November 11, 2013
As many as 11,000 people served in the 57th Bomb Wing that flew missions over German-held Europe from North Africa and the island of Corsica during most of the war. Hundreds survive, according to wing historians and reunion organizers. Only nine veterans made it to this fall's reunion event.
About 70 years after World War II, veterans still gather to talk about their experiences, but their numbers are decreasing each year.
Campers and counselors from Camp Kesem, a weeklong camp for children with parents affected by cancer, reunited Sunday at MU.
November 10, 2013
The Missouri women's basketball team played its first regular season home game Sunday against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. The Tigers won 59-48.
Members of the Columbia community gathered Sunday to honor veterans in the Veterans Day Parade
Ryan Russell hunts champion trees. He has found 14 of the state's 111 champions, a half-dozen of which are on MU's campus.
November 9, 2013
Volunteer cadets and midshipmen from the Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC took shifts marching in a vigil of honor on Saturday. The one-hour shifts ran over a 24-hour period from Saturday to Sunday.
The Columbia Cougars men's soccer team defeated Lyon College 3-1 during the start of the American Midwest Conference quarterfinals in the AMC Tournament.
Surviving members of the 1942 Tokyo raid — Edward Saylor, Richard Cole and David Thatcher — celebrated a final toast Saturday at the National Museum of the Air Force near Dayton, Ohio. Only four of 80 Raiders are still living. One was unable to attend because of health issues.
Columbia College won their last home game against Williams Baptist College at Columbia College on Saturday.
The No. 8 Missouri Tigers dominated the Kentucky Wildcats to improve to 9-1 on the season, and 5-1 in the Southeastern Conference. Wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham set a school record with four touchdown passes, and quarterback Maty Mauk tied Chase Daniel's record of five TD passes in a game. The defense recorded seven sacks, and extended their streak of games with at least one turnover to 40, the longest such streak in college football.
The Central Missouri Scale Modelers Club hosted its third annual TigerCon contest and vendor show on Saturday.
November 8, 2013
The Missouri men's basketball team beat Southeastern Louisiana 89-53 in the season opener Friday night at Mizzou Arena.
MU vice chancellor for administrative services, Jackie Jones, and Provost Brian Foster were honored at a retirement reception Friday at Jesse Hall.
"This is a basketball school. Football is an afterthought," Kentucky junior Ashley Ferguson said Friday in the UK student center. Even with the 8-1 Missouri Tigers in Lexington for a Southeastern Conference football matchup on Saturday, on Friday night most Wildcats fans' attention was on Rupp Arena, where the No. 1-ranked Wildcats basketball team faced the University of North Carolina-Asheville in the first game of the season.
New Haven Elementary School students and Miss Missouri Shelby Ringdahl sang as part of a Veterans Day celebration Friday at the school. Ringdahl and the students visited afterward with veterans who attended.
The Victorian Country Inn is a bed-and-breakfast in Hallsville that hosts murder mystery parties.
November 7, 2013
Missouri wrestling coach Brian Smith spends eight weeks of the summer training with new team members, where they learn their target weight, body fat index measurement, and their ability in the weight room. Smith also teaches his wrestlers about healthy living and dietary practices.
The National Park Service is releasing proposed new rules for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways to deal with the increase in visitors and use of the many recreational activities on its land and rivers.
November 6, 2013
The Hickman soccer team took on Blue Springs South in a district matchup Tuesday. Hickman won the game 1-0.
November 5, 2013
The Rock Bridge boys soccer team beat Smith Cotton 4-2 on Tuesday. Rock Bridge advanced to the district finals.