October 15, 2012
First-grade students at Benton Elementary School learn basic shapes during a drawing activity in Katie Mayabb's art class Oct. 4. The class is part of Benton's STEM curriculum that teaches kids about science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on activities.
Students, staff and Columbia residents gathered at the Hearnes Center for the 27th annual Homecoming Blood Drive, hosted by MU and the American Red Cross. The blood drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily through Thursday.
Taxidermists are entering their busy season as wildlife hunting seasons kick off.
Peg Craig dabbled in art during high school, but didn't pick it up again until 20 years later. Now, Craig holds ceramics classes in her basement studio, Squarepeg.
October 14, 2012
More than 20,000 people were estimated to have attended the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival this weekend.
The development of new apartment complexes has altered the landscape surrounding the scenic Rock Quarry Road.
October 13, 2012
MU fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha organized "The Epiphany" protest Friday at Tiger Plaza in support of victims of bleach-balloon attacks at the University of Texas-Austin.
Alabama fans traveled in RVs to Columbia for Saturday's game against Missouri.
October 12, 2012
Alabama fans arrived in Columbia before the game between Missouri and Alabama on Saturday. Fans spent their time in downtown Columbia on Friday.
Alabama fans arrived in RVs on Thursday at the Cottonwood RV Park.
Despite the football team's lack in size, Tolton-Calvary is working to grow as a unit. The team is preparing for a game against the South Callaway Bulldogs on Friday.
Rock Bridge wide receiver Kenny James hit a dry spot at the beginning of the season, but James broke out of the rut during a Sept. 28 win over Helias Catholic.
Hickman football junior wide receiver Roderick Beasley is known for joking around, but he is learning when it is time to focus. That focus has translated into three touchdowns for Beasley in Hickman’s past two games.
Junior Elise Castellanos and freshman Mallory Page work together to anchor the defensive unit of the Columbia College women's soccer team. The team is preparing to play Harris-Stowe on Friday.
October 11, 2012
The Hickman boys soccer team pulled out a 6-0 victory against Waynesville. The team's assistant coach David Graham took over the head coaching position for Thursday's game.
Columbia residents attended a public hearing Thursday at the Activity and Recreation Center to learn more about the Scott Boulevard and Interstate 70 interchange.
Friends Nancy Taube and Linda LaFontaine, who call themselves the "Tough Old Birds," practice for the Perche Creek Fall Five. The race, which consists of a 2-mile running segment on the Katy Trail and a 3-mile kayaking segment in Perche Creek, will take place Saturday.
October 8, 2012
The Senior Sunshine league bowls every Monday throughout the winter.
For the first time in its 100-year-old history, the house at the corner of West Boulevard and Ash Street will be open to the public. Owners Kristin Bourgeois and Adam Kaiser bought the historical house in 2011 and converted it into a guesthouse called Creekstone Cottage.
The Trailside Cafe and Bike shop in Rocheport is a one-stop shop for cyclists on the Katy Trail. Cyclists can drop in to get something to eat or get their bikes fixed.