Residents had to bundle up for this season's first outdoor Columbia Farmers' Market [Photo]

Kelsey Harnstrom selects a tomato on Saturday at the Columbia Farmers' Market. Cold temperatures didn't stop Harnstorm's from visiting the market for the first time.

Farmers' market moves back outdoors [Photo]

Radishes were one of the many vegetables sold at the Columbia Farmers' Market on Saturday. The day marked the reopening of the market's outdoor season.

Despite snow, farmers sell products outdoors at Columbia Farmers' Market [Photo]

Rhonda Borgmeyer bags her fresh tomatoes for a customer Saturday at the Columbia Farmers' Market. Borgmeyer still sold her products with a smile, despite near freezing temperatures. The market was indoors at Rock Bridge Christian Church for winter and opened outside for the first time since November on Saturday.

Missouri baseball player Jonah Schmidt vs. Oklahoma [Photo]

Missouri's Jonah Schmidt jogs home to score the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning of the Tigers' 2-1 win over Oklahoma on Friday in Columbia. Schmidt hit a triple and was brought home on a single by Eric Garcia.

Three generations of women exemplify Women's History Month [Photo]

Two-year-old Sally Chevalier, bottom left, points out her great-grandmother Dorothy Varian in a photo Tuesday while her grandmother Susy Hammond, left, and mother, Kelsey Hammond, right, watch.


Columbia has three sister cities in Asia; one each in China, South Korea and Japan.

Columbia Public Schools administration team boards bus [Photo]

After announcing awards to five Columbia Fund for Academic Excellence honorees, the administration team boards the school bus Friday leaving their last stop, Oakland Junior High School.

Brian Rehg receives Columbia Fund for Academic Excellence award [Photo]

Columbia School District Superintendent Chris Belcher shakes the hand of second-grade teacher and honoree Brian Rehg on Friday. Belcher received the Columbia Fund for Academic Excellence award along with five other Columbia teachers.

Flower covered in spring snow [Photo]

A spring snow that hit Columbia on Thursday evening into Friday morning left yellow daffodils in Peace Park covered in a white snow.

Snow appears in Columbia grass [Photo]

Grass in Peace Park is covered in a slushy snow after a small storm that hit Columbia Thursday night left the town with a light dusting on Friday morning.

Spring snow hits Columbia [Photo]

A holly plant stands out among snow-covered mulch Friday near Peace Park.

Shepard Elementary mom leads Walking School Bus [Video]

Tina DeClue, a mother of a student at Shepard Elementary, is leading her second year of the school's Walking School Bus program. DeClue makes service a major part of her life. She works for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri and said she is "heavily involved" with Shepard Elementary's PTA. She said she wants to show a good example for her son and teach him that service is the most important thing in life.

Hickman soccer player Erika Storvick sprints past Camdenton midfielders [Photo]

Hickman's Erika Storvick sprints past the Camdenton midfielders during Thursday's game in Columbia. Camdenton defeated Hickman 4-0.

Hickman soccer player Erika Storvick vs. Camdenton [Photo]

Hickman's Erika Storvick challenges a Camdenton play during Thursday night's game in Columbia.

Nursing station at the old center [Photo]

The old nursing station has been replaced by the new Missouri Psychiatric Center, which has been called one of the major improvements to the center.

Patient room at the old center [Photo]

A patient room at the old Missouri Psychiatric Center has been renovated to have alarm systems and swing for the bedroom doors.

MU Health Care employees tour the new psychiatric center [Photo]

MU Health Care employees tour the new Missouri Psychiatric Center on Thursday. The new nursing station is three times as large as the old station.

The new patient rooms revealed [Photo]

Missy Jost shows off the new patient rooms Thursday at the Missouri Psychiatric Center. The center's medical director John Lauriello said the center is about five-eighths done. "I know we're more than halfway done, but we're not quite three-fourths of the way done," Lauriello said. The center will be completed by November.

Residents create unique doghouses for contest [Video]

Architects, students and community members use a little elbow grease to build unique and "green" doghouses. The American Institute of Architects is hosting its first Barkitecture event in which these one-of-a-kind doghouses will be auctioned off to benefit the Central Missouri Humane Society.

Students build a doghouse for Barkitecture event [Photo]

Rashad Abdul-Majid and Jessica McBride saw pieces of plywood to cover the frame of the doghouse they are building for the Barkitechture contest. They were working Wednesday at their professor's home on High Street. The doghouses in the contest will be displayed on the Boone County Courthouse lawn from April 4 to 10.