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Jake Loft walks along West Ash Street [Photo]

First Ward City Council candidate Jake Loft spends part of his Sunday walking the streets of the First Ward, such as West Ash Street. Loft is one of nine candidates vying for the First Ward seat on the Columbia City Council. The position was vacated after former Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick resigned.

PHOTO GALLERY: Jake Loft hopes for career in politics [Gallery]

Jake Loft, a senior at MU, campaigns along West Ash Street on Sunday. Loft is one of nine candidates running for a First Ward city council seat that was vacated when former Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick resigned from her position in January. Loft said he wants to build trust with the residents of the First Ward and be a voice for people who have felt under-represented or misrepresented by previous councils.

A flag advertises Jacs Mexican-American restaurant [Photo]

A flag advertises Jacs Mexican-American Restaurant in Paris, Missouri, on March 9. The restaurant is located along Highway 15 in the heart of Paris.

George Hodgman lets out his dog [Photo]

George Hodgman lets out his dog, Raj, in his mother's Paris, Missouri, home's front yard on Feb. 28. Hodgman is back in his hometown to care for his ailing mother.

George Hodgman sits with his dog [Photo]

George Hodgman sits with his dog, Raj, at his mother's Paris, Missouri, home on Feb. 28. Hodgman, who moved to Paris from New York City to take care of his ailing mother, got the dog to keep him company in the small town.

George Hodman's mother's living room is rilled with ornamental items [Photo]

The living room of George Hodgman's mother's home in Paris, Missouri, is pictured on Feb. 28. The home is filled with ornamental items and decorations his mother collected.

A bedroom closet contains old outfits [Photo]

A bedroom closet of George Hodgman's mother's home in Paris, Missouri, contains some of her old clothes on Feb. 28. The home is filled with memories of family and community.

George Hodgman narrates an excerpt from his memoir [Photo]

George Hodgman reads an excerpt from his memoir, "Bettyville," in his mother's Paris, Missouri, home on Feb. 28.

A sign welcomes drivers to Paris, Missouri [Photo]

A sign along northbound Highway 15 welcomes drivers to Paris, Missouri, on March 9. The town, about an hour's drive north of Columbia, is home to about 1,220 people, according to the 2010 U.S. Census.

PHOTO GALLERY: George Hodgman returns to Missouri to care for his mother [Gallery]

George Hodgman, an editor and author, moved from New York City to Paris, Missouri, to care for his elderly mother. He wrote a memoir, "Bettyville," about his experiences.

Sal Nuccio is running for City Council [Photo]

Sal Nuccio talks with patrons at his bar, Eastside Tavern, on Wednesday. Nuccio is a candidate for Columbia City Council. Nuccio said most people in the First Ward care about one or more of a key set of issues: marijuana reform, police presence, downtown development and infrastructure.

Sal Nuccio seeks Columbia City Council seat [Photo]

Sal Nuccio works on his computer at a table in his downtown bar, Eastside Tavern. Nuccio, who ran for mayor in 2010, is one of nine candidates for Columbia City Council. Nuccio said he thinks that with such a crowded field of candidates, the winner of the election will emerge with no more than 200 votes.

Wisconsin coach talks to players during practice [Photo]

Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan, left, gestures to guard T.J. Schlundt during practice Wednesday in Los Angeles. Wisconsin is scheduled to play North Carolina on Thursday.

Arizona, Xavier coaches talk during practice [Photo]

Arizona head coach Sean Miller, left, talks with Xavier head coach Chris Mack between practices at the NCAA tournament on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Arizona plays Xavier in a regional semifinal on Thursday.

DeAndre Joshua self portrait [Photo]

This photo provided by the Joshua family shows a self-portrait of DeAndre Joshua. Joshua, 20, was killed in the hours after the Nov. 24 announcement that a white police officer would not be indicted in the killing of Michael Brown. As of March 2015, his killer remains at large.

Maria Joshua, mother of DeAndre Joshua, poses for a photo at her home [Photo]

In this Feb. 9 photo, Maria Joshua, mother of DeAndre Joshua, poses for a photo at her home in University City, Mo. Her 20-year old son was killed in the hours after the Nov. 24 announcement that a white police officer would not be indicted in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. "What I'm afraid of is the unknown, seriously, the unknown. I don't know who did this, and why. But I do want some justice," she says.

Notre Dame's coach watches on at practice [Photo]

Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey watches his team practice Wednesday for a college basketball regional semifinal game in Cleveland. Notre Dame plays Wichita State on Thursday.

U.S. falls to Denmark 3-2 [Photo]

Denmark's Daniel Wass, left, and Brek Shea from the U.S. fight for the ball during a friendly soccer match Wednesday at NRGI Stadium in Aarhus, Denmark.

"Press Virginia" strangles opponents [Photo]

Maryland's Dez Wells, right, collides with West Virginia's Gary Browne, left, and Devin Williams during Sunday's NCAA Tournament game in Columbus, Ohio. West Virginia's defense has forced a combined 40 turnovers in its two tournament games against Buffalo and Maryland.

Gonzaga celebrates win in NCAA tournament [Photo]

Gonzaga's Shelby Chelsea, Keani Albanez, Chelsea Waters and Georgia Stirton, from left, celebrate after Gonzaga defeated Oregon State 76-64 in the second round of the NCAA tournament Sunday in Corvallis, Oregon. Tennessee will face off against Gonzaga in a virtual home game for the Bulldogs.
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