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Sen. Bond greets Harmony [Photo]

Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, R-Mo., greets West Boulevard Elementary School first-grader Harmony Houg, 6, as she gets off the school bus on Pershing Street on Friday. Bond walked a group of students through Again Street Park to West Boulevard Elementary as part of the Walking School Bus project.

Sen. Bond greets Harmony [Photo]

Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, R-Mo., greets West Boulevard Elementary School first-grader Harmony Houg, 6, as she gets off the school bus on Pershing Street on Friday. Bond walked a group of students through Again Street Park to West Boulevard Elementary as part of the Walking School Bus project.

Walking through Again Street Park [Photo]

From left, William Crum, 6, Taurean Knedler, 6, both kindergartners at West Boulevard Elementary School, Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, R-Mo., and Silvia Aguila, 9, a third-grader at the school, walk through Again Street Park toward West Boulevard Elementary as part of the Walking School Bus on Friday. The Walking School Bus is a project organized by GetAbout Columbia and carried out by the City Council to promote nonmotorized transportation.

Students show support for LGBT community [Photo]

MU students stood in Speakers Circle while Brother Jed spoke on Friday to show support for the LGBT community. The "90%" logo represents the percentage of transgender students who have been verbally harassed at school, according to a recent report by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.

LGBT supporters surround Brother Jed [Photo]

Elizabeth Behrens, left, Nick Heuer and Joelle Fronzaglio hold hands with other members of a human circle while Brother Jed speaks at MU on Friday. The "90%" logo represents the percentage of transgender students who have been verbally harassed at school, according to a recent report by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.

beat 4/17 [Audio]

Earth Day 101: A primer on what it's all about [Graphic]

Scott Gibson points to vocabulary [Photo]

Scott Gibson III refers his only French class student, Taylor Liscum, to the board of relevant vocabulary words during their daily 10 a.m. class on Monday. Gibson has been the headmaster of Columbia Independent School since their board of trustees' unanimous decision in November.

A spin on the dance floor [Photo]

Glen Hoffman takes Arvilla McClellan out for a spin on the dance floor during the Older American Klub dance on March 20 in Columbia. The Klub will hold another dance on Friday.

Wayne and Marie Crump dance [Photo]

Wayne and Marie Crump take a turn on the dance floor during the Older American Klub dance on March 20 at the Stephens Lake Activity Center in Columbia. The Crumps go to dances not only to socialize, but also for exercise. Wayne Crump is from Ashland while his wife is from Illinois. "I took a city girl and made a country girl out of her!" he joked.

Glen Hoffman and Arvilla McClellan dance [Photo]

Glen Hoffman takes Arvilla McClellan out for a spin on the dance floor during the Older American Klub dance on March 20.

Clare Connors plays piano with The Missouri Rail Riders band [Photo]

Clare Connors plays piano with The Missouri Rail Riders band during the Older American Klub dance on March 20. Connors is also a freelance pianist with her own business, Simply Beautiful.

Bob Rankin plays guitar in The Missouri Rail Riders band [Photo]

Bob Rankin plays guitar in The Missouri Rail Riders band at the Older American Klub on March 20 in Columbia. Rankin plays a Gibson guitar and says it's worn in the area where his hands have played over the years.

Covenant Community Development Corp. timeline [Graphic]

Stream buffer diagram [Graphic]

Barefoot for a cause [Slideshow]

On Thursday, MU students organized a one-mile barefoot walk through MU. TOMS Shoes is a company that pledges to donate one pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair of shoes sold. MU students Gaylemarie Easton, Megan Pieper, Gwen Daniels and Jessica Smith talk about their experience.

Scott K. Gibson III teaches French [Photo]

Scott K. Gibson III teaches the one French class student, Taylor Liscum, left, at Columbia Independent School. At 10 a.m. every day for 40 minutes, Taylor learns new vocabulary and verb conjugations from Gibson, who became fluent during his military service.

Rock Bridge girls soccer vs. Quincy [Photo]

Quincy's Hayley Womack, center, follows the ball downfield against Rock Bridge's Beau Reiske, left, and Rachel Rutter. Womack scored the winning goal Thursday against the host Bruins during the game's second overtime.

Missouri running back Derrick Washington [Photo]

Junior running back Derrick Washington played in all 14 of the Tigers' games last season.

Missouri tight end Andrew Jones at 2009 spring practice [Photo]

Sophomore Andrew Jones hopes to follow in the footsteps of standout Missouri tight ends Martin Rucker and Chase Coffman.
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