Local rapper Alex Ross, 21, records his music at Heezers Palace Studios in Columbia, Mo., on Sept 16, 2012. Heezers Palace studios is owned and run by Tim Hanson, 26, from Columbia.
From left, Kai Qiao and his wife Yang Wang eat dinner in their new apartment on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. A couple of the dishes included a spicy beef and celery stir fry and hot and sour shredded potatoes.
Joe Bindbeutel and Chris Carpenter attend a masquerade gala to celebrate the start of True/False masked as King Tut and Queen of the Nile on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at the Missouri Theatre. "True/False is tremendous for Columbia," Bindbeutel said. "It's become more about the art and music, it's not just films anymore. Columbia is lucky to have this."
Mary Ballew, 80, is one of three at Sunday School at the United Methodist Church in Slater, Mo., on November 16, 2014. Ballew is a retired custodian from Slater High School where she worked for over 20 years.
Two donkeys collide after Kyle Lewellen, 25, misses a basket during a game of donkey basketball at Slater High School on March 22, 2015. The game was to raise money for after-prom.
John Marshoff, 45, poses for pictures at the 1st Annual BaconFest. Marshoff was selected as bacon king at the bacon king and queen contest held at the Harley Davidson in St. Joe, Mo., on Sept. 20. His talent was juggling oranges.
Elizabeth Martin, 9; Kael Miranda, 9; Kyan Hill, 8; Samantha Dodd, 11; and Unique Allen, 10, wait for their division to begin for the CoMo Cares All Natural Children's Pageant on Feb. 15, 2014 at the Stoney Creek Inn. The goal of the pageant is to promote self-confidence in children.
From left, RuBenia White, 96, welcomes a visit from her longtime friend Martha Garnett, 86, at White's apartment on November 15, 2014. White fell and broke her hip in mid-October and underwent a total hip replacement. She was in the hospital for a month. White hadn't seen Garnett since before she went to the hospital.
Missouri junior infielder Corrin Genovese safely slides home past Alabama senior catcher Molly Fichtner during the game against Alabama at University Field on Thursday, May 1, 2014. The tigers won 8-6.
Amee Riley, 19, stands with her dad, Bob Riley, shortly before a barrel racing competition in Eldon, Mo. Bob likes to keep Amee company at rodeos, which they attend almost every weekend in the summertime. "He doesn't like me to go by myself," she says.