Lynch one year later

Dianne Lynch is in her second year as the 24th president of Stephens College. She was hired in June 2009.

Fall foliage at Rock Bridge State Park

Maple leaves pattern the sky at Rock Bridge State Park on Tuesday.

Kite detail at assembly

Qian Jianguo shows off his handmade Chinese kite Tuesday to students of Midway Heights Elementary. Qian, a Chinese kite master, will exhibit his kite flying skills at the One Sky One World International Kite Fly for Peace at Cosmo-Bethel Park.

Watching the kite assembly

Garrett Eversole, 7, a student at Midway Heights Elementary, watches the kite-flying skills of Qian Jianguo on Tuesday during an assembly. Qian will be presenting several kite exhibits and workshops this week.

Kite assembly at Midway Heights

Qian Jianguo flies his Chinese kite around the gym Tuesday during an assembly at Midway Heights Elementary. Qian is a Chinese kite maker who has come to the U.S. with the help of Columbia Friends of China, a local nonprofit organization promoting cultural exchange between Columbia and China.

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Reverend Clyde Ruffin poses for a portrait after the City Council meeting where he spoke about upcoming events to raise money for the James T. Scott headstone on Monday, October 4, at the City Council chambers. Ruffin and the Second Baptist Church are spearheading the entire committee, made up of 25 people, with the end goal of giving Scott a proper burial marking.

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Reverend Clyde Ruffin from the Second Baptist Church in Columbia talks to the city council about upcoming events to raise money for the James T. Scott headstone on Monday, October 4. The first event, on November 7, will feature Missouri S&T Professor Patrick Huber as the keynote speaker who will share the story of Scott's lynching in 1928. Many organizations who have endorsed the memorial will also make their financial contributions at the November 7 fundraiser.

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Reverend Clyde Ruffin from the Second Baptist Church talks to the city council about upcoming events to raise money for the James T. Scott headstone on Monday, October 4, at the City Council chambers. Scott, who was lynched by a mob in 1923, is currently buried in the Columbia Cemetery with only a small marker indicating his grave.

Trees are changing colors

Trees are starting to change their colors for fall along Hinkson Creek Trail on Oct. 6, 2010.

Gathering recyclables on pilot routes

Rufus Fruge, 34, gathers recyclables on Garth Street for one of two new pilot collection routes Friday morning, Oct. 1, 2010. Layli Terrill, the waste minimization supervisor, says the pilot routes are experiments to see if reusable recycling containers are efficient or not. "It's been extremely successful. We have a lot of recycling in these areas that we didn’t see before," Terrill said.

Evaluating new recycling containers

Rufus Fruge, 34, collects recyclables using new containers Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. Over 1,800 homes are covered between two pilot routes to evaluate if the containers are efficient. Fruge says that the new bins get kind of heavy and it's more effort on his part.

Morning soccer practice at Walton Stadium

Kristin Andrighetto, center, fights MU girls' soccer player Brittany Hopkins for the ball as (left to right) Dominique Richardson, Molly Bear and Tyler Easley watch during a morning soccer practice at Walton Stadium on Oct. 6, 2010. Andrighetto is a fifth-year senior who played for MU's girls' soccer team for the last four years, but now volunteers as an assistant coach since she can no longer play.

Rock Bridge soccer player Brady Wulff vs. Helias

Rock Bridge senior Brady Wulff makes a save Tuesday night in an overtime shootout against Helias. The Bruins' claimed a 4-2 senior night victory.

Hickman soccer player Spencer Mills vs. Troy Buchanan

Hickman goalkeeper Spencer Mills makes the game-winning save Tuesday against Troy Buchanan. “I stuck with it on that last one,” Mills said. “I just got the feeling he was going straight down the middle.”

Hickman girls tennis player Dalesa Clark

Hickman's Dalesa Clark lines up a return in No. 2 singles play against Rock Bridge on Tuesday in the semifinals of the Class 2, District 9 tournament at Bethel Park. Clark lost her match in straight sets, and the Kewpies fell to the Bruins. Rock Bridge's Kelsey Kinderknecht defeated Hickman's Maddie Buchanan 6-1 and 6-0 at No. 1 singles to lead the Bruins to a 9-0 sweep. Rock Bridge moves on to face Jefferson City in the district final at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Park.

MU women's golfer Marissa Cook

Missouri junior Marissa Cook lines up a putt on the 18th hole Tuesday at the Johnie Imes Invitational at Old Hawthorne Country Club. The Tigers placed 14th out of 15 teams at the tournament.

MU volleyball player Caitlyn Vann

Missouri senior Caitlyn Vann sets a ball during practice at the Hearnes Center. The tattoos on Vann's arms are reminders of her faith, which Vann says has helped her both on and off the volleyball court.

Rock Bridge path construction

The walkway leading under the Rock Bridge formation has been blocked by a board and construction fencing for two weeks. The deadline for the new path is dependent on crew availability and weather. Once the path is complete, visitors will only be able to go three-quarters of the way under the formation.

Daniel Clay

Daniel Clay, Dean of the College of Education, stands outside Hill Hall on Friday.

Ribbon cutting at Boone Hospital

Members of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, along with hospital staff, cut the ribbon marking the grand opening of the newly renovated and expanded Emergency Department at Boone Hospital. With an expanded waiting room, nurse’s station, and triage area, the staff hopes the new additions will help to keep the waiting time down for patients receiving emergency care.