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The last performance

Forty-five seniors in the Hickman High School choir sing their last song "That Lonesome Road" during graduation on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

Giving a high-five

Hickman High School choir director Matt Felts, right, shares a high-five with senior choir member Matt Howard during the graduation rehearsal on Friday at Mizzou Area. Forty-five seniors in the choir graduated on Saturday.

Art in the Park showcases artists from across the country

Susie and Steve Hoskinson pose for a portrait in front of their miniature hot air balloons during the Art in the Park festival on Saturday. The miniature hot air balloons are made of recycled light bulbs.

Caricaturist draws Art in the Park festivalgoers

From left, Glenda Bell and her granddaughter Brianna Brinkman, 10, sit to have their caricature drawn by James Dyke during the Art in the Park festival at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday.

Art in the Park showcases art made from metal, glass

Ornaments made out of metal are displayed outside Amy Ludwig's booth at the Art in the Park festival at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday.

Art in the Park participants make miniature hot air balloons from recycled glass

Steve Hoskinson holds one of his miniature hot air balloons at the Art in the Park festival, which was held in Stevens Lake Park on Saturday. Steve and Susie Hoskinson have been turning recycled light bulbs into miniature hot air balloons for four years.

Cobalt rollover on East State Highway WW west

On Saturday a black Chevrolet Cobalt rolled over on East State Highway WW west in Columbia. State trooper Gary Gundy was the only officer at the accident site. According to the Gundy, Jennifer Sapp, who is pictured wearing a white shirt, failed to notice Stacy Taylor's, right, red Mercury Sable that was stopped in front of her to make a left turn, resulting in a collision that turned Sapp's car over.

What Columbia students learned this summer

Samaranjay Goyal, 7, attended Mrs. Krumm's first-grade class at Grant Elementary this year.

Pictures of the Week

Mill Creek Elementary's graduation

Stacy Cooper, right, grasps her flowers as she leaves Mill Creek Elementary's graduation reception on June 4 at Woodcrest Chapel on W. Nifong Road. Cooper teaches a class of 25 students who all graduated. The fifth graders gave their teachers roses as a gift of appreciation.

Fifth grade graduation

Andrew Stanowski crosses the stage at Woodcrest Chapel during Mill Creek Elementary's fifth grade graduation on June 4. Teachers handed students a folder full of their certificates and accomplishments during their time at the school.

Playing at the Sprayground

Bethany Rigdon, 4, and Jack Taylor, 4, circle around the Flat Branch Park Sprayground on June 4.

Fountain Spray

Adeline Rigdon, 17 months, leans forward in her mother's grasp to come into contact with the fountain spray at the Flat Branch Park Sprayground on June 4. Adeline's mother, Sarah, commented at how pleased she was that Columbia offered activities such as the Sprayground for kids. Rigdon moved to Columbia last summer from Lawrence, Kansas, which she considered less family friendly.

Flat Branch Park water spout

Jack Taylor, 4, covers his hands over a little water spout at the Flat Branch Park Sprayground on June 4. The Sprayground is open May 1 to Sept. 30.

Flat Branch Park Sprayground

Hope Taylor, 8, and Mason Justice Davis, 3, play at the Flat Branch Park Sprayground on June 4. Justice Davis was running around tweeting, and later explained that, "yes" he was a bird.

Missouri softball prepares for game 2 at College World Series

The dugout floor is strewn with athletic gear as the Missouri women's softball team took to the practice field Friday.

Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine watches practice

Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine watches practice from the edge of the outfield.

Missouri softball's Lindsey Muller cools down on the bus

After a tough practice in 96-degree heat, pitcher and first baseman Lindsey Muller retreats to the shade of the bus to cool off Friday.

Missouri softball's Abby Bock takes batting practice

Infielder Abby Bock zeros in on a speeding softball during batting practice on Friday.

MU softball player Gina Schneider meets the press

Missouri's Gina Schneider meets the press after practice on Friday.
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