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MU women's soccer team loses to DePaul

Senior forward Michelle Collins battles with DePaul's Janina Locascio and Chelsea Grant for control of the ball during Sunday's game at Walton Stadium.

Enjoying the Mature Living Festival

June Grote talks to Lt. Debbie Sorrell about the benefits of Columbia for retirement at the Mature Living Festival on Aug. 28, 2009. June Grote travelled from Corpus Christi, Texas, to visit her daughter.

June Grote visits the Mature Living Festival

Lt. Debbie Sorrell gives June Grote a jar lid gripper at the Mature Living Festival on Aug. 28, 2009. June Grote traveled from Corpus Christi, Texas, to attend the festival and visit her daughter.

Sam and Joyce Davee visit the Mature Living Festival

Sam and Joyce Davee visit a health insurance booth to look at their options. Health was a popular topic this year at the Mature Living Festival held Aug. 28, 2009, at the Holiday Inn Expo Center.

Ministry fair attracts MU students

Missouri graduate student Daniel Huaco discusses bible study with Micah Kelley. Kelley's organization, The Impact Movement, was one of 25 ministries with booths at Rooted's ministry fair.

Dashing for candy

Hayden Hartman, 3, of Hartsburg dashes for candy tossed from the various floats and vehicles during the annual Cattleman Days Rodeo parade in downtown Ashland on Saturday. The parade, which was one of many events during the two-day rodeo, featured just as many cars as horses, and led up to a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo later that night.

Small but proud

Braxton O'Bryan, 5, finishes up the annual Cattleman Days Rodeo parade on his miniature horse on Saturday in Ashland. This is the 33rd year the Cedar Valley Riders have hosted the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo in Ashland.

Candy for everyone

From left, Alyssa Dement, 5, Lexie Geissert, 5, Lexi Branson, 8, and Hayley Klemme, 5, of the Southern Boone Girl Scouts, toss candy to parade goers during the annual Cattleman Days Rodeo parade in downtown Ashland on Saturday. The rodeo features several kid-friendly events, as well as a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association-sponsored rodeo.

Can't judge a horse by its size

From left, Jess Bowers, Annika Farrar, 4, and Olivia Farrar, 6, drive their miniature horse Copper through downtown Ashland during the Cattleman Days Rodeo annual parade in Ashland. Copper, a member of the Cedar Creek Theraputic Riding Center, had no trouble keeping up with the rest of the parade, despite his size.

Church Construction Saw

River City Construction worker John Shannon cuts metal beams for the renovation of Evangelical Free Church of Columbia's worship space on Tuesday. Evangelical Free is currently in phase one of its renovation.

Sister Agnes

Sister Agnes Schlereth stands in the nave of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Columbia on July 29, 2009. Schlereth is preparing for retirement after 25 years spent working for the parish.

The Smarr Property

Formerly the Smarr family's property, the house at 600 S. Garth Ave. in the Old Southwest neighborhood stands back from the road, hidden by extensive foliage. The Gordon family is trying to purchase the property to keep it from developers, and they're asking others in the neighborhood to help them raise the money.

Independent School Tetherball

Lauren McDonald celebrates her tetherball victory over her mom, Jennifer McDonald, outside of the opening of Columbia Independent School's new campus on Friday. Lauren and her mother will consider CIS for fourth grade next year, visiting the campus to get a feel for the school. "I expected the school to be more stuffy, but it was a really open environment," Jennifer McDonald said.

Independent School Cubbies

New cubbies for Mrs. Schust's fifth grade class line a hallway in the lower school at the opening of Columbia Independent School on Friday. CIS opened the new campus off Stadium Boulevard, adding a Pre-Kindergarden class and creating lower, middle, and upper schools with an increased capacity of 505 students.

Columbia Independent School opens new campus

Left to right, Barbara Savage, the director of the lower school; Kasye Beza, the director of the middle school; Doug Sept, the director of the upper school; John Thompson, the chair of the board of trustees; Scott K. Gibson III, new head of school; Nancy Fay; and Steve Smith cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Columbia Independent School on Friday. CIS opened the new combined campus for Pre-K to 12th grade.

Missouri outside hitter Julianna Klein goes to the net

Missouri outside hitter Julianna Klein, right, attempts to tap the ball past the block of Brigham Young's Casey Speredon Thurston on Saturday in the championship match of this weekend's Tiger Invitational. The Tigers claimed the title with a 3-1 victory over BYU.

Cheering the point

Weiwen Wang (13) and Lei Wang-Francisco (1) celebrate after earning a point at the Hearnes Center at MU on Friday. After beating Texas State, the Tigers went on to play Ole Miss at noon and BYU at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Lei Wang-Francisco sets the ball

Lei Wang-Francisco sets the ball to a hitter on Friday at the Hearnes Center. The Tigers swept the Bobcats 25-22, 25-22, 25-22, in the first round of the Tiger Invitational.

Rosa Medrano digs

Rosa Medrano digs a ball that came through the block of Catie Wilson, left, and Julianna Klein, right, on Friday at the Hearnes Center at MU. Medrano, a transfer student from Miami Dade College, led the Tigers with a career best 10 kills, seven digs and two block assists.

Lei Wang-Francisco bumps the ball

MU senior Lei Wang-Francisco, front, bumps the ball as teammate Catie Wilson, back, looks on during the match against Ole Miss on Saturday.
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