February 13, 2010
Members of the Heartland Men's Chorus wait in the basement of the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts before the performance of their show "And Justice for All" on Wednesday. The chorus' mission strives to build community, working together toward a common goal of civil rights activism. For many of the members, the group is like an extended family with strong camaraderie.
Ben Proffer, second from left, and his brother Alex, center, get ready on a charter bus for their first performance with the Heartland Men's Chorus. The chorus' show featured songs from black, women and LGBT civil rights movements.
The Heartland Men's Chorus performs their show "And Justice for All" on Wednesday at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. The performance used narration and projected multimedia to enhance their message promoting black, women and LGBT civil rights.
February 12, 2010
A snowboarder jumps through the Olympic rings during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday.
The 2010 Vancouver Olympics' opening ceremonies continued as planned with a stadium packed full of 60,000 people. This year, seven countries will make their Winter Olympics debut. The opening ceremonies were dedicated to luger Nodar Kumaritashvili who died earlier in training.
Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics club member, Masayuki Kishida, swims the 100-meter butterfly finals round on Friday, during the fourth annual Missouri Grand Prix at the Student Recreation Area. Kishida completed in 53.46 seconds and won the event.
Parkland Aquatic Club member, Madison Burns, cheers on her teammates in the 800-meter freestyle relay on Friday, during the fourth annual Missouri Grand Prix at the Student Recreation Center. Parkland Aquatic placed third in that event.
Hickman junior guard, Marcus Whitt, drives the basket as Jefferson City guard, Jeremy Tisdel, defends on Friday night at Hickman High.
Hickman senior guard, Lyle Harris, center, drives the basket while Jefferson City guards Spencer Carlock, left, and Jeremy Tisdel, right, follow close behind on Friday night at Hickman High.
Matt Kelly, a Rock Bridge Bruins junior, jumps to take a shot against the Wesport Tigers in Friday night's game.
From left to right, ball boys Logan Reuter, 10, Luke Bley, 11, and Rock Bridge Booster Club Vice President Ron Schmidt present Steve Moore, Gary Tapp, John Donovan, Joan Pauly Upperman, and Jack Roach with plaques commemorating their induction into the Rock Bridge High School Athletic Hall of Fame, Friday night.
Bruins senior, Logan Parks, hangs off the basket after dunking the ball as Tigers senior, William Verner, looks on during Friday night's game.
Bruins senior, Ricky Kreklow, jumps up for a shot against the Westport Tigers as their sophomore, Tyreek Freeman, moves in to block during Friday night's game.
Rock Bridge High senior Stephanie Curtis smells the floral arrangement she is working on at the Columbia Area Career Center flower shop. The shop held a special sale for Valentine's Day on Friday.
Stephanie Curtis, a senior at Rock Bridge High, arranges roses in the back room of the flower shop at the Columbia Area Career Center on Friday. The flower shop is staffed by high school students as part of a class.
Rock Bridge high school junior Christy Beck creates a bow for a floral arrangement at the Columbia Area Career Center floral shop on Friday. The arrangements in the shop are created by students as part of a floral and plant design class.
The Columbia Area Career Center flower shop is decked out for Valentine's Day. The shop sells floral arrangements as well as potted plants.
Ous Mellouli, swimming for the Trojan Swim Club of the University of South California, competes in the men's 400m individual medley on Friday during the Missouri Grand Prix. Mellouli, gold medal winner at the Beijing Olympics, finished in 4:28.73, placing first in his heat and the preliminary rounds.
Swimmers dive at the start of the fifth heat of the women's 100m breaststroke on Friday during the Missouri Grand Prix. Haylee Johnson, top far left, a national qualifier swimming for the University of British Columbia Dolphins, finished in 1:11.47, taking first in the heat and third in the preliminary.
Tristin Baxter, 17, swimming for the Clovis Swim Club, competes in the women's 400 individual medley Friday at the Missouri Grand Prix. Baxter finished in 5:01.14, placing first in her heat.