Student government members tally votes

From left, student government members Billy Borgmeyer, David Salmo, Emily Pintel and Sebastian Martinez, enjoy a laugh with Jami Thornberry's, the student government adviser, as they tally votes

Emily Pintel counts votes

Hickman senior Emily Pintel counts votes after the final day of voting in Activities Director Doug Mirts' office.

Michael Corey-Yares campaigns at Hickman

Michael Corey-Yares, right, gives Hickman High School kitchen cook Stephanie Turner a cookie as he campaigns for student government president during lunch at Hickman High School. Although teachers and staff didn't have a vote in the elections, Corey-Yares still gave handouts them.

Sen. Kit Bond speaks at Early Childhood Summit

U.S. Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., speaks at the Early Childhood Summit, held Tuesday in Memorial Union on the MU campus. In addressing early education issues, Bond drew on his support and development of the Parents as Teachers program, which he considers to be his "greatest accomplishment in ... eight years as governor."

Parents, children attend summit

Diane Cowart, director of the preschool staff at Christian Chapel Academy, and daughter Abi Cowart, 13, wait for the start of the Early Childhood Education Summit.

Summit addresses needs for focus on preschool

Jim Caccamo, director of the Department of Early Learning at the Mid-America Regional Council, participates in a question-and-answer session during the Early Childhood Summit, held Tuesday in Memorial Union on the MU campus. Caccamo addressed the need for preschool and early learning issues to become a greater part of the public agenda.

High school campaign

Sophomore Wilson Pfeiffer casts his vote for Rock Bridge High School Student Council officers on April 30. At Rock Bridge, the process for a position on the Student Council began at the Spring Assembly on April 24, while Hickman High School's campaign lasted a week.

Burn building exercise

A Columbia firefighter* pulls a dummy out of the burn building at the Boone Country Fire Protection District Training Center. The training exercise on Wednesday combined firefighters from the Fire District and the Columbia Fire Department.

County division fire chief instructs trainees

Eric Hartman*, a captain with the Columbia Fire Department, instructs members of the Columbia Fire Department at a training exercise on Wednesday. Firefighters from both organizations participated in a mock incident where they worked together to extinguish a fire.

Learning to coordinate efforts

Chuck Leake, training director for the Boone County Fire Protection District, talks about the merger between the Fire District and the Columbia Fire Department. The two organizations are learning to coordinate efforts when called to a scene. This was the fourth joint training session between the two organizations.

Prime seats at Ben Folds concert

Ben Folds and his band perform for the 9th Street Summerfest in Columbia on Wednesday. Fans gathered early to grab prime spots near the front of the stage.

Ben Folds performs 'Annie Waits'

Singer and songwriter Ben Folds performs his song "Annie Waits" for the 9th Street Summerfest on Wednesday.

Arizona State looks to repeat

The Arizona State Sun Devils are hoping to celebrate another NCAA softball championship.

Arizona State celebrates

Arizona State's Kaitlin Cochran, center left, and Kaylyn Castillo, center right, congratulate teammate Taylor Haro (22) after she scored a run in a NCAA Super Regional softball game. Cochran, the Sun Devils' hitting star said: "UCLA and Arizona, they've established that legacy and we want to be a part of that as well. We want to be able to have teams look at us the way that other people look at their teams because they're great programs. We really want to establish that tradition. That's our goal every year."

Rock Bridge tennis player Ford Zitsch

Rock Bridge No. 1 singles player Ford Zitsch and the Bruins play in the state boys tennis semifinals Thursday in Springfield, Mo. The team is trying to repeat as state champions and maintain a 50-game winning streak.

Father and son enjoy 63 Diner

Matt Shaw and his son Andrew wait for their food at the counter of the 63 Diner. The Shaws ate at the diner often before it closed.

Car shows will be held at 63 Diner

Don McBride, left, stands in front of his 1956 Studebaker outside the 63 Diner. Owner Jay Montgomery plans to hold car shows at the diner.

63 Diner open for business

Server Jennifer Baier chats with a customer at the 63 Diner.

Norm Stewart

Former MU basketball coach Norm Stewart jokes with members of the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association during a press conference at Columbia College on Tuesday. The press conference highlighted the Missouri Challenge basketball tournament.

Norm Stewart and Bob Burchard

Former MU basketball coach Norm Stewart, left, jokes with Bob Burchard, coach of the men's basketball team at Columbia College during a press conference Tuesday. The press conference, hosted by the Missourian Basketball Coaches Association, highlighted the Missouri Challenge basketball tournament.