Passing of the gavel [Photo]

Outgoing Mayor Darwin Hindman shakes hands with new Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid after passing on the gavel in the City Council Chambers on Monday. McDavid won the municipal election on April 7.

New board member [Photo]

Superintendent Dr. Chris Belcher talks with Columbia Board of Education newcomer Jonathan Sessions in the District Administration Building on Monday evening. Sessions was sworn in minutes earlier to fill the seat that departing board member Karla DeSpain left vacant.

Tearful goodbye [Photo]

Columbia Board of education member Karla DeSpain cries as she is recognized for her nine years of service as a board member at the District Administration Building on Monday evening. After she left, DeSpain's seat on the board was filled by Jonathan Sessions.

Tyler Stone mug shot [Photo]

Tyler Stone

Miguel Paul mug shot [Photo]

Miguel Paul

CHART: Pollen got you down? [Graphic]

In Columbia, the large majority of pollen comes from trees. According to the Allergy and Asthma Consultants, high pollen counts are above 90 grains per cubic meter.

Homes for troops [Video]

VIDEO: More than 200 volunteers for Homes for Our Troops came to Columbia and built the structure of a new house within 48 hours. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Canine and his family plan to move into the new house by August.

Long-time friends celebrate the life of Clyde Wilson [Photo]

Don and Marie Scruggs attend a celebration of Clyde Wilson's life at the Missouri Theatre on Sunday. The Scruggs were long-time friends of Wilson.

Remembering Clyde Wilson [Photo]

Cokie, left, and Robin Blake look at photos and items of Clyde Wilson at a celebration of Wilson's life on Sunday at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. Wilson, an active resident and former mayor of Columbia, passed away last month.

Betty Wilson, Clyde's wife, after the memorial [Photo]

Betty Wilson, Clyde Wilson's wife, and Barbara Cornell greet each other after attending a celebration of Clyde Wilson's life at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts on Sunday.

MU gymnasts celebrate regional title [Photo]

Missouri gymnasts Sarah Shire, left, and Lauren Swankoski and their teammates smile and cheer after the announcement that the Tigers had won Saturday's South Central Regional at Hearnes Center.

Missouri's Danielle Guider at 2010 regional [Photo]

Missouri's Danielle Guider performs on the beam Saturday at the NCAA South Central Regional at Hearnes Center. Guider, competing in her last meet in front of a Missouri home crowd, earned a 9.8 on her beam routine.

VIDEO: How to build a kite [Video]

Mary Nguyen, graphics editor at the Missourian, demonstrates how to make a kite using everyday objects in preparation for kite-flying weather. Nguyen used newspaper, tape, string and wooden dowels to construct a fully functional kite.

Flying a kite [Photo]

May Lu watches her son Alex, 1, while she flies a kite at Saturday at Douglass Park. The kite flying event gave families in the community a free and fun way to spend time with their families outdoors.

Rock Bridge girls soccer player Kelsey Whittet vs. Lindbergh [Photo]

Rock Bridge senior Kelsey Whittet, left, sprints for the ball against Lindbergh's Ashely Karpel during Saturday's game at Rock Bridge High School.

Rock Bridge girls soccer player Carrie Levy vs. Lindbergh [Photo]

Rock Bridge junior Carrie Levy sprints to kick the ball after a close play at the net against Lindbergh at Rock Bridge High School on Saturday. Lindbergh won the game 1-0.

How to build a kite: Step 7 [Photo]

Lastly, take your newly constructed kite for a test flight.

How to build a kite: Step 6 [Photo]

After tying the string, affix a tail to the kite with tape. The tail length does not have to be precise, but for this demonstration, the tail was three-broadsheets long.

How to build a kite: Step 5 [Photo]

After cutting along the straight lines, poke two small holes through the newspaper along the spine, one halfway between the top of the kite and the intersection of the dowels and the other the same distance down from the intersection. Then run a piece of string through both holes and secure it to the spine using double knots. Tie a second small piece of string into a loop (the bridle) and secure it to the first piece of string. The bridle will connect to the spool of string that will guide the kite as it flies.

How to build a kite: Step 4 [Photo]

Next, cut along the marks to create the diamond shape of the kite.