Byron Calame

Byron Calame

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow poses during a photocall for "De-Lovely" in Cannes, France on May 22, 2004.

Marking the Deepwater Horizon disaster

A shore bird stands on a beach as waves approach the shore on Wednesday in Grand Isle, La., a coastal community centered around fishing and tourism that was heavily impacted by last year's Deepwater Horizon oil spill. One year after the nation's worst offshore oil spill began, solemn ceremonies will mark the disaster Wednesday and underscore the delicate healing that is only now taking shape.

MU Softball pitcher Kristin Nottelmann

MU's Kristin Nottelmann will get her first start in two weeks on Wednesday at St. Louis University (26-17). In her last start, Nottelmann gave up six hits and two runs in a 7-2 win on April 6 at Evansville.

Rock Bridge defeats Quincy 1-0 in overtime

Rock Bridge girl's soccer celebrates a game winning goal in overtime against Quincy on Saturday. Rock Bridge won 1-0 on junior Lexi Bumby's goal.

Hickman track and field athlete Victoria Jackson

Hickman High School senior Victoria Jackson hurdles during practice at the Hickman track on Tuesday. Jackson placed first in the 100 meter hurdles, 300 meter hurdles, and the long jump on Saturday at the Capital City Relays in Jefferson City.

Deangelo T. Grant

Berrywood Forest at center of conservation dispute

An area in east Columbia known as Berrywood Forest is at risk of development for office space, but some residents in the area are trying to raise money to buy the land for conservation purposes. A bank took possession of the land after its previous owner defaulted on loans.

Cedar Ridge Elementary counselor earns state recognition

Professional school counselor Lillian Hoell interacts with Mrs. Allen's kindergarten class at Cedar Ridge Elementary on Friday. Hoell visits the class once every four days for 50-minute sessions to discuss curriculum, professional social skills, academic skills and career skills.

Lillian Hoell named Mid-Missouri's elementary counselor of the year

Kennadi Murphy, 6, left, and Brycen Pogue, 6, write out words spelled by school counselor Lillian Hoell at Cedar Ridge Elementary on Friday. Hoell was named Mid-Missouri's Elementary Counselor of the Year.

Sanders delivers a pitch

Hickman's Jon Sanders pitches in the fifth inning of Monday's game. Sanders didn't record an out of the inning, giving up three hits and four runs.

Stansberry covers first base

Hickman first baseman Pete Stansberry fields a throw as a Jefferson City player slides back safely on Monday at Vivion Field in Jefferson City.

Down to the wire

Robert Baker finalizes his tax forms before mailing them in on Monday at the post office on 511 E. Walnut Street. Baker said he wasn't under any pressure turning in his forms this late because he had a tax preparer look over them earlier.

Painting in the Columbia Academy of Music mural

Artlandish intern Mandy Rolwes, left, and Barb Wilson help paint in the outlines of a blues-inspired mural Monday on the exterior of the Columbia Academy of Music. The mural was designed by Artlandish owner Lisa Bartlett who integrated illustrations made by Columbia students who participated in the Blues in the Schools program.

Adding a detail to blues-inspired mural

Barb Wilson paints in a part of the black outline of a blues-inspired mural on the exterior of the Columbia Academy of Music off Walnut Street on Monday. Wilson and four other volunteers helped paint the 40 feet by 20 feet wall.

Mural painter works on blues-inspired mural

Barb Wilson hangs her feet over the edge of scaffolding while painting a part of the blues-inspired mural on the exterior of the Columbia Academy of Music off Walnut Street on Monday. The community can help paint the wall on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Blues-inspired mural painted on exterior of Columbia Academy of Music

Artlandish Gallery intern Mandy Rowles, top, and Linda Baker, bottom, help paint part of a blues-inspired mural on the exterior of the Columbia Academy of Music off Walnut Street on Monday. "I feel like Tom Sawyer," Rowles said about painting the mural.

Paint supplies for Blues in the Schools mural

Paint supplies and a rendered drawing of a blues-inspired mural lay on the scaffolding of the Columbia Academy of Music, where on Monday volunteers copied the illustrations to the exterior of the building located at 1020 East Walnut St. The mural design incorporates illustrations from Columbia elementary students who participated in the Blues in the Schools program —a music education program that celebrates appreciation for blues music and history.

Diver watches competition

Elle Christie watches the competition at the Tigertown Challenge on Sunday at Mizzou Student Recreation Complex.

11-year-old diver receives medal

Elle Christie, left, an 11-year-old diver from Columbia, smiles after being announced as the first-place finisher in the 3-meter diving event Sunday in the Tigertown Challenge at Mizzou Student Recreation Complex.