PHOTO GALLERY: Football throwers compete in the Missouri State Senior Games

Athletes compete in the football distance throwing contest at the Missouri State Senior Games on Friday at the Audrey J. Walton Track-Soccer Field Stadium.

PHOTO GALLERY: Golfing at Missouri State Senior Games

Golfer Bob Patterson won the silver medal at this year's Missouri State Senior Games, despite recovering from a rare disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome.

PHOTO GALLERY: Healing Garden opens at Boone Hospital Center

Boone Hospital Center celebrated the opening of its Healing Garden on Friday morning. The garden, which was built with around $220,000 in donations, offers a place for patients and families to escape the hospital atmosphere.

PHOTO GALLERY: Salvation Army's Katrina and Kendall Mathews leaving Columbia after four years

For the past four years, Kendall Mathews has served as the Salvation Army's regional coordinator and his wife, Katrina, has been director of special services for Columbia/Jefferson City. The couple is leaving Columbia to start a new assignment with the Salvation Army in St. Louis.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri Symphony Orchestra presents concert at Stephens Lake Park

The Missouri Symphony Orchestra presented its "Strike Up the Band" concert Thursday evening at Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater.

PHOTO GALLERY: Pickleball begins at the Missouri State Senior Games

Pickleball competition at the Missouri State Senior Games opened Thursday

PHOTO GALLERY: Elderberries growing as a commercial crop

Terry Durham and other farmers and researchers are building up the elderberry industry. Durham is a partner in the River Hills Harvest Elderberry Producers, a cooperative that buys elderberries from farmers and processes them into juice, cordial and jelly.

Chi Omega sorority house is being demolished

Demolition of the Chi Omega sorority house, built in 1922 was started Wednesday and is expected to continue for a couple of days. A new house will be built in its place.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cancer survivors celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day

Cancer survivors and their guests met at MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital Health Pavilion to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day. Kim Becking, breast cancer survivor, was the guest speaker at the event Tuesday evening.

PHOTO GALLERY: Spectators at MU view transit of Venus

Spectators gathered Tuesday at the MU Physics Building to view the transit of Venus.

PHOTO GALLERY: Visiting Chinese paper-cutting artist visits Art in the Park

Yun Fan, a leaf cutting artist from Weifang, China, gave demonstrations Saturday at the 54th annual Art in the Park event at Stephens Lake Park.

PHOTO GALLERY: The Gathering Place holds 10,000th breakfast

The Gathering Place, a bed-and-breakfast operated by MU hospitality management students, hosted its 10,000th breakfast Tuesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: 85-year-old Columbia woman prepares to compete in 2012 Missouri State Senior Games

Hella DeTrempe, who turns 86 next month, will be participating in the 2012 Missouri State Senior Games.

PHOTO GALLERY: Elementary students have first day of summer school

Elementary school students were back in class Monday for the first day of summer school.

PHOTO GALLERY: The week in photos

Images from the Memorial Day parade, the fire at the Brookside on College apartments, Shred Fest and the Art in Park festival were some of the best photos by Missourian staff in the past week.

PHOTO GALLERY: Portraits of artists and their work at Art in the Park

More than 100 artists showed their work at the 54th annual Art in the Park festival Saturday and Sunday at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia. This gallery includes portraits of five of the artists and their work.

PHOTO GALLERY: Shred Fest at Columbia Skate Park

Columbia skateboard enthusiasts took to Cosmopolitan Park to participate in Shred Fest. The free event, which went from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, was aimed at encouraging safe and healthy choices.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children choose art pieces at Art in the Park

Children picked out art pieces Saturday at the Young Collectors Tent at Art in the Park in Stephens Lake Park.

PHOTO GALLERY: Festival-goers enjoy Art in the Park

Art fans and more than 100 artists participated Saturday in the 54th annual Art in the Park event at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Participants set up for Art in the Park

On Friday, participants prepared for the Art in the Park festival at Stephens Lake Park. The festival, which will feature a variety of events including art galleries, live music, magic shows and food, is aimed at encouraging the arts in Columbia.