PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge, Hickman softball game called early for rain

Hickman and Rock Bridge softball teams played each other Thursday at Missouri's University Field. The Hickman softball team was ahead 9-3 against Rock Bridge when the game was called early in the top of the sixth because of rain.

PHOTO GALLERY: Coal Free Mizzou asks curators to consider renewable resources

Members of Coal Free Mizzou asked the UM System Board of Curators on Thursday to move away from coal power at MU.

PHOTO GALLERY: Taylor Burghard creates jewelry from used computer parts for TekChick Designs

Taylor Burghard, 14, is the founder of TekChick Designs, a company that reuses old computer parts to make creative jewelry.

PHOTO GALLERY: Clubs perform at MU's Fall Fest

MU renewed its annual Fall Fest on Wednesday on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle with an National Pan-Hellenic Council step show and free food provided by Columbia businesses, among other festivities.

PHOTO GALLERY: Call on life motivates Pastor Mary Hull-Lovett

Mary Hull-Lovett became the first female pastor of the 145-year-old St. Paul A.M.E. Church on Park Avenue seven years ago.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia events commemorate Sept. 11

Events around Columbia commemorated Sept. 11 and honored military veterans. MU hosted a Patriot Day barbecue that honored staff and student veterans, and Awakening America Alliance hosted its fifth annual event commemorating 9/11 victims.

PHOTO GALLERY: Parts of Ninth Street evacuated after gas leak

Firefighters evacuated a restaurant and nearby residents after a gas leak Tuesday on Ninth Street in downtown Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Participants learn about Jewish shofar

Rabbi Avremi Lapine spoke at Hillel, the Jewish Campus Center at MU, about the Jewish new year and the triumph of the human character. On Rosh Hashana, the rabbi blows the shofar to mimic the cry of a child in the hopes that God will show his people compassion and give them blessings in the new year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Independent School recognizes 11th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

To mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, students at the Columbia Independent School placed a flag on the school's lawn for each of the 2,977 people killed in the attacks.

PHOTO GALLERY: Granny's House an afterschool destination for children in Douglass Park neighborhood

Granny's House, located in the Douglass Park Housing Projects, offers an after-school hangout for children living in the neighborhood.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri soccer players host clinic for youth players

Current and former members of the Missouri women's soccer team host a clinic to teach young players the fundamentals of the game.

PHOTO GALLERY: New medical advances help returning Marine walk again

Veterans who return home from war with physical injuries are receiving new ears, bones and faces thanks to advanced medical tools and procedures. Much of the funding comes from taxpayer-funded research and the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine, a network of top hospitals and universities.

PHOTO GALLERY: Giggles Thrift Shop

Giggles Thrift Shop in Columbia illustrates the increase in resale shops across the country

PHOTO GALLERY: Natural hair makes a comeback

Many black women are giving up chemical based treatments such as relaxers and straighteners to return their hair to a more natural look. Revelations about the dangerous nature of these chemicals have sparked this back-to-natural-hair trend.

PHOTO GALLERY: Georgia fans enjoying their time in Columbia

Before Missouri and Georgia face off Saturday, Georgia fans came to downtown Columbia on Friday to support the Bulldogs and see what the city had to offer.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia prepares for Missouri's game against Georgia

The University of Georgia team and its fans are arriving in Columbia ahead of Saturday's game. Preparations are going on all around town.

PHOTO GALLERY: Visitors see unique exhibits at MU museum crawl

Visitors to the MU Campus Gallery and Museum Crawl experience mantises, music and more. People of all ages experienced unique exhibits at nine stations set up throughout MU.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tomato Festival draws in crowds

Attendees of the Tomato Festival on Thursday at MU's Bradford Research Farm were able to taste samples of tomatoes, peppers and tomatillos.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College women's soccer team looks for success

The Columbia College women's soccer team is looking to find success in the first year of its existence. The team hopes its chemistry off the field can transfer over into a winning season.

PHOTO GALLERY: Georgia fans begin arriving for Missouri game

Joe and Jan Pullen of Lyerly, Ga., began setting up their recreational vehicle in Cottonwoods RV Park on Thursday. The Georgia fans travel to most of the team's away games.