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Hickman baseball's Joey Smith

Hickman junior Joey Smith watches the game from the dugout Monday.

Believes in youthful mission

Deronne Wilson laughs with Boys and Girls Club attendees Delijah Eckles, left, and Jerrion Nelson on April 14. Wilson said he enjoys taking an active role in the lives of Columbia's youth. "I just believe in the mission and helping kids," he said.

Burton, McDavid at news conference to discuss SWAT raid

Ken Burton, Columbia Police chief, said the department is reviewing its SWAT policies during a news conference at City Hall on Thursday. The news conference, which also featured Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid, was held to address concerns stemming from an online video that showed SWAT officers shooting two dogs while executing a search warrant in February.

Deronne Wilson helps with homework

Columbia Boys and Girls Club Unit Director Deronne Wilson points out the importance of doing homework to Laila Douglas, 5, at the Field Elementary activity site for the club on April 14.

Deronne Wilson wipes a cut

Columbia Boys and Girls Club Unit Director Deronne Wilson wipes off a cut on the forehead of Asha Hamilton, 8, on April 14. "We'll fix you all up," he said. Wilson has been working with the organization for almost 7 years and serves as administrator, caretaker and friend for the staff and children who attend the club.

Owner and boxer play at Barkley House

Shelli McGregor plays with her boxer Kati, 11, while her other boxer Brach, 8, rests in the Barkley House room at Stoney Creek Inn. Both dogs are being treated at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. McGregor, who lives in Nebraska, has stayed at the Barkley House room with her dogs multiple times over the past several months while her dogs received treatment at the veterinary school.

Hickman soccer players

Hickman girls' soccer players Jessie Loch, far left, Lauren Chapman, middle, and Paige Nelson, front, lead an attack past Rock Bridge's Sarah Humphrey on Wednesday.

Soccer players collide

Rock Bridge's Kayla Hauck and Hickman's Mica Lopez collide in the second half of Wednesday's game at Hickman High School.

The Hatrick plays on Mel Carnahan Quadrangle

Pat Kay, left, Brian Heffernan, center, and Sean Canan, members of The Hatrick, perform on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle as part of the Senior Sendoff activities on Wednesday.

Band performs at MU Senior Sendoff celebration

MU seniors Robert Specking, left, and Brian Douglas listen to The Hatrick perform on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle as part of the Senior Sendoff festivities on Wednesday.

Senior Sendoff includes "Where Are You Going?" map

MU seniors Lyndsey Nielsen, left, Jill Granger and Tyler Hoffman push pins onto the "Where Are You Going?" map on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle as part of the Senior Sendoff ceremony on Wednesday.

MU seniors congregate on Francis Quadrangle

MU seniors congregate around the columns on Francis Quadrangle on Wednesday. The students then went to the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle for free food, drinks and music.

MU students participate in annual Senior Sendoff celebration

Seniors walk and jog between the columns on Francis Quadrangle on Wednesday. The Senior Sendoff ceremony marks their graduation from the university and their entrance into the alumni community.

Cassie Belek to appear on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire'

Cassie Belek, a graduate student at the Missouri School of Journalism from Overland Park, Kan., will be a contestant on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” on Friday and the following Monday. Belek said that if she won big, she would repay her parents for helping her pay for school, pay her brother’s loans and move after graduation.

Adjusting helmets before a ride

Melinda Farhangi helps her husband Mehdi adjust his helmet before they start their lesson.

Director of Mizzou Band Camp steps down

Michael Knight, who had previously directed Mizzou Band Camp, is stepping down at the semester's close from his position as associate director of bands at MU and director of Marching Mizzou.

Tracy Lane to be new Ragtag director

Tracy Lane will be leaving her position as director of Orr Street Studios to become the new director at Ragtag Cinema.

Missouri pitcher Tyler Clark against Missouri State

Missouri pitcher Tyler Clark throws in the early innings against Missouri State.

Rock Bridge junior Wilson Pfeiffer takes the low road

Rock Bridge junior slides into third base under Jefferson City fielder Connor Hager in Tuesday's Bruins victory.

Leslie Roettgen

Leslie Roettgen of Marshall came to Columbia in 2004 to receive drug treatment therapy for methamphetamine use. After staying clean for several years, Roettgen relapsed into meth and prescription drug abuse, and died in the summer of 2009 at Arrow Rock State Park of an overdose of methadone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction.
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