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Caregivers at her side

Heather Carver, left, stands with her mom, Mary Lou Carver, and her sister Melanie Carver Holliday after being outfitted with their Relay for Life sashes. Heather's mother and sister's "caregiver" sashes are a response to Heather's sash — which reads "survivor."

Walking the survivor lap

Heather Carver and her daughters Tricia, 8, and Ellie, 6, walk the survivor lap during the Relay for Life on Stankowski Field. Carver is a breast cancer survivor and participates, along with her team "A Few Folks and a Clown" in Relay for Life each year. "I'm the clown," joked Carver.

Building protection

Sister and brother team Siham Nour, 14, and Mahamed Nour, 12, build an egg drop container during the SLIC Science Fair. If built correctly, the container should shelter the egg as it is dropped from above.

Prepare to launch

Hu In Park assists science teacher Gretchen Rohrs in the water rockets launch during Smithton Middle School's SLIC Science Fair on Saturday in Columbia.

Missouri's Jeremy Maclin

Jeremy Maclin rushes downfield after a reverse during the Tiger's 40-37 loss to Kansas on Nov. 29, 2008. The wide receiver went No. 19 in the first round of the NFL draft, getting picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Hickman tennis player Ben Levin

Hickman tennis player Ben Levin returns a serve in practice. Levin is only in his second year of competitive tennis, but he is already playing at the No. 1 singles position for the Kewpies.

MU quarterback Blaine Gabbert

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert stands in the pocket and looks downfield for an open receiver during the Black & Gold Game Saturday. Gabbert completed 9 of 17 passes for 93 yards and one interception.

MU defense wins Black & Gold Game

Defensive back Munir Prince, center, tackles running back Shawn Scott during the Black & Gold Game on Saturday. The Missouri defense held the offense to one touchdown in its 68-40 victory.

Analysis of U.S. Census Data on same-sex marriage

Holding the ribbon

From left, Ian Thomas, PedNet Coalition executive director, holds the ribbon with Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, Kevin Mills, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy representative, and Mayor Darwin Hindman. The ribbon cutting celebrated Healthy Kids, Healthy Columbia and GetAbout Columbia at the new MKT Trail Plaza at the intersection of Stewart and Providence roads.

Sen. Bond greets Harmony

Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, R-Mo., greets West Boulevard Elementary School first-grader Harmony Houg, 6, as she gets off the school bus on Pershing Street on Friday. Bond walked a group of students through Again Street Park to West Boulevard Elementary as part of the Walking School Bus project.

Sen. Bond greets Harmony

Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, R-Mo., greets West Boulevard Elementary School first-grader Harmony Houg, 6, as she gets off the school bus on Pershing Street on Friday. Bond walked a group of students through Again Street Park to West Boulevard Elementary as part of the Walking School Bus project.

Walking through Again Street Park

From left, William Crum, 6, Taurean Knedler, 6, both kindergartners at West Boulevard Elementary School, Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, R-Mo., and Silvia Aguila, 9, a third-grader at the school, walk through Again Street Park toward West Boulevard Elementary as part of the Walking School Bus on Friday. The Walking School Bus is a project organized by GetAbout Columbia and carried out by the City Council to promote nonmotorized transportation.

Students show support for LGBT community

MU students stood in Speakers Circle while Brother Jed spoke on Friday to show support for the LGBT community. The "90%" logo represents the percentage of transgender students who have been verbally harassed at school, according to a recent report by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.

LGBT supporters surround Brother Jed

Elizabeth Behrens, left, Nick Heuer and Joelle Fronzaglio hold hands with other members of a human circle while Brother Jed speaks at MU on Friday. The "90%" logo represents the percentage of transgender students who have been verbally harassed at school, according to a recent report by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.

Scott Gibson points to vocabulary

Scott Gibson III refers his only French class student, Taylor Liscum, to the board of relevant vocabulary words during their daily 10 a.m. class on Monday. Gibson has been the headmaster of Columbia Independent School since their board of trustees' unanimous decision in November.

A spin on the dance floor

Glen Hoffman takes Arvilla McClellan out for a spin on the dance floor during the Older American Klub dance on March 20 in Columbia. The Klub will hold another dance on Friday.

Wayne and Marie Crump dance

Wayne and Marie Crump take a turn on the dance floor during the Older American Klub dance on March 20 at the Stephens Lake Activity Center in Columbia. The Crumps go to dances not only to socialize, but also for exercise. Wayne Crump is from Ashland while his wife is from Illinois. "I took a city girl and made a country girl out of her!" he joked.

Glen Hoffman and Arvilla McClellan dance

Glen Hoffman takes Arvilla McClellan out for a spin on the dance floor during the Older American Klub dance on March 20.

Clare Connors plays piano with The Missouri Rail Riders band

Clare Connors plays piano with The Missouri Rail Riders band during the Older American Klub dance on March 20. Connors is also a freelance pianist with her own business, Simply Beautiful.
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