Missouri Rail Riders play at dance [Photo]

Bob Rankin plays guitar as part of the Missouri Rail Riders band at the Older American Klub on March 20 in Columbia.

Taking a turn on the dance floor [Photo]

Wayne and Marie Crump take a turn on the dance floor during the Older American Klub on March 20 at the Stephens Lake Activity Center in Columbia.

Moon Valley Lake [Graphic]

Philips Lake Park plans [Graphic]

Missouri gymnast Adrianne Perry [Photo]

Missouri senior Adrianne Perry works on her balance beam routine at a practice at Hearnes Center. After her father's death last summer, Perry says she has struggled at times this season, but she has persevered and is set to compete in her fourth NCAA national meet starting Thursday in Lincoln, Neb.

Finding Pinnacles Youth Park [Graphic]

Kristin Nottelmann winds up [Photo]

Kristin Nottelmann, a relief pitcher, winds up before pitching at the University Field. Missouri softball defeated Missouri University of Science & Technology twice in Wednesday's doubleheader 10-2 and 6-0.

Michael Liberto almost picked-off [Photo]

MU's Michael Liberto slides back to first as Indiana State's first baseman, Tony Colucci, catches the attempted pick-off from the pitcher.

Missouri catcher Ryan Ampleman [Photo]

Catcher, Ryan Ampleman, a sophomore, runs towards third base during Missouri's game against Indiana St. on Wednesday.

Finding Pinnacles Youth Park [Graphic]

Process of pinnacles [Graphic]

Beauty in nature [Photo]

Pinnacles Youth Park is a privately owned, 77-acre piece of land that is open to the public. The park is privately funded through donations and grants. It provides free camping for youth groups like the Boy Scouts.

Walk in the park [Photo]

Robert Wojcik, left, and Nadia Marks take a walk with their dogs. Wojcik said they came to Pinnacle Youth Park because the weather was nice and this park is generally less busy downtown.

Tax Day at the post office [Video]

The post office was busy Wednesday with taxpayers present to meet the April 15 tax deadline. Even with the current economy, Columbia residents said their outlook on taxes hasn't changed from previous years.

Pinnacle bluffs [Photo]

Pinnacles Youth Park provides wide open spaces, rivers, streams and cliffs to climb for any visitors who are daring enough. It's not easy to cross the water that surrounds the limestone bluffs, but the park's board members have no plans for a bridge, which would cost thousands of dollars and provide more access for the climbers who contribute to degradation of the limestone.

Hanging out at Pinnacle [Photo]

Rock climbing is a popular activity at Pinnacles Youth Park, which features tall limestone bluffs surrounded by creeks. Steve Pagan and Tuesday Critz practice on a ridge known as the Shelving Rock.

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Three sing after serpent's defeat [Photo]

Betsey Bledsoe, Stephanie Sander and Rachel Wyss sing a song as the three ladies during Show-Me Opera's rehearsal of the opera "The Magic Flute" inside McKee Gymnasium on April 8. In the opera, the three had just finished slaying a serpent to rescue a prince.

Peeking out from beneath a prop [Photo]

Clare Huck peers out from underneath a serpent prop as she rehearses in her role as first spirit in "The Magic Flute" inside McKee Gymnasium on April 8. In the opera, the serpent makes a near-deadly attempt on Prince Tamino's life.

Rehearsing the roles of first and second ladies [Photo]

Betsey Bledsoe and Stephanie Sander rehearse in their roles as first and second ladies during practice inside of McKee Gymnasium on April 8. The rehearsal was for Show-Me Opera's upcoming performance of "The Magic Flute."