October 22, 2014
The Columbia Art League hosted the first Crafts and Draughts at the Logboat Brewing Company, which opened earlier this year.
As MU's Homecoming nears, construction workers finish work on Traditions Plaza. The $1.4 million project was funded by the Mizzou Alumni Association.
Tolton football players practice on Tuesday before playing Hallsville on Friday. Although the plays at practice were offensively focused, the defense stood out, breaking up passes, recovering fumbles and stopping running backs for losses.
Protesters took to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, after a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old, in the St. Louis suburb. The protests have continued since then.
Greek fraternities and sororities were paired up to participate in Homecoming activities. Members of the chapters have been busy creating Homecoming banners and decorations in preparation for Homecoming weekend.
Jeffrey Moore keeps the art of lithography alive in his studio on Orr Street.
October 21, 2014
Stephens College lost to Hannibal-LaGrange University at Cosmopolitan Park in Columbia on Tuesday by a score of 13-0.
Missouri women's basketball players warm up during practice Monday at Mizzou Arena. The season begins Nov. 15 at home against Western Illinois.
Chris Heuer and Amy Lake make porcelain bird whistles and other items in their home pottery studio in Columbia. They started the Purple Bird Project in July to help support their 10-year-old-daughter Helen, who has epilepsy.
October 20, 2014
Candidates for Boone County recorder of deeds Lisa Ballenger and Nora Dietzel host fundraisers leading up to the election. Recorder of Deeds Bettie Johnson is not seeking re-election after nearly 35 years on the job.
October 19, 2014
Columbia has had some nasty winters in recent years. This winter's outlook is a bit better, though: The National Weather Service predicted this week that a repeat of last year's harsh winter is unlikely.
October 18, 2014
On Saturday, MU's LGBTQ Resource Center hosted the third annual Black 'N Gold Drag Show. A dozen performers entertained a standing-room-only crowd of more than 150 in Stotler Lounge.
Participants decorated breast cancer-themed pumpkins at Alisha's Pink Pumpkin Painting Party on Saturday. All of the pumpkins used at the event were grown at the MU Bradford Research Center.
Shepard Boulevard Elementary School held its annual Stallion Stampede fundraiser on Saturday. The school plans to use the money raised to buy iPads, and some of the proceeds will go to the Parent Teacher Student Organization.
Rock Bridge fell to Christian Brothers College High School 40-26 on Friday. The loss puts Rock Bridge's record at 4-5 heading into next week's district playoffs.
October 17, 2014
Talking Horse Productions had its opening night of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" on Friday. Before the show, the actors gathered on stage to perform vocal exercises.
MU and LSU faced off Friday in a women's volleyball match at Hearnes Center ending in an LSU sweep of Missouri. The loss was Missouri's first in Southeastern Conference play.
The last time the Kansas City Royals were in the World Series, Woody Widenhofer coached the MU Tigers; Ray Beck was Columbia's city manager; Stephens College had just gotten its first woman president, Patsy Sampson; and Rodney Smith was Columbia's mayor.
Missouri farmers are currently harvesting the season's corn, which is expected to be a bumper crop.
Columbia College inaugurated Scott Dalrymple as its 17th president Friday.