October 27, 2013
Columbia resident Michele Spry practices the pay-it-forward philosophy with regular acts of kindness such as paying for others' drinks at Starbucks. Her commitment to bringing positivity to others began when her friend Tom Trabue was diagnosed with Stage 3A Hodgkin's lymphoma and she wanted to help.
October 26, 2013
Missouri football plays South Carolina in Saturday's Homecoming game at Memorial Stadium.
The Black and Gold Alumni match pitted current wrestlers against former MU wrestlers Saturday at Hearnes Center.
Missouri football fans gather at various tailgating sites and anticipate Saturday's game against South Carolina. "It's time to win," MU graduate Jimmy Mello said. "I'm excited."
Saturday's MU Homecoming Parade in downtown Columbia featured the marching band, floats, clowns, Homecoming royalty and more.
October 25, 2013
Hickman lost 21-6 to Rockhurst on Friday night. Coach Arnel Monroe said the players need to put it behind them and focus on the playoffs.
The Missouri men's basketball program and its fans welcomed back former head coach Norm Stewart and the rest of the 1993-1994 undefeated Big Eight Championship team in the "Return to Hearnes" scrimmage against Oklahoma City on Friday. The Tigers won 73-48.
Rock Bridge lost their 2013 Homecoming game against Jefferson City 31-21.
Members of each Greek house at MU work together Friday to create decorations for MU's 2013 Homecoming celebrations. The theme is major cities around the U.S., and each house or team of houses built decorations to represent a different city, including Memphis and Washington, D.C.
Carol Guzy, a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist for The Washington Post, shot these five images in Albania, Germany, West Africa, New York and New Orleans. In an accompanying article (see below), Guzy discusses these photographs and her experiences in detail.
October 24, 2013
Rock Bridge swept Thursday night's volleyball matchup against Hickman 25-13, 25-22. Both teams will enter postseason play, Rock Bridge seeded second in its first tournament and Hickman seeded sixth in a different tournament.
English Country Dance instructors Bridget Whitehead and Kyle Hardman met each other at an English Country Dance camp. After getting married, they have been teaching this style of dance at Unity of Columbia.
October 23, 2013
The Columbia College women's volleyball team celebrated their second victory against William Woods on Wednesday. The Columbia Cougars are now 9-1 at home.
Supporters of Brandon Coleman organized a protest Wednesday at the corner of Broadway and Providence Road. The protest followed a decision by Boone County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel Knight not to press charges against the man who shot Coleman.
Throughout its 10-year history, the True/False Film Fest has offered a variety of activities as can be seen in this collection of photos. At this year's festival, Christine Carpenter made a hat out of an old film, and patrons waited to enter the Missouri Theatre to see "Stories We Tell," the opening film. In 2012, Les Trois Coups performed. An in 2010, visitors watched Joshua Hulen, the True/False robot, dance in the street.
Students at Grant Elementary School learned to use iPads as part of their classwork.
October 22, 2013
Treatment on the big tree began Tuesday. The work included cutting off dead wood, coating the tree's roots in fungicide, mulching and installing an in-ground lightning rod.
Missouri men's basektball coach Frank Haith received a five-game suspension from the NCAA following an investigation of the athletic department at the University of Miami where he previously coached.
Rebecca Miller and her mother, Jeanne Plumley, are planning to reopen Peggy Jean's Pie shop.
October 21, 2013
Lewis Baumgartner and his wife, Janice, bought a 120-acre farm near Millersburg in the late 1970s. The couple has struggled through hard times since buying the land, and Lewis turned many of the mishaps into comedy.