Beth Bramstedt is a trained journalist who spent the last 25 years serving on the staff of a local non-profit. She is a world traveler, loyal friend, fan of country music, and mother of boys, who strives to see the world with the heart of a pastor and the eyes of a storyteller.

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Cream or Sugar?

A letter from the editor.  “A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are today.” I am blessed to have a handful of dear friends: friends who listen intently, emphasize willingly, and love me authentically. Friends who share their lives, their advice, and their […]

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Local Charity Chef Challenge

Serve it Up CoMo names six finalists for Top Chef. This past June, more than 20 local chefs and restaurants gathered to compete for one of six spots in Serve It Up CoMo’s 2017 Top Chef campaign. Serve It Up CoMo, a new organization that raises funds and awareness for six local nonprofits through Columbia’s […]

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Timeless Tradition

Delta Gamma’s new home weaves together old and new. photos by Aaron Ottis The Delta Gamma house has adorned 900 South Providence since the 1920s. With its beautiful curved facade and unique portico, it’s served as a historic reminder of Columbia’s past and the anchor of the sorority’s sisterhood. After a long and exciting road, […]

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Embracing the Gifts of Imperfection

Ditching unrealistic expectations for wholehearted living. Many of us live our lives by a powerful but exhausting word — should. I should do this. You should do that. Someone should do something about (fill in the blank). Should can be a powerful motivator, but it can also suck the life right out of us. Over […]

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Within Walking Distance

Dr. Andrea Evenski teams up with Kaitlynn Burnbridge to save her leg. photos by Keith Borgmeyer and Jim Robertson Kaitlynn Burbridge has a soft voice and beautiful smile. She lives in Ashland, loves soccer, and has three siblings. She is the second born, the oldest girl, and currently a senior at Southern Boone High School. […]

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