Waiting on a line

Garrison Fisher, 6, and his father Jack Fisher take advantage of the weather on Labor Day at Stephens Lake Park. Jack said that Garrison has recently developed an interest in fishing, "I guess this beats the Wii," he said.

Taking a break

Majie Muller, 1, takes a break from splashing in the fountains at Stephens Lake Park on Labor Day. Majie, and her brother Brett were just two of many children taking advantage of the warm weather in the fountains.

Police officers at Anita Court

Columbia Police officers stand in front of a residence on Anita Court where one person was fatally shot and another was wounded on Monday morning.

Kung Pao Peppers

Kung Pao peppers are among the varieties grown on MU's Bradford Research and Extension Center.

A Striped Stuffer Tomato

Tim Reinbott, supervisor of MU's Bradford Research and Extension Center, displays a Striped Stuffer Tomato on Friday. The Center is part of MU's Agricultural Experiment Station and was established in 1888.

At the scene

A shooting on Anita Court in East Columbia left one dead and one wounded on Monday. Police responded to the scene at around 11 a.m. Monday.

Checking on some Caribbean Reds

Lincoln University Extension horticulturalist Steven Kirk examines some Caribbean Red peppers on Friday. The red peppers are considered twice as hot as traditional habanero peppers and are great for use in salsas and marinades.

Double-checking the plans

Bruce Holtkamp examines the blueprints for the new $60,000 student information desk in the expanded Brady Commons on Wednesday. The desk will include two permanent computers, 99 laptops available for checkout, a printer and three plasma TVs for students to learn about events around campus.

Getting ready to install information desk

Lamar Wade, Drew Morrow and Bruce Holtcamp review assembly instructions for the new student information desk in the expanded Brady Commons on Wednesday. The desk aims to provide the anticipated 15,000 students who pass through the center daily with new information for happenings around campus.

A close-up inspection of mural

A moth lands on the Bike Boulevard mural Sunday. An adjacent garden northwest of the mural is edged with anise hyssop, also known as licorice mint, named for its fragrance, which attracts butterflies.

Working to save colonies of feral cats

Christina McCullen has spent the past three and a half years volunteering with her husband, Atish Sen, for the SNAP program. They care for four cat colonies, all in the same area. "It cost more money to trap and euthanize a cat than it does to trap and spay or neuter a cat," McCullen said.

Columbia College volleyball match

Texas-Brownsville outside hitter Erica Chimak, left, tips the ball over the net between teammate Talita Milasauskas and Columbia College setter Paula Ferreira on Saturday at Southwell Complex. UTB won the match after dominating the third game.

Columbia College's Nicole Murphy

Columbia College middle hitter Nicole Murphy prepares to spike the ball against Texas-Brownsville middle blocker Ana Guerra on Saturday at Southwell Complex. Despite coming back to tie at one match each, the Cougars fell to the Scorpions in the third match.

Columbia College volleyball

From left to right, Columbia College's Kelly Corkum, Katie Silver, Trinity Ojo, Erin Pavlin and Ola Shawky watch the closing minutes of their final match against Texas-Brownsville on Saturday at Southwell Complex. Columbia College lost the last game and the match.

Checking out the artwork at Bike Boulevard

Columbia resident Jeff Hotop rides his bike past the freshly painted mural on Bike Boulevard at the intersection of Ash and St. Joseph streets on Saturday.

A team effort to paint Bike Boulevard

Jessie Starbuck, left, MU graduate student Sara Semelka, center, and Lindsay Akens, also an MU graduate student, paint the mural at the intersection of Ash and St. Joseph streets on the Bike Boulevard on Saturday. Work on the mural was all volunteer and began at 8 a.m. and lasted until around 5 p.m.

Painting the street red, green and white

Jessie Starbuck volunteers some time to help paint the mural on the new Bike Boulevard at the intersection of Ash and St. Joseph streets on Saturday. Painting began around 8 a.m. and ended around 5 p.m.

Rock Bridge volleyball player Emily Holt

Rock Bridge senior volleyball player Emily Holt rests between plays Saturday against Ozark

Rock Bridge volleyball players Ali Kreklow and Audrey Holt

Rock Bridge freshman Ali Kreklow (No. 9) sets the ball for teammate Audrey Holt (No. 8) on Saturday in the Bruins' game against visiting Ozark.

Safe slide into third for Ursuline Academy against Hickman High

Ursuline Academy senior molly Adler slides into second base under the catch from Hickman infielder Sydney Washington on Saturday at Cosmo Park. The Kewpies won the game 9-7.