Columbia Photo to close

MU junior Tommy Nagel watches as Columbia Photo camera sales manager Dennis Stegall, center, and service manager Bob Orman figure out the flash problem with his camera on Wednesday. After 42 years of service Columbia Photo will be closing its doors in April.

Fixing a flash

Columbia Photo camera sales manager Dennis Stegall, left, and service manager Bob Orman try to figure out a flash problem on a customer's camera on Wednesday.

Helping customers

Ben Griffith, left, and Jeremy Burt are assisted by Columbia Photo service manager Bob Orman as they make a purchase at Columbia Photo on Wednesday.

Closing signs

Columbia Photo displays discounts outside the shop on South Ninth Street on Wednesday. Columbia Photo recently announced it will be closing in April after 42 years of serving the community.

Thompson Center a blessing for many

Nurse practitioner Theresa Swenson, left, prepares to give a check-up to 10-month-old Cordarra Dudley, seated in her mother Kennita Payne's lap Wednesday at MU's Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Dudley suffered a stroke at birth and now gets regular check-ups at the center, which received $750,000 in federal funds this year for expansion.

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MU men's basketball player Keith Ramsey vs. Texas

Missouri's Keith Ramsey leaps to defend a shot by Texas' Jordan Hamilton.

Incoming assistant superintendent

Peter Stiepleman, principal of West Boulevard Elementary School, has been named as the new assistant superintendent for elementary education in the Columbia School District.

Outgoing assistant superintendent

Jack Jensen, assistant superintendent for elementary education in the Columbia School District, is retiring.

Hickman wrestler prepares for state tournament

Hickman's J'den Cox, left, wrestles Andrew Hayes of Parkway South. Only one of the three wrestlers who beat Cox this season is competing in the state tournament.

Ash Wednesday prayer

A parishioner prays before the Ash Wednesday service begins at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Columbia College men's basketball player Josh Davis vs. Hannibal-LaGrange

Columbia College junior forward Josh Davis, top, fights Hannibal-LaGrange senior Brian Gilbert for a loose ball on Tuesday at Southwell Complex. Davis led the Cougars with a a career-high 25 points.

Columbia College men's basketball player Greg Stegeman vs. Hannibal-LaGrange

Columbia College junior forward Greg Stegeman goes up for a dunk past Hannibal-LaGrange junior Tomas Trujillo in Tuesday's game at Southwell Complex. Stegeman scored a career-high 19 points.

Hickman boys basketball player Marcus Whitt vs. Ruskin

Entering district tournament play Hickman junior guard Marcus Whitt, center, is scoring almost 14 points a game for the Kewpies.

Playing physical

Columbia College junior center Denise Rosario is knocked down after colliding with Hannibal-LaGrange senior center Abby Rankin in the second half of the game. Shortly after this fall, Rosario had to be walked off the court by trainers with an apparent foot injury.

Looking for the open woman

Columbia College senior guard Whitney Davis looks to pass the ball in the second half against Hannibal-LaGrange. Davis, though struggling with some considerable injuries, played a key role in the first half of the game.

Standing tall

Hickman boys basketball player Xavier Brown vs. Ruskin

Hickman's Xavier Brown, left, tries to steal the ball from Ruskin's Kenyan Borders.

Reacting to a call

Columbia College’s women’s basketball head coach, Mike Davis, reacts to a call made by the referees Tuesday. The Cougars led the entire game.

Hickman boys basketball player Jordan Stevens vs. Ruskin

Hickman sophomore guard Jordan Stevens loses possession of the ball trying to get past a pair of Ruskin defenders in Tuesday's Kewpies loss.