Ron Jones coached his daughter from her first interest in basketball from the third grade to her final high school game.

Still announces run for state representative

Mary Still

Safford ready to rock

Since the suspension of five players stemming from an incident at Athena Night Club, Justin Safford has seen a substantial increase in playing time.

Douglass guard gives an assist off the court

Landon Boone often tutors students from kindergarten to sixth grade after attending his basketball practice at Douglass.

Team chemistry a strength for MU swimming

Captain Joe Wilson, left, Gilad Kaufman, center, and captain Jake Hoffman, right, of the men's MU swimming and diving team stretch at their afternoon practice at the Student Recreation center. The team heads to Austin, Texas Tuesday morning for the Big 12 Championship.

MU men's basketball team nets needed win

Missouri defenders Keon Lawrence, left, and Vaidotas Volkas trap Colorado forward Marcus King-Stockton.

The gift of art

Lisa Zhou makes Valentine’s Day cards for her first-grade classmates at Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School in Columbia. Lisa’s teacher, Michelle Partington, said Lisa’s artwork is “extremely out-of-this-world.”


Jianhua Zhou and his wife, Tichun Deng, make dumplings while Lisa Zhou peels a boiled chestnut. Jianhua came to Columbia in 2005.


Lisa Zhou loves to draw princesses. Her favorite color is pink, but she paints the princesses' dresses in other colors, too.


From left, Lisa Zhou, Kaylee Sayers, Chris Rundle and Rashavon Whitaker write stories in class. Lisa, who did not speak English a little more than a year ago, now spells words for her friends.


Jianhua Zhou and his wife, Yichun Deng, make dumplings while Lisa Zhou peels a boiled chestnut. Jianhua came to Columbia in 2005.

For the Froeses, cycling is no mere hobby

Ethan Froese turns at the intersection of Route D and Route DD near Murray during the Froze Toes Road Race on Sunday. Froese, won the Pro division of the race.


Cyclists approach the intersection of Route D and Route DD, northeast of Columbia, during the Froze Toes Road Race on Sunday.


A cyclist warms up on Route Z near Murray prior to the Froze Toes Road Race. The event was hosted by the Columbia Race Club.

Boonville bridge supporters hang on after Supreme Court decision

The Supreme Court declined to hear a lawsuit last week to protect the Missouri River Bridge in Boonville built in 1931. The bridge's owner, Union Pacific, intends to tear the bridge down and use sections in another bridge.

Honoring the past, embracing the future

Robert Wilson, a member of the church choir, sings during Gospel Explosion at St. Luke United Methodist Church today. The event was co-hosted by the Frederick Douglass Coalition and the church to celebrate Black History Month.


The Dynamic Silver Wings, a St. Louis gospel group, performs during Gospel Explosion today. The event brought together a congregation of members from several Columbia churches.

Track club helps offer early exposure to sport on national level

Whitney Enyart, 5, practices her long jump along with fellow members of the Blue Thunder Track Club in the Hearnes Center at the Missouri All-Comers Meet on Saturday.

Missouri women's basketball team ends losing streak by beating Kansas

Missouri's RaeShara Brown goes in for a layup against Kansas' Nicollette Smith during the first half of MU's 62-59 victory against the Kansas Jayhawks on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.


Missouri forward Toy Richbow holds back Kansas forward Danielle McCray during the game on Sunday.