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Aerial view of Battle High School construction site

The footprint for the new Muriel Williams Battle High School takes shape along St. Charles Road in this aerial image taken Oct. 23. Battle, along with her husband, Eliot, served Columbia's community for many years and were two individuals instrumental in the integration of Columbia's schools.

Missouri volleyball player Paige Buchanan

Missouri volleyball player Paige Buchanan started playing volleyball when she was in fourth grade for the church team in St. Lous that her mother coached.

Pinnacles Youth Park trip

Clayton Schutz, left, and Chad LaRoche stand atop a thin strip of rock above Pinnacles Youth Park, about 15 miles north of Columbia, on Monday. They called this trip "the redemption" because the last time they went to the park, recent heavy rains swelled the creek and prevented their exploration.

Frustrated Pinkel

A frustrated Gary Pinkel talks on his headset during the first half of Missouri's game against Nebraska. The head coach has spoken with a good amount of jargon after the Tigers' past two losses.

Facing a block

MU forward Christine Flores attempts a shot while Oklahoma City guard Donica Cosby tries to block her at the game against Oklahoma City at Mizzou Arena on Sunday. MU beat Oklahoma City 68-66.

Helping her teammate

MU Bailey Gee helps her teammate, forward Christine Flores, up off the ground after an Oklahoma City player pushed Flores during a play.

Coaching from the sidelines

MU Head Coach Robin Pingeton shouts to her players from the bench at the game against Oklahoma City at Mizzou Arena on Sunday. MU beat Oklahoma City 68-66.

Driving down the court

MU guard Bekah Mills drives the ball down the court pass Oklahoma City forward Desiree Jeffries, left, and guard Emily Davis at the game against Oklahoma City at the Mizzou Arena on Sunday.

Muriel Battle portrait

Muriel Battle, in a portrait that hangs in the Battle home.

Mike Patel drives at A.L. Gustin Golf Course

Mike Patel of Columbia enjoys Monday evening's warm weather by practicing on the driving range at A.L. Gustin Golf Course.

Rebecca Wippold reads in Peace Park

Rebecca Wippold, an MU senior, reads for her Spanish class in Peace Park on Monday. It was unseasonably warm in Columbia, and the high temperature reached 75 degrees. The forecast calls for highs in the 70s and upper 60s through Thursday. Thursday and Friday could see rain.

Muriel and Eliot Battle together.

Muriel and Eliot Battle together. A committee has recommended, "Muriel Williams Battle" as the name for the new high school.

Rev. Patricia McCarty at the James T. Scott Benefit Program

Rev. Patricia McCarty delivers the benediction at the James T. Scott Benefit Program at Second Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday.

Bob McDavid at the James T. Scott Benefit Program

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid makes some remarks about the James T. Scott Benefit Program at the Second Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday. McDavid was one of several speakers at the event.

James T. Scott death certificates

From the left, Scott Wilson, a member of the James Scott Monument Committee, and Dr. Mike Panella, display the original and revised death certificates for James T. Scott at Second Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday. Wilson and Panella have been working together for the past few months to fix the certificate for Scott, who was lynched 87 years ago.

Dancing during James T. Scott Benefit Program

Candace Ingram dances to the song "A Change is Gonna Come" during the James T. Scott Benefit Program at Second Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday.

Final minutes of Missouri women's basketball game

Fans watch the closing minutes of the Missouri women's basketball exhibition game against Oklahoma City on Sunday at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers pulled out a two-point win.

Brown leads Missouri

Missouri guard RaeShara Brown dribbles past Oklahoma City forward Desiree Jeffries on Sunday at Mizzou Arena. Brown finished with 23 points.

Missouri unable to complete pass

Missouri's Jerrell Jackson is unable to hold onto a pass from quarterback Blaine Gabbert during the second half Saturday, as Texas Tech's Eugene Neboh.

Venison being processed at KP Processing

Rows of deer carcasses line the freezer at KP Processing.
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