PHOTO GALLERY: Candlelight marchers want to further King's work

Marchers walked by candlelight from Douglass High School to St. Luke United Methodist Church, which hosted an event to honor Martin Luther King's birthday.

PHOTO GALLERY: City celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Columbia residents joined Gov. Jay Nixon and Mary Ratliff, the local chapter president of the NAACP, to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Poor People's Breakfast

Members of the community at breakfast at St. Luke's United Methodist Church as part of Columbia's events and celebrations honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

PHOTO GALLERY: Craft Beer Cellar opens downtown

The Craft Beer Cellar offers a diverse selection of beers from around the city, country and world.

PHOTO GALLERY: Art exhibit at Columbia College features students from Missouri high schools

An art exhibit at the Sidney Larson Gallery in Brown Hall at Columbia College features students from high schools in Columbia and surrounding regions.

PHOTO GALLERY: World Series champ Charlie James speaks to Missouri baseball team

The Missouri alumnus spoke to his alma mater's current baseball team about lessons he learned playing alongside the likes of Stan "The Man" Musial and Bob Gibson on Saturday at the First Pitch Celebration.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tennessee Volunteers defeat Missouri 59-51

PHOTO GALLERY: Scooter pays a visit to Columbia youth academy

Columbia College mascot Scooter the Cougar visited the children of the Fun City Youth Academy on Saturday in the J.W. "Blind" Boone Community Center. Scooter was there to help celebrate the Columbia College volleyball team's first day volunteering with the academy, which offers educational and social programs for children 5-14.

PHOTO GALLERY: Five finalists selected in city flag contest

Columbia's Office of Cultural Affairs invited people to submit designs to a contest for a new city flag. The five finalist designs, pictured in this gallery, will be presented to the Columbia City Council for consideration.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball makes South Carolina fight for win

Missouri lost 60-49 to No. 1 South Carolina on Thursday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fifth-graders get a fine arts preview at Missouri Theatre

Elementary school students listen to middle school students from the MS Honor Concert Band perform in the Missouri Theatre on Thursday as part of the Columbia Public Schools District Extravaganza. The performance introduced the elementary students to various instruments, which they will have the option to play in middle school.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri River ice explained

Ice forms on the Columbia stretch of the Missouri River many winters and despite colder temperature predictions, so far this year hasn't been extraordinary. The Big Muddy was running white this week with ice, but warmer temperatures are expected to reduce the coverage by the weekend.

PHOTO GALLERY: 22nd Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

Ragtime composer and pianist John William “Blind” Boone was brought back to life in an artistic performance Thursday morning at the 22nd Columbia Values Diversity Celebration.

PHOTO GALLERY: Friends of the Library book sale

The Friends of the Library Book Sale holds used book sales every Wednesday and Saturday at the Daniel Boone Public Library. The proceeds go to the library, and unsold books are donated to organizations.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens Lake opens to ice skaters

Skaters could be seen gliding across the frozen lake Tuesday at Stephens Lake Park. The lake opened to skaters the day before.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri loses to Auburn

Missouri men's basketball lost to Auburn 85-79 in a road game Saturday night. Keith Shamburger led Missouri (7-8, 1-1) with a season-high 21 points.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ethanol industry shielded

Oil prices may have dipped below $50 a barrel for the first time since April 2009, but ethanol plants across the nation continue to operate at a brisk pace.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mount Zion Church and cemetery

The Mount Zion Church and cemetery sit on one of the highest points in Boone County, and the church building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

PHOTO GALLERY: Former Missouri basketball targets go head-to-head at Hickman

Hickman fell to Blue Springs South on Friday 73-51 in a battle of former Missouri basketball recruits. Hickman guard Jimmy Whitt is signed to play at Arkansas. Blue Springs South's Kevin Puryear has already signed with Missouri. Whitt led the Kewpies with 28 points while Puryear had 26 on the night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College women's basketball beats Stephens 77-47