The ukulele, considered an easier instrument to learn than guitar or piano, is also called a social instrument because it brings people together. The Ukulele Fight Club is the newest social gathering for ukulele players in mid-Missouri.
Wisconsin dominated Baylor in a 69-52 victory Thursday night.
School districts would receive a $122 million increase, but that could climb to $278 million if the state's tax revenues match the governor's more optimistic projection. Colleges and universities also would get more money.
About one-third of the bond revenues would help finance the replacement of aging buildings at a state mental health hospital in Fulton. Another third would go toward a backlog of maintenance at state buildings, and the final third would be aimed at repairs at public higher education institutions.
A tornado watch was issued for most of central Missouri on Thursday evening. Columbia could see large hail, strong winds and the possibility of isolated tornadoes as a storm system moves across the state, said Jayson Gosselin of the National Weather Service.
The opening day of the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships saw Tigers earn All-American honors in diving and the 400 medley relay.
Missouri senior catcher Dylan Kelly's strong game helped his team beat Auburn in a nationally televised game.
The Activity and Recreation Center hosted 25 kids for its Spring Adventure Camp this week — a camp for kids to swim, play sports, watch movies and enjoy other activities. The weather kept the campers mostly inside Thursday, but it still offered activities including basketball and swimming.
Like a red and blue blur, the Dayton Flyers were pressing and passing, shooting and scoring. The waves never seemed to stop coming, with 10, 11 and then 12 players giving them quality minutes.
Cuonzo Martin feels as if he's spent much of his life getting to know Glenn Robinson III. Now, the Tennessee coach must figure out how to beat the Michigan star on Friday night.
Vernon Barr collected rocks and traveled the country with his wife looking for new ones.
Mark Swinney, CSB (Christian Science Bachelor), will offer thought-provoking revelation during a public talk at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia Senior Activity Center at 1121 Business Loop 70 E..
In the greater scheme of things, the $69 million is less than 1 percent of the state’s 2014 budget. But considering that the state plans to use $64 million from our reserve fund and from facility maintenance for the budget, that money looks pretty good right now.
What we do know is that President Barack Obama wants a major change in overtime rules that would force employers to scramble yet again to comply with federal regulations and take on costly administrative burdens that would distract from efforts to create jobs during our nation's still-struggling economic recovery.
Second baseman Monica Nakamatsu went 4-for-4 with five runs scored to lead Stephens College softball to its first conference win of the season.
Johnny Manziel's NFL pro day had a former president, lots of swag, a Drake soundtrack and even some football, too.
Kentucky and Louisville play Friday in one of the most important meetings in their long, colorful and not-so-friendly rivalry.
Around the country Thursday, coaches and administrators pondered the potential ramifications of the stunning decision by the National Labor Relations Board, which ruled the Northwestern football team — up to now, referred to by the NCAA as student-athletes — are actually university employees in everything but name. Therefore, they should be able to bargain collectively for their fair share of an industry worth billions.
Graduates who can immediately begin building equity in housing or stocks and bonds get more time to see their investments grow, while indebted graduates spend years paying principal and interest on loans. The standard student loan repayment schedule is 10 years, but can be much longer.
For gay couples, access to family insurance plans under the new federal health care law is not guaranteed this year, and their options run the gamut.