Popping bubbles [Photo]

Five-year-olds Jessie Wang, left, and Guya Moncrief chase down bubbles to pop at the Easter EGGstravaganza at Douglass Park.

Family fun at EGGstravaganza [Photo]

Samiya Donnell, right, looks at her two-year-old sister Ashonda Bolden playing a toss game with the help of her aunt, Jayshane Bolden,at the Easter EGGstravaganza.

Playing with bubbles [Photo]

Six-year-old Rebecca Pan twirls around to make bubbles for other to pop at the Easter EGGstravaganza on April 11 at Douglass Park. The event included activities like sidewalk chalk art, face painting and an Easter egg hunt.

Poking the Bunny [Photo]

One-year-old Javonte Martin plays with the Easter Bunny at the Easter EGGstravaganza at Douglass Park on Saturday, April 11. The event was free to the public and included various activities for children, including an Easter egg hunt.

MU tennis player Jamie Mera [Photo]

Missouri freshman Jamie Mera made her first appearance at the No. 1 singles position against Colorado on Saturday. The Tigers failed to get their win at the No. 1 singles position in Big 12 Conference play this season, as Mera lost in three sets.

Rock Bridge tennis player Aaron Skinner [Photo]

Rock Bridge's Aaron Skinner serves during warmups. Skinner and double's partner Blake Buchert defeated Parkway Central's Andrew Zhang and Tony Zhang in two sets, 6-4 and 6-2.

Leading the bid for votes [Photo]

From left, Amanda Huhman and Susie Mehle dressed themselves and their dogs in style for the Zootoo parade in downtown Columbia Saturday. Amanda is one of the principal organizers of the efforts to win the grand prize to redo the Central Missouri Humane Society.

Parading her support [Photo]

Relaurielle Sisson-White marches with her dogs and other supporter in the Zootoo parade held in the streets of downtown Columbia on Saturday. "I want to help Zootoo collect money," say Sisson-White.

Rock Bridge tennis player Blake Buchert [Photo]

Rock Bridge's Blake Buchert makes a return during doubles play against Parkway Central on Saturday at Bethel Park.

Big prize winner at the Easter egg hunt [Photo]

Stephen Smith, 5, trades in a shiny Easter egg for a special prize. Jared Culver, one of the MU parks and recreation students helping to coordinate the event, offered him the choice of several prizes, including stuffed animals, signed baseballs and a selection of candy. "I tried to talk him into picking the signed baseball," said Robin Smith, Stephen's mother, "but he really wanted that candy."

Trading in Easter eggs [Photo]

Participants line up to trade in their Easter eggs for prizes at the flashlight egg hunt at Stephens Lake Park on Friday.

The golden egg [Photo]

A child discovers an Easter egg at the flashlight egg hunt.

Off to the Easter egg races [Photo]

Jesse Spratt Plunkett, 6, darts off to hunt Easter eggs at the flashlight egg hunt Friday at Stephens Lake Park.

Hi there, Easter Bunny [Photo]

Maddie Phillips, 10, teases the Easter Bunny, played by Greg Bearce, at the first flashlight egg hunt Friday at Stephens Lake Park. The Hunt was sponsored by Columbia Parks and Recreation and coordinated by MU parks and recreation students, who stuffed 1,500 eggs with more than 60 pounds of candy and prizes. More than 150 children attended the event, and each child was allowed to pick up eight eggs.

Rock Bridge's Ford Zitsch [Photo]

Rock Bridge freshman Ford Zitsch plays against Hickman opponent Ben Levin during their match at Cosmopolitan Park on Friday in Columbia.

Hickman tennis player Ben Levin [Photo]

Hickman junior Ben Levin returns a ball during his match against Rock Bridge's Ford Zitsch on Friday at Cosmopolitan Park in Columbia. Levin lost 6-2 in the first set and 6-0 in the second set.

Dancing the Easter story [Video]

Rock Bridge Christian Church hosted a liturgical dance about the women of the Gospels on Good Friday. Biblical narratives of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the woman with the alabaster jar, were read aloud during the service. Haley Evers, a student at Jefferson Junior High School, tried to mirror the women's emotions through dance.

the beat 4/10 [Audio]

Burden of cancer on Purvis family [Slideshow]

A Columbia family, crippled by cancer and death, deals with their recent losses and a tough financial situation.

'Awake, Arise!' [Audio]

Ed Hanson, music director at the Calvary Episcopal Church on Ninth Street, talks about the Columbia connection to a composition called “Awake, Arise!” The Cambridge Adult Choir practiced the piece at their April 8 rehearsal. Three members of a brass quartet practiced with the choir for Easter Sunday.