PHOTO GALLERY: Empty Bowls charity event offers soup, bowl

The Empty Bowls event was held Friday at the Balsamo Warehouse in Columbia. Ceramics aficionados were asked to donate to charity in exchange for a student-made bowl of their choosing and soup inside it offered at the event.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball beats Missouri State

Missouri defeated Missouri State 5-0 in Wednesday's softball game.

PHOTO GALLERY: Colorado ranch transitions to accomodate bigger tourists

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Right-to-work legislation stirs debate

Conflicting views about right-to-work legislation and unions have been an ongoing issue in Missouri.

PHOTO GALLERY: Adam Morrison prepares as new professional disc golfer

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Law officials investigate crime scene on West Texas Avenue

Police found a man dead in a residence on the 900 block of West Texas Avenue on Tuesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Chorus, conductor, composer prepare for oratorio

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Marathon runners show resilience

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Parishioners celebrate Easter with Spanish Mass

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri baseball loses to Mississippi State 9-7

Missouri played Mississippi State at Taylor Field on Sunday. Missouri lost 9-7 in 11 innings.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ken Kavanaugh gets pipe organs at local churches ready for the spotlight

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri baseball falls to Mississippi 6-2

Missouri baseball falls to Mississippi 6-2 Saturday at Taylor Stadium in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri softball defeats Ole Miss

The Missouri Tigers' softball team played the Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday, winning 9-1.

PHOTO GALLERY: Black and Gold spring football scrimmage

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Church prepares for Easter service

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial Stadium renovations to be completed by August

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: City puts on Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: 50-year scuba diving instructor teaches students

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Community members gather for Social Justice Seder

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Chocolatier Shawn Akinosie speaks at MU

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.