Dancing with Truman [Photo]

Athlete Sarah Byland, 33, dances with MU mascot Truman the Tiger during a send-off ceremony for central Missouri's Special Olympics athletes on Friday afternoon in front of the Mizzou Athletic Training Complex. These 19 athletes will compete in next week's Special Olympics national games in Lincoln, Neb. Byland, who lives in Columbia, has been involved with the Special Olympics for 23 years.

Spain wins World Cup [Photo]

Spain team members celebrate with the World Cup trophy after the World Cup final soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 11.

Pictures of the week: July 11-17 [Slideshow]

Pictures capturing the events locally and worldwide during the week July 11-17.

Watching trains [Photo]

Lea Kleinwaechter, 6, watches the train go round at the Wabash Centennial Jubilee at Wabash Station on July 16. The train belongs to Bob McNeill who is a member of the Central Missouri Railroad Association, as well as the Wabash Railroad Historical Society.

Mayor McDavid at the Wabash Centennial Jubilee [Photo]

Mayor Bob McDavid shakes hands with local historian Bill Clark at the Wabash Centennial Jubilee at Wabash Station on July 16. The official groundbreaking for Wabash Station was on July 27, 1909. The station was one of the busiest for its size, and accommodated up to ten trains each day. In 1982, Columbia began using the station for its buses.

Gesturing to the refreshment cart [Photo]

Sean Brown, from the city's Public Communications Department, gestures attendees at the Wabash Centennial Jubilee to the "refreshment car"at Wabash Station on July 16.

New high school tentative bid recommendations [Document]

This document shows JE Dunn's working draft of bid recommendations for the new high school construction project.

Fisherman's association president trains for oil cleanup [Photo]

George Barisich, president of the United Commercial Fisherman's Association, begins training Saturday to become an oil cleanup worker.

Heat doesn't keep 'Othello' actors from rehearsal [Photo]

Sound and lights engineer Megan Dittman watches the opening moments of "Othello" while Elisa Bratten, as Desdemona, and Seth Showalter, as Othello, pass time waiting for their cues on Wednesday during one of the final dress rehearsals at Maplewood Barn Community Theatre in Nifong Park. Despite some triple digit temperatures, the cast rehearsed four to five days a week for the last eight weeks.

'Othello' sets recycled from previous plays [Photo]

Joe Pritchard captures video of Jason Cascio as Iago during the dress rehearsal for "Othello" at the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre in Nifong Park on Wednesday. As a result of the fire at the barn in April, the sets were made of recycled lumber from the first two shows of the season, and nearly all of the costumes were handmade or pulled from actors' personal collections. The show opens Friday at 8 p.m.

Maplewood Barn Community Theatre features 'Othello' [Photo]

Iago, played by Jason Cascio, rolls out of the line of attack as Roderigo, played by Joshua Johnson, goes in for the kill during the "Othello" dress rehearsal Wednesday at the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre in Nifong Park. Desdemona, played by Elisa Bratten, Gratiano, played by Richard Buffington, and Othello, played by Seth Showalter, watch from above. The show opens Friday at 8 p.m.

Archery a BrandKamp family tradition [Video]

Kelsey Brandkamp, 16, who was introduced to archery at a young age, won her class in last year's Show-Me State Games archery competition. She will be competing again this year in both the field archery competition on Saturday at Stephens Park and the 3D archery competition on Sunday in Moberly.

BP oil spill affects local businesses [Photo]

James "Putt" Braud, 53, of Belle Chase, La., said the spill had killed his business. "It's down to zero," he said. "Can't pay my bills."

BP official briefs fishermen about compensation [Photo]

Kenneth Feinberg discusses BP's $20 billion compensation fund with fishermen affected by the spill in Plaquemines Parish, La.

Children stay cool at Stephens Lake Park [Video]

With a high temperature of 90 degrees and a heat index of 95, people at Stephens Lake Park were swimming in the lake and running through the Sprayground to stay cool.

Kelsey Brandkamp archery [Photo]

Kelsey Brandkamp, 16, looks down the sights of her compound bow at the Missouri Bowhunters Association 3D Archery competition in Millersburg on July 10, 2010. "I'm around archery all day, every day. If I'm not shooting in the backyard, I'll be asking one of my friends to come over and shoot with me, or I'll be talking to someone about it, or just be at the store working with people," Brandkamp said.

Kelsey Brandkamp [Photo]

Kelsey Brandkamp, 16, is competing in both the Show-Me State Games field and 3D archery competitions this year. Brandkamp has been shooting since the age of five and took first in the 2009 Show-Me State Games 3D archery shoot in her class.

Brandkamp archery [Photo]

Kelsey Brandkamp, 16, watches the target as Devan Wiss, 15, shoots at the Missouri Bowhunters Association 3D Archery competition in Millersburg on July 10, 2010. "When you go to these shoots, you start knowing everybody there and eventually they grow into family," Brandkamp said. "My teammates are my family."

Passengers wait for buses inside Wabash Station [Photo]

Derek Silvey, left, and Randy Rosson, far right, wait for their bus along with other passengers at Wabash Station on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007.

Riders wait for Columbia Transit buses [Photo]

Buses wait at Wabash Station for riders on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008.