PHOTO GALLERY: Teacher brings bilingualism to Rock Bridge Preschool classroom

Many studies show the advantages of becoming bilingual at an early age. Puerto Rican-born teacher Natalia Prats wants to instill those benefits in the children of her dual Spanish and English preschool class.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU's Greek organizations face off in a game of Family Feud

The pairing of Kappa Alpha Theta and Beta Theta Pi defeated Pi Beta Phi, Alpha Epsilon Pi and Sigma Tau Gamma 141-33 during a game of Family Feud as a part of MU's Greek Week on Wednesday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: McCartys keep their golf in the family

The McCarty family has a unique way of teaching the game of golf that has worked well for a couple of generations. It includes handing down used clubs that are sometimes decades old and starting children with adult-sized irons.

PHOTO GALLERY: Holocaust survivor speaks, holds Q-and-A session during MU's Holocaust Remembrance Week

Holocaust survivor Roland Levi speaks about being a "hidden child" during the Holocaust. His speech and Q-and-A session were part of MU's Holocaust Remembrance Week.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton baseball team loses 16-12

The Tolton Catholic High School baseball team lost to Fayette High School 16-12 Tuesday at American Legion Park.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fire breaks out at Ash Street Place Apartments

Firefighters put out a two alarm fire Tuesday at the Ash Street Place Apartments on Buckner Street off Stadium Boulevard.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College softball wins two games against Hannibal-LaGrange

Columbia College softball played Hannibal-LaGrange in a doubleheader Monday and won both games.

PHOTO GALLERY: Three Columbia City Council member sworn in during special meeting

Three members of Columbia City Council, one returning and two new, were sworn in during a special meeting on Monday night. Mayor Bob McDavid returned for his second term. Karl Skala became the Third Ward council member, and Ian Thomas was sworn in as the Fourth Ward council member. There was a reception after the meeting for the three members and the former members.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sandhill cranes spotted at Eagle Bluffs Conservation area

Sandhill cranes, a great blue heron and wood ducks were spotted at the Eagle Bluffs Conservation area on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Former Missouri football players play in charity softball game

Former Missouri wide receiver Jeremy Maclin held the Mizzou Legends Charity Softball Game on Saturday at Taylor Stadium. Former Missouri football team members gathered to play in a home run derby and sign balls for spectators.

PHOTO GALLERY: Festival brings beer fans to Parkade Center

The Missouri Beer Festival, which had more than a dozen vendors, was held Saturday at the Parkade Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge girls soccer team loses to Lindbergh 2-1 in overtime

*The Rock Bridge Bruins girls soccer team lost to the Lindbergh Flyers 2-1 in double overtime Saturday at Rock Bridge Field. (*A previous version of this caption included incorrect information about the winning team.)

PHOTO GALLERY: Blue Springs South beats Hickman girls soccer team, 3-0

The Hickman High School girls soccer team lost its game Saturday against Blue Springs South 3-0.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kite Flying Day draws crowd of parents, children

Families spent the afternoon at Kite Flying Day on Saturday at Douglass Park. Parents and children wrangled and subsequently got tangled in kites as the day went on.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children gain knowledge through Mizzou Adventures in Education activities

Children learned to milk cows, play games and excavate fake dinosaur bones at Mizzou Adventures in Education on Saturday at the Reynolds Alumni Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: Saturday brings first day of Columbia Farmers' Market's outdoor activity

Saturday morning was the first day of the year that the Columbia Farmers' Market was held outside. Customers, vendors and entertainment filled the area outside the Activity and Recreation Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman girls soccer loses to Lindbergh

The Hickman girls soccer team lost 2-0 to Lindbergh in its home opener Friday in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman baseball beats Eureka on walk-off walk

The Hickman baseball team scored five runs in the seventh inning to beat Eureka 14-13 in the Capitol City Baseball Invitational on Friday in Jefferson City.

PHOTO GALLERY: Visitors gather at Tom Clements' memorial service

Visitors gathered Friday at Woodcrest Chapel at a memorial service for Tom Clements, the executive director of Colorado's Department of Corrections. Clements spent 31 years working for the Missouri Department of Corrections, ending as the director of the division of adult institutions.

PHOTO GALLERY: Edamame farmers hope to see U.S. market grow

Food trend experts and farmers say edamame remains a niche product — somewhere between chia seeds and quinoa in popularity — but they see potential for growth if food companies can figure out an efficient processing system for a crop that must be harvested and packaged quickly.