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Rock Bridge outfielder Lonnie Hofmann catches a fly ball in centerfield during Wednesday's game against Hickman. Hickman won 6-4.

Kayakers take advantage of heavy rain [Photo]

Wendell Coonce paddles down Bass Creek with friends on Thursday. All three kayakers have plenty of experience on creeks and rivers and don't recommend that amateurs attempt manuevering through dangerous flood waters.

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Bass Creek overflows onto a small private road off of Highway 63 on Thursday. These sorts of conditions make it very dangerous for drivers but are perfect launching points for experienced kayakers.

Benton-Stephens Resident Profile: Clare Adrian [Photo]

Freelance writer Clare Adrian writes March 19 in her son's old bedroom at her home in the Benton-Stephens neighborhood.

Hickman tennis coach preaches finesse, not power [Photo]

Junior Alex Turner, number three on the Hickman tennis team, works through a drill intended to increase the accuracy of his shots.

Severe weather closes roads across Missouri [Photo]

A van was stranded on a flooded road near Twin Bridges off Route E in Columbia on Thursday.

Voting patterns show views on election [Graphic]

First Ward results [Graphic]


Columbia School Board results [Graphic]

Chlamydia, gonorrhea case rates in Boone County [Graphic]

Cleanup Columbia [Slideshow]

As part of “Cleanup Columbia” on Saturday, Kristen Heitkamp is organizing neighbors to pick up trash at Lions-Stephens Park. Listen as Heitkamp explains what the park has to offer and what needs to be done to beautify the Benton-Stephens area.

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Incumbent Columbia First Ward Councilwoman Almeta Crayton talks on the phone while gathering with friends and supporters to watch election results at Boone Tavern on Tuesday. Crayton lost her seat on the council to first-time candidate Paul Sturtz.

Rose, Tippin, Segert fill school board seats [Photo]

Columbia School Board candidate Rosie Tippin and longtime friend Miles Earl talk with a supporter during a gathering at Boone Tavern to watch the school board election results on Tuesday. Tippin, Tom Rose and Ines Segert were elected to the school board.

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John Sam Williamson

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Phyllis Fugit

Parry wins re-election to county hospital board [Photo]

Fred Parry

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Tom Rose

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Ines Segert

An education in pet care: Stephens College expands its pets-in-residence program [Photo]

Tao, a pet pug and one of Searcy Hall's residents, waits in anticipation for his afternoon walk with owner Abby Herzog.

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Cats Benny and Joon seem to enjoy life at Stephens. "It's nice having pets. It gives us something in common," the cats' owner Emilyann Allen said of life in Searcy Hall.