November 2, 2007
Elaine O'Brien, an intern at Terra Bella — a female- owned and operated Central Missouri organic farm — checks out poultry on display at the 15th annual National Small Farm Trade Show and Conference on Friday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. The conference, the largest annual small farm show in the United States, hosts a number of booths, livestock displays, sheepdog shows, farming equipment, demonstrations and more.
Dick Reinap, left, adjusts the top of his box of Polish and Buffed Orpington chicks, while Shelly Dowden and her 5-year-old son Deyton Dowden shop for new additions to their egg-laying business on Friday during the 15th annual National Small Farm Trade Show and Conference at the Boone County Fairgrounds. "The Orpingtons are really pretty birds with nice feather layers and are good eating, too, but we won't eat our birds unless they stop laying eggs," Shelly Dowden said.
November 1, 2007
Safety Del Howard interacts with the crowd after Mizzou's victory over Nebraska, Oct. 6, 2007.
Missourian reporters, from left, Jackie Borchardt, Zul-Fakhri Maidy and Kristina Sherry, grown-up trick-or-treaters, ask for candy in this photo illustration. The group went to a nearby neighborhood to look for the answer to the question: How old is too old?
Elizabeth Bishop, who has enjoyed writing since she was a young girl, will be taking part in her fourth year of National Novel Writing Month.
Alex Innecco singing during a performance on Sept 29.
Dorothy and DeWitt Finney smile for their Christmas photo in front of their home in Skidmore. The couple met through Singles in Agriculture in 2000 and have been married since October 2001.
A muslim woman leaves the community center in the Brabrand area of Århus, Denmark, at the end of a meeting over the closing of Nordårdskolen in the Gellerupparken housing community. The elementary school is being targeted for closure because of a lack of funding in the municipality. The school is made up of children of immigrants and foreigners living in Denmark's largest ghetto, where residents are criticized for not integrating into Danish society.
Dan Dasho, director of Columbia Water and Light.
Monica Stoneking with her dog, Kaeli, one of the subjects of her recent book, "Diary of an unemployed workaholic: Lessons learned from chaos." Stoneking says she wrote this humorous book to reflect and share her everyday life experiences, including her house burning down and a pit bull attacking her dog. "What are you going to do if you can't laugh at things?" she said.
From left, Christian Young and Kirstin Steitz work on their novels at 12:27 a.m. Thursday at Steak 'n Shake. The NaNoWriMo group met at Steak 'n Shake at 8 p.m. Wednesday to celebrate the midnight kickoff of National Novel Writing Month by commencing their efforts together.
Christian Young works on his manuscript at Steak 'n Shake on Wednesday. Young and other authors were given a sticker that said "my word count is bigger than yours" and a tattoo that said "50K (50,000 words) or bust."
Clockwise from left, Keri Smith, Becky Frank, Abe Ott and Noah Medling, front, type their novels at 12:27 a.m. at Steak 'n Shake on Thursday. The group met at 8 p.m. to play games and do writing exercises in anticipation of the midnight start of National Novel Writing Month.
Hickman defensive coordinator Arnel Monroe says he makes sure his players understand the importance of a game against Jefferson City. “You try to talk about adding their name to that tradition."
Alex Innecco sings on Monday.
October 31, 2007
Three MFA candidates at MU share the inspiration and stories behind their artwork.
Jane Mandel poses in the front yard of her 15-acre property just outside east Columbia on Sunday. A proposed expansion of Stadium Boulevard could force Mandel to move from her home.
Jane Mandel plants day lilies on her property on Sunday. Mandel could lose her home, pond and gardens if a proposed expansion of Stadium Boulevard is built.
MU professor Leo Saguiguit, left, takes a break at the Cherry Street Artisan with Neil Ostercamp, a graduate teaching assistant and saxophone student.