May 8, 2012
Andreas Plackis, a redshirt junior on the Missouri baseball team, will give up his last year of eligibility to attend the medical school at the MU School of Medicine.
May 7, 2012
Hickman lost to Rock Bridge 2-0 in 10 innings Monday. The Bruins have won all the games of this season's series.
May 6, 2012
Photos from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. Brad Keselowski (Dodge) came in first, followed by Kyle Busch (Toyota) and Matt Kenseth (Ford). Columbia-born Carl Edwards, who races Ford, came in 31st.
The Boster Castle Fairgrounds near Kingdom City was transformed into a Western-style fort for the Wild West Fest this weekend.
The English lessons at the Midway Heights Baptist Church are part of the Columbia Public Schools' efforts this year to help families of English Language Learners (ELL) students develop English literacy.
May 5, 2012
Every year, groups of high school students flock to Shelter Gardens to meet and take photos before heading to dinner or the dance. Hickman's prom was Saturday evening at the Holiday Inn Executive Center.
Missouri baseball evens the series against Texas, 5-4, with a late-inning victory Saturday at Taylor Stadium.
MU engineering students release a weather balloon on the Missouri practice football field Saturday. They connected a camera to the balloon and will use the images to study the curve of the earth.
Columbia College celebrated graduation at two commencement ceremonies on Saturday. The Arena at Southwell Complex was full for the first ceremony held at noon. A second ceremony was held at 3:30 p.m.
Stephens College held its undergraduate commencement ceremony Saturday at the John and Mary Silverthorne Arena.
John Hall helps keep the memory of the Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri Baseball League alive. Hall, a longtime baseball fan, has collections of baseball cards and balls related to the league and maintains a database of 1,588 league players.
May 4, 2012
The Missouri baseball team fell to Texas 6-4 on Friday night. Rob Zastryzny gave up five runs over 7 2/3 innings and the Tigers couldn't rally from a 5-0 deficit. Missouri managed only five hits and had two runners on in the ninth, but couldn't score.
Eva Hensley prepares for Mother's Day at her flower shop, Addie Jane Originals in Hallsville. Hensley had flowers delivered to her store Friday that she will use for Mother's Day arrangements.
May 3, 2012
Seniors run toward the MU Columns during the Senior Send Off on Thursday in Francis Quadrangle. The Senior Send Off is when seniors walk north through the columns toward downtown Columbia, symbolizing their exit from the university and entrance into the next step of their lives.
May 2, 2012
Missouri 's softball team played a doubleheader against Murray State on Wednesday evening. The Racers edged the Tigers 3-2 to even the series 1-1 after the Tigers won the first game 5-4.
The Daniel Boone Regional Library's Bookmobile stays in a town for citizens to visit and choose reading material to check out. Bookmobile Jr. visits area day cares and schools as part of an effort to increase early childhood literacy.
May 1, 2012
Roy Francis, mechanic for the Boone County Fire Protection District, is retiring after 42 years. In his time serving the fire district, he has seen many technological advances and helped create practices that are now used nationwide.
April 29, 2012
Karren Jones answers answers the National Alliance on Mental Illness Missouri phone line in Jefferson City twice a week. She has suffered with four severe mental health disorders herself but has now found stability in helping others.
Daveon Stuart, 8, Nathan Cates, 8, Davontae Stuart, 6, and Tyrone Stuart used the nice weather Sunday as an opportunity to fish at Twin Lakes Recreation Area. The group biked down the MKT Nature and Fitness Trail to Twin Lakes on Sunday afternoon.