April 19, 2014
Members of Missouri United Methodist Church prepare on Saturday for Easter service. The church expects a full chapel on Sunday and will be adding more seats for the occasion.
Renovations on the East tower of Memorial Stadium is set to be completed by August with $46 million budgeted. Additions include 1,200 new premium seats.
Children participate in Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza put on by the City of Columbia in Douglass Park on Saturday. Activities included games, face painting and an Easter egg hunt.
Bill Busch teaches a scuba diving class at Hickman High School swimming pool. Busch, a former professional swimmer, teaches scuba diving at MU. He has been a scuba diving instructor for 50 years. Teaching scuba diving has given him the opportunity to build strong relationships with his students, who often return to help with his class, even after they have become certified.
April 18, 2014
Community members gather Friday at the Hillel House for a Social Justice Seder. A Seder is a traditional feast that is part of Passover. Members of the community came together to discuss social justice issues.
April 16, 2014
MU alumnus Shawn Akinosie talks about his chocolate business at the MU Law School on Wednesday. Akinosie was a lawyer before he started his business. Some of his chocolates include dark milk chocolate with Ancho chiles and pistachios and dark milk chocolate with black licorice.
Missouri women's tennis beat Arkansas on Wednesday at the Southeastern Conference tournament at the Mizzou Tennis Complex. This was the first time Missouri has advanced in the SEC tournament.
Students at Columbia Independent School celebrated the anniversary of Rome's founding with the 16th annual Toga Day on Wednesday. They wore homemade togas and performed skits at Missouri United Methodist Church after eating at Harpo's Bar and Grill.
Battle High School students part of Dumbledore's Army, the school's "Harry Potter" club, played quidditch at the school Tuesday. The group hopes become an official team in the International Quidditch Association, the nonprofit that governs the sport.
Truman's Closet, a service that offers free rental business attire to MU students, faculty and staff, opened in fall 2013.
April 15, 2014
Members of the Boston community gathered along with Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing and to remember those who were killed.
Dale Bassham and his wife, Laura, have opened Shortwave Coffee, located in Alley A in Columbia. Dale Bassham focuses on educating customers on hand-brewing techniques.
April 14, 2014
Helen Wade, Paul Cushing and Jonathan Sessions were sworn in as members of the Columbia School Board on Monday. They were elected to the board in the general municipal election April 8.
MU freshman Karen Spears started a business called The Korean Pears to sell her paintings, which are usually colorful, abstract and built around hand-lettered sayings or quotes. Her creations are available in MU's Quirks Consignment Store and on Etsy.com.
April 13, 2014
Despite the rain, a Palm Sunday procession to the intersection of Ninth Street and Broadway marched on. With palm leaves in hand, community church members gathered for the Blessing of the Palms.
April 12, 2014
Themed cardboard boats raced across the Bass Pro Shops lake on Saturday for the third annual Float Your Boat for the Food Bank event. Some were fast, others slow and steady while some didn't make it past the starting line.
About 1,600 volunteers joined together to help pick up trash around parks and streets in the city Saturday morning with Cleanup Columbia, an annual effort.
Hot air balloons took off from the Central Missouri Events Center on Friday for a hare and hound race.
A crash Saturday afternoon left damage to both vehicles after a car struck a Columbia firetruck at Hinkson Avenue and North William Street. No major injuries were sustained by those involved in the crash.
Sorrowful wails and uncontrollable sobs resounded Monday as thousands of Rwandans packed the country's main sports stadium to mark the 20th anniversary of the beginning of a devastating 100-day genocide. The country commemorated Monday the 20th anniversary of the genocide when ethnic Hutu extremists killed neighbors, friends and family during a three-month rampage of violence aimed at ethnic Tutsis and some moderate Hutus, leaving a death toll that Rwanda puts at 1,000,050.