Ellen Sapp lifts weights

Ellen Sapp lifts weights during a Stay Strong, Stay Healthy exercise class at Parkade Elementary on April 6. Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is part of an MU Extension program and is led by Vera Massey, a nutrition and health education specialist at MU.

The new face of gay activism

Bill Donius, at his home in Ladue on April 8, said he never saw himself as an activist. But as board chairman of Pulaski Bank, Donius is part of the new face of the gay movement, a movement to get more people with power, wealth and name recognition involved in activism.

LBC Gospel Choir to perform Friday

LBC Gospel Choir members Jurl Vinegar, Jeremy Kilpatrick, Aaron Fuller and Khalila Beecham sing during the group’s winter concert at Second Missionary Baptist Church on December 12, 2008. The choir will perform again Friday night at Mizzou's Baptist Student Union.

Flooding near south end of Perche Creek bridge

Flooding near the south end of the Perche Creek bridge on the MKT Trail after heavy overnight rain on April 30.

View from 6-mile marker on MKT Nature/Fitness Trail

This is the view from the 6-mile marker on the MKT Trail on April 30 after heavy rain overnight. Rushing water washed away the trail surface and will be replaced, according to Porsche Moran, Boone County public information officer.

Radio broadcaster Tex Little

With only one of Missouri’s baseball games broadcast on TV this year, fans who can’t make it out to the ballpark still must rely on Tex Little's radio broadcasts of the action on the field.

Hickman tennis player Alex Turner

Hickman High School senior tennis player Alex Turner practices his returns at Cosmo Park on May 6. Turner is part of the No. 1 doubles team for the Kewpies.

MU seniors sent off with a smile

Truman the Tiger congratulates MU senior Maddison Smith on Thursday afternoon as she and her fellow seniors walk through the MU Columns on Francis Quadrangle. The Mizzou Alumni Association holds the Senior Send-Off ceremony to represent students' first steps in becoming alumni.

MU Senior Send-Off

An MU senior receives a beer Thursday afternoon at the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle after walking through the MU Columns as part of the Senior Send-Off.

Joshua Childers found in woods

Joshua Childers, 3, was found in rugged Missouri woods Wednesday, 50 hours since he wandered away from his home three miles away, authorities said.

Impersonating batting stance

“I just like being funny,” said sophomore Rhea Taylor, right, who entertained teammates with impersonations of the batting stances of other Missouri players. “I saw other people doing it and I was like, 'Oh, let me get in this.’ They weren’t doing them very good,” she said. “It was just really funny because they’re so many different stances and a lot of people don’t realize how funny they look.”

Mixing up honey treats

"Honey Treats" are healthy, sweet snacks that include honey, peanut butter, dried milk, uncooked rolled oats and raisins. Children at Benton Elementary School were being taught the recipe as a healthy snack alternative.

Benton Bees make honey treats

Harvest of the Month Club volunteer Jim Ronald teaches Tyrone James how to make "Honey Treats." The new program at Benton Elementary focuses on teaching students about agriculture in a classroom setting.

Rock Bridge soccer player Morgan Pitchford

Rock Bridge's Morgan Pitchford sends the ball upfield in Wednesday's 2-0 victory over visiting Hickman.

Rock Bridge tennis player Blake Buchert

Blake Buchert, a junior on the Rock Bridge tennis team, serves during practice Tuesday at Bethel Park. Burchert says he and doubles partner Aaron Skinner communicate well together on the court and seem to have a way of knowing where the other player will be. “We’re both really smart players,” Buchert said. “We don’t make a lot of mistakes.”

Denise Lieberman mug

Denise Lieberman is the Missouri senior attorney and voter protection advocate for Advancement Project. She teaches political science at Washington University in St. Louis.

Charles Carter visits the Salvation Army

From left to right, Bob Buzard, Charles Carter and Deborah Williams look through a shopping cart full of used goods at the Salvation Army on First and Walnut. Charles Carter is well-known and liked by workers and patrons at the store.

Charles Carter's white sneakers

Charles Carter can be recognized for his sense of style. He bought these shoes at the mall. On this day, he paired shiny, white sneakers with a red snakeskin cowboy hat and a very large belt buckle that read, "I Don't Dial 911."

Charles Carter helps out at the Salvation Army

Charles Carter is a recovering alcoholic. He has been sober for 25 years. After attaining sobriety, he studied to become a substance abuse counselor to help others struggling with alcohol and drugs. He is now retired, but he still visits the Salvation Army store on Walnut and First every day to help out around the store.

Charles Carter

Charles Carter is impossible to miss. His jewelry and belt buckle shine under fluorescent lights. He's often wearing an outrageous hat, and everyone is always saying hello to him.