PHOTO GALLERY: MU Veterinary school shows mules at Francis Quad

The Missouri Mule Team of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Truman the Tiger posed for photos with the mule carriage for their 2013 publication on Wednesday at Francis Quadrangle.

PHOTO GALLERY: Worshippers in Columbia celebrate Ash Wednesday

The St. Thomas More Newman Center and Sacred Heart Catholic Church celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass. Worshippers prayed, took Communion and received a cross of ashes on their foreheads in honor of the day. First Christian Church also observed Ash Wednesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College women's basketball defeats Hannibal-LaGrange Tuesday night

Columbia College won 73-65 Tuesday evening against Hannibal-LaGrange.

PHOTO GALLERY: Obama gives State of the Union address

President Barack Obama urged the GOP to back his plans in the State of the Union address Tuesday during a joint session of Congress in Washington.

PHOTO GALLERY: Former Missouri player Anthony Peeler had a storied career with the Tigers

Anthony Peeler, who is currently an assistant coach at Division II Virginia Union University, has always wanted to coach for his alma mater, Missouri.

PHOTO GALLERY: Animal grooming store sees many clients

All Dogs-N-Cats, an animal grooming shop in Columbia, had many animals throughout the day in the store including the store cat, Bob, and employee Natalie Buckowitz's dog, Talon, on Monday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mississippi State knocks off Missouri

The Missouri women's basketball team played in the annual Play4Kay game on Sunday at Mizzou Arena. The Play4Kay game helps raise awareness about breast cancer and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Mississippi State beat Missouri 61-56.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College women's basketball team defeats Stephens College

The Columbia College women's basketball team had its 16th consecutive win Saturday against Stephens College.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman High School boys basketball find athletic match in Madison Prep

Pitted against Madison Prep, a team that provided an unprecedented match athletically, the Kewpies came out on top 64-62 with a late bucket by Jimmy Whitt.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mid-Missouri Chinese Assocation rings in year of the snake

The Mid-Missouri Chinese Association hosted a party Saturday at Memorial Student Union to celebrate the beginning of the year of the snake.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball team plays annual Black and Gold game

Missouri softball players combined for 19 hits during the annual intrasquad exhibition game Saturday at University Field.

PHOTO GALLERY: Valentine's-Day-themed events matches pets, new owners

The Central Missouri Humane Society united 34 pets with new homes during its second annual Fur Ball on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri men's basketball defeats Ole Miss at home

Missouri continued its home winning streak with a 98-79 win over Ole Miss on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Dave Griggs has advocated for business incentives

REDI Chairman Dave Griggs has been involved in Columbia's civic life since the 1980s, when he pushed for construction of a new Boone County Jail.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri gymnastics loses to No. 8 LSU

The Missouri gymnastics team fell short against No. 8 LSU Friday at the Hearnes Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman boys basketball changes pace, beats Helias

The Hickman boys basketball team beat Helias Catholic 57-36 Friday in Jefferson City.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge boys basketball usual backups start

The Rock Bridge boys basketball team defeated ACC Prep 92-30 Friday in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Up-close look at Japanese beetles expected to return this summer

Japanese beetles are expected to return this summer and cause damage to agricultural and garden plants. The species population increases with rainfall.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri men's basketball team falls at Texas A&M

After fighting back and taking the lead in the final minute, crucial mistakes cost the Missouri men's basketball team in a 70-68 loss to Texas A&M on Thursday in College Station, Texas.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge girls basketball team defeats Jefferson City

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team prevailed over the Jefferson City Jays 62-16 on Thursday evening at Rock Bridge High School.