PHOTO GALLERY: Shooters take aim during Missouri State Senior Games

Marksmen tested their aim in the Missouri State Senior Games shooting events Sunday at Prairie Grove Shotgun Sports.

Trap, sporting clays and American skeet shooting were among the events contestants participated in.

FROM READERS: You described your fathers as 'strong,' 'dedicated' and 'loyal'

We asked readers to describe their fathers, and they responded with stories and photos of dear old dad.

Race walk national champion competes in Missouri State Senior Games

The Missouri State Senior Games start with athletes at 50 years old, but the Maurine Lia is 80. She has been mastering her sport of racing walking for 27 years and is a National Senior Olympics champion.

After first quarter downturn, BJC HealthCare planning to cut 160 hospital jobs

For the first time in the nonprofit organization's 20-year history, St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare has announced plans to lay off employees in the Missouri and Illinois hospitals it operates.

Missouri bill would relax rate restrictions on bank offered cash-advance loans

Legislation that would raise the fees that Missouri-based banks could charge for short-term, cash advances is pending before Gov. Jay Nixon after passing through the House and Senate with little dissent.


Bass Pro plots expansion with 21 new stores

After a slow growth period because of the recession, Bass Pro is looking at opening 21 new stores. It currently has 58.

Controversy surrounds efforts to solve bee deaths

Bees, which pollinate up to $20 billion in American agricultural crops, have had a population drop of 30 percent every year since 2006. 

100 AGES, A CENTURY OF VOICES: Mable Grimes, 69, sought education

Mable Grimes, 69, left the cotton fields of Missouri's bootheel for an education at MU.