PHOTO GALLERY: Students, alumni prepare for Florida's game against Missouri

University of Florida students and alumni prepared Friday for the Gators' football game Saturday against the Missouri Tigers. The game will be televised at 11 a.m. on ESPN2.

Fall back: Set clocks back one hour this weekend

Most of the country will turn back the clocks this weekend for the annual shift back to standard time. The change becomes official at 2 a.m. Sunday local time.

MU Human Library event gives volunteers chance to share life stories

The Human Library project started 12 years ago in Denmark as a way for people to have an informal dialogue with others to break stereotypes.


TIGER KICKOFF: Ten things you didn't know about Florida

Butterflies, a football star-turned-dancer and a drink with a particularly unfortunate flavor are all part of the history of the University of Florida and the city of Gainesville.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Here are things to keep in mind when voting

With elections Tuesday, voters need to keep in mind some important things.

Missouri football players tweet about first SEC win, Halloween

It was a busy week for Missouri football players on Twitter. The Tigers posted about their first SEC win and Halloween. They also sent messages of support to injured South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore.

GEORGE KENNEDY: MU lags behind in research university peer group

MU's enrollment is up this year, but at a meeting of university faculty, budget officer Tim Rooney was quick to temper the optimism, pointing out ways the school is behind its peers in the Association of American Universities.

Rock Bridge's Sophie Cunningham brings multiple skills to multiple sports

Bruins sophomore Sophie Cunningham’s versatility isn't just about excelling in multiple sports. She is also multifaceted when she is on the court.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Cougars sweep past Concordia Preachers in first men's basketball game of the season

The Columbia College men's basketball team won its first game of the season 117-46 against Concordia Seminary College on Friday night in Columbia.

Missouri volleyball gets a much needed win against South Carolina

After two back-to-back losses against Georgia and Arkansas, the Missouri volleyball team swept South Carolina on Friday night.


Cougars make Preachers their prey in blowout victory

Columbia College freshman and Hickman High alum Marcus Whitt led with 16 points in a 117-46 win over Concordia Seminary.

Small Farm Trade Show and Conference evolves to feature more sustainable farming

Although the interest in sustainable agriculture grew, the show's attendance has decreased because of the economic recession.

Columbia College men's cross country wins conference meet

Columbia College's men's team qualified for the NAIA National Championship meet with a win Friday. One cross country member from the Cougar women's team also qualified individually.


Shirley C. Wickes, June 19, 1925 to Oct. 30, 2012

Shirley C. Wickes, 87, of Columbia was a surgical nurse, who loved traveling, reading and playing crossword puzzles. 

Columbia City Council considers special election to fill Fifth Ward seat

A resolution on Monday night's council agenda would put Helen Anthony's Fifth Ward seat on a Feb. 5 ballot. If the resolution is not approved, the seat would remain empty until the regular election in April.

Shirley Wickes loved to travel, read

Shirley Wickes, 87, traveled all over the world and enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and listening to music. She died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.

Activists to host event encouraging marijuana legislation reform in Missouri

The MU chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana works towards legalizing marijuana use for individuals who are 21 and older. The organization will hold an event Saturday to encourage votes for Missouri's marijuana legislation reform.

Hickman, Rock Bridge football prepare for rematch game

The rivalry football game between Hickman and Rock Bridge has spurred school spirit among students in both schools.

FROM READERS: Columbia teen shares fictional story called "Raising the Phoenix"

Danielle Komo, a junior at Hickman High School and student in Nancy White's creative writing class, shares a fictional story she wrote called "Raising the Phoenix."

Missouri utility 'cold weather' rule takes effect

The rule bars shutoffs of heat-related gas and electric service when temperatures are expected to fall below 32 in the following 24 hours, and is in effect from Nov. 1 through March 31.