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.
CoMo Girls Rock is a week-long summer camp for girls ages 12 to 18 to teach them empowerment through creative expression, musical exploration and performance.
Callaway County residents gathered in the gymnasium of Hatton-McCredie Elementary School on Tuesday night to hear about a proposed hog farm to be built in Callaway County, south of Kingdom City.
June 10, 2014
Emergency room physician Adam Beckett has created an online global network for people who want to volunteer on overseas medical relief trips. He and a group of volunteers are about to provide help to people in the world's second-largest refugee camp in Jordan.
June 9, 2014
Children visited Stephens Lake Park for the first day of Camp Adventure, run by Columbia's Parks and Recreation Department. Activities included fishing, baseball and tag.
The Columbia Rogues practice every Tuesday night at Empire Roller Rink. The Rogues won the Bronze Division Rink Hockey National Championship in 2013.
June 8, 2014
Wendy Sollod, polymer clay artist from Boulder, Colo., is attracted to color and texture when she creates her pieces. She makes jewelry and masks, and she came to Columbia for friends. The Art in the Park festival is the first time she has displayed her artwork in Columbia.
Contestants in the Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby raced Sunday in downtown Columbia. The free, family-friendly event featured racers who range in age from 7 to 17 and hail from Columbia, Ashland, Boonville, Eldon, Harrisburg and Rocheport. The competition is split into three divisions: stock, super stock and masters.
June 7, 2014
Kids had plenty to do at Art in the Park Saturday, as they could get their faces painted, play with science or tie-dye shirts.
The Horstmeiers of Horstmeier Farms are looking to sell 20 acres of their property to Eichelberger Farms to be developed as a confinement hog operation. Some Callaway County residents, however, will meet June 10 to discuss the proposed hog farm planned for a site near State Road HH. The project is not definite, but residents still wanted their concerns and questions addressed about the 10,000-hog facility.
June 6, 2014
Veterans and world leaders from across the globe celebrated the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the invasion of Normandy on Friday.
Rock Bridge defeated Francis Howell 9-6 in the Class 5A state championship game to earn its first baseball state championship on Friday.
Michael Sam participated in the St. Louis Rams' training activities Friday, where he was available for public comment for the first time since he was drafted.
June 5, 2014
The Rock Bridge baseball team defeated Blue Springs South 2-0 on Thursday to advance to Friday's state championship game.
Fifth-graders graduated from Alpha Hart Elementary School on the last day of the Columbia Public Schools' school year on Thursday.
June 4, 2014
Prairie Home residents and other volunteers showed up to help clean up debris after the roof of Prairie Home R-V School was torn off by a storm early Wednesday morning.
The Columbia Fire Department was called to a fire at Woodrail On The Green. The fire was raised to a two-alarm fire as it damaged four units. As firefighters investigated the scene, friends and neighbors brought coffee and bagels to the residents. The Heart of Missouri American Red Cross chapter is also assisting the residents.
June 3, 2014
Hatcheries in Missouri work to keep the paddlefish population steady.
June 2, 2014
Smithton Middle School's sixth-grade class went on a field trip on Monday to Cosmopolitan Park to celebrate its last week of classes before summer break.