of the organization’s “Troop to Troop” program, which is a partnership with the USO of Missouri.
Thousands will bundle up and head outside to see and learn about the majestic bald eagle during the Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days festivities this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6 and 7.
As I get older, I don’t make rigid resolutions, writing them down in a journal, but I do look back on the old year and all that’s happened, holding out hope for a fresh start, and the promise a new year holds.
On Jan. 1, the annual First Day Hikes event will take place at 36 state parks and historic sites across Missouri. Participants can choose from more than 40 free, guided hikes that range in difficulty from easy to moderate, cover distances up to 4 miles and use a variety of trails in every re…
If you discovered one of these snowmen crafted from a couple of grapevine wreaths on your doorstep, a park bench or somewhere around Washington with a sign that said “Take Me Home,” you were the recipient of a bit of Christmas spirit that a group of friends hope they can keep going all year long.
This is the story of a baby born to a high school junior, a 17-year-old, who makes the ultimate sacrifice and gives the infant up for adoption. That’s what a new friend of ours did years ago. Her name is Jan and she lives in rural Augusta with her husband Tom.
High school seniors have an opportunity to step into the spotlight, showcase their talents, and possibly be rewarded in a huge way by Central Methodist University.
I recently scored a travel trifecta — a perfect line-up of three of my favorite things: Switzerland, Christmas markets and train travel. The result was a holiday trip to remember — and one you can replicate on your own.
Christmas Day is fast approaching, but if you are looking for a holiday perfect photo op, there is none better than the Missouri Botanical Garden’s fifth annual Garden Glow.
Fans of Harry Potter, the boy wizard at the heart of J.K. Rowling’s book series, are familiar with the name Nicolas Flamel. He created the famous “sorceror’s stone” (featured in the first book), which was said to provide immortality to whomever owned it — so, naturally, the evil wizard Lord …
Students in Patti Nantz’s third- and fourth-grade combined classroom at Crosspoint Christian School in Villa Ridge were laughing and smiling as they pulled on scrubs to prepare for a morning assignment — an information text surgery.
Some might call the lower area that runs the length of our ranch-style house a basement or storage area. But to us, it’s the “back room,” the scourge of our existence — a place we shoved everything into when we built our house 28 years ago.
Lots of elves sit on shelves, but at The Missourian Santa’s select troupe has been burning the midnight oil so they could share their top picks from 2017 with area readers.
Standing in the gallery of Sam Stang’s Augusta Glass Studio with sunlight pouring in through the plate glass window feels a little bit like you’re standing inside a rainbow — the brightly colored bowls, platters, pitchers, wine glasses, ornaments and other pieces all around you.
Several of the people who write book reviews for The Missourian’s MO Books blog will give a presentation on their favorite new books Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Reads bookstore, 401 Lafayette St., Washington.
In our family, I’m the pie baker — as such I know each of our family’s favorites. Baking an apple crumb pie, chocolate with whipped cream, cherry and pumpkin at Thanksgiving fills the bill for everyone, except our daughter, Jennifer. For years she’s groused about me not making lemon pie —so …
Washington High School will hold a Make-A-Swish night Tuesday, Jan. 16, to benefit a Washington boy being granted a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.