Keeping her eye on the strike zone

MU junior Catherine Lee watches the Oregon pitcher throw a ball at University Field on Sunday. Missouri beat Oregon 7-2.

Missouri beats Oregon in softball

MU Sophomore Kristin Nottelmann pitched against the Oregon Ducks at University field on Sunday. It was Nottelmann's fourth consecutive game pitching alone. Missouri beat Oregon 7-2.

Veterans share stories with friends

Mark Kvamme, Skip Roden, Martin Fox, Karl House and David Steinmeyer share stories during a barbecue Friday put on by Welcome Home Shelter for veterans and their friends.

Veterans share barbecue dinner

Martin Fox, who was in the Navy from 1976 to 1983, and and Leon S., (who would not give his last name), who was in the Army in 1971, dish up food during a barbecue put on by Welcome Home Shelter. It was at the home of Billy Sword on Friday. Welcome Home is an organization that runs a temporary housing facility for formerly homeless veterans, some of whom attended this barbecue, held in recognition of the upcoming Memorial Day.

Welcome Home Shelter looks for help for new location

Martin Fox's hat is decorated with patches identifying his status as a veteran of the Navy, in which he served from 1976 to 1983. Fox is one of 10 veterans who currently live in the Welcome Home Shelter, located near downtown Columbia, which helps homeless veterans find proper housing.

Hickman runner Marcus Whitt

Hickman's Marcus Whitt rounds a bend in the 4x200-meter relay at Saturday's state track and field meet in Jefferson City. The Kewpies placed sixth n the event.

Rock Bridge runner Caleb Wilfong

Rock Bridge sophomore distance runner Caleb Wilfong stumbles as he leans across the finish line in the boys 1600 meters Saturday at the Class 4 state track and field championships in Jefferson City. Wilfong finished fourth for the Bruins in the event.

Bianchi Cup competitor Craig Ginger

Craig Ginger of the Australian team lines up a shot Saturday at the Bianchi Cup shooting competition in Hallsville.

Missouri's Nicole Hudson celebrates Tigers win over Oregon

Missouri softball player Nicole Hudson signs autographs for Macenzie Staples, 11, left, Peyton McAtee, 2, and Kasie Tipton, 12, after the Tigers' victory over Oregon on Saturday in super regional play at University Field.

Missouri's Nottlemann winds up

Missouri sophomore pitcher Kristin Nottelmann makes her delivery in Saturday's victory against Oregon.

Simmons rounds third in Missouri's softball super regional win

Missouri's Lisa Simmons rounds third base on the way to scoring the winning running against Oregon on Saturday in a softball super regional victory at University Field.

Pitcher Kristin Nottelmann congratulated after super regional win

Missouri sophomore pitcher Kristin Nottelmann, left, is congratulated by left fielder Lisa Simmons after Saturday's 1-0 victory over Oregon in the opener of the Tigers' super regional series at University Field.

Nottelmann NCAA victory

Nellie Dodd gives a congratulatory hug to Missouri pitcher Kristin Nottelmann after Saturday's win against Oregon in the first NCAA Super Regional game. Dodd has attended every game this year. "Rain, snow, I've been here," she said.

Airshow: Honor Guard

Senior Airman Cameron J. Flint stands in formation with members of the base honor guard during a practice of a 21-gun salute during the Salute to Veterans 2010 air show held at Columbia Regional Airport on Saturday.

Chatting after the show

Marines Captain T.B. Sanders and Air Force Staff Sgt. Joe Kosal* talk about the day's activities during the 2010 Salute to Veterans air show on Saturday. Sanders flew an AV-8B Harrier in the show.

Airshow: Waiting in line

Visitors wait in line to tour an MH-53E Sea Dragon, a US Navy helicopter, at the Salute to Veterans 2010 air show held at the Columbia Regional Airport on Saturday.

Taking a cool-down break

Jacob Turner and his son Hayden, 3, take a moment away from the airplanes to cool off at a misting fan during the 2010 Salute to Veterans air show on Saturday. "He's not a big fan of big noises," Jacob said about his son wearing ear protection.

Residents discuss Minnesota budget cuts

In this February file photo, patrons at Annadee's restaurant in Faribault, Minn., discuss how Gov. Tim Pawlenty's budget affects their town. From left are Ralph Brooks, 55; Dick Prokes, 59; and Craig Schuster, 60. Confronted with revenue shortfalls, some states have found a convenient way of softening painful cutbacks and avoiding statewide tax increases: They've passed the buck to their counterparts in cities and counties.

Visiting with USS Columbia crew

Harold Mauller, left, a World War II submarine veteran, speaks with USS Columbia Petty Officer Charles Laymon during the 16th annual reception for Columbia’s namesake partnership at Boone Tavern and Restaurant on May 28. Three USS Columbia crew members were invited to the event, which has been an annual tradition during Memorial Day Weekend since the submarine was christened in September 1994.

Homes to be remodeled for access

The homes at 106 W. Sexton Road and 108 W. Sexton Road have been purchased by Columbia from The Intersection, a nonprofit after-school program for children in the neighborhood. The homes were purchased through a federal grant and will be redeveloped with an emphasis on accessibility for individuals with disabilities.