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Missouri River Bluffs Association helps small-business owners connect

The queen honey bee, marked with a white dot, can be seen in the observation hive at Walk-About Acres LLC, a small farm in Columbia, on Friday. Owners Vera and Art Gelder tend the beehives on the farm and sell honey collected from the hives.

The Missouri River Bluffs Association promotes small businesses in five Missouri counties — small businesses such as Walk-About Acres in Boone County.

Trapp brings cerebral approach to City Council campaign

Michael Trapp, a lifelong listener, hopes to use his perceptive qualities and "servant's heart" to secure the Second Ward vacancy in City Council.

ANALYSIS: Missouri Lottery plan to increase funding for schools, veterans might backfire

A Missouri Lottery plan to divert more money to the state budget that would leave less for prizes could boost funding for public schools and veteran's nursing homes. A similar cutback in prizes by the Texas Lottery in 1998 backfired with a dramatic decline in ticket sales.

GENE ROBERTSON: Missouri basketball team deserves applause for its season

Despite a first-round exit in the NCAA tournament, the Missouri men's basketball team and coaching staff deserve our praise and admiration.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Willow trees, Missouri baseball and beards

Images of Hinkson Park preparations, the Missouri baseball team and a beard competition were among last week's best photos by the Missourian staff.

With win in hand from Louisiana, Santorum eyes Wisconsin

Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum won Louisiana's primary on Saturday, bolstering his resolve to continue his campaign for the Republican nomination. Santorum is currently trailing behind front-runner Mitt Romney in the race to win the 1,144 delegates needed for the nomination.

Precedent may be set in case against Missouri bishop

Roman Catholic Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City faces accusations of violating mandatory reporter laws for not turning over child pornography found on the computer of a priest in his diocese. 

Missouri softball team drops series at Texas A&M

The Missouri softball team lost to Texas A&M 1-0 in eight innings Sunday in College Station, Texas.

James Cameron begins dive to deepest spot on Earth

The movie director is making only the second dive in history to the Mariana Trench, about 200 miles off the coast of Guam.

Missouri baseball team takes series against Oklahoma State

The Missouri baseball team beat Oklahoma State 4-2 on Sunday at Taylor Stadium.

COMO YOU KNOW: Dan Devine

Dan Devine served as head football coach for Arizona State University, the University of Missouri, the NFL's Green Bay Packers and the University of Notre Dame. Devine was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1985.

COMO YOU KNOW: Central Missouri Dream Factory

The Central Missouri Dream Factory is a chapter of The Dream Factory Inc., a national organization that raises funds and use them to grant dreams of local children who suffer from critical or chronic illness.

COMO YOU KNOW: KOMU/NBC

KOMU is an NBC affiliate television station in Columbia. The station serves as a teaching lab for Missouri School of Journalism students.

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