Julia Dyer, 13, and Tyrus Cunliffe, 14, have known each other for almost a decade. They met in a classroom, when Cunliffe was a first-grader and Dyer a kindergartner.
Artists came from across Missouri and the U.S. to show their work at Art in the Park at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday.
Nick Watterson's height may not have earned him the nickname "Big Nick," but his success in Special Olympics powerlifting proves that it is fitting.
11-year-old Keane Bane won gold in her first-ever Special Olympics swimming race.
Nathan and Ethan Baldwin have competed in several sports despite having retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that could leave them blind as they grow older.
Based in Sulpher Springs, Texas, the association sponsors Special Olympics Summer Games in a number of states while providing dairy industry education.
Gary Wilbers first volunteered at the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games in 1994. Nearly a decade later, Wilbers and his family help out with the games each year.
Teams from around the state convened in Columbia this weekend to compete in aquatics, powerlifting and more in the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games.
Special Olympics Missouri organizes Healthy Athlete Park, a clinic where athletes can receive a variety of health screenings at no charge.
Rozier has cerebral palsy and limited use of his legs. He swims with just his arms. When not swimming, he uses a wheelchair.
The Pineda family has been looking for a disability-friendly community to be a part of. At the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games this weekend, that's what they found.
William Evans won first place in the 100 meter relay at the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games.
Missouri football player has personal connection as his reason to help out at Special Olympics competitions.
Participants in annual Sports Journalism Institute covered Missouri State Special Olympics on Saturday at venues across Columbia.
At the Calvary Episcopal Charity Horse Show, animals were blessed by church leaders Saturday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Since two moms founded the Southern Boone Learning Garden in 2007, it has grown to serve all elementary-aged students in the Southern Boone School District.
The Missouri Contemporary Ballet is rolling out a modern adaptation of the classic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," complete with new choreography, live music and student dancers.
Portions of suburban St. Louis and southwest Illinois were hit by tornadoes Friday night, leaving homes damaged and thousands without power but no injuries.
Lois Noel worked as a Certified Professional Secretary for Shelter Insurance for over 38 years.