PHOTO GALLERY: Jeff Finley teaches students about fish conservation

Fish biologist Jeff Finley works with MU students to help teach fish and river conservation. He uses special tools he helped create to catch fish, especially pallid sturgeon, so he can study them.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri vs. Texas A&M

Missouri plays Texas A&M on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in its final football game of the regular season.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bishop Biscuits

Phillip Simpkins and Edwin Davis host a radio show on KCOU/88.1. As "Deacon Do Right" and "Bishop Biscuits," Simpkins and Davis deliver humorous sermons about all aspects of college life.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tiger tailgating against Texas A&M

Missouri football fans tailgated all around Columbia in preparation for the Tigers game against the Texas A&M Aggies

PHOTO GALLERY: Woman helps others set, reach goals

Trinity Reese, 47, founder of Fusion Pathways, has a mission to help women improve their health. She organizes exercise outings as part of her efforts to promote healthier living, especially among black women in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge Football: Bruins fall 35-14 to Blue Springs in state championship

The Rock Bridge Bruins faced the Blue Springs Wildcats in the 2013 Class 6 Show-Me Bowl state championship on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge football fans wish team well

Fans cheered on the Rock Bridge Bruins football team before it headed to St. Louis Friday for a state championship title game.

PHOTO GALLERY: Volunteers preserve Everyone Eats

More than 200 people volunteer with Almeta Crayton's Everyone Eats on Thursday, helping set up, cook, serve and clean up after the meal.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cheryl Dake collects vintage items

Cheryl Dake has acquired at least 17 separate collections of knickknacks and vintage clothing.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bottle collector enjoys the hunt

Eugene Prince of Columbia has been collecting glass bottles of various shapes, sizes and colors since 1970.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tim Sullivan buys, sells collectibles

Tim Sullivan, whose collectibles include "Pirates of the Caribbean" memorabilia and G.I. Joe and Star Wars action figures, sells the toys at Midway Antique Mall.

PHOTO GALLERY: David Wallace repairs instruments, but doesn't play them

David Wallace has an assortment of rusty valves, a mouthpiece and assorted brass parts that he uses to repair instruments in his garage. Wallace said he delights in making them playable again.

PHOTO GALLERY: Gordon Craig collects sports cards

Gordon Craig has a sports card collection that numbers more than 600,000. He has a permanent display of antique cards at Itchy's Flea Market. He prefers to collect baseball cards. "It's an expression of love for baseball," Craig said.

PHOTO GALLERY: B.J. Cunningham restores pinball machines, arcade games

BJ Cunningham collects and refurbishes vintage pinball machines and arcade games. He converted his Centralia garage into an arcade and workshop.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sports a Kreklow family tradition

Missouri volleyball's Wayne and Susan Kreklow have raised their family around basketball and volleyball. Ali Kreklow will play volleyball for Missouri next year. Ryan Kreklow plays basketball for Rock Bridge High School. And Ricky Kreklow played basketball his freshman year at Missouri before transferring.

PHOTO GALLERY: Food bank provides 90 million pounds of food in Missouri

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri distributed more than 90 million pounds of food in Missouri last year from five regional centers. Nearly 6.5 million pounds of that food went to families in Boone County. Volunteers from the Ashland Baptist Church help distribute food to more than 100 families at a food truck pantry. A similar scene plays out at nine rural locations throughout central and northeast Missouri every month.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball defeats UMKC

The Tigers beat the Kangaroos 78-69 in a night with career highs for point guard Lianna Doty.

PHOTO GALLERY: Former missionaries help international students adjust

Dennis and Linda Messimer spent 38 years as international missionaries. Now, they work with international students at MU's Christian Campus House.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri beats IUPUI 78-64

Missouri defeats IUPUI 78-64 on Monday.

BATTLE RISING: Junior Tyler McCutchen finds his talent in theater performance

Tyler McCutchen, 16, has performed in 13 shows since he was in seventh grade. McCutchen says he hopes to perform in 20 before he graduates. "I just love the stage," McCutchen said. "I love the lights and seeing people in the audience and being up there in front of everyone just makes me feel … . It’s not even adrenaline because I don’t feel that. I just feel like it’s where I want to be because it makes me the happiest.”