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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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children hunt Easter eggs in the dark

Children hunted for eggs in the dark Thursday night at Stephens Lake Park in the Annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt. The event had multiple rounds for different age groups.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge boys tennis team defeats Hickman

Three-time defending state champion Rock Bridge played against Hickman at Cosmo Park on Thursday. The Bruins won 7-2.

PHOTO GALLERY: Workers assemble toys at the Maple Landmark Woodcraft factory

Experts say family businesses are more resilient when times are tough because of relative’s commitment, passion and knowledge of the business.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau unveils new logo

The Woodruff Sweitzer advertising agency and Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau unveils the tourism bureau's new logo Thursday afternoon at The Blue Note.

PHOTO GALLERY: Chicago indoor vertical farm harvests crops for next-morning sale

FarmedHere, an indoor vertical farm, is housed an old warehouse in Bedford Park, Ill. Its crops include basil, arugula and microgreens, sold at grocery stores in Chicago and its suburbs. Officials at FarmedHere plan to expand growing space to 150,000 square feet by the end of next year. It currently has about 20 percent of that growing space now.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tons of Truck event introduces children, work vehicles

Children were given the opportunity to explore a variety of trucks at the Tons of Trucks event on Wednesday at Cosmopolitan Park. From concrete mixers to firetrucks, children could explore the inside of the trucks, honk the horns and speak to the professionals who operate them.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge beats Helias in soccer

Rock Bridge beat Helias 1-0 in soccer on Wednesday at Rock Bridge High School on Wednesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman baseball loses to Helias 8-11

The Hickman Kewpies lost to the Helias Crusaders 8-11 in a home match Wednesday afternoon. The Kewpies' Jonathan Jones pitched despite having a sore right ankle.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ruby Kubat runs flea market

Ruby Kubat buys wholesale houses and storage units and then resells the goods at the Lindberg Flea Market in Columbia. "I just don't like to throw things away," Kubat said on why she started this venture.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri baseball plays Braggin' Rights game at Busch Stadium

The Missouri baseball team played its Braggin' Rights game against Illinois at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Tuesday. The Tigers lost 6-2.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia elects leaders for city

Columbia residents and candidates gathered Tuesday evening in downtown locations to watch the election results unfold. Mayor Bob McDavid was re-elected, Karl Skala won the Third Ward council seat and Ian Thomas won in the Fourth Ward.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence award winners presented with prizes

Award winners of The Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence were were presented with their prizes at MU's Lafevre Hall on Tuesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia residents turn out for Tuesday's election

Voters went to polling places around Columbia to vote in Tuesday's election.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU musicians practice yoga to enhance their playing

An MU music professor and a student have teamed up to start a yoga class for MU musicians. The class is designed to help students maintain their body alignment and tone when playing their instruments or singing.
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