July 27, 2014
The new pastor at St. Thomas More Newman Center brings his life experience to his new posting. The Rev. Richard Litzau, O.P., is a father of two and worked in the criminal justice system.
July 26, 2014
Competitors brought out their best animals for the mule show at the horse arena during the Boone County Fair on Saturday.
Competitors demonstrated their martial arts skills during the Show-Me State Games' competition on Saturday at the Armory Sports and Recreation Center.
Corey Kilgallon, 17, from Millstadt, Illinois, fenced in the Sabre Division at the Show-Me State Games on Saturday. She says she isn't afraid to go up against the big guys. She was the only female to compete in the event.
The Fairview Road Church of Christ gave a refugee family from Myanmar a home makeover.
More than 50 horses and riders participated in the 2014 Wild West Shoot-Out for the Boone County Fair on Friday at the Central Missouri Events Center.
July 25, 2014
Sam Bradford and Michael Sam prepare for the upcoming NFL season at the St. Louis Rams' practice facility in St. Louis.
July 24, 2014
Thursday at the Boone County Fair, racers started their engines and sped through the mud during the Figure Eight Racing Event.
On Thursday, the Boone County Fair hosted the Dairy Goat Fun Show and an event participants call "musical chairs with goats."
The 4-H Bucket Calf Project teaches young people how to be responsible for livestock from birth. They must feed their calf with a bottle or out of a bucket and learn how to handle them. Participants showed their calves Monday night at the Boone County Fair. The was Morgan Naeger's first year showing livestock.
July 23, 2014
Father and son team "Solo Boyz" competed in Wednesday's demolition derby at the Boone County Fair.
Dog jumping events, the demolition derby and cooling off the livestock were among the activities Wednesday at the Boone County Fair.
Barnes & Noble at the Columbia Mall, and other businesses, held a special daylong event in honor of Batman Day. DC Comics declared Wednesday "Batman Day" in honor of the caped crusader's 75th anniversary.
The Mizzou International Composers Festival is starting in Columbia this week. The festival brings in eight resident composers who write music the ensemble Alarm Will Sound performs. The musicians and composers spent last week rehearsing and preparing at the country home of Jeanne Sinquefield, patron of the Mizzou New Music Initiative.
Eleven area youths and their dogs competed Tuesday in the Boone County 4-H/FFA Dog Show. The competition featured events in showmanship, an obstacle course, costumes and tricks. There were also demonstrations of jumpers, tunnels and nose work.
July 22, 2014
Kaitlyn Bullard is a 25-year-old lawyer who has also passed through Missouri's juvenile justice system. She was preparing to take the Missouri bar exam this month and hopes to represent people who do not have easy access to the justice system.
July 21, 2014
Children displayed the fruits of their labor for the Pee Wee Showmanship competition at the Boone County Fair on Monday. Children raise a baby animal, teaching it how to walk on a lead or stand before a judge. The competition gives children an opportunity to practice for bigger livestock shows.
On Sunday afternoon, both rookie and veteran ham curers brought their hams to check in for the 2014 Boone County Fair ham show. It was even a family event for some participants.
July 20, 2014
The Acton family participated for a second time in the Show-Me State Games 3-D archery competition Sunday morning.
Columbia residents gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia on Sunday morning for the 16th annual animal blessing service. Attendees shared stories of their pets, either present at the service or in memorial, and there was a tribute to former Central Missouri Humane Society director Mary Pat Boatfield, who died in June.