Missouri's Chelsea Thomas fires a pitch

Missouri's Chelsea Thomas pitches during a game against New Mexico at University Field on Friday. Mizzou won 2-0.

Missouri's Shana White scores for Tigers

Missouri's Shana White is welcomed at home plate after scoring against New Mexico at University Field on Friday. Mizzou won 2-0.

Mizzou softball players roll out the tarp

Missouri women's softball players roll out the tarp on University Field during a rain delay while playing against New Mexico on Friday. The Tigers won 2-0.

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Week in Pix

A model wears an outfit by French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier as part of his Fall-Winter 2010-2011 collection presented in Paris on Wednesday.

Welcome home

Mary Burch Nirmaier, center, is greeted at the Columbia Regional Airport by Salute to Veterans chairman Mary McCleary Posner, left, and Dana Morgenthaler on Thursday. Nirmaier flew to Washington, D.C., earlier this week to receive the Congressional Gold Medal for her service in the Women Airforce Service Pilots or WASPs.

A gold medal winner

Mary Burch Nirmaier holds her Congressional Gold Medal after returning to Columbia from an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. "I just want to tell all young girls that if they want to do something, get busy and do it," Nirmaier said. She received her medal for her service during World War II in the Woman Airforce Service Pilots or WASPs.

Fourth Ward candidate — Sarah Read

City Council Fourth Ward candidate Sarah Read poses for an in-studio portrait.

Patient reading

Robin Blake, a retired family physician and MU professor, reads a passage from "Still Alice," a novel about a woman's sudden descent into Alzheimer's disease during the MU Health Care Book Club meeting Wednesday. Blake retired early from medical school to write short stories and teach a class on medicine and literature.

Elementary school tornado drill

Lisa Cunningham's first grade class at Rock Bridge Elementary School practices a tornado drill on Thursday in the school's media center. The school participates in a statewide tornado drill once a year.