Rendering of proposed cancer center [Photo]

An exterior rendering of the Ellis Fischel Cancer center, view looking north from the main entrance.

Father's Day 2009 [Graphic]

A look at fathers who have changed the lives of their families and others around them.

Children's Hospital [Graphic]

Power team [Video]

The Power Team hosted a revival “Rocky”-style Wednesday night at the Hallsville Heritage Days. The team has been touring the world, demonstrating feats of strength including bending steal, breaking bricks, tearing phone books and snapping bats. The team has shared this motivational message since 1975.

Missouri High School Rodeo [Photo]

Cody Gregory hangs tight as his bull whips around the arena during the Missouri High School Rodeo on June 18, 2009. Gregory competed in four events during the night.

Pet blessing [Slideshow]

Pet owners brought in their furry friends for a blessing at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia. The tenth annual pet blessing service was held Sunday.

Marketing officer born, raised in Centralia [Photo]

Lorry Meyers, marketing officer at Martinsburg Bank and Trust in Centralia, was born and raised in Centralia and has worked at the bank since it opened in 1999.

Sharing a laugh at the teller's window [Photo]

Charles Angell, left, a regular face at Martinsburg Bank and Trust in Centralia, shares a laugh at the teller window with Lorry Meyers, marketing officer at the bank, on June 6.

Helping keep the town 'alive' [Photo]

Lois Brucks has been banking at Glasgow Savings since 1945, when she was in high school. Brucks said banking there assures that money stays in Glasgow and helps keep the town "alive."

Generational banking [Photo]

Dorothy Fuemmeler, left, talks with Margie Aholt, vice president of Glasgow Savings, on June 2. Fuemmeler has been banking at Glasgow Savings since 1934, when she married her husband, who was a farmer and had an account there. Her husband's father was also a farmer and had an account at the bank.

The safe stops here [Photo]

In the lobby of Glasgow Savings sits a safe that the bank began using in 1904. Glasgow Savings stopped using the safe for official business earlier this year.

Jim Whitt [Photo]

James Whitt laughs during the Board of Education meeting on June 18. Whitt replaces Rosie Tippin, who resigned in May because of health issues.

Whitt is sworn in [Photo]

Jim Whitt is sworn into the Columbia School Board by Lynn Barnett, assistant superintendent and secretary of the board, during the School Board meeting on Thursday.

Whitt teaches values through sports [Photo]

James Whitt, new member of the Columbia School Board, practices with participants of the cPhase Sports Association. Whitt is the executive director of cPhase, a nonprofit that aims to provide middle school and high school boys with athletic, educational, social and spiritual support. “I’ve been a basketball fanatic all my life, and I’ve always been interested in working with youth. It’s a labor of love,” he said Wednesday.

Hults takes the stage [Photo]

LR Hults, founder of Theatre NXS, plays the lead role of "Event Horizon," one of four short plays that the company will perform for their next production, which begins June 19. All four plays were written by Don Nigro, with whom Hults attended school in Massachusetts.

Return on assets [Graphic]

Richland Road project revisited [Graphic]

Columbia School Board budget [Graphic]

Children's Hospital naming donation levels [Document]

This list shows the amount of donation necessary for honorary naming at the Children's Hospital.

Calf roping at the Missouri High School Rodeo [Photo]

Justin Becker flips his target during the Missouri State Final Calf Roping event on Thursday. The goal of the event was to first rope then tie up the calf's legs during a timed trial.