June 23, 2014
Although it's still a long way from challenging football, baseball or basketball as America's pasttime, there's no doubting the increasing popularity of "the beautiful game."
June 22, 2014
The United States drew 2-2 in its 2014 World Cup match against Portugal on Sunday.
June 21, 2014
The annual Juneteenth celebration Saturday in Douglass Park was rained out, but not before a brief bout of dancing. The event commemorates the end of slavery in 1865.
People competed in shuffleboard and washers at Hearnes Center on Saturday. Both events are included in the 2014 Missouri State Senior Games.
June 20, 2014
Nicholas R. Thomas, 20, center, was convicted of first-degree murder on Friday.
Competitors powered through a 1500-meter race walk at the 2014 Missouri State Senior Games on Friday.
A friendly foursome who have played tennis together for years, both as partners and opponents, faced off in a doubles match at the Missouri State Senior Games on Friday.
Ona Potter, 96, and her daughter, Wanda Holt, 72, fish together at the Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area near Fulton on Thursday.
June 19, 2014
Participants in the Missouri State Senior Games' compete in the mixed doubles pickleball tournament Thursday at Cosmo Park.
Google is partnering with Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization that aims to inspire, educate and equip young women for futures in the computing-related fields.
June 18, 2014
Helping the Missouri Conservation Department to catch and catalog turtles became a family affair for the Jones Family. Volunteer Robert Jones brought his son Zach and three grandchildren Aiden, Bella and Rylan along with him to help trap turtles at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Center on Wednesday. The department captures the turtles in traps and then quickly catalogs them to help estimate information such as population and returns the turtles to the water. Volunteering is open to everyone.
Volunteers use colored tape to fit two pickleball courts into a tennis court at Cosmo Park on Wednesday morning. The Missouri State Senior Games begin Thursday, and the Show-Me State Games begin Friday.
June 17, 2014
The American Outlaws watched the U.S. vs. Nigeria friendly at McNally's Irish Pub on June 7 to gear up for this year's World Cup. The chapter gathered again Monday to watch the U.S. defeat Ghana 2-1 in the team's first match of the tournament. "Our mission is to bring love of soccer to higher and higher levels. To support the passion and unity of soccer fans," said Patrick Finney, the chapter's president and founder.
June 15, 2014
Sehon Williams has been an important part of Columbia's black community. While raising his family in Columbia, he worked hard to shelter his children from the ugliness of racism while confronting it in his own life.
June 14, 2014
Students from across Missouri competed in the bull riding event at the Missouri State High School Rodeo finals Friday night at the Central Missouri Events Center.
June 13, 2014
Madeline Cuppy competed at the Missouri High School rodeo Friday, where she competed in the barrel race with her horse Hank.
June 12, 2014
Sixteen-year-old twins Hannah and Morgan Williams, of Odessa, dream of becoming pharmacists one day. But these days, they spend their free time competing in events such as breakaway roping and goat tying at the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals.
James and Christiane Quinn and their two teenage children are traveling to Brazil to watch a World Cup game and to visit with Christiane's family.
June 11, 2014
The annual Missouri High School Rodeo has returned to Columbia and brought with it excited and nervous high schoolers, ready to compete for spots at the national finals. The barrel jackpot is an "open" barrel race, meaning that it is open to all ages and doesn't require full dress code. The event requires participants to race around barrels in an arena. Competition will run Thursday through Saturday at the Central Missouri Events Center.
The Missouri High School Rodeo queen competition began Wednesday.