April 24, 2014
As stables across the West transition to accommodate bigger riders, draft horses are in higher demand. Sombrero Ranches in Estes Park, Colo. uses draft horses along with quarter horses for rides with tourists.
Conflicting views about right-to-work legislation and unions have been an ongoing issue in Missouri.
April 23, 2014
Adam Morrison, 20, is one of two professional disc golfers in Columbia. He won his first cash prize — $110 — at a tournament in Las Vegas in February.
April 22, 2014
Police found a man dead in a residence on the 900 block of West Texas Avenue on Tuesday.
The chorus rehearses "The War Amongst Families and Neighbors: The Civil War in Missouri" for its impending premiere. MU composer Stefan Freund's 90-minute oratorio will premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday in Jesse Auditorium. It will be performed by the Columbia Civic Orchestra, MU Choral Union, University Singers and three guest soloists. The piece includes four spoken texts, five arrangements of Civil War songs and 18 original compositions.
April 21, 2014
More than 32,000 runners crossed the starting line at the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday, the first since last year's fatal bombings. Kenya's Rita Jeptoo won the women's race, and American Meb Keflezighi won the men's.
April 20, 2014
Parishioners of Sacred Heart Catholic Church gathered Sunday morning to celebrate Easter with a Spanish Mass. Mass is said weekly in both Spanish and English at the church.
Missouri played Mississippi State at Taylor Field on Sunday. Missouri lost 9-7 in 11 innings.
As Easter approaches and business heats up, Ken Kavanaugh keeps doing what he's always done — making sure that on Sunday morning or Wednesday night or any other time a worship service gets going, a church is filled with a pleasing sound.
April 19, 2014
Missouri baseball falls to Mississippi 6-2 Saturday at Taylor Stadium in Columbia.
The Missouri Tigers' softball team played the Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday, winning 9-1.
The Missouri Tigers football team plays in its annual Black and Gold spring scrimmage on Saturday. Roughly 23,000 fans showed up to see the Tigers for the first time since their Cotton Bowl win in January.
Members of Missouri United Methodist Church prepare on Saturday for Easter service. The church expects a full chapel on Sunday and will be adding more seats for the occasion.
Renovations on the East tower of Memorial Stadium is set to be completed by August with $46 million budgeted. Additions include 1,200 new premium seats.
Children participate in Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza put on by the City of Columbia in Douglass Park on Saturday. Activities included games, face painting and an Easter egg hunt.
Bill Busch teaches a scuba diving class at Hickman High School swimming pool. Busch, a former professional swimmer, teaches scuba diving at MU. He has been a scuba diving instructor for 50 years. Teaching scuba diving has given him the opportunity to build strong relationships with his students, who often return to help with his class, even after they have become certified.
April 18, 2014
Community members gather Friday at the Hillel House for a Social Justice Seder. A Seder is a traditional feast that is part of Passover. Members of the community came together to discuss social justice issues.
April 16, 2014
MU alumnus Shawn Akinosie talks about his chocolate business at the MU Law School on Wednesday. Akinosie was a lawyer before he started his business. Some of his chocolates include dark milk chocolate with Ancho chiles and pistachios and dark milk chocolate with black licorice.
Missouri women's tennis beat Arkansas on Wednesday at the Southeastern Conference tournament at the Mizzou Tennis Complex. This was the first time Missouri has advanced in the SEC tournament.
Students at Columbia Independent School celebrated the anniversary of Rome's founding with the 16th annual Toga Day on Wednesday. They wore homemade togas and performed skits at Missouri United Methodist Church after eating at Harpo's Bar and Grill.