Fred the cat at Columbia Books [Photo]

Fred the resident cat at Columbia Books is seen among the shelves at the store's new address, 1907 Gordon St., on Tuesday. "This is our sixth location," store owner Annette Kolling-Buckley said, "and I'm not moving again."

Wayman Tisdale [Photo]

This Oct. 10, 1985, file photo shows Wayman Tisdale, holding up his the Indiana Pacer jersey after he signed his contract with the team in Indianapolis. Tisdale, a three-time All-American at Oklahoma who played 12 seasons in the NBA, died Friday after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 44.

TRYPS participants train for 'Willy Wonka Junior' [Photo]

Tammy Walker leads the cast of Theater Reaching Young People and Schools' production of "Willy Wonka Junior" inside of the gymnasium at New Haven Elementary School on May 9. Walker is co-director and choreographer for the show, which is scheduled to kick off TRYPS' 10th season beginning Friday.

A new twist on the Forever Stamp [Editorial cartoons]

Travel Guide [Graphic]

Helping hands [Photo]

Christopher Samuels, 5, left, and John Dunbar plant tomatoes at the Salvation Army’s new garden at the Harbor House shelter on April 24. The garden is to be maintained and harvested by the shelter's residents.

Hickman cross country runners [Photo]

Hickman juniors Seth O'Laughlin and Zach Lynn run year around for the Kewpies. They run cross country in the fall and track in the spring. Their workouts are designed to push them in both sports.

Seth O'Laughlin and Zach Lynn [Photo]

Hickman juniors Seth O'Laughlin and Zach Lynn train during track practice May 14 at Hickman High School.

Micaela Minner practices her swing [Photo]

Sixth-year senior Micaela Minner practices her swing on Thursday. Minner is graduating with a master's degree in health education and promotion, and hopes to find a job in medical sales.

Strongman Justin Wheeler [Photo]

The farmers walk is one of Justin Wheeler's favorite events. The task combines strength, speed and endurance as a competitor must hold the bars of weight and walk as fast as possible for a set distance that varies from competition to competition.

Missouri softball player Micaela Minner [Photo]

Sixth-year senior Micaela Minner warms-up at practice on Wednesday. Minner is graduating with a master's degree in Health Education and Promotion and hopes to find a job in medical sales.

Strongman competitor Justin Wheeler performs feats of strength [Slideshow]

Justin Wheeler performs feats of strength at a local Columbia residence. Wheeler is a professional lightweight strongman and participates in strongman competitions each year.

Rock Bridge closer Travis Bittle [Photo]

Rock Bridge sophomore pitcher Travis Bittle throws during the seventh inning against Hickman on May 14, 2009. Bittle's pitching helped to secure a 5-3 win for the Bruins.

Community gardens in Columbia [Graphic]

Harbor House garden [Slideshow]

SLIDESHOW: Most of the meals at Harbor House, a residential arm of the Salvation Army, are made from donated canned goods. But this fall, residents will enjoy a menu that includes fresh tomatoes, cabbage and strawberries, thanks to a new garden the residents planted.

Maj. K. Kendall Mathews, regional coordinator for the Salvation Army, said he hopes the garden teaches residents the value of taking advantage of natural resources, as well as taking an active role in improving their physical health.

Travel Guide [Photo]

Preparing for the show [Photo]

Eric Carlson, an artist, works at the Columbia Art League on Sunday, preparing for the upcoming 'FATE Fiber Show: Seven.' In the show, which opens Thursday, clay, handmade paper and cloth have been used to create works where meaning is revealed through layers of materials and narrative. The other artists whose work will be displayed are Jenny Dowd, Jessica Forys-Cameron, Joleen Goff, Nicole Ottwell, Betsy Roe and Patti Shanks.

Meaning through medium [Photo]

Diana Moxon, left, executive director of Columbia Art League, and Education Director Amy Meyer hang artwork at the gallery on Sunday in preparation for the upcoming "FATE Fiber Show: Seven." The show opens Thursday and includes the works of seven artists who explore the metaphoric potential that medium can imbue into artworks.

Retired minister Dick Blount [Photo]

Retired minister Dick Blount runs the Open Door Ministry program at the Missouri United Methodist Church on Ninth Street.

John Cheetham conducts [Photo]

John Cheetham conducts a piece of his own work during a rehearsal of the Columbia Community Band at West Junior High School on April 29. Cheetham conducted his work as well as played euphonium on other pieces with the rest of the band.