PHOTO GALLERY: Cooks in the Kitchen

Cooks in the Kitchen is a program that helps teach simple, healthy recipes to people with disabilities so they feel more comfortable in the kitchen.

PHOTO GALLERY: Boonville tree farm helps family with Christmas tree

Wayne Harmon, owner of Starr Pines farm in Boonville, helps a family from Columbia select a Christmas tree on Wednesday. Harmon has been growing and selling Christmas trees for 26 years.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sewing store serves as center for snowflakes

Satin Stiches, a sewing and embroidery store, has opened up three sewing machines for people to use to sew snowflakes for the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball team defeats Morgan State

The Missouri women's basketball team defeated Morgan State 75-50 on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.

PHOTO GALLERY: Volunteers collect donations for The Food Bank

Volunteers collected donations Tuesday for The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

PHOTO GALLERY: Dog Daze Playcare offers exercise, training for dogs

Dog Daze Playcare is the newest in a handful of facilities in Columbia that allows drop-off day care for dogs.

PHOTO GALLERY: Team works to improve water quality of Hinkson Creek

Reforestation has emerged as a low-cost way to help reduce runoff and pollution at Hinkson Creek. A program organized by Jason Hubbart would divert rainwater from the creek into a field at the Forum Nature Area that will be reforested.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri men's basketball wins over South Carolina State

The Missouri Tigers faced South Carolina State on Monday night at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers defeated South Carolina State 102-51.

PHOTO GALLERY: Officers conduct sobriety checkpoint

A sobriety checkpoint was organized by the Boone County Sheriff's Department on Saturday night. Members of Hallsville and Centralia police departments offered assistance.

PHOTO GALLERY: Director opens doors to science, math

Anna Waldron, director of the MU Office of Science Outreach, works to make science and math education accessible to students at various grade levels.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ceremony welcomes back the sun

People donned costumes, painted their faces, carried torches and sang and danced during the Winter Solstice Celebration on Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Attendees were welcoming back the sun.

PHOTO GALLERY: Two Army ROTC members recieve officer commission

The Army ROTC program at MU held commissioning ceremonies Sunday in which graduating members received officer statuses in their respective military branches. 2nd Lt. Jamar Williams and 2nd Lt. Chris Shoemaker will serve in the Missouri National Guard.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri rolls past Southern Illinois

The Missouri women's basketball team beat Southern Illinois 110-47 on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.

PHOTO GALLERY: Online masters student comes to MU for graduation

Adam Lewkowsky completed his master of arts in Library Science online while living in Portland, Ore. He came to Columbia this weekend to participate in the MU Graduate School commencement.

PHOTO GALLERY: Winter graduation ceremonies held at MU, Columbia College

Commencement ceremonies were held at MU and Columbia College on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Community remembers victims of Connecticut school shooting

A candlelight vigil was held at Edmund Town Hall in Newtown, Conn., and a makeshift memorial was set up near Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 26 people, including 20 children, were killed when a gunman broke in the school.

PHOTO GALLERY: Community brings Nativity to life in Centralia

Participants in a live Nativity event in Centralia on Saturday acted out scenes from the Christmas story. Several churches work together to put on the event, now in its second year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Meng Ren's family traveled from China to watch her graduate

MU graduate Meng Ren's family traveled from China to watch her graduate Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens College celebrates graduation

Stephens College held its graduation ceremonies in Kimball Ballroom on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU graduates and their parents take part in fall commencement activities

MU students from the Sinclair School of Nursing and School of Journalism take part in commencement ceremonies at Jesse Auditorium on Friday.