PHOTO GALLERY: Schools seek healthier lunch options

Starting next school year, pasta and other grain products in schools will have to be whole-grain rich, or more than half whole grain.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ecologists show how to clean, eat Asian carp

The Missouri Department of Conservation held an Asian carp cleaning and filleting session at the North Village Arts District Farmers & Artisans Market in Columbia on Sunday. The fish are seen as so harmful to the ecosystem that there is no harvest limit in Missouri.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri baseball falls to Vanderbilt, 3-1

The Missouri baseball team had four hits in its 3-1 loss to Vanderbilt on Sunday at Taylor Stadium.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students dance at Hickman's prom

Students were initially reluctant to dance at Hickman High School's prom on Saturday at the Expo Center. The prom's these was Midnight in Paris.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball drops game, series to Alabama

The Missouri softball team fell to Alabama 2-0 on Saturday at University Field. The Crimson Tide took two of three games from the Tigers in the weekend series.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri loses to Vanderbilt 5-1

Missouri baseball took on Vanderbilt Saturday at Taylor Stadium. The Tigers ultimately lost to the Commodores 5-1.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri baseball celebrates the 1954 championship team

The 1954 Missouri baseball team was honored Saturday during the current team's game against Vanderbilt. The 1954 team was Missouri's first NCAA national champion team, and remains the only Missouri baseball team to achieve the feat.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton track practices on gravel track

The Fr. Tolton Catholic High School track and field team meets five days a week for practice. "When it comes down to it, it's you versus the person next to you," coach Pat Kelly said.

PHOTO GALLERY: Young musicians perform at Children's Grove dedication

The Children's Grove at Stephens Lake Park was dedicated Saturday. The event featured music from the Young Artists Philharmonic.

PHOTO GALLERY: The Fabulous Follies

The Fabulous Follies, a talent show competition at Jefferson Middle School, included singing, dancing and piano playing by students and faculty.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball loses to Alabama 3-1

Missouri softball loses to Alabama 3-1 on Friday at University Field. The loss ended the Tigers' chances at earning a share of the Southeastern Conference regular season title and gave the Crimson Tide outright ownership of the regular season crown.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri baseball loses to Vanderbilt 8-3

Missouri baseball loses to Vanderbilt 8-3 on Friday at Taylor Stadium. The No. 9 Commodores and Tigers play again Saturday at 2 p.m.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students flock to Columbia for Missouri high school music competition

The University Singers perform for high school students participating in the Missouri State High School Activities Association Music Festival on Friday during the lunch hour break. The State Music Festival is held on MU's campus for three days.

PHOTO GALLERY: Local woman creates bohemian jewelry with vintage materials

Mary Anne Flesch creates jewelry in a modern bohemian style. She makes necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. She most enjoys creating collage pieces and resin jewelry. She uses a variety of materials, new and vintage, to give each piece its own look and feel.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball knocks off Alabama

The Missouri softball team came from behind to beat Alabama 8-6 Thursday at University Field.

PHOTO GALLERY: Providence Suites closes

The Providence Suites off Providence Road closed Thursday after a recent homicide. Residents were forced to move out by 11 a.m. Thursday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Glynn Thacker is an airbrush artist

When Glynn Thacker was in prison, he began painting airbrush portraits. He has continued to paint them in his home at the Deluxe Inn. He creates self portraits or portraits of famous characters.

PHOTO GALLERY: Olga Koldobskiy gives a piano concert

Olga Koldobskiy is a Saint Petersburg State Conservatory-educated pianist who gives concerts and teaches piano lessons in Columbia. She and her husband, Aleksandr, moved to the United States from Russia in 1992 as refugees. They had been after being targeted as ethnic secular Jews.

PHOTO GALLERY: Chris Ingersoll serves as Park Patrol volunteer

An avid bicyclist, Chris Ingersoll uses his time on the trail to serve the community as a a Park Patrol volunteer.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball beats Creighton 11-6

Missouri softball beat Creighton 11-6 and 2-1 in a doubleheader Tuesday.