Walton Building to be renovated [Photo]

The Walton Building, built in 1986, has not been remodeled since then. Plans are now underway to upgrade the building's interior. The board of managers reviewed proposals from five design firms and voted to have John Simon and Associates develop the designs, which will cost an estimated $8,000.

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Sophomore gymnast Sarah Shire was the first runner-up for a spot on the American gymnastics team for the 2004 Olympics.

Gymnast focuses on team, not country [Photo]

Sophomore gymnast Sarah Shire was the first runner-up for the American 2004 Olympic trials.

Good night, moon [Photo]

Madison Smith, 7, accompanied by her dad, Kyle, looks through the MU Law Observatory telescope at the lunar eclipse on Wednesday. Madison's 9-year-old brother Tyler joined the group. Smith said the kids were pretty interested in this kind of stuff, and he tries to promote it as much as he can.

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A total lunar eclipse begins as the final rays of the sun are nearly blocked by the Earth as seen from Seattle on Wednesday. The next total lunar eclipse will be in 2010. Also appearing in the night sky were by Saturn and the bright star Regulus on either side of the veiled full moon.

Rock Bridge guard prefers perfection [Photo]

Junior guard Skylar Tolson quit all the other sports he played to focus on basketball. He has half a basketball court in his backyard with a NBA backboard.

Kewpies use fast pace to beat Jays [Photo]

Hickman's Yvonne Anderson scored 24 points in the team's victory over Jefferson City.

MU women look to solve streak against Nebraska [Photo]

The Tigers have won five games in a row in Lincoln, Neb. Missouri junior Alyssa Hollins will need to play well for a basketball team lacking in confidence.

Winning part of McKendree coach's legacy [Photo]

Harry Statham’s teams have averaged 26 wins a year and won 20 or more games 32 times during his 42-year tenure.

Free throw pushes Rock Bridge into district girls basketball final [Photo]

Rock Bridge’s Amaya Williams cuts around two Helias players in Wednesday’s game.

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A lunar eclipse on Wednesday night will be visible from South America and most of North America.

The Snow Ball [Slideshow]

Watch the Simmons family as they swirl and spin to the music at Tuesday night’s Snow Ball. Complete with a fiddler and guitarist, a caller led families through simple line and circle dances at the Columbia Public Library.

Stevens adds drama to Kewpies' boys basketball [Photo]

Hickman's Tyler Stevens is known for his ability to draw charging calls. “My teammates always say I should get the Oscar for best performance,” Stevens says. “I think they are fouls sometimes, but you could say I exaggerate a little bit.”

Ragtag parts ways with old, orange couch [Photo]

The orange couch, a fixture in Ragtag's front row, was loaded into the back of a pickup truck to move to its new, temporary home in the True/False Film Festival Office. Some Ragtag employees and fans say it was the most uncomfortable couch in the theater.

Lunar eclipse taking place Wednesday night [Photo]

An image from the total eclipse Aug. 28 as seen from MU's campus.

Webber to run for 23rd District seat [Photo]

Stephen Webber

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Cuban President Fidel Castro salutes during a speech in Havana, Cuba, in this May 20, 2005, file photo. Ailing leader Castro resigned as Cuba's president early Tuesday, saying in a letter published in official online media that he would not accept a new term when the newly elected parliament meets on Sunday.

Boys & Girls Club needs new space, but kids still benefit [Photo]

Eleven-year-old Justice, left, and Kielah, 11, play four square Friday afternoon at the Boys & Girls Club of Columbia. The fence behind the girls has been in disrepair for some time.

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Eleven-year-old Jasmine yells to her friends playing outside on Friday afternoon at the Boys & Girls Club of Columbia. The window next to Jasmine was broken earlier in January and insufficient funds have forced the club to delay fixing it.

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Lanee Bridewell hands a cup of chili to Jordan Davis during Rootin'-Tootin' Chili Cookoff on Saturday at Holiday Inn Expo Center. Bridewell and Davis, members of the Boys & Girls Club of Columbia, volunteered at the club's booth.