Juice at the trailhead [Photo]

From left: Cathy Seltsam, Nancy Rezabek and Anne Heine talk as Patty Clover prepares to store the remaining orange juice in a cooler at the MKT Trailhead at Forum Boulevard Clovers Natural Market and Tryathletics sponsored the breakfast station at the trailhead. Rezabek has volunteered at the event every year since it began 9 years ago. "I do it just to meet people and do things different. I hate just sitting in the house," she said.

Breakfast on the MKT [Photo]

Miranda DeCourley, 3, sips a cup of orange juice from the Breakfast Station at the MKT Trailhead at Forum Boulevard on Friday morning, May 7, 2010. Her father, Paul Berg, said that he hopes to start biking the event again in the next year or two. "She's on a trike right now, which doesn't work very well. She can't go very fast," he said.

Joey Smith at bat [Photo]

Hickman junior Joey Smith prepares to swing against Rolla on Monday at Hickman High School.

Hickman baseball's Joey Smith [Photo]

Hickman junior Joey Smith watches the game from the dugout Monday.

Capital interns get a taste of politics [Video]

Amanda Wheeler and Sally McVey have a chance to apply their education with internships at the Missouri State Capitol. Both girls drive to the capital every Tuesday and Thursday to experience the fast-paced world of Missouri politics. Wheeler works in the Missouri House with Rep. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, while her friend McVey helps Sen. Rob Mayer, R-Dexter.

Believes in youthful mission [Photo]

Deronne Wilson laughs with Boys and Girls Club attendees Delijah Eckles, left, and Jerrion Nelson on April 14. Wilson said he enjoys taking an active role in the lives of Columbia's youth. "I just believe in the mission and helping kids," he said.

Burton, McDavid speak to press about SWAT raid [Audio]

AUDIO: Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton and Mayor Bob McDavid fielded questions from reporters at a press conference Thursday about a February police raid in which a suspect's pit bull was killed by SWAT team members. Burton said an internal investigation is underway.

Burton, McDavid at news conference to discuss SWAT raid [Photo]

Ken Burton, Columbia Police chief, said the department is reviewing its SWAT policies during a news conference at City Hall on Thursday. The news conference, which also featured Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid, was held to address concerns stemming from an online video that showed SWAT officers shooting two dogs while executing a search warrant in February.

Michael Mossine has a passion for dance [Video]

Michael Mossine, 11, started dancing when he was diagnosed with Type 1* diabetes at age 6. His mom, Olga Mossine, signed him up for classes at Dancearts of Columbia because Michael’s doctor said impact exercises could help him control his blood sugar.

Michael grew to love it. “I like dancing because of the fun, not only for my blood sugar,” he said. Now, he takes classes in tap, jazz and ballet three times a week at the school. He is preparing for a recital at end May.

Deronne Wilson helps with homework [Photo]

Columbia Boys and Girls Club Unit Director Deronne Wilson points out the importance of doing homework to Laila Douglas, 5, at the Field Elementary activity site for the club on April 14.

Deronne Wilson wipes a cut [Photo]

Columbia Boys and Girls Club Unit Director Deronne Wilson wipes off a cut on the forehead of Asha Hamilton, 8, on April 14. "We'll fix you all up," he said. Wilson has been working with the organization for almost 7 years and serves as administrator, caretaker and friend for the staff and children who attend the club.

Boxers of Barkley House [Slideshow]

Barkley House offers out-of-town clients a place to stay while their animals receive long-term care at the veterinary school.

Owner and boxer play at Barkley House [Photo]

Shelli McGregor plays with her boxer Kati, 11, while her other boxer Brach, 8, rests in the Barkley House room at Stoney Creek Inn. Both dogs are being treated at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. McGregor, who lives in Nebraska, has stayed at the Barkley House room with her dogs multiple times over the past several months while her dogs received treatment at the veterinary school.

Hickman soccer players [Photo]

Hickman girls' soccer players Jessie Loch, far left, Lauren Chapman, middle, and Paige Nelson, front, lead an attack past Rock Bridge's Sarah Humphrey on Wednesday.

Soccer players collide [Photo]

Rock Bridge's Kayla Hauck and Hickman's Mica Lopez collide in the second half of Wednesday's game at Hickman High School.

MU sends off seniors with ceremony, picnic [Video]

Before MU’s Class of 2010 graduates next weekend, some seniors took part in the Senior Sendoff tradition Wednesday afternoon. Participants assembled on Francis Quadrangle and walked north through the columns toward downtown Columbia. The walk symbolizes the students’ transition from academia to post-college life. The event concluded with a picnic and concert on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle, where students 21 and older received a free beer. Here, MU seniors Nick Woodbury and Matt Shepley describe what the event means to them as soon-to-be graduates.

The Hatrick plays on Mel Carnahan Quadrangle [Photo]

Pat Kay, left, Brian Heffernan, center, and Sean Canan, members of The Hatrick, perform on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle as part of the Senior Sendoff activities on Wednesday.

Band performs at MU Senior Sendoff celebration [Photo]

MU seniors Robert Specking, left, and Brian Douglas listen to The Hatrick perform on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle as part of the Senior Sendoff festivities on Wednesday.

Scott Christianson's finance report [Document]

This is J. Scott Christianson's campaign finance report. Bondi Wood would have been his opponent in the race for Boone County presiding commissioner.

Senior Sendoff includes "Where Are You Going?" map [Photo]

MU seniors Lyndsey Nielsen, left, Jill Granger and Tyler Hoffman push pins onto the "Where Are You Going?" map on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle as part of the Senior Sendoff ceremony on Wednesday.