November 21, 2014
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.
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.
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.
November 20, 2014
The Stephens College Stars lost to the William Woods University Owls, 76-30, Thursday night. It was the Stars fifth straight loss.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 19, 2014
Cynthia Woodcock, center, a nurse practitioner, plans to leave Columbia on Thursday for Liberia to work with those affected by the Ebola crisis.
Missouri men's basketball plays against Oral Roberts on Wednesday at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers won the game 78-64.
Stephens College women's basketball team practiced at Silverthorne Arena on Wednesday.
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."
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.
November 18, 2014
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.
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.
November 17, 2014
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.
Students at Muriel Williams Battle High School performed the musical "Cinderella" this weekend.
November 16, 2014
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.
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.