East downtown survey [Graphic]

At a public meeting on Wednesday night, a consulting team presented plans for an architectural and historical survey of east downtown to determine if any structures are eligible for the National Register of Historical Places.

For His Glory [Video]

Watch a performance of the For His Glory dance ministry. The group uses its dance ministry to help raise money for additional training and camp events for members.

Final Dance [Photo]

Breaunna Bragg, 16, center, practices the final number of the For His Glory dance team routine during a practice at the "Blind" Boone Center.

Dance Twirl [Photo]

Carleena Jones, 13, runs through a flag routine during the For His Glory dance team practice at the "Blind" Boone Center.

Dance Prayer [Photo]

Braunna Bragg, 16, leads the For His Glory dance team in an interpretive routine of the Lord's Prayer.

Obama speaks in Rolla [Audio]

Cantwell talks Olympics [Photo]

Christian Cantwell fields questions at Wednesday's press conference in Columbia. Cantwell, who graduated from MU in 2003 with three Big 12 championships, will be competing in the men’s shot put August 15 in the Olypmic Games .

Obama touts "green economy" [Photo]

Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama speaks during a town-hall style meeting Wednesday afternoon in Rolla. Obama said the nation needs to invest in green energy.

Surveying for history [Graphic]

Obama speaks in Rolla [Photo]

Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama greets supporters at a town-hall style meeting Wednesday afternoon in Rolla. Obama toured three rural Missouri towns, beginning the day in Springfield and ending with a barbecue in Union.

Harold Warren Sr. [Photo]

Harold Warren Sr. served as Columbia's first black city councilman and is the former director of Warren Funeral Chapel, one of the few minority-owned funeral homes in mid-Missouri.

Funeral home to cease operations for 15 days [Photo]

Dan Viets, the lawyer representing the Warren Funeral Home, talks with reporters on Wednesday after a hearing in which Assistant Attorney General Peter Lyskowski announced an agreement between the state and the Warren Funeral Home that would cease all operations for 15 days.

Wet fields [Photo]

The ball fields are built on 80 acres north of the fairgrounds, and they were scheduled to be finished by April. Because of the rain, they're not yet ready for play.

In demo derby, it's all about adrenaline [Photo]

Mike Bradshaw's car shows some wear and tear during the Demolition Derby on the final night of the Boone County Fair.

Honored pilot remembers his roots [Photo]

Charles Shipman, standing center, poses in front of an L-19 airplane with his classmates and aviation instructor during flight training in the mid-1950s.

Pilot mapped new territory [Photo]

Charles Shipman, center, stands with a survey party in the jungles of Colombia. The men were working to map out the country using a telerometer, a relatively new technology in the late 1950s.

Pilot honored for service [Photo]

Charles Shipman sits in the living room of his Columbia home. Shipman was a pilot for over 50 years, flying in uncharted territories, the Vietnam War and for U.S. presidents. He has lived in Columbia since 1977.

Columbia singer/songwriter lives American Dream in Vietnam [Photo]

Fifty years after high school, woman earns GED [Photo]

Nina Drew assists family members by helping whenever possible. Most recently she helps care for great-granddaughter Abbygale Tillman while granddaughter Kaleena attends college. Drew earned her GED through Columbia Public Schools at age 76.

76-year-old woman earns GED [Photo]

Nina Drew works part time as a secretary at the Job Point office, located at the Missouri Career Center. She recently earned her GED at age 76.