PHOTO GALLERY: MU women's rugby team practices Sunday

The MU women's rugby team practiced Sunday at Rock Quarry Park, battling 90-degree heat to do drills that focused on ball handling and team communication.

Martin Luther King addresses March on Washington

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledges the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington in 1963.

PHOTO GALLERY: A look into the civil rights movement

Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Racial tensions were at an all-time high in Birmingham, Ala., when King spoke in Washington in 1963.

PHOTO GALLERY: Artists commemorate Border War edict

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of an edict that forced 20,000 Missourians from their homes after William Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kan., a group of artists and historians decided to interpret a famous painting by George Caleb Bingham.

PHOTO GALLERY: Remembering Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech 50 years ago. From Birmingham, Ala., to Washington, King's message on the importance of civil rights lives on.

PHOTO GALLERY: Thousands in D.C. commemorate March on Washington

Thousands rally Saturday in Washington to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rodeo attracts competitors from across the country

The 37th annual Cattlemen Days Rodeo was held in downtown Ashland on Friday and Saturday. The event attracted rodeo fans of all ages and included cattle roping, live music and a parade on Saturday afternoon.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri volleyball team played Black and Gold game on Thursday

Missouri volleyball had its Black and Gold scrimmage Thursday at the Hearnes Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: Summertime at Jenkins Family Produce

The Jenkins Family Produce stand on Business Loop 70 East and Range Line Street is an all-in-the-family business.

PHOTO GALLERY: A growing number of men choose surrogacy as means to become fathers

Trey Powell and Simon Taylor have joined the growing number of men who have choosen surrogacy as a means to become single fathers.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children, pets attend Fun Fest

Children play games at Fun Fest on Wednesday at Flat Branch Park. The fair was themed Around the World this year and had games and performances from many different countries, including China, Belgium and African countries.

PHOTO GALLERY: Alpaca felt used to make wall hangings

Alpaca felt is used to make wall hangings at the Heartfelt LLC studio in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Battle High School celebrates first day

Battle High School officially opened its doors on Tuesday. Army Sgt. Wyatt Siegrist, dressed as the Spartan, and Stephanie Barnette, dressed in a white toga with a blue and gold belt of ribbon, greeted students on horses as they stepped out of cars and streamed out of the buses.

PHOTO GALLERY: Battle High School students prepare for classes at Jump Start Day

Classes start Tuesday at Battle High School, but students had the chance to get acquainted with the school Monday during Jump Start Day. Principal Kim Presko greeted students as they arrived and helped hand out lunches.

PHOTO GALLERY: Organic waste collected at Sanitary Landfill

Organic waste is collected at the City of Columbia Sanitary Landfill on Thursday. The city eventually sells the compost at the landfill and through local stores.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mid-Missouri LGBTQ community gathers for PrideFest

The Mid-Missouri PrideFest took place on South Fourth Street on Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Pony pull a family tradition

Competitors travel across the state to take part in the pony pull during the Missouri State Fair on Saturday in Sedalia. Pound for pound, ponies can pull more than draft horses.

PHOTO GALLERY: Families have fun at Missouri State Fair

People travel across the state to participate in activities at the Missouri State Fair on Saturday in Sedalia. Sunday is the final day of the fair.

PHOTO GALLERY: Volunteers tend to garden on Step Forward Day

Volunteers do gardening projects at Route B and Paris Road as part of MU's Step Forward Day volunteer event Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bicyclists raise money for True/False Film Fest

Bikers gather for the Boone Dawdle cycling event on Saturday at Flat Branch Park. An estimated 425 bikers participated in the event, which raises money for the True/False Film Fest.