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Hickman midfielder heads ball

Flanked by Lindbergh midfielders Rachel Marchi (left) and Lindsey Oettle (right), Hickman senior midfielder Grace Grigg heads the ball against Lindbergh at Hickman High School on Friday. Hickman lost to Lindbergh 2-1.

Brendyn Perkins takes China for walk

Brendyn Perkins, 7, who has autism, walks China, a therapy dog, at the Autism Intervention Conference on Friday at the Holiday Inn in Columbia. The MU College of Veterinary Medicine and Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders are jointly working on a survey to determine the benefits of using human-animal interaction to aid people with autism.

Chris Kelly reads to Ryan Whithaus

Ryan Whithaus, right, smacks his lips as Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, reads aloud "Gingerbread Baby." No doubt the subject matter led Whithaus to start thinking about lunch.

Chris Kelly visits MU Child Development Lab

Children enjoy their guest reader, Rep. Chris-Kelly, D-Columbia, who visited the MU Child Development Lab on Friday.

Chris Kelly reads to children

From left, Nathan Boren, Minoo Jang, and Ryan Whithaus listen as Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, reads aloud. Each child chose a book for Kelly to read to the group.

Starting seedlings

John Boucher, 22, pots Pazazz Red Flare flowers at Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises on March 19. Boucher has been preparing plants for CMSE's greenhouse opening scheduled for mid-April.

Paying attention to details

Christy Craig, 45, pots mandevilla at Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises on March 19.

Ready for market

John Boucher pots Pazazz Red Flare flowers at Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises on March 19. Boucher has been preparing plants for CMSE's greenhouse opening scheduled for mid April.

Ready for the garden

Pazazz Red Flare flowers are displayed at Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprises. CMSE plans to open greenhouse in mid-April.

MU softball player Rhea Taylor cracks up her teamates

At Wednesday’s practice, Missouri softball player Rhea Taylor, right, imitates the batting stances of her teammates to the hysterical delight of Shana White, Micaela Minner and Marla Schweisberger.

Rock Bridge's Jimmy Hunter charges the net

Rock Brdige's Jimmy Hunter charges the net during his match against Hickman's Ben Levin on Thursday at Bethel Park. Hunter won the match 6-2, 6-3.

Hickman tennis player Jimmy Hunter defends the backline

Rock Bridge's Jimmy Hunter returns the ball during the match against Hickman's Ben Levin on Thursday at Bethel Park. Hunter won the match 6-2, 6-3.

Hickman tennis player Ben Levin talks to his coach

Hickman senior Ben Levin listens to his coach Andy Materer during his match on Thursday at Bethel Park. Rock Bridge's Jimmy Hunter beat Levin 6-2, 6-3.

Swoosh into spring

Josh Hancock skates at the Cosmopolitan Park skate park on Thursday. Hancock, 23, says he has been skating for 17 or 18 years.

Tom Watson near the top of the Masters leaderboard after day one

Tom Watson watches his hit on the 12th fairway during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday in Augusta, Ga. Heading into the second round, the Kansas City native sits in a five-way tie for second at 5-under par.

Missouri's new women's basketball coach announced

Missouri introduces new women's basketball coach

Missouri women's basketball head coach Robin Pingeton hold her son Black after a press conference on Thursday at Mizzou Arena. Pingeton has spent the past seven years as the head coach at Illinois State University where she finished with a record of 144-81 including two trips to the NCAA Tournament.

Calling for end to global warming

Coal Free Mizzou co-chair and MU senior Mallory Schillinger blows up a beach ball that has been painted as part of the group's protest that began in Speakers Circle at MU and went to U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill's office in downtown Columbia to deliver a letter protesting MU's use of coal. "We're wearing floaties, goggles and other beach attire to show how coal use causes global warming which leads to rising sea levels," said MU senior and protestor Katie Reinarman.

Calling for change from coal

From left, MU students Ashley Frayne, Erin Richeson, Thomas Leonard, Brian Roach, Mallory Schillinger, Katie Reinarman and Lauren Hystead stop on the way of protesting MU's use of coal. The protesters were part of "Coal Free Mizzou" that is working to eliminate MU's coal usage.

Protesting coal

A group of MU students walk from Speakers Circle to outside of Sen. Claire McCaskill's office in downtown Columbia to deliver a letter protesting MU's use of coal on Thursday. "We're working on bringing people together to reach an overarching goal for MU's campus to be coal free," said Coal Free Mizzou co-chair Mallory Schillinger.
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