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Trading in Easter eggs

Participants line up to trade in their Easter eggs for prizes at the flashlight egg hunt at Stephens Lake Park on Friday.

The golden egg

A child discovers an Easter egg at the flashlight egg hunt.

Off to the Easter egg races

Jesse Spratt Plunkett, 6, darts off to hunt Easter eggs at the flashlight egg hunt Friday at Stephens Lake Park.

Hi there, Easter Bunny

Maddie Phillips, 10, teases the Easter Bunny, played by Greg Bearce, at the first flashlight egg hunt Friday at Stephens Lake Park. The Hunt was sponsored by Columbia Parks and Recreation and coordinated by MU parks and recreation students, who stuffed 1,500 eggs with more than 60 pounds of candy and prizes. More than 150 children attended the event, and each child was allowed to pick up eight eggs.

Rock Bridge's Ford Zitsch

Rock Bridge freshman Ford Zitsch plays against Hickman opponent Ben Levin during their match at Cosmopolitan Park on Friday in Columbia.

Hickman tennis player Ben Levin

Hickman junior Ben Levin returns a ball during his match against Rock Bridge's Ford Zitsch on Friday at Cosmopolitan Park in Columbia. Levin lost 6-2 in the first set and 6-0 in the second set.

Adding harmony to Easter music

Alex Blanton adds his melody with trumpet while rehearsing the Easter music program at the Calvary Episcopal Church on April 8.

Eileen Porter practices Easter songs

Eileen Porter, a professor of nursing at MU, rehearses with the choir for the Easter music program at the Calvary Episcopal Church on April 8.

Preparing Easter music

Ed Hanson, director of music, conducts the choir during the rehearsal of the Easter music program at the Calvary Episcopal Church on April 8. Hanson has served at Calvary since 1986.

Historic Boone home

The City Council will hold a public hearing April 20 on the planned renovation of the outside of the historic J.W. "Blind" Boone home at Fourth Street and Broadway. Upon council approval, the Convention and Visitors Bureau will provide $225,000 for the exterior renovation.

Rendering of finished historic Boone home

This is a sketch of what the city is hoping that the J.W. "Blind" Boone home will look like when all of the renovations are complete. Preliminary renovation of the house began in 2002 with the removal of the aluminum siding and other nonhistoric additions made over the years.

Selene Marquez hugs her cousin during her quinceanara

Selene Marquez hugs her 6-year-old cousin Debany during her quinceanara reception party on Saturday. Selene, originally from Mexico, celebrated her 15th birthday, known as a quinceanera, in Columbia. The term refers to the celebrant, and the celebration carries religious significance for Spanish-speaking Roman Catholics.

Selene Marquez at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church for her quinceanera

Selene Marquez at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday during the celebration of her quinceanera.

Selene Marquez arrives at Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Selene Marquez arrives at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday for her quinceanera.

Selene Marquez offers flowers to Mary at Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Selene Marquez offers flowers to Mary at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday during the celebration of her quinceanera, her 15th birthday.

Debany Ramirez at her cousin's quinceanera reception party

Six-year-old Debany Ramirez walks past balloons during her cousin's quinceanera reception party on Saturday.

Angela Davis speaks at Jesse Auditorium

Angela Davis talks about the differences between human and civil rights at MU's Jesse Auditorium on Thursday. Davis, a social justice activist, was invited to speak about human rights and dignity.

'New Beach Scene'

"New Beach Scene" is one of the paintings exhibited by Ming Zhou at Orr Street Studios.

'Eating with a Fork'

"Eating With A Fork" is part of artist Ming Zhou's display at Orr Street Studios.

'Good Taste'

"Good Taste" is one of the paintings displayed by Ming Zhou at Orr Street Studios through May 15.
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