New lot adds to park's appeal

From left, Kevin Black, Caleb Kirkendoll and Chris Barnes walk around a platform and examine a map above The Devil's Icebox before heading down toward the cave Monday evening at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

Pervious parking lot more environmentally friendly

The lot was recently refurbished with a more eco-friendly pervious design that is more absorbent and less harmful to the area wildlife than gravel.

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park unveils new pervious parking lot

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park's new pervious parking lot allows precipitation to be absorbed into the soil through the small filler rocks. Unlike asphalt, pervious parking lots protect the environment from pollution and substance run-off.

MU safety William Moore

Tigers safety William Moore, tackles Illini quarterback Juice Williams. After injuring his right foot in the game, Moore missed the SEMO game then re-injured the foot against Nevada. He is expected to play Saturday against the Cornhuskers.

Solar-powered sweets

Uel and Vernie Blank enjoy some solar-powered homemade ice cream during a Care for Creation event and discussion on Sunday morning at Rock Bridge Christian Church.

Calling for climate change

Monta Welch, executive director of Columbia Climate Change Coalition, directs a discussion on alternative energy sources at Rock Bridge Christian Church on Sunday afternoon.

Solar scooter

Mark Foecking, left, instructs Mandy Manderino how to test-drive an electric solar-powered scooter Sunday afternoon at Rock Bridge Christian Church during an event discussion with Care for Creation. Foecking transmits energy to a wheelchair battery from solar panels, which then powers the scooter.

Colorful review

Artist Carla Reinagel, left, listens as judge Jerry Berneche critiques her watercolor entry for her at the Missouri Watercolor Society Members’ Invitational.

Cooling down

Kathleen Rascager lounges on a recliner of ice on Sunday afternoon during the MS 150 bike race. With about 20 miles left to go, the rest stop in front of New Haven Elementary School was a nice pit stop for the approximately 3,000 fundraiser participants.

Taking a break

Team captain Mike Caputo takes a break at the second-to-last rest stop of the MS 150 on Sunday afternoon. Caputo's team, the Bear Bikers, rode in the annual two-day bicycle race to help raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Pumping up for the race

George Yates ,left, and Joe Kyger, members of Team Copaxone, pump up their tires Sunday morning in preparation for the 75-mile Bike MS tour. Teammate Craig Snethen says, "We never ride without pumping, especially with high-pressure tires."

Bike MS

George Yates, center, tells teammates, from left, Andrew Snethen, Joe Kyger, Kelly Neudecker and Craig Snethen a biking story Sunday before heading to the Bike MS tour starting line near Midway Exposition Center. Snethen, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, has been riding in the tour for seven years. "Last year, my family raised $4,000, of which $3,300 Andrew (Snethen's son) raised alone", Snethen says.

Watching in awe

Jasmyn Salas, 8, watches balls roll in a 16-foot tall audio kinetic sculpture at the YouZeum on Friday afternoon in Columbia. It was her first visit to the YouZeum, which is on a mission to improve community health by educating in a engaging way.

Transfixed pair

Phoenix Salas, 18 months, and John Salas, 31, watch a 16-foot tall audiokinetic sculpture at the YouZeum. "My son was staring at the TV while the YouZeum was advertised on TV," John Salas said. The YouZeum is an interactive science center for all ages.

Hallsville band part of football celebration

Director of the Hallsville High School band, Jay West, center, gives band members final directions before the start of the game on Friday night.

Hallsville fans cheer

The crowd at the Hallsville football field cheers Friday during the first quarter of the home opener of the varsity team's first season.

Souvenirs for Hallsville fans

Three-year-old Olivia Gill stands by as her mother, Megan Gill, sizes a Hallsville High School football shirt Friday night. The $10 shirt will be a souvenir from the first varsity game. Excited that the town now has a varsity team, Megan Gill said, “We’ve been waiting a long time.”

Hallsville wins first ever varsity home game

Down seven points at the half, the Hallsville football team listens to instructions from coach John Morris. The Indians went on to beat Mark Twain 19-8 on Friday in their first varsity home game.

No redshirt for Gabbert

Blaine Gabbert's appearance in the third quarter dispelled any speculation that the highly recruited freshman might redshirt this year.

Cut and run

Marlon Galbreath tries to escape the outstretched arms of Andrew Adams.