Bekah Mills back for Mizzou [Photo]

Missouri guard Bekah Mills is back on the court after missing last season with a right-knee injury. Two of Mills' three seasons at Missouri have been spent on the sidelines because of ACL injuries.

New MU Veterans Center [Photo]

The new MU Veterans Center in Memorial Union was designed to help veterans transition from military duty to campus life. Framed uniforms and photographs taken by veterans decorate the walls of the center.

Pat Shay ID card [Photo]

Identification card for World War II veteran Pat Shay

Three Musketeers [Photo]

Pat Shay (center) stands with friends during his time serving in the Marine Corps during World War II. The three men called themselves the three musketeers.

Marine Corps veteran Pat Shay [Photo]

Pat Shay is a Marine Corps veteran who served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of World War II. Shay's story has been recorded as part of the Veterans History Project for the Library of Congress.

Veterans Day pins [Photo]

A pile of pins sits in the new MU Veterans Center in Memorial Union on Wednesday.

MAP: New location for MU Veterans Center [Graphic]

In June, the MU Veterans Center moved from Lafferre Hall to Memorial Union. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the center will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Union.

Flat Branch Pub has ties to USS Columbia [Photo]

USS Columbia memorabilia is displayed at Flat Branch Pub & Brewery. When the USS Columbia SSN 771 was built in the early 90s, the original commanders loved the recently opened Flat Branch Pub & Brewery so much that they wanted to call their cruise mess the "Flat Branch Cafe." The restaurant's logo is also featured on the submarine.

USS Columbia captain visits town for MU veterans week [Photo]

The captain of the USS Columbia, Commander Dennis Klein, talks with Lance Wood, the general manager of Flat Branch Pub & Brewing on Wednesday. As a part of MU veterans week, Commander Klein and two of his crew members came to Columbia to teach the Naval ROTC, see the MU Veterans Memorial and tour the College of Engineering.

Citizen collects plastic to take to Millersburg [Photo]

Sandy Gummersheimer and 15 others in her neighborhood save and collect their plastic bottles and drive them to Ryan Enterprise in Millersburg, which accepts a wider range of recycled plastics than Columbia.

Tricks of the trade [Photo]

Yo-yo professional Hank Freeman, 25, left, demonstrates a trick he invented to William Eiffert, 11, Max Wolff, 4, and Spencer Klein, 6, in downtown Columbia on Tuesday.

Yo-yoers display tricks at Cool Stuff [Slideshow]

Cool Stuff in downtown Columbia hosted the Duncan Heritage Tour on Tuesday night. Four members of the Duncan Worldwide Crew showcased their yo-yo skills and spoke to the crowd about Duncan and the yo-yo’s history in America.

Wreck on McBaine Avenue [Photo]

Residents of McBaine Avenue gather Tuesday after a three-car accident blocked the street and part of the intersection with Worley Street.

Duncan Heritage Tour brings world-class yo-yoers to Cool Stuff [Video]

Cool Stuff in downtown Columbia hosted the Duncan Heritage Tour on Tuesday night. Four members of the Duncan Worldwide Crew showcased their yo-yo skills and spoke to the crowd about Duncan and the yo-yo’s history in America.

John Ashcroft speaks about fall of Berlin Wall [Photo]

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft delivers a special message in front of the eight segments of the Berlin Wall that make up the "Breakthrough" sculpture on Latshaw Plaza at Westminster College in Fulton on Tuesday. A small crowd turned out to see Ashcroft speak during the 20th anniversary celebration of the dedication of the sculpture made by Edwina Sandys in memory of her grandfather, Winston Churchill.

P.E.T. seeks to mobilize the immobile [Slideshow]

P.E.T. (Personal Energy Transport) has a mission: mobilize the immobile. Local volunteers make it happen.

GRAPH: Independent groups funded campaign attack ads [Graphic]

During the U.S. Senate race this year, groups not directly associated with candidates spent most of their money — roughly 80 percent of all funds — on negative advertising, according to finance reports.

Rock Bridge soccer player Ryan Taylor [Photo]

Rock Bridge coach Kyle Austin says senior Ryan Taylor has the ability to lead people. "People are naturally drawn to him, he is very charismatic and when he talks people listen,” Austin said.

Former K-State volleyball player Helen Buchanan [Photo]

Helen Buchanan, the mother of MU volleyball player Paige Buchanan, knocks down a spike for Kansas State. Buchanan (then Helen Bundy) played for the Wildcats from 1983 to 1986.

Aerial view of Battle High School construction site [Photo]

The footprint for the new Muriel Williams Battle High School takes shape along St. Charles Road in this aerial image taken Oct. 23. Battle, along with her husband, Eliot, served Columbia's community for many years and were two individuals instrumental in the integration of Columbia's schools.