The Games continue through the weekend and next weekend, as well.
Athletes from across the state arrived in Columbia Friday for the opening ceremonies and competition in the Show-Me State Games. Events continue next weekend as well.
George Barisich has fished the Gulf for decades. But Saturday, he will hang up his fishing gear and join the scores who now work for BP.
Have you heard? It's hot. What more can be said about it? A lot.
In the three years the Columbia Greyhounds have played Show-Me State Games basketball, they haven't won a game. But that doesn't mean they're not enjoying the experience.
By forcing you to remember the best (and worst) moments of the musical past, the "Now! That's What I Call Music" series provides a healthy dose of nostalgia. Now, try listening to nothing but it for two weeks.
I think I'm addicted to lip balm; pharmacists disagree.
Youth basketball games started Friday.
More than 7,000 students in the Columbia Public School District attended summer school classes this year, which is slightly lower than attendance in year's past.
The Gators, a Columbia-based baseball team playing in the 9-and-under age division of the Show-Me State Games, won their first game Friday.
Construction managers for the new high school continue to adjust elements of the project to attempt to bring down the cost.
An atypical cast, a villainous scheme and creative budgeting came together in the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre's production of "Othello" in Nifong Park.
The bombings was the first act of international terrorism done by al-Shabab since it was established in 2007, so it was a shock to Ugandans. The president of Uganda has asked for more troops, but so far fighting the al-Shabab militarily has not really worked because they are guerilla fighters.
The Governor's Council and MU determined early on that the right focus for Missouri's games was "health, fitness, family and fun." They then set about building both the culture of the Games and a business model to ensure sustainability.
Pictures highlighting events from the week locally and worldwide.
Summer school in Columbia Public Schools ended Friday, and it appeared to go smoothly. This was the first year since 2003 that the district ran summer school without using an outside firm.
TODAY'S QUESTION: Does Nebraska's new abortion law make a woman's right to choose unnecessarily difficult?
The new law is on hold while the court considers a lawsuit on the matter.
The City Council plans to swear in the new Water and Light director, Tad Johnsen, and discuss two annexation proposals along Richland Road.
The opening ceremonies for this summer's Show-Me State Games take place Friday night in Columbia, and for the first time will feature live entertainment. Another new feature is the Show-Me State Games Village, modeled after the Olympic Village.
Coaches from Missouri high schools competed in the tennis tournament at the Show-Me State Games to encourage their players to stay active in the offseason.