June 12, 2013
Ibrahim Khaleel and his daughter Mabinah Khaleel teach students how to make water rockets during the first part of the week in preparation to launch solid fuel rockets Friday at the Columbia Area Career Center.
MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announced Tuesday that he will retire effective Nov. 15. He has been chancellor since 2004.
Columbia educator Eliot Battle died Tuesday night. He was 88. This gallery is a collection of photos of Battle through the years.
June 11, 2013
Utah Jazz forward DeMarre Carroll hosted the Demarre Carroll Next Level Basketball Camp on Tuesday at Father Tolton Catholic High School. Carroll created the basketball camp two years ago to benefit children in Columbia.
Christy McCullough, of Clinton, won the 2013 Miss Teen Rodeo Missouri in September 2012 and will compete in the National Miss Teen Rodeo competition later this year. Christy suffered a brain injury in August 2011 and had to learn to ride a horse again. She also had to give up the cowboy hat and wear a helmet when she rides, including at events and competitions.
June 10, 2013
Roman Caldwell lives in a trailer park in Columbia. He likes to play around the neighborhood and in his house. He said one day, he wants to work at a crayon factory.
Flooding at John Sam Williamson's farm has caused damage to soybeans. Soybeans should be planted in May and then need about an inch of rain each week from June through October for them to yield the best crop, Williamson said. As of Wednesday, Williamson had planted about two-thirds of his crop, but had lost 5 percent of it to recent flooding. He has "been in observation mode" for the past week and hasn't been able to plant or tend his crops, he said.
June 9, 2013
Children, ages 7 to 17, race homemade cars down East Broadway on Sunday in the 2013 Mid-Missouri All-American Soap Box Derby. Races took place in the Stock, Super Stock and Masters divisions, Each division required a specific age range and weight of the participant and their car. To ensure the times are based solely on the skill of the driver, each race takes place twice, with the racers getting a chance to drive on both sides of the street once, and they switch two of their wheels with their opponent before each run.
June 8, 2013
Skateboards preformed tricks during the Shred Fest at the Cosmo Skate Park on Saturday. The Blue Springs Pilot Club was giving away free helmets to promote skateboard and bicycle safety.
Students and Columbia Public Schools staff begin the The Science Adventures Trip on Saturday at the Aslin Administrative Center. The group will go to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.
MU High School held its graduation at the Stotler Lounge at the Memorial Student Union on Saturday. The school is an accredited distance learning high school that opened in 1997. Fifteen of the school's graduates attended the ceremony.
Smrithi Susan Jacob plays Rummikub with a seniors Sherill Mikles, Sherrill Mikles and Veena Sahota Thursday at the Columbia Senior Activity Center. Jacob, a recent immigrant from India, goes to the Senior Center each week to keep busy while looking for employment in Columbia.
When Julius Udinyiwe first returned to his hometown in Nigeria in 2011, he was shocked to see the disarray of the schoolhouse he once attended. Udinyiwe, who lives in Boonville now, traveled with friend Don Wemhoff to Benin City to dig wells to provide water to the community.
June 7, 2013
Joel Ewbank takes care of three dependent care patients in his home. He had been a mortician but finds caring for the living more fulfilling.
June 6, 2013
The Hot Summer Nights concert series got underway with a "Strike up the Band"-inspired performance by the Missouri Symphony Orchestra at Stephens Lake Park.
Battle High School students are in their first week of classes, with 465 students starting summer school.
The Padres played the Cardinals on May 29 and the Tigers on Wednesday in a Columbia T-ball league at the Daniel Boone Little League Field.
June 5, 2013
For 21 years, A Call to Serve International has raised money and donated medication and medical supplies to the country of Georgia. Its latest shipment to the country left this week.
June 4, 2013
Three Missouri track and field athletes will be competing in the NCAA tournament this week in Eugene, Ore. Missouri freshman Markesh Woodson will compete Wednesday. Laura Roxberg will compete in the 1,500-meter race Thursday. Missouri sophomore Kearsten Peoples will compete in the shot put Saturday.
June 3, 2013
Battle High School softball players won their first scrimmage 8-2 Monday against Fr. Tolton Catholic High School. Tolton won the second scrimmage 9-7. The two scrimmages were the first games for both teams.