Category: Features

Chilhowee Fine Arts show awards announced

(CHILHOWEE, Mo.) — Award winners were recently announced following the annual Chilhowee Fall Fair Fine Arts competition Aug. 31-Sept. 1. The show was dedicated to the memory of Elly Holloway and was under the direction of chairpersons Leah Daugherty, Debbie Wilson and Laurie Daugherty. Professional Art: Best of Show, Rebecca Limback, “Fall Weeds.” Merit Awards: … Read more »

Actor Crowe gets lift after getting lost kayaking

By COLLEEN LONG — NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe lost his way kayaking in the waters off New York’s Long Island and was picked up by a U.S. Coast Guard boat and ferried to a harbor, officials said Sunday. The 48-year-old actor was kayaking with a friend and launched from Cold Spring… Read more »

Museum exhibit features history of athletics

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Visitors to the Arthur F. McClure Archives and University Museum can catch a glimpse of athletic history at the university with a new exhibit titled, The Legacy of UCM Athletics. Taken from collections of the archives and museum, the exhibit will be on display through UCM’s homecoming celebration, planned for Oct. 15…. Read more »

Bass Pro Tracker Marine expanding in Lebanon

LEBANON, Mo. (AP) — A company that manufactures boats and pontoons is expanding and adding jobs at two facilities in Lebanon. Bass Pro Tracker Marine announced Wednesday that it will invest $15 million to expand the facilities and add 76 new jobs in the next five years. The two plants in Lebanon employ more than… Read more »

Cafe Blackadder goes solar

By MICHAEL FREEMAN (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Sandy Irle, owner of the Café Blackadder building downtown, did not wait to take advantage of the three new city ordinances that allow the use of alternative energy systems in Warrensburg. She purchased four 240-watt solar panels from Mike Shaw of CMO Solar, and the power-generating panels are… Read more »

American writers highlight new season

(Warrensburg, Mo.) – American playwrights are the focus of the 2012-2013 production season at the UCM Department of Theatre and Dance. The season’s theme is “Vibrant American Voices” and features a musical, a comedy, a thriller and a classic – all written by American playwrights. The schedule also features an Americana-inspired dance concert. Season tickets are $50… Read more »

Gala to open London’s Paralympics

LONDON (AP) — Who better to help welcome the Paralympics than a scientist who has shown the world that physical limitations do not limit human potential? “Enlightenment” is the theme, physicist Stephen Hawking the guide and Olympic Stadium the venue Wednesday night as London welcomes 4,200 athletes from 166 nations and territories to the 2012… Read more »

Annual festival announces eight feature films

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) -– Eight feature films will lead a program of international works that will be presented at the Show Me Justice Film Festival, planned for Oct. 17-20 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri. “A team of area residents, and university faculty and staff have combed through hundreds of films that were… Read more »

Pine Street work affects businesses, residents

As the summer comes to a close, it marks the beginning of school for many young residents. For the business owners and residents of Pine Street, it marks the countdown for the end of months of construction. Pine Street has been a work zone since UCM students left for summer break in the beginning of… Read more »