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Catcher returns to starting lineup

Missouri junior catcher Ryan Ampleman heads toward the Missouri dugout Sunday after an inning of play against Kansas State.

James Harris

James Harris is executive director of ShowMe Better Courts.

Water at MKT floods soccer fields

Water creeps up on an abandon trailer and unsuspecting tree as rain continues to pour Sunday in Columbia. The soccer fields and entrance to the MKT Trail off Scott Blvd are completely under water.

High waters on the MKT

Rain soaks the MKT Trail off Scott Blvd on Sunday. According to Weather Underground, Columbia received a record amount of 2.84 inches of rain yesterday, beating out 2.5 inches set in 1950.

Prince of Wales horse show 2010

Elizabeth Vieira side steps with her horse during the Prince of Wales charity horse show at Stephens College Equestrian Center on Saturday. The Prince of Wales horse show is a fundraiser for Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center which helps people with physical, social or mental disabilities heal.

Prince of Wales horse show draws crowd

Rachel Keefe rides past the crowd during the Prince of Wales charity horse show at Stephens College Equestrian Center on Saturday.

Neil S. Brown

Neil S. Brown is the editor of the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times.

A full trash bag from "Cleanup Columbia"

The volunteers were given trash bags during Cleanup Columbia on Saturday to leave on the side of the road. Volunteers picked up more than 1,600 bags of trash during the event.

Members of fraternity participate in "Cleanup Columbia"

The Delta Upsilon fraternity cleaned Stadium Boulevard from College Avenue to Old Highway 63 during Cleanup Columbia on Saturday. More than 1,500 people volunteers participated the annual event “Cleanup Columbia.”

Cigarette butts on Stadium Blvd

Members of Greek life helped clean dirty portions of Stadium Boulevard as part of their philanthropy on Saturday in Columbia.

Participants in "Cleanup Columbia" pick up trash

Members of Delta Upsilon clean the roads of Stadium Boulevard on Saturday in Columbia.

Rock Bridge sprinter Lauren Flaker

Lauren Flaker, a senior sprinter for Rock Bridge, runs a drill during practice on Friday. Flaker specializes in the 100-meter dash but is also training for the 400-meter dash.

Chelsea Thomas likely to get medical redshirt with MU softball team

Chelsea Thomas, who was diagnosed with a stress fracture in her throwing wrist in March, will apply for a medical hardship waiver and an extra season of eligibility.

Columbia children attend 'Adventures in Education' at MU

Attendees check out booths in Jesse Hall.

Columbia children attend 'Adventures in Education' at MU

Plant Sciences graduate student Deanna Boardman shows students seeds from various crops at MU's "Adventures in Education" fair in Jesse Hall.

Children attend 'Adventures in Education' at MU

Brandy Huff, an MU biology undergraduate, helps her daughters Maryssa, 8, and Hannah, 5, make a construction paper caterpillar at a booth during Saturday's "Adventures in Education."

Minority Men's Network launches reading program

Eliot Battle reads "Buzz Said the Bee" to children on Friday at the Nora Stewart Early Learning Center located at 505 E. Ash St. The Minority Men's Network is launching a reading program for preschoolers to get them interested in reading and also to get men involved in reading to serve as positive role models.

Eliot Battle reads to children at Nora Stewart Early Learning Center

Damere Logan, 4, introduces himself to Eliot Battle before Battle read a book to the children on Friday at the Nora Stewart Early Learning Center located at 505 E. Ash St.

Jonathan Sandys speaks at Westminster College

Jonathan Sandys, great-grandson of Winston Churchill and chairman of Churchill’s Britain Foundation, speaks at the National Churchill Museum at Westminster College in Fulton on Friday morning. During his first visit to Fulton, Sandys discussed about his great-grandfather's legacy and his own experience with the organization that helps children struggling with learning disabilities and illiteracy.

A cluster of morels

Morel mushrooms, prized for their taste, only appear from early April to early May, and unlike most other mushrooms, they don't come out at the same spots each year.
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