August 22, 2013
Trey Powell and Simon Taylor have joined the growing number of men who have choosen surrogacy as a means to become single fathers.
August 21, 2013
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.
Alpaca felt is used to make wall hangings at the Heartfelt LLC studio in Columbia.
August 20, 2013
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.
August 19, 2013
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.
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.
August 18, 2013
The Mid-Missouri PrideFest took place on South Fourth Street on Sunday.
August 17, 2013
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.
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.
Volunteers do gardening projects at Route B and Paris Road as part of MU's Step Forward Day volunteer event Saturday.
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.
Warren Hall is imploded Saturday on the campus of Cal State East Bay in Hayward, Calif. The U.S. Geological Survey scientists placed more than 600 seismographs in concentric circles within a mile of the building to pick up the vibrations. They hope the unique experiment will help map out where the ground might shake the most when the big one hits.
Tori and Tyus Monroe work hard so Tyus, 14, can fulfill her dreams of going to a good college and one day becoming a prosecutor. Tyus' mom, Tori, is studying to become a nurse.
August 16, 2013
Friday's Call to Battle celebration at the new Battle High School features activities, entertainment, food and performances by some of the school's organizations.
The CIA is acknowledging in the clearest terms yet the existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has been the subject of conspiracy theories for decades.
The Missouri football team practices Thursday afternoon.
August 15, 2013
The Canvas on Broadway hosts a painting class while serving wine Thursday.
The Empire Artistic Team took photographs on Wednesday to showcase the 16 medals they won at last month's national competition. One team member will be competing in the world championships in Taiwan.
The latest threat to the existence of drive-in theaters is the film industry's conversion from 35 mm film to digital prints, and the expense involved in converting projectors to the digital age. The $70,000-plus investment required per screen is significant, especially for what is in most places a summertime business kept alive by mom-and-pop operators. Paying for the switch would suck up most owners' profits for years to come.
The annual party, Midnight BBQ, kicks off the fall semester on Rollins Street by the MU Student Center. Students ate food, danced and made wax molds of their hands.