Aldi shopper Kim Earney searches for bargains

Kim Earney shops at the new Aldi grocery store after the store's grand opening on Wednesday. Earney, who said Aldi stores got her through college, said she loved the new store.

Focusing on patients' changing needs

Carla Dyer, assistant professor of internal medicine at MU, center, leads medical student Peter Dawson, left, resident physician Lance Goodall, right, and the rest of her team through patient rounds at MU Children's Hospital. Dyer teaches a course on patient-centered care at MU's School of Medicine.

Rethinking patient care

Carla Dyer, assistant professor of internal medicine at MU, reviews information with resident physician Amanda Payne and her team during patient rounds at MU Children's Hospital.

Muslims gather in Statehouse

ACLU's Muslim Day drew a crowd from across the state to rally outside the Capitol to promote political participation, knowledge and equality within the Statehouse. The event was orchestrated in response to state legislation against using international law and Shariah in Missouri courts.

Aldi employees attend ribbon cutting

Aldi employees and Columbia Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors gather to cut the grand-opening ribbon while Bruce Kruger and Charles Estill, right, wait to enter the new store Wednesday. Kruger said he came to the grand opening to use coupons he received in the mail.

Aldi district manager checks pricing signs

Aldi district manager Dave Clark stands on a pallet of bagged sugar while sorting through price signs in the new Aldi grocery store at 807 Business Loop 70 W. The new store moved down the street from its previous location at 711 Business Loop E.

Rock Bridge gains ball from Jefferson City in soccer

Rock Bridge High School player Lexi Bumby gains control of the ball over Jefferson City High School's Bailey Hall on Tuesday at Rock Bridge High School. The Jefferson City Jays fell to the Rock Bridge Bruins with a final 4-1 score.

Jefferson City soccer player tries to steal ball from Rock Bridge

Jefferson City High School player Emily Mantle attempts to take the ball from Rock Bridge High School player Sarah Humphrey on Tuesday at Rock Bridge High School. Jefferson City lost to Rock Bridge 4-1.

Volunteers recognized with HERO Awards

Hero Award nominees and winners pose for a picture at the end of the ceremony at Stoney Creek Inn on Tuesday. Of the 36 volunteers nominated this year, there were seven winners. This year marked the Hero Award's tenth anniversary.

HERO Award given to Columbia Youth Football League volunteer

Executive Director of Voluntary Action Center Cindy Mustard and Publisher of Columbia Daily Tribune Vicki Russell present a Hero Award to Chuck Everitt for his work with the Columbia Youth Football League at Stoney Creek Inn on Tuesday. This was the tenth year for the Hero Awards, which honor volunteers in mid-Missouri.

Wild almonds from India

MU research James Perfield is performing experiments with the seeds from wild almond trees from India. An oil extracted from the seeds reduces belly fat in experiments with lab animals.

Hickman golfer Tyler Daly vs. Rock Bridge

Hickman golfer Tyler Daly putts on the 6th hole at The Club at Old Hawthorne.

James Perfield in the lab where he studies wild almonds

James Perfield, an assistant professor of food science and nutrition and exercise physiology at MU, stands in front of a chemical hood in his lab in Eckles Hall on April 6. Perfield is studying the obesity-fighting powers of sterculic oil, found naturally in wild almonds.

Columbia, Boonville fire chiefs speak

Columbia Fire Chief Charles P. Witt Jr. talks on the phone with the Boonville fire chief on Thursday.

Hickman soccer player Paige Nelson vs. Rock Bridge

After collapsing with a bad leg cramp, Hickman senior Paige Nelson is attended to by trainer Stefani West, center, and Hickman assistant coach Adam Taylor.

Rock Bridge girls soccer player Carmen Boessen vs. Hickman's Jessica Gladden

Rock Bridge junior Carmen Boessen, left, gets ahead of Hickman's Jessica Gladden for a shot on goal.

Schmidt to represent First Ward

Fred Schmidt is sworn in as councilman for the First Ward on Monday at Columbia City Hall.

Anthony to represent Fifth Ward

Helen Anthony signs a document making her the representative for the Fifth Ward on Monday at Columbia City Hall.

Helen Anthony to represent 5th Ward

Helen Anthony signs a document making her representative for the 5th ward of Columbia on Monday at Columbia City Hall.

Rock Bridge baseball player Travis Bittle vs. Boonville

Rock Bridge senior Travis Bittle threw five innings, allowing only one hit while striking out six batters to pick up the victory Monday against Boonville