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Trapping wild boars

Jim Braithwait, Missouri Department of Conservation employee, with a typical wild boar trap.

MU freshman Dane Opel dives back to first base

MU freshman Dane Opel dives safely back into first base to beat out Baylor freshman Max Muncy's tag during the MU baseball game against Baylor at Taylor Stadium on Saturday, April 3, 2010. The game was called after 8 innings with MU losing 20 to 6 against Baylor.

Tigers freshman Eric Anderson pitches during MU's loss to Baylor

Tigers freshman Eric Anderson pitches during the MU baseball game against Baylor at Taylor Stadium on Saturday, April 3, 2010. The game was called after 8 innings with MU losing 20 to 6 against Baylor.

Faces painted with whiskers

Kamiya Logan, 6, center, has her face painted by Sarah Perry, while Kedrick Harris, 3, waits his turns for the activity. Face painting was one of several activities offered during the Easter EGGstravanza.

Fun for all ages

Violet Sieli, eighteen months, looks around for more eggs as the Easter EGGstravaganza egg hunt comes to a close. Organizers had to relocate parts of the egg hunt in order to avoid rain-soaked areas of Douglass Park.

Siblings celebrate together

Ava Beary, 4, right, and brother Isaac, 2, sort through the Easter candy they collected during the Easter EGGstravaganza egg hunt.

Bags full of eggs

Seongmin Lee, 3, gathers eggs during the Easter EGGstravaganza egg hunt at Douglass Park on Saturday. More than 2,600 eggs were filled with candy before the event, said Camren Cross of the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department.

MU softball's Schweisberger

Junior Marla Schweisberger keeps her eyes on the ball during an at-bat.

MU softball's Christopher

Junior catcher Megan Christopher, right, stretches out for the tag on Oklahoma State sophomore Julie Ward during a close play at home plate.

MU softball's Hainey

Senior pitcher Jana Hainey throws during Missouri's softball game against Oklahoma State on Saturday.

Pulping uniforms

Artist and Iraq war veteran Drew Cameron, 28, explains the pulping process to an audience Friday night at the Orr Street Studios. The cloth from one military uniform can make up to 350 sheets of 8-by-11-inch paper.

Lynne Finnerty

Lynne Finnerty is the editor of FBNews, the official newspaper of the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Easter egg hunt moved indoors because of rain

Arianna Del Rosario, 2, looks to her mom at the arts and crafts table at the first annual Easter egg hunt at the Missouri Children's Museum on Friday, April 2, 2010. Participants of the Easter egg hunt were forced indoors due to the rain on Friday.

MU baseball player Brett Nicholas

Brett Nicholas, a junior utility player for Missouri, played as a freshman at Gonzaga where he was put in left field with little hope of trying different positions. So he left the Bulldogs to seek a better experience and played a year of junior college ball before coming to MU.

Kimberly Smith

Kimberly Smith, a 20-year-old Columbia College student, was found dead in a house in Troy. Law enforcement officials say she most likely was a victim of a murder-suicide.

Working the fire

Boone County Fire Protection District firefighters Colt Doman, left, and Lt. Ashton Lake battled a house fire on 1001 Old Plank Road on Thursday.

Roof heavily damaged

Firefighters from the Boone County Fire Protection District and the Columbia Fire Department battled a house fire on Old Plank Road on Thursday. The residents were not home at the time of the fire.

Battling a fire

Twenty-five firefighters from the Boone County Fire Protection District and Columbia Fire Department battled a house fire on Old Plank Road on Thursday. The cause of the fire is unknown, but there was an estimated $200,000 damage to the house.

A gentle handoff

MU Museum of Art and Archaeology associate curator of ancient art Benton Kidd hands up one of several ancient transport amphoras to George Szabo on Thursday. The museum is trying to use every possible bit of space to fit its permanent collection on display.

Unwrapping an amphorae

MU Museum of Art and Archaeology exhibit preparator Barbara Smith directs, from left, Jeff Wilcos, Benton Kidd and Kenyon Reed on Thursday as they prepare to lift one of several transport amphoras that will be on exhibit at the museum. The transport amphoras had been in storage.
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