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Fifteen years of fundraising [Photo]

Marcia Walker, the executive director of Meals on Wheels in Columbia, said the Big Wheels fundraiser has been happening for the last 15 years.

Preparing meals for delivery [Photo]

Meals on Wheels executive director Marcia Walker prepares meals for delivery Thursday morning during the organization's yearly Big Wheels fundraiser.

Meals on Wheels Big Wheels fundraiser [Photo]

Meals on Wheels volunteer Jackie Verdun, left, and executive director Marcia Walker work on getting meals ready for delivery during the Meals on Wheels Big Wheels fundraiser Thursday.

Out of the running [Photo]

Lindsay Eanet poses with Alex Trebek, the host of "Jeopardy!," during her recent competition in the College Championships.

Artist sought [Photo]

The MU College of Arts and Science is seeking a new artist to commission its next donor portrait. Portrait of Kenneth Lay, a 1965 MU graduate of economics, who was the first million-dollar donor to the college, is displayed on the first floor of Lowry Hall.

MAP: Red Oak Rezoning [Graphic]

Red Oak Investment Co. wants to rezone 25 acres, changing it from agricultural to planned commercial, but talk of adding a traffic signal has delayed the public hearing on the issue until March 4.

Spraying graffiti with primer [Photo]

The tag "AGNO" could be found in several locations in the Strickland Hall stairwells. Maintenance crews sprayed the area with primer in preparation of re-painting the area.

Sean O'Day campaign rally [Photo]

Mayoral candidate Sean O'Day speaks with some of his supporters after giving remarks at a campaign rally held at The Blue Fugue on Wednesday night.

Graffiti in Strickland Hall [Photo]

Ray Smith applies primer to graffiti in Strickland Hall on Thursday.

Fair trade in chocolate [Photo]

Equal Exchange is one of the brands of fair trade chocolate available at Mustard Seed in downtown Columbia. The Mustard Seed is a fair trade store located on Ninth Street.

Reaching for chocolate [Photo]

Caroline Pinkston, an MU Law School student, grabs a flier about Divine chocolate at the Mustard Seed. Divine chocolate is a fair trade and farmer-owned company.

Out of Africa, a bittersweet treat [Graphic]

More than 70 percent of the world’s cocoa comes from Africa. Most of that comes from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria, which use child labor in cocoa production, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The department also recommended to include cocoa from Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria on a list of goods produced with forced labor or indentured child labor.

Bowers pulls down a board [Photo]

Laurence Bowers rebounds the ball during the 2nd half of the Tigers game against Iowa State University at Mizzou Arena. Bowers had 12 rebounds and 10 points in the 65-56 win.

Missouri men's basketball player Marcus Denmon vs. Iowa State [Photo]

Iowa State forward LaRon Dendy attempts to block a drive by Missouri guard Marcus Denmon late during the first half of Wednesday's game.

Courtside view of Missouri vs. Iowa State [Photo]

Iowa State's Craig Brackins grabs an offensive rebound from Missouri's Steve Moore during the first half.

Safford be my valentine [Photo]

Michele Curry of Marching Mizzou holds a placard for Justin Safford during the Missouri men's basketball game against Iowa State University at Mizzou Arena. Safford had 13 points and 9 rebounds in 32 minutes of play.

Missouri men's basketball player J.T. Tiller vs. Iowa State [Photo]

Missouri senior guard J.T. Tiller drives toward the hoop as Iowa State senior forward Marquis Gilstrap looks on.

Tigers compete for a rebound [Photo]

Iowa State's Justin Hamilton, left, competes with Missouri's Laurence Bowers, middle, and Keith Ramsey for a rebound in the first half of Wednesday's game at Mizzou Arena.

Citizens assess Obama's presidency [Audio]

Citizens gathered at the Columbia Armory on Wednesday night to voice their thoughts about President Barack Obama’s first year in office. Hear what some of them have to say.

Build-A-Bear event now in third year [Photo]

MU freshman Chasidy Allen helps stuff bears for the Student Union Programming Board's Caring, Bearing, and Sharing fundraiser in Stotler Lounge on Wednesday. This is the third year the event has raised proceeds to benefit the Central Missouri Food Bank.
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