Oakland Junior High celebrates its 40th anniversary

Oakland Junior High School is celebrating its 40th year of educating Columbia residents. View images from the school as it is today and as it was when it opened in 1971.

Holiday Home Tour

The 27th Annual Holiday Home Tour — featuring four Columbia homes — was presented Saturday by the Women’s Symphony League of the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. It continues on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

SLIDESHOW: Holiday Lights

As the holiday celebrations begin in Columbia, Missourian photographers captured the holiday spirit of the Living Windows, Columbia College Tree Lighting, Cherry Hill Magic Tree celebration and the 45th Annual Shelter Insurance Christmas Tree Lighting.

SLIDESHOW: Karen Kahler's boot camp: one year later

In the year since Karen Kahler's death, her boot camp students have remained together. In fact, they say her death brought them closer. One of Kahler's colleagues, Johnna Leak, succeeded her as the group's instructor, and the students have welcomed her as one the family.

SLIDESHOW: Missouri dominates Kansas in regular season football finale

The Missouri football team concluded its regular season with a 35-7 win over Kansas on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The Tigers claimed a 10-win season for only the fourth time and coach Gary Pinkel earned his 150th career victory.

MU-KU football slideshow

The Missouri football team concluded its regular season with a 35-7 win over Kansas on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The Tigers claimed a 10-win season for only the fourth time and coach Gary Pinkel earned his 150th career victory.

SLIDE SHOW: Columbia shoppers turn out for Black Friday

Hundreds of shoppers braved the cold to line up outside of Columbia retail stores early Friday morning, hoping to cash in on the sales being offered on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year.

Columbia Jaycees Holiday Parade

Columbia residents turned out Sunday afternoon for the 31st annual Columbia Jaycees Holiday Parade downtown.

SLIDESHOW: Miss Lou's restaurant opens

Former MU basketball player Willie Smith, along with his wife and daughter, opened Miss Lou's restaurant today.

'Harry Potter' drew a costumed crowd on opening night

Harry Potter fans came out to the premiere for the beginning of the end of the series at Hollywood Stadium 14. Fans came dressed up as characters from “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” and previous films.

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Balloon Stormers

Husband and wife Gary and Jan Sines have owned and operated Balloon Stormers for the past 16 years. The company offers hot air balloon rides in Columbia.

'24 Hour Comics Day' draws local artists

The Mid-Missouri Comics Collective held its 5th annual "24 Hour Comics Day" at the Artlandish art gallery in Columbia. At the event, local comics artists tried to create 24 comics pages in 24 hours straight.

Seniors get send-off at final home game of season

Senior day at Faurot Field was a success on Saturday with a win against Kansas State for the final home game of the season. The Tigers won 38-28.

Columbia children take tour of 'Horror Veggies' art series

Chris Talley, 26, led a group of children from Columbia's Finest Child Development Center through his graphic art series Friday, Oct. 29. His "Horror Veggies" paintings were on display at Parkade Center, and each one fit into the elaborate story he told.

Tigers and their dogs

At Missouri football media day, a few players brought their canine friends for a photo shoot. What do their dogs say about them?

Columbia remembers veterans

Columbia celebrates Veterans Day by hosting a breakfast and parade, making cards for local Veterans and holding a ceremony in remembrance on Thursday.

Yo-yoers display tricks at Cool Stuff

Cool Stuff in downtown Columbia hosted the Duncan Heritage Tour on Tuesday night. Four members of the Duncan Worldwide Crew showcased their yo-yo skills and spoke to the crowd about Duncan and the yo-yo’s history in America.

P.E.T. seeks to mobilize the immobile

P.E.T. (Personal Energy Transport) has a mission: mobilize the immobile. Local volunteers make it happen.

Smashing pumpkins

The Columbia Farmers' Market held its third annual pumpkin smash at 9 a.m. Oct. 30 on the west end of the market. Members from the Agriculture Education Leadership class managed the project, and Columbia residents were able to participate in catapulting donated pumpkins into an open field.

Missouri scores 114 in first exhibition game of 2010

The Missouri basketball team defeated Harris-Stowe State 114-60 on Friday night at Mizzou Arena in the first of two exhibition games for the Tigers. Junior Laurence Bowers led the way for the Tigers with 23 points and six rebounds, while newcomer Ricardo Ratliffe registered a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. The 114 points was the most the team has scored in and exhibition game in the Mike Anderson era. The previous high was 113 in 2007 against Missouri Western.