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The Smarr Property

Formerly the Smarr family's property, the house at 600 S. Garth Ave. in the Old Southwest neighborhood stands back from the road, hidden by extensive foliage. The Gordon family is trying to purchase the property to keep it from developers, and they're asking others in the neighborhood to help them raise the money.

Independent School Tetherball

Lauren McDonald celebrates her tetherball victory over her mom, Jennifer McDonald, outside of the opening of Columbia Independent School's new campus on Friday. Lauren and her mother will consider CIS for fourth grade next year, visiting the campus to get a feel for the school. "I expected the school to be more stuffy, but it was a really open environment," Jennifer McDonald said.

Independent School Cubbies

New cubbies for Mrs. Schust's fifth grade class line a hallway in the lower school at the opening of Columbia Independent School on Friday. CIS opened the new campus off Stadium Boulevard, adding a Pre-Kindergarden class and creating lower, middle, and upper schools with an increased capacity of 505 students.

Columbia Independent School opens new campus

Left to right, Barbara Savage, the director of the lower school; Kasye Beza, the director of the middle school; Doug Sept, the director of the upper school; John Thompson, the chair of the board of trustees; Scott K. Gibson III, new head of school; Nancy Fay; and Steve Smith cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Columbia Independent School on Friday. CIS opened the new combined campus for Pre-K to 12th grade.

Missouri outside hitter Julianna Klein goes to the net

Missouri outside hitter Julianna Klein, right, attempts to tap the ball past the block of Brigham Young's Casey Speredon Thurston on Saturday in the championship match of this weekend's Tiger Invitational. The Tigers claimed the title with a 3-1 victory over BYU.

Cheering the point

Weiwen Wang (13) and Lei Wang-Francisco (1) celebrate after earning a point at the Hearnes Center at MU on Friday. After beating Texas State, the Tigers went on to play Ole Miss at noon and BYU at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Lei Wang-Francisco sets the ball

Lei Wang-Francisco sets the ball to a hitter on Friday at the Hearnes Center. The Tigers swept the Bobcats 25-22, 25-22, 25-22, in the first round of the Tiger Invitational.

Rosa Medrano digs

Rosa Medrano digs a ball that came through the block of Catie Wilson, left, and Julianna Klein, right, on Friday at the Hearnes Center at MU. Medrano, a transfer student from Miami Dade College, led the Tigers with a career best 10 kills, seven digs and two block assists.

Lei Wang-Francisco bumps the ball

MU senior Lei Wang-Francisco, front, bumps the ball as teammate Catie Wilson, back, looks on during the match against Ole Miss on Saturday.

Rosa Medrano tries for a spike

MU's Rosa Medrano, 7, attempts to spike the ball past the blocks of Ole Miss' Miranda Kitts, 3, and Emily Kvitle, 7, during the Tigers' second match at the Tiger Invitational volleyball tournament at the Hearnes Center.

Amanda Hantouli blocks a hit

MU's Amanda Hantouli, 4, jumps to block a hit during the Tigers' matchup against the Ole Miss Rebels during the Tiger Invitational volleyball tournament at the Hearnes Center.

Rosa Medrano celebrates with teammates

MU junior Rosa Medrano, bottom right, celebrates with teammates after helping the Tigers score a point against the Ole Miss Rebels Saturday during the Tiger Invitational volleyball tournament at the Hearnes Center.

Lei Wang-Francisco celebrates during tournament

MU's Lei Wang-Francisco celebrates after helping the Tigers score a point against the Ole Miss Rebels during the Tiger Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday. The Tigers won the match after sweeping the Rebels in three sets.

MU women's volleyball celebrates victory

The MU women's volleyball team celebrates on the court at the Hearnes Center after winning their third set in a row to sweep the Ole Miss Rebels at the Tiger Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday.

Waiting for the watch party

Samantha Galati, center, laughs with her friends Kori Hjelm, left, and Megan Lane, right, outside of the Windsor Auditorium at Stephens College on Thursday. The three freshmen were waiting for the start of a watch party for an episode of Lifetime Television's "Project Runway" with fashion designer Qristyl Frazier, a Stephens College alumna and contestant from the show.

Describing what the show was like

Qristyl Frazier, center left, a contestant on "Project Runway" and a Stephens College alumna, points to a group photograph on the projection screen in the Windsor Auditorium at Stephens College. Frazier described working with the other contestants to Monica McMurry, center right, dean of the school of design and fashion, at a watch party for the second episode of the season on Thursday.

'Runway' reaction

Fashion designer Qristyl Frazier, center, a contestant on Lifetime Television's "Project Runway" and Stephens College alumna, reacts to a moment from the show during a watch party for the show's second episode with her boyfriend, Todd Graham, on Thursday. Frazier spent much of the evening meeting with current fashion students.

Original fall fashion

Amanda Puccio presents her own version of fall fashion during a commercial break at the watch party for the second episode of Lifetime Television's "Project Runway" on Thursday at the Windsor Auditorium at Stephens College in Columbia.

Hickman coach

Hickman head coach Jason Wright talks to his players after their loss against the Liberty Blue Jays at William Jewell College's Norris Patterson Field in Liberty on Friday night. "Next week we need good practices," he said after Hickman's season opener 42-6 loss. "That is where good play begins."

Hickman - missed catch

A catch is barely missed by Hickman junior running back Spencer Washington against the Liberty Blue Jays at William Jewell College's Norris Patterson field in Liberty on Friday night. The Blue Jays defeated the Kewpies 42-6 in the first game of the season for both teams.
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