• President R. Alton Lacey shares some insight into his perspective on MBU’s past 50 years, his hope for the next 50 years ... and his favorite coffee at the Perk.
  • “Another day another destiny, I dreamed that love would never die, there is a life about to start when tomorrow comes,” “Les Miserables.” Debuting Thursday, Nov. 20, and running through the weekend in the Chapel, it is the largest production in the history of Missouri Baptist University.
  • As the weather outside turned chilly, the Perk was warmed by a stunning performance.
  • Army Veteran. Professional Photographer. Competitive Archer. Bus Driver. Servant.

Top Stories

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    War Never Ends Quietly

    The latest film from writer and director David Ayer (“End of Watch”), “Fury” tells of a platoon of tanks in 1945, World War II ravaged Germany.

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    Wild Bill

    Army Veteran. Professional Photographer. Competitive Archer. Bus Driver. Servant.

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    Not The Typical Christmas Day

    When you think of Christmas, what do you think of? Trees, lights, dinners, presents, mistletoe, hot chocolate, egg nog, holiday music? How about parking cars at a ski resort. Well, that was my day back in 2012, and you know what? It worked out OK.




Timeline Top 5

Our staff picks the best of whatever, not the best of all time, just the best of right now.
Maplewood Funky Food
1. Boogaloo
Swings hang from the ceiling. Cuban/Creole/Caribbean cuisine. Looks and acts like a bar, but the food is outstanding. Whatever the special is, order that.
2. Maya Café
Pan-Latin food means yummy dishes from Costa Rica. They make their salsa every day. Live music. Sidewalk seating is perfect for people watching in this quirky neighborhood.
3. Tiffany’s Original Diner
Open 24 hours. Cheap and tasty. Red vinyl top stools and a long counter, that’s it, no tables. So old school there is no website (gotta love that), so enter this address into MapQuest: 7402 Manchester Road.
4. Acere
Pronounced AH’-chair-oh, it means “Maple” in Italian. Fitting. Food is artistic and simplistic at the same time, but not inexpensive. Try the egg ravioli.
5. Crow’s Nest
Metal Brunch? Really? Sunday brunch with heavy metal? Yep. Dishes like Truffle Frites, house-made lemon coriander hummus, veggie chili in a pretzel bowl, meatloaf sliders. Rock on freaks.
Also Try: Home Wine Kitchen (upscale American comfort food), Las Palmas (no website, it’s at 7356 Manchester Road), and Pantera’s Pizza (delicious dive, home of “The Hunk”).