PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman wide receiver matures on and off field

Hickman football junior wide receiver Roderick Beasley is known for joking around, but he is learning when it is time to focus. That focus has translated into three touchdowns for Beasley in Hickman’s past two games.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge soccer team beats Waynesville 6-0

The Hickman boys soccer team pulled out a 6-0 victory against Waynesville. The team's assistant coach David Graham took over the head coaching position for Thursday's game.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia residents discuss Scott Boulevard interchange proposal

Columbia residents attended a public hearing Thursday at the Activity and Recreation Center to learn more about the Scott Boulevard and Interstate 70 interchange.

PHOTO GALLERY: "Tough Old Birds" practice for run-kayak race

Friends Nancy Taube and Linda LaFontaine, who call themselves the "Tough Old Birds," practice for the Perche Creek Fall Five. The race, which consists of a 2-mile running segment on the Katy Trail and a 3-mile kayaking segment in Perche Creek, will take place Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Seniors take to the lanes with Sunshine league bowling

The Senior Sunshine league bowls every Monday throughout the winter.

PHOTO GALLERY: Couple opens historical house as guesthouse

For the first time in its 100-year-old history, the house at the corner of West Boulevard and Ash Street will be open to the public. Owners Kristin Bourgeois and Adam Kaiser bought the historical house in 2011 and converted it into a guesthouse called Creekstone Cottage.

PHOTO GALLERY: Trailside Cafe provides food and fixes for bikers

The Trailside Cafe and Bike shop in Rocheport is a one-stop shop for cyclists on the Katy Trail. Cyclists can drop in to get something to eat or get their bikes fixed.

PHOTO GALLERY: Old Wheels attracts variety of entries

A variety of vehicles were entered in the Old Wheels car show on Sunday, including a 1946 Hudson truck that paid tribute to veterans.

PHOTO GALLERY: Backyard chickens grow in popularity

Two years after an ordinance amendment allowed Columbia residents to keep chickens in city limits, an increasing number of people are opting for do-it-yourself poultry and eggs.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hy-Vee dietitians help customers shop

Hy-Vee dietitians assist customers shop for healthy food based on their individual needs.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman softball wins district championship

Hickman High softball shut out Jefferson City 7-0 on Friday to win the district tournament.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge loses first home game to Rockhurst

Rockbridge lost its first home game on Friday to Rockhurst. The Hawklets beat the Bruins 38-21.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri soccer wins 2-1 over Kentucky

Missouri midfielder Lauren Flynn battles Kentucky defender Arin Gilliland. The No. 16 Tigers won 2-1 in overtime over the Wildcats on Friday at Walton Stadium.

PHOTO GALLERY: Climbing at Capen Park

Capen Park is a popular spot for Columbia's local climbers. A small group went to the park Friday afternoon, including one individual who had never climbed outside before.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens Soccer

The Stephens College soccer team practiced with children from Stephens College Children’s School on Friday afternoon as part of the NAIA National College Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' Champions of Character initiative.

PHOTO GALLERY: Horses in good hands with MU vets

MU veterinarians care for injured racehorses at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in September. Shannon Reed, one of the veterinarians, cared for prize-winning racehorse Nates Mineshaft while he was at MU earlier this year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kewpies beat Bruins in tournament semifinals

Hickman Kewpies won 4-3 over Rock Bridge Bruins on Thursday in the semifinals of the Class 4, District 9 Tournament.

PHOTO GALLERY: Exhibit uses clothing to explore civic virtue in America

"Civic Virtue: Wearing Red, White and Blue", a new exhibit at Stephens College's Historic Costume Gallery, uses clothing to explore changing time and civic engagement in the United States.

PHOTO GALLERY: Citizens gather to watch presidential debate

Both Democrats and Republicans gathered in groups Wednesday night to watch the first of three scheduled debates between the presidential candidates.

PHOTO GALLERY: Susan Mathis teaches yoga to children and adults

Susan Mathis, owner of alleyCat Yoga and Yoga to Grow, uses her training in early childhood education to adapt yoga classes for infants through teens.