April 11, 2013
Many studies show the advantages of becoming bilingual at an early age. Puerto Rican-born teacher Natalia Prats wants to instill those benefits in the children of her dual Spanish and English preschool class.
April 10, 2013
The pairing of Kappa Alpha Theta and Beta Theta Pi defeated Pi Beta Phi, Alpha Epsilon Pi and Sigma Tau Gamma 141-33 during a game of Family Feud as a part of MU's Greek Week on Wednesday night.
The McCarty family has a unique way of teaching the game of golf that has worked well for a couple of generations. It includes handing down used clubs that are sometimes decades old and starting children with adult-sized irons.
Holocaust survivor Roland Levi speaks about being a "hidden child" during the Holocaust. His speech and Q-and-A session were part of MU's Holocaust Remembrance Week.
April 9, 2013
The Tolton Catholic High School baseball team lost to Fayette High School 16-12 Tuesday at American Legion Park.
Firefighters put out a two alarm fire Tuesday at the Ash Street Place Apartments on Buckner Street off Stadium Boulevard.
April 8, 2013
Columbia College softball played Hannibal-LaGrange in a doubleheader Monday and won both games.
Three members of Columbia City Council, one returning and two new, were sworn in during a special meeting on Monday night. Mayor Bob McDavid returned for his second term. Karl Skala became the Third Ward council member, and Ian Thomas was sworn in as the Fourth Ward council member. There was a reception after the meeting for the three members and the former members.
Sandhill cranes, a great blue heron and wood ducks were spotted at the Eagle Bluffs Conservation area on Saturday.
April 6, 2013
Former Missouri wide receiver Jeremy Maclin held the Mizzou Legends Charity Softball Game on Saturday at Taylor Stadium. Former Missouri football team members gathered to play in a home run derby and sign balls for spectators.
The Missouri Beer Festival, which had more than a dozen vendors, was held Saturday at the Parkade Center.
*The Rock Bridge Bruins girls soccer team lost to the Lindbergh Flyers 2-1 in double overtime Saturday at Rock Bridge Field. (*A previous version of this caption included incorrect information about the winning team.)
The Hickman High School girls soccer team lost its game Saturday against Blue Springs South 3-0.
Families spent the afternoon at Kite Flying Day on Saturday at Douglass Park. Parents and children wrangled and subsequently got tangled in kites as the day went on.
Children learned to milk cows, play games and excavate fake dinosaur bones at Mizzou Adventures in Education on Saturday at the Reynolds Alumni Center.
Saturday morning was the first day of the year that the Columbia Farmers' Market was held outside. Customers, vendors and entertainment filled the area outside the Activity and Recreation Center.
April 5, 2013
The Hickman girls soccer team lost 2-0 to Lindbergh in its home opener Friday in Columbia.
The Hickman baseball team scored five runs in the seventh inning to beat Eureka 14-13 in the Capitol City Baseball Invitational on Friday in Jefferson City.
Visitors gathered Friday at Woodcrest Chapel at a memorial service for Tom Clements, the executive director of Colorado's Department of Corrections. Clements spent 31 years working for the Missouri Department of Corrections, ending as the director of the division of adult institutions.
Food trend experts and farmers say edamame remains a niche product — somewhere between chia seeds and quinoa in popularity — but they see potential for growth if food companies can figure out an efficient processing system for a crop that must be harvested and packaged quickly.