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Handcrafted: Ami Beck

Stephens College alumna creates line of luxury leather bags. By Tiffany Schmidt In the fall of 2012, Ami Beck fell down the post-college rabbit hole of “what next.” Ami had graduated from Northwest Missouri State with a degree in psychology and a dream of design. After spending countless nights fantasizing about her own products and […]

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A Girlfriend Getaway

By Grace Bommel, Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau Intern A girl’s weekend in Columbia can be a great way to unwind, relax, and bond with some of your favorite people. From shopping to crafts, you’re guaranteed to find a good time at these Columbia locations: Crafts: Confetti Craft Co. – New to Columbia, this establishment is […]

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Couple You Should Know: Larry and Paula Chapman

A 17-year age difference couldn’t keep Larry and Paula Chapman apart. Dr. Larry Chapman, who has been in practice with Boone Hospital for 51 years, and his wife, Paula, talk about their first date, traveling, and what they appreciate about each other. What brought you to Columbia? Larry: I came to Columbia in 1954 on […]

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Strong Woman: Scottie Rawlings

Dietitian and Mary Kay consultant empowers women to be true to themselves. photo by Anthony Jinson Scottie Rawlings, dietitian, Mary Kay consultant, and 10-year breast cancer survivor, shares what motivates her and what strength looks like in her life. WHAT GETS YOU OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING? Quiet time and reading “Jesus Calling,” a […]

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Wine, Women & Song to Support CMCA Head Start

By Elizabeth Quinn Grab your best gal pals (or guy friends) for the second annual Wine, Women & Song event at Joe Machens Toyota on Thursday, October 12. This fundraiser featuring cocktails, appetizers, and groups competing onstage will benefit Central Missouri Community Action’s Head Start Program. Groups from six local businesses (including yours truly at […]

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