PHOTO GALLERY: Girls rock at camp

CoMo Girls Rock is a week-long summer camp for girls ages 12 to 18 to teach them empowerment through creative expression, musical exploration and performance.

PHOTO GALLERY: Forum on proposed Callaway County hog farm draws discussion

Callaway County residents gathered in the gymnasium of Hatton-McCredie Elementary School on Tuesday night to hear about a proposed hog farm to be built in Callaway County, south of Kingdom City.

PHOTO GALLERY: Adam Beckett, founder of Global First Responder, prepares for trip to Jordan

Emergency room physician Adam Beckett has created an online global network for people who want to volunteer on overseas medical relief trips. He and a group of volunteers are about to provide help to people in the world's second-largest refugee camp in Jordan.

PHOTO GALLERY: Camp Adventure begins at Stephens Lake Park

Children visited Stephens Lake Park for the first day of Camp Adventure, run by Columbia's Parks and Recreation Department. Activities included fishing, baseball and tag.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Rouges rink hockey team

The Columbia Rogues practice every Tuesday night at Empire Roller Rink. The Rogues won the Bronze Division Rink Hockey National Championship in 2013.

PHOTO GALLERY: Artist sells colorful masks and jewelry at Art in the Park

Wendy Sollod, polymer clay artist from Boulder, Colo., is attracted to color and texture when she creates her pieces. She makes jewelry and masks, and she came to Columbia for friends. The Art in the Park festival is the first time she has displayed her artwork in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Soap box derby drivers race down Broadway

Contestants in the Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby raced Sunday in downtown Columbia. The free, family-friendly event featured racers who range in age from 7 to 17 and hail from Columbia, Ashland, Boonville, Eldon, Harrisburg and Rocheport. The competition is split into three divisions: stock, super stock and masters.

PHOTO GALLERY: Artists showcase work at Art in the Park

Kids had plenty to do at Art in the Park Saturday, as they could get their faces painted, play with science or tie-dye shirts.

PHOTO GALLERY: Callaway County farmer discusses potential hog farm

The Horstmeiers of Horstmeier Farms are looking to sell 20 acres of their property to Eichelberger Farms to be developed as a confinement hog operation. Some Callaway County residents, however, will meet June 10 to discuss the proposed hog farm planned for a site near State Road HH. The project is not definite, but residents still wanted their concerns and questions addressed about the 10,000-hog facility.

PHOTO GALLERY: D-Day anniversary celebration

Veterans and world leaders from across the globe celebrated the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the invasion of Normandy on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge wins baseball state championship

Rock Bridge defeated Francis Howell 9-6 in the Class 5A state championship game to earn its first baseball state championship on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Michael Sam at Rams OTAs

Michael Sam participated in the St. Louis Rams' training activities Friday, where he was available for public comment for the first time since he was drafted.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge vs. Blue Springs South state semifinal

The Rock Bridge baseball team defeated Blue Springs South 2-0 on Thursday to advance to Friday's state championship game.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fifth-grade graduation at Alpha Hart Elementary School

Fifth-graders graduated from Alpha Hart Elementary School on the last day of the Columbia Public Schools' school year on Thursday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Roof of Prairie Home R-V School torn off in storm

Prairie Home residents and other volunteers showed up to help clean up debris after the roof of Prairie Home R-V School was torn off by a storm early Wednesday morning.

PHOTO GALLERY: Four residences damaged in early morning fire

The Columbia Fire Department was called to a fire at Woodrail On The Green. The fire was raised to a two-alarm fire as it damaged four units. As firefighters investigated the scene, friends and neighbors brought coffee and bagels to the residents. The Heart of Missouri American Red Cross chapter is also assisting the residents.

PHOTO GALLERY: Paddlefish spawned and birthed at hatcheries

Hatcheries in Missouri work to keep the paddlefish population steady.

PHOTO GALLERY: Smithton sixth-graders celebrate end of school

Smithton Middle School's sixth-grade class went on a field trip on Monday to Cosmopolitan Park to celebrate its last week of classes before summer break.

PHOTO GALLERY: Special Olympians compete in track and field events at Hickman High School

Athletes competed in the walking, running, long jump and softball throw events of the 2014 Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games Sunday at the Hickman High School track. Sunday was the final day of competition.

PHOTO GALLERY: Special Olympics athletes lift one another up

Athletes from around the state compete in the powerlifting competition at the 2014 Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games. With constant motivation from coaches and one another, the athletes were able to see their training pay off.