April 19, 2010
Workers from Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal LLC bring down a branch from the Hackberry tree at Benton Elementary School while Jeff Page, right, watches.
Michael O'Connor, left, of Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal LLC helps lower a branch of the hackberry tree at Benton Elementary School while Jeff Page, right, watches.
Scott Ratliff of Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal LLC cuts into a branch of the hackberry tree at Benton Elementary School on Monday.
Scott Ratliff of Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal LLC removes the final branch of the hackberry tree at Benton Elementary School on Monday.
GRAPHIC: How a group of MU researchers is making the process of turning coffee into fuel more efficient.
Hickman senior Neil Hansen pitches during Monday's game against Jefferson City. The Kewpies' relievers struggled with their control late in the game.
Hickman junior Jon Glendening slides into home plate during the first inning of Monday's game against Jefferson City. The Kewpies failed to hold on to their three-run lead.
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Samuel Clemens, or Mark Twain. MU English Professor, and Twain expert, Thomas Quirk talks about Twain's legacy and how Missouri's most-famous son became one of America's most prolific authors.
Hickman soccer player Maggie Pace, left, battles for the ball against Lindbergh midfielder Lindsey Oettle in competition early this month at Hickman. Paces comes from a soccer background — every member of her large family has played at one point or another. Her father, Kevin Pace, is a coach for Carrera Soccer Club in Columbia.
Friends of Sydney Timmons gather for a group photo at Peppers Night Club in Columbia on Sunday. Timmons' friends performed various songs in honor of their friend to help raise money for Timmons' funeral.
Friends gather to support each other at a benefit for Sydney Timmons held at Peppers Night Club in Columbia on Sunday. The drag show benefit helped raise money for Timmons' funeral.
Blythe Anderson, also known by her drag name, Ken Lickit, wears a shirt in honor of Sydney Timmons, who died last Monday. A benefit was held Sunday Night at to raise money for Timmons' funeral.
Steve Meyerhardt performs two instrumental pieces at the benefit to help raise money for Sydney Timmons, who died last Monday. Meyerhardt said he was happy to come play at the benefit and brought some of his cds to sell to help pay for Timmons' funeral.
Kayla Crites performs "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd at a benefit to raise money for Sydney Timmons' funeral. The drag show benefit was held at Peppers Night Club in Columbia.
April 18, 2010
Oklahoma State's Chance Deason pitches while MU's Ryan Gebhart (left) anticipates whether he can make it to second base. The Tigers lost 4-3 against OSU in the third game of the weekend.
Ryan Gebhart taps into second base during the third game against Oklahoma State on Sunday at Taylor Stadium. The Tigers lost 4-3.
Missouri junior Rhea Taylor slides into second as Texas Tech senior Leah Legler tries unsuccessfully to tag her out in the game on Sunday at University Field.
Missouri junior Marla Schweisberger celebrates as she watches her teammate, Nicole Hudson, come home to score a run for the Tigers. Missouri won against Texas Tech 5-2.
Missouri junior Catherine Lee keeps her eye on the ball during an at bat in the game vs Texas Tech on Sunday at University Field.
Margaret Sullivan is the editor of The Buffalo (N.Y.) News.