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KaShaye and Ashlyn at Bible study [Photo]

Ashlyn Kasten, 22, left, helps KaShaye Mathews, 15, right, find a verse during a teen Bible study at the Salvation Army Worship Center on Feb. 11. KaShaye and her brother Mikal Mathews, 13, not pictured, have been attending services at the Center for about a year.

KaShaye with her mother [Photo]

KaShaye Mathews jokes with her mother, Katrina Mathews, after their interpretive dance performance during the service at Salvation Army Church on Feb. 8.

KaShaye performs [Photo]

KaShaye Mathews smiles as she performs on stage with her mother in front of the Salvation Army Church congregation on Feb. 8. Mathews and her mother performed an interpretive dance.

KaShaye's prepares for her performance [Photo]

KaShaye Mathews clasps her hands and takes a moment before getting ready to perform with her mother during the Feb. 8 service at Salvation Army Church in Columbia.

KaShaye reads at church [Photo]

KaShaye Mathews reads the program during service on Feb. 8 at the Salvation Army Church. She is an avid reader and also loves Jackie Chan.

Chris Belcher, the new superintendent [Photo]

The Columbia Board of Education chose Chris Belcher, currently superintendent of the Kearney R-1 School District, as the new superintendent for Columbia Public Schools starting in July. Belcher, who was born and raised in Kearney and is deeply rooted in the community, said that he will miss “how easy it feels in Kearney," but he wants to find a way to socialize with teachers and students in Columbia, even if it’s just 20 minutes a day.

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.
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