UM System Board of Curators meets for an hour, mulls conference realignment

The meeting continued the conference realignment discussion that started Friday with Missouri Athletics Director Mike Alden.

PHOTO GALLERY: Soap Box Derby dominates Broadway on Sunday

The Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby withstood the high temperatures Sunday for a day of racing on Broadway in Columbia.

Soap box derby racers battle the elements

Racers Thomas Ferguson and Jordan Weltha came away happy at the Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby after winning their divisions. The two will get the opportunity to compete at nationals in Akron, Ohio.

Raymond Sapp qualifies for Nationals at the Missouri State Senior Games

Columbia's Raymond Sapp, 63, was the first to cross the finish line for his age group in the 40K road race at the Missouri State Senior Games. His win qualifies him for his fourth National Senior Games.

Bowling team smiles through Missouri Senior Games

Bowling duo roll into their third year of competition together in the 2010 Missouri State Senior Games.

PrideFest goes on despite rain, heat

This year's theme of "One world. One heart. One pride." fueled Columbia's PrideFest downtown despite extreme heat and thunderstorms.

Boone County flash flood watch until Monday afternoon

Heavy rain could bring 1 to 2 inches to Columbia. The National Weather Service forecasts the rain to begin at 2 p.m.

Pickleball players relish their sport

Pickleball was one of the many events during the Missouri State Senior Games. Missouri Ambassador Skip Deming said pickleball is great because it appeals to people of all ages.

Flag Day held at the Columbia Elks Lodge

Boy Scouts and Elk members celebrated the 60th annual Flag Day at the Elks Lodge in Columbia with 10 different flags presented.

Kansas City's performing arts center set to open fall 2011

The Kauffman Center for Performing Arts in Kansas City recently received a $12 million gift. The center is scheduled to open in the fall and will include space for symphonies, opera and ballet.

PHOTO: Missouri State Senior Games showcases bowlers

The Missouri Senior State Games bowling competition featured teams, singles and doubles events.

Boeing Machinists in St. Louis vote down contract

The machinists union for Boeing's St. Louis plant voted to reject the next contract. They said a strike is possible if a new contract is not reached. The existing contract expires on Sunday.

20-year-old Missouri man drowns in Current River

A man drowned while swimming across the Current River in southeastern Missouri.

Missouri woman raises alpaca at farm for therapy

The owner takes Holli, an alpaca in a wheelchair, to the Hidden Lake Care Center, where she visits with people who are also in wheelchairs. Holli was paralyzed from the waist down, but her owner, Michelle Zumwalt, has spent thousands of dollars to spare her life.

Two Columbia teachers marry on Grant Elementary playground

The couple met while teaching at Grant Elementary. They wed Saturday on the school's playground, despite some afternoon showers.