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Mill Creek Elementary's graduation [Photo]

Stacy Cooper, right, grasps her flowers as she leaves Mill Creek Elementary's graduation reception on June 4 at Woodcrest Chapel on W. Nifong Road. Cooper teaches a class of 25 students who all graduated. The fifth graders gave their teachers roses as a gift of appreciation.

Fifth grade graduation [Photo]

Andrew Stanowski crosses the stage at Woodcrest Chapel during Mill Creek Elementary's fifth grade graduation on June 4. Teachers handed students a folder full of their certificates and accomplishments during their time at the school.

SLIDESHOW: What Columbia students learned this year [Slideshow]

Students share in their own words what they learned this year on June 4, the last day of school for Columbia public schools.

Playing at the Sprayground [Photo]

Bethany Rigdon, 4, and Jack Taylor, 4, circle around the Flat Branch Park Sprayground on June 4.

Fountain Spray [Photo]

Adeline Rigdon, 17 months, leans forward in her mother's grasp to come into contact with the fountain spray at the Flat Branch Park Sprayground on June 4. Adeline's mother, Sarah, commented at how pleased she was that Columbia offered activities such as the Sprayground for kids. Rigdon moved to Columbia last summer from Lawrence, Kansas, which she considered less family friendly.

Flat Branch Park water spout [Photo]

Jack Taylor, 4, covers his hands over a little water spout at the Flat Branch Park Sprayground on June 4. The Sprayground is open May 1 to Sept. 30.

Flat Branch Park Sprayground [Photo]

Hope Taylor, 8, and Mason Justice Davis, 3, play at the Flat Branch Park Sprayground on June 4. Justice Davis was running around tweeting, and later explained that, "yes" he was a bird.

Missouri softball prepares for game 2 at College World Series [Photo]

The dugout floor is strewn with athletic gear as the Missouri women's softball team took to the practice field Friday.

Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine watches practice [Photo]

Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine watches practice from the edge of the outfield.

Missouri softball's Lindsey Muller cools down on the bus [Photo]

After a tough practice in 96-degree heat, pitcher and first baseman Lindsey Muller retreats to the shade of the bus to cool off Friday.

Missouri softball's Abby Bock takes batting practice [Photo]

Infielder Abby Bock zeros in on a speeding softball during batting practice on Friday.

MU softball player Gina Schneider meets the press [Photo]

Missouri's Gina Schneider meets the press after practice on Friday.

Scott Swafford [Photo]

Scott Swafford is the senior city editor for the Missourian and an associate professor for the Missouri School of Journalism.

Big Ten documents Sunshine request [Document]

Click here to download a PDF of the e-mails the Missourian asked for in a Sunshine request. The Missourian requested all e-mails from top Mu officials from Dec. 1 to the present that mention the Big Ten in any way.

Arson dogs, handlers travel to Boone County for recertification [Video]

The three-day recertification event is sponsored by State Farm Insurance. Handlers and their dogs must recertify every year.

Dozing at the World Series of Softball [Photo]

Natalia Hernandez dozes beneath a beach umbrella with her friends after a day spent at the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla. "We don't really support a specific team," said fellow napper Lizzy Cervantes. "We're here to watch everybody play," she said.

Relaxing at the World Series of Softball [Photo]

Sarah Froese, left, and Cindy Samuels relax in style after a day at the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla. Their tailgate setup includes a flatscreen TV, so the softball watching doesn't have to end when they leave the stadium.

Cannabis Caravan [Photo]

Chuck Campbell with Montana Buds talks with a new card holder about the services he offers. Roving cannabis caravans appear to be unique to Montana, although mobile marijuana operations have arisen elsewhere.

Assortment of handmade quilts to be sold at auction [Photo]

Lola Brooks has been making quilts nearly her entire life. She hand-pieced and hand-sewed each quilt and was always looking for new designs. Lola's quilts are to be auctioned off along with the rest of her antiques.

Brooks antiques housed in log cabin on West Boulevard [Photo]

Lola Brooks and her husband, Woody, bought their cabin after seeing an ad for it in the March 9, 1969 edition of the Columbia Daily Tribune. They moved the cabin log by log from Ashland to its current location on West Boulevard.
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