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Eating with students [Photo]

Chris Belcher eats lunch with students of Kearney Elementary School. About three days a week, Belcher eats with students at one of the schools in his district. "I know I will probably not be able to do this as frequently in Columbia," he said. "(But) it’s an opportunity (for me) to get out into the schools."

Wanna hear my rap? [Photo]

Kolby Hayes, 7, left, a first-grader at Dogwood Elementary School in Kearney, tells Superintendent Chris Belcher about a rap called “When I’m kind” that he is writing in class. Belcher emphasizes the direct, personal contact with students and staff, and he tries to visit at least one of the schools in his district every day.

Kearney artists [Photo]

Student work from the schools in the Kearney R-1 School District is displayed in the lobby of the Kearney Board of Education building.

Belcher at work [Photo]

Chris Belcher answers emails in his office. Belcher is well-known throughout his hometown of Kearney and hopes to bring his sense of community to Columbia.

Missouri's Alicia Hatcher falls on the uneven bar [Photo]

Senior Alicia Hatcher loses her grip on the uneven bars shortly before taking a fall at the 29th Annual Cat Classic at Hearnes Center on Friday The meet featured the Tigers against teams from Michigan State, Western Michigan and Cal State Fullerton.

Missouri's Adrianne Perry on the beam [Photo]

Adrianne Perry, an MU senior, flips during her routine on the balance beam at the 29th Annual Cat Classic on Feb. 27 at Hearnes Center.

Missouri tennis players Kaitlyn Ritchie and Jessica Giuggioli [Photo]

Kaitlyn Ritchie, left, and Jessica Giuggioli, right, of Missouri react during their double's match against the Wisconsin at the Green Tennis Center in Columbia on Friday. They lost the match 9-8.

Missouri tennis players look on against Wisconsin [Photo]

Danielle Day, left, and Sofia Ayala, right, take a break while watching their teammates compete against Wisconsin at the Green Tennis Center in Columbia on Friday.

True/False Parade 9 [Photo]

An American Indian-inspired costume floats above the heads of "March March" parade participants on Friday.

True/False Parade 8 [Photo]

Nora Hargett, 10, holds up her side of a banner as the "March March" parade gets under way on Friday.

True/False Parade 7 [Photo]

April Karlovit prepares to participate in the "March March" parade on Friday.

True/False Parade 6 [Photo]

Alisa Hoyt, left, and Mark Schaedler walk in the "March March" parade on Friday.

True/False Parade 5 [Photo]

Carolyn Magnuson, right, takes a moment to speak to a group of children during the "March March" parade on Friday. Magnuson was handing out pins bearing the words "You are loved" in a variety of languages.

True/False Parade 4 [Photo]

Members of the Missouri Drumline participate in the "March March" parade on Friday.

True/False Parade 3 [Photo]

Participants in the "March March" parade prepare to ride across College Avenue on Friday.

True/False Parade 2 [Photo]

Emily Carney, left, and Jordan Jenkins stand Friday under a spider-shaped umbrella as they prepare to walk in the "March March" parade held in honor of the True/False Film Festival. The parade ran from The Blue Note to the Macklanburg Playhouse on Broadway and featured dozens of costumes, floats and performances.

True/Flase Parade [Photo]

Drum major Holly Voges, left, teases Teagan Witzig, 3, center, and Steve Witzig as they prepare for the "March March" parade on Friday.

'March March' parade [Photo]

Drum major Holly Voges, left, teases Teagan Witzig, 3, center, and Steve Witzig as they prepare for the "March March" parade held in honor of the True/False Film Festival on Friday. The parade ran from The Blue Note to the Macklanburg Playhouse on Broadway and featured dozens of costumes, floats and performances.

Muleskinners host candidates [Photo]

Incumbent Sixth Ward Representative Barbara Hoppe talks with Mehdi Farhangi following a luncheon at the Elm Street Ballroom that was hosted by the Muleskinners, a local Democratic Party club, on Friday afternoon. Hoppe and her opponent, Rod Robinson, answered a range of questions from voters as part of their campaign for the Sixth Ward city council seat.

Hoppe and Robison answer questions [Photo]

City Council candidates Rod Robison and Barbara Hoppe answer questions at a luncheon hosted by the Muleskinners, a local Democratic Party club, on Friday afternoon at the Elm Street Ballroom. The luncheon was the first public speaking event for Hoppe and Robison, who are both running for the Sixth Ward council seat.
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