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PHOTO GALLERY: Flight enthusiasts bring replica WWII planes to Veterans Airshow

The 24th Annual Salute to Veterans Airshow will begin Saturday with aerobatics and displays from the Dawn Patrol, a Kansas City group that makes and flies their own World War I replica planes. The squadron has been involved with the Veterans Airshow for almost 20 years.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Independent School graduates 13

Accompanied by the tones of the school's string quartet, 13 students graduated from Columbia Independent School on Thursday. The ceremony was held at the Columbia Performing Arts Center. Fifth- and eighth-graders were honored in ceremonies earlier Thursday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College hosts Military Recognition Day

Col. George Boyd was the honored guest Thursday at Columbia College’s fifth annual Military Recognition Day. The college, which has 18 locations on military bases, prides itself on its connection to service members. Boyd was there to present the Col. Charles E. McGee Scholarship, named for an alumnus of the school.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hallsville draws international shooters for Bianchi Cup

Shooters from multiple continents gathered in Hallsville this week participate in a variety of pistol shooting events at the 33rd annual Bianchi Cup. The competition began Wednesday and will end Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Wanda Brown to retire after 34 years with Columbia Public Schools

Wanda Brown, who has been a teacher, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent in the district, will retire at the end of this school year after 34 years with Columbia Public Schools.

PHOTO GALLERY: Lee Elementary School put on Spring Fest

Students from Lee Elementary School came together Wednesday at the Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater to put on a performance of "Talk, Talk, Talk." The Ghanaian play featured puppets, percussion and crowd participation.

PHOTO GALLERY: Community members gather in support of Shakir Hamoodi

Six people spoke to community members about how they know Shakir Hamoodi at a gathering Wednesday morning at Rock Bridge Christian Church. Hamoodi, a Middle Eastern grocer and former MU nuclear scientist, was sentenced to three years in jail after pleading guilty to violating federal sanctions against Iraq by sending money overseas from 1991 to 2003.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge falls to Helias 9-3

The Rock Bridge baseball season came to an end after a 9-3 loss to Helias on Tuesday in Jefferson City.

PHOTO GALLERY: Joplin residents break ground for new schools

Joplin residents broke ground Tuesday for new schools, including a new elementary school that will replace and combine two elementary schools destroyed in the May 22, 2011, tornado.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia family's storm shelter

The Penton family asked a construction company to build a reinforced safe room in the back of the garage of their Columbia home.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cross-country motorcyclists stop in Columbia

The Run For The Wall motorcycle group stopped in Columbia on Monday on its ride from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

PHOTO GALLERY: Opponents protest against enhanced enterprise zone

Opponents of an enhanced enterprise zone objected to an ordinance re-establishing an EEZ board at Monday's Columbia City Council meeting.

PHOTO GALLERY: High school graduation in Joplin

Joplin residents showed support for high school graduates a year after a deadly EF5 tornado hit the southwest Missouri town.

Joplin native Chip Gubera wrote and directed documentary after the May 2011 tornado

Filmmaker and Joplin native Chip Gubera returned to his hometown to document the stories of survivors of the May 22, 2011, tornado in Joplin. These images are from the documentary, "Joplin, Missouri," which will be shown at Ragtag Cinema on Tuesday evening.

PHOTO GALLERY: A partial solar eclipse at MU

The Central Missouri Astronomical Association hosted a public viewing Sunday of the partial solar eclipse at Laws Observatory on the roof of the MU Physics Building.

Flute students, instructor practice for concert

Leyna Craigmile, 17, Christina Wang, 17, and Allison Wigger, 18, practice with their instructor, Lisa Thill Franck, on Sunday for their Monday evening concert benefiting the Voluntary Action Center.

GALLERY: Missouri softball secures regional win

Missouri edged Illinois State 2-1 on Sunday to win its fifth-straight regional championship.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia high schools hold graduations

Three Columbia high schools held their graduation ceremonies Saturday — Hickman, Rock Bridge and Douglass.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball wins, reaches regional final

Missouri defeated DePaul 1-0 Saturday to reach Sunday's regional final. The game went into extra innings, ending with a walk-off home run by Ashley Fleming in the ninth.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball beats Illinois State in regional opener

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