Schumaker lifts Cardinals in season finale

Skip Schumaker went 5-for-5 and drove in two runs to help the Cardinals win their fifth straight to end the season.

Family of clowns entertains at The Blue Note

The Joey Kelly circus stunned an audience of more than 100 with magic tricks and balancing acts Sunday. The circus came to Columbia as part of the One Read program.

Regional Special Olympics bowling tournament brings out competitors

Chiefs' second half surge sinks Chargers

Rookies Dwayne Bowe and Tyron Brackenridge both scored touchdowns in the second half in the Chiefs' victory over the Chargers

Wildlife float reveals new face of Big Muddy

Millions of federal dollars have been directed into mitigation projects along the Missouri River. But few Missourians know about these changes or where to find them. The Big Muddy Wildlife Float led about 85 people down the river this weekend for a first-hand experience of the changing face of the Missouri River.

Baptist church ordains five ministers

The All Peoples Missionary Baptist Church celebrated their newly ordained ministers Sunday afternoon, taking time to reflect on their growth and the community outreach the church provides.

BOONE LIFE: Firefighters talk about the station’s quiet ‘personality’

Each fire station has its own personality, say the firefighters who work for the Columbia Fire Department.

Romo’s scrappy play leads Cowboys in rout of Rams

The Rams are 0-4 for the first time since 2002, when they opened with five straight losses coming off a Super Bowl loss.

Royals end year in defeat but avoid 100-loss season

Travis Hafner led the Indians with two RBIs in a 4-2 victory, but the Royals, at 69-93, avoided their fourth-straight 100-loss season.

Renaissance Club aims to encourage art purchases

The Renaissance Club, a new effort to support local artists and galleries, is set to launch in November.

Russia, France reassert themselves

Russia and France are taking steps to show they are world powers.

Catie Wilson newer to MU volleyball than it seems

The MU volleyball coach says freshman middle blocker Catie Wilson stands out from other players he's coached. But that hasn't stopped others from asking if she is the sister of former Tigers middle blocker Nicole Wilson.

Sports briefs

The Rock Bridge boys soccer team lost to Raymore-Peculiar 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at Rock Bridge Field.

Bruins tennis team eyeing state semifinal streak

When seniors Elizabeth Worsowicz, Allison Wulff and Whitley Zitsch entered the Rock Bridge tennis program, the Bruins boasted a string of five consecutive state final four appearances. They say they have a good chance at graduating with the streak alive at nine.

Chris Kelly announces bid for state rep position under Champion Burr Oak

Kelly gave an impassioned speech from the bed of a pickup truck to roughly 50 supporters under the Champion Burr Oak near McBaine, south of Columbia.

Barack-a-Que brings together Obama supporters

Obstacle course mirrors obstacles faced by firefighters

Groups of students participated in an obstacle course designed to test the strength and endurance of students who wanted to experience the obstacles faced by firefighters. The event was put on by the Columbia Fire Department, the Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Local 1055, Mizzou After Dark, the Missouri Students Association and the Graduate Professional Council.

Art festival draws bigger crowd than last year

The 16th Annual Festival of the Arts, featuring more than 40 live performances and 50 visual artist exhibitions, started Saturday.

Blunt, Nixon disagree about Attorney General's role

Twice in the last several months, Gov. Blunt's administration announced it had “terminated” Attorney General Jay Nixon from a high profile case, charging he had conflicts of interest. But Nixon's office says he cannot be removed from his legal responsibility to defend the state.

Children's health insurance program set to expire

With a federal health insurance program for low-income children set to expire today, legislators have been working to help states brace for the possibility that hundreds of thousands of children could lose health coverage if President Bush vetoes its reauthorization.