PHOTO GALLERY: Battle baseball loses 16-1 to Helias

Battle High School baseball lost 16-1 to Helias on Tuesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU announces five Kemper Fellowship awards

On Monday, five MU faculty members were surprised during class by a parade — headed by Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and a check for $10,000. Recipients of the Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence receive the award from a gift of $500,000 donated by Commerce Bank in the name of 1926 MU graduate William T. Kemper. The fellowship has been awarded the past 24 years.

PHOTO GALLERY: Alpha Hart Elementary students play during recess

First-graders play on Alpha Hart Elementary's playground during their recess recently. Sutherland Smith Park will be built near the school and will be available for students to use.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball falls to Georgia, 6-2

No. 16 Missouri softball lost to No. 13 Georgia, 6-2, Sunday. The Tigers won the first two games of the series on Friday and Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hallsville Community Development benefit dinner and auciton

The 19th annual Hallsville Community Development Association hosted its benefit dinner and auction on Saturday. The proceeds from the auction will go to the nearby fairgrounds and to finish the concrete flooring in the Bob LeMone Building, where the auction was held.

PHOTO GALLERY: Candidates for Columbia City Council meet for final forum

Candidates for Columbia City Council and the Columbia School Board attended an All-Candidate Forum at the J.W. "Blind" Boone Community Center on Saturday. The candidates discussed public safety, downtown and health issues.

PHOTO GALLERY: Convent near UMSL to be demolished

The old Incarnate Word convent owned by the University of Missouri-St. Louis is being threatened with demolition by the university. The convent was built in the early 1900s and has been owned by the university for more than 20 years.

PHOTO GALLERY: Spring Break in Columbia

For the children who stayed in Columbia for spring break, there was plenty to do. On Friday, children were painting canvases at Paint the Town and skating at the Empire Roller Rink.

PHOTO GALLERY: Motorcycle accident on Providence Road

While driving north on Providence Road, a motorcyclist was rear-ended by a car on Friday. The motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to an area hospital.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU Law School offers cross-cultural class

Ilhyung Lee teaches an alternative dispute resolution class designed to develop a cultural fluency in its students. Lee said it is one of five such classes taught in the country.

PHOTO GALLERY: Campers enjoy Spring Adventure Camp

The Activity and Recreation Center hosted 25 kids for its Spring Adventure Camp this week — a camp for kids to swim, play sports, watch movies and enjoy other activities. The weather kept the campers mostly inside Thursday, but it still offered activities including basketball and swimming.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ukulele Fight Club kicks off inaugural meeting

Ukulele players from around Columbia gathered for an inaugural meeting of the Ukulele Fight Club, a group that brings people of all skills together to play and sing.

PHOTO GALLERY: Union members rally against legislation

About 1,000 Missouri union workers gathered on the Capitol lawn to protest "right to work" legislation. Gov. Jay Nixon said he opposes the legislation and called it unnecessary. It would take away the requirement in labor contracts that all employees pay union fees.

PHOTO GALLERY: The Broadway prepares for guests

The Broadway is finishing preparations for its opening. It has 114 rooms, an in-house restaurant and two bars. The hotel opens Wednesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children participate in Wizard of Oz Spring Break camp

The children's theatre company TRYPS hosts a Wizard of Oz Spring Break camp in Columbia on Monday. Children write biographies, learn to dance and participate in activities. The students will perform at the Macklanburg Playhouse on the Stephens College Campus on Friday, the final day of the class.

PHOTO GALLERY: DanceAbility lets special needs students learn ballet their way

The Missouri Contemporary Ballet is adding a new class called DanceAbility to its spring roster. DanceAbility is a ballet class designed for special needs children and considers their unique needs and abilities in its practice and teaching methods.

PHOTO GALLERY: Southern Miss ends Missouri's season

Southern Miss defeats Missouri 71-63 on Sunday. It was the final game of Missouri's season.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge girls basketball takes state championship

Rock Bridge girls basketball took the state title Saturday during the Show Me Showdown championship at Mizzou Arena. The Bruins played the Lee's Summit Broncos in the final game and ultimately won 62-45. This is Rock Bridge's third straight state championship win.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Farmers' Market holds first outdoor market of spring

The Columbia Farmers' Market kicked off its spring season Saturday by holding the first outdoor market of the year in the Activity and Recreation Center parking lot. The market will be in the ARC parking lot 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through October 25.

PHOTO GALLERY: Track meet at Battle High School kicks off season

Battle High School hosted the Columbia Kick-Off track meet Friday. The event brought together the track and field teams from Battle High School, Hickman High School and Rock Bridge High School.