PHOTO GALLERY: Ashley McCally sews for her company Lily and Gus

Ashley McCally talks to her 4-year-old daughter, Lily, as she colors before school on Wednesday. McCally named her company Lily and Gus after her daughter and the family dog, Gus.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge Elementary students release hawks, owl into wild

Rock Bridge Elementary School students released two red-tailed hawks and a great horned owl back into the wild on Friday with the help of two Department of Agriculture biologists.

PHOTO GALLERY: Spartan mascot Cameron Hawkins leads Battle football team in energy

Cameron Hawkins plays the Spartan, the mascot for Battle High School. In addition to cheering on the team, he often leads the athletes in prayer before games.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens Basketball falls 70-36 to William Woods

The Stephens College Stars lost to the William Woods University Owls, 76-30, Thursday night. It was the Stars fifth straight loss.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students raise awareness of abductions in Mexico

Protestors walked in a circle chanting and holding signs Thursday afternoon in Speakers Circle before stopping for a moment of silence at 3:43, a time chosen in honor of the 43 missing students who disappeared in September in Mexico.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman students prepare for 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Hickman High School students perform Tuesday during a dress rehearsal of "Fiddler on the Roof." The school's production of the musical opens Thursday and runs through Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Porter brothers start season together at Tolton

Brothers Michael and Jontay Porter play for the Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School boys basketball team. Michael Porter, a sophomore, returns as the team's leading scorer.

PHOTO GALLERY: UCP Heartland Child Development Center develops menus with Eat Smart guidelines

The United Cerebral Palsy Heartland Child Development Center develops its menus with Eat Smart guidelines, limiting sugar and processed foods in their meals and serving fresh fruits and vegetables. The workers at the center plan out the meals and try to make them as healthy as possible.

PHOTO GALLERY: Muriel Williams Battle football prepares for Ladue

Muriel Williams Battle High School is one win away from the Class 5 State Championship game. This is the first year the Spartans (9-4) are playoff eligible.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cynthia Woodcock prepares for trip to Liberia to fight Ebola

Cynthia Woodcock, center, a nurse practitioner, plans to leave Columbia on Thursday for Liberia to work with those affected by the Ebola crisis.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tigers win against Oral Roberts 78-64

Missouri men's basketball plays against Oral Roberts on Wednesday at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers won the game 78-64.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens College women's basketball practices

Stephens College women's basketball team practiced at Silverthorne Arena on Wednesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Parkade Elementary School hosts its first Hi-Tech Day

Parkade Elementary School hosts its first Hi-Tech Day on Wednesday, where students learn about innovations such as Google Glass, GoPro cameras, a 3-D printer and green screen technology. The students' favorite demonstration was the NAO robot named GlaDOS, who danced to songs such as Michael Jackson's "Thriller."

PHOTO GALLERY: Cherre Bybee makes special lace from bobbins

Cherre Bybee learned how to make bobbin lace in 1986 and has done so for 28 years. She brought her hobby to Columbia nine months ago.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students gather for hot chocolate, book discussion

Third through fifth graders at Rock Bridge Elementary School wait for their drinks to cool while discussing books Monday at the Hot Chocolate Cafe. Amy McKinzie, the library media specialist there, started the after-school program this year.

PHOTO GALLERY: After 13-year engagement, Columbia couple weds in Illinois

Karen Bataille and Becky Plovanich, partners for 13 years, traveled from Columbia to Carlinville, Illinois, to get married Friday. Bataille said the couple decided it was time after Missouri's ban on same-sex marriages was overturned earlier this month.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball takes win against Southeast Missouri State

The Missouri women's basketball team won against Southeast Missouri State 88-42. The Tigers are now 2-0 and will go on to play the University of Nevada-Las Vegas at the Wahine Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Battle HIgh School puts on 'Cinderella'

Students at Muriel Williams Battle High School performed the musical "Cinderella" this weekend.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri beats Valparaiso for first win of the season

Missouri defeated Valparaiso 56-41 Sunday at Mizzou Arena. It was the first win of the season for the Tigers after falling to UMKC on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri volleyball tops Mississippi in five set showdown

The Tigers rallied from behind to beat Mississippi 3-2 (23-25, 25-21, 23-25, 27-25, 15-6) in their second-to-last home game of the season.