July 9, 2013
MU and Duke University have partnered to create a toilet that uses less water as part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Reinvent the Toilet Challenge.
July 7, 2013
Blaise Brazos and Susan Kitchen work on Brazos' garden filled with daylilies Sunday. The duo removed daylilies so they could spray pesticide that will kill trumpet vines and separated some of the clumps of daylilies. Brazos cross-pollinates his flowers to produce blooms that have the physical characteristics he wants. He named one breed "rounded orange."
Ronnie Flatt is harvesting his wheat about a week later than usual because of a wet spring, but he is hopeful his 1,300 acres produced a good crop.
July 6, 2013
Children and parents participate in a theater workshop held by the Theater Reaching Young People & Schools Children's Theater at the Columbia Public Library on Saturday.
More than 300 children swam in the Show Me Swim Conference Championship on Saturday at the Missouri Athletic Center Sports Complex. Swimmers could compete in individual or team races and in between, some danced to music.
Vonda and Chester Edwards married on June 17, 1962, in Plainville (Ind.) Christian Church following Chester's college graduation.
July 4, 2013
Fireworks entertain residents who came out to enjoy the Fire in the Sky event Thursday at Peace and Flat Branch parks. Beforehand, patrons experienced food and live music.
Residents, students and even business employees find time to celebrate July Fourth.
Fireworks in downtown Columbia will start at about 9:15 p.m. from the top of the Sixth and Cherry streets parking garage.
July 3, 2013
Demonstrators gathered downtown to support whistleblowers, such as Bradley Manning, at the Mid-Missouri Peace Coalition Rally for Freedom.
The Columbia Art League's "Who Am I" summer day camp for children between the ages of 10 and 13 ran for its second day Wednesday at the Calvary Episcopal Church. The budding artists completed several projects throughout the day that dealt with identity and expression.
Egyptians celebrate moments after Egypt's military chief says the president is replaced by chief justice of constitutional court outside the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday. Egypt's military has suspended the Islamist-backed constitution and called early elections. The military also announced that embattled President Mohammed Morsi will be replaced.
Area residents shop for fireworks on Tuesday at Bob's Fireworks. Bob Gerau, who co-owns the business with his son, is in his 48th year of selling fireworks.
July 2, 2013
Members of the NAACP met Tuesday at the Second Missionary Baptist Church to discuss the investigation into the fatal shooting of Brandon Coleman. The membership voted to march to draw attention to the situation.
People look at and adopt dogs at the Central Missouri Humane Society adoption event Sunday in the Forest Rose Park outside Mojo's. The number of euthanized animals is down in part because of more volunteers at the shelter.
June 29, 2013
Thousands gather at Wingstock on Saturday outside of Mid America Harley Davidson. Wingstock included barbecue, live music, carnival rides and motorcycle sales.
Heather Pitt and Hailey King won awards in the 49th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference at Bartle Hall in Kansas City. King, a 2013 Rock Bridge graduate won first place in the Culinary Arts category while Pitt, a 2013 Hickman graduate, won first place in the Commercial Baking competition. King and Pitt have been training all year in the Culinary Arts Program at the Columbia Area Career Center.
Family, friends and community members attend the Celebration of Life service for Eliot Battle on Saturday at the Missouri United Methodist Church in downtown Columbia. Members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity held an Omega Service, which is a ritual service for deceased fraternity brothers.
Big Butt Recycling event prepares MU to be smoke-free by the July 1 deadline. The ban applies to any tobacco products and to e-cigarettes. Advocates say they'll rely on education and peer enforcement to ensure people comply.
June 28, 2013
Rain barrels were available for purchase Friday.