April 19, 2009
Khan gives Alice a henna flower.
Maha Khan gives Alice Kraatz, 3, a traditional henna design during the Islamic Center of Central Missouri's Open House on Sunday in Columbia. The open house included information about Islam, traditional foods and presentations on Islamic culture.
Sofia Ayala lines up her return during the MU women's tennis match against Iowa State on Sunday April 19. Ayala won 6-3, 6-3 during the match.
Jamie Mera returns a volley during the MU women's tennis match against Iowa State inside of Green Tennis Center on Sunday April 19. Mera finished the match with scores of 6-2 and 7-5.
Heather Carver, left, stands with her mom, Mary Lou Carver, and her sister Melanie Carver Holliday after being outfitted with their Relay for Life sashes. Heather's mother and sister's "caregiver" sashes are a response to Heather's sash — which reads "survivor."
Heather Carver and her daughters Tricia, 8, and Ellie, 6, walk the survivor lap during the Relay for Life on Stankowski Field. Carver is a breast cancer survivor and participates, along with her team "A Few Folks and a Clown" in Relay for Life each year. "I'm the clown," joked Carver.
Sister and brother team Siham Nour, 14, and Mahamed Nour, 12, build an egg drop container during the SLIC Science Fair. If built correctly, the container should shelter the egg as it is dropped from above.
Hu In Park assists science teacher Gretchen Rohrs in the water rockets launch during Smithton Middle School's SLIC Science Fair on Saturday in Columbia.
April 18, 2009
Last year, flood waters ran through Rocheport Bend, scattering trash and debris through the bottomland forest. On Saturday, people gathered to clean up the mess.
Jeremy Maclin rushes downfield after a reverse during the Tiger's 40-37 loss to Kansas on Nov. 29, 2008. The wide receiver went No. 19 in the first round of the NFL draft, getting picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Hickman tennis player Ben Levin returns a serve in practice. Levin is only in his second year of competitive tennis, but he is already playing at the No. 1 singles position for the Kewpies.
Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert stands in the pocket and looks downfield for an open receiver during the Black & Gold Game Saturday. Gabbert completed 9 of 17 passes for 93 yards and one interception.
Defensive back Munir Prince, center, tackles running back Shawn Scott during the Black & Gold Game on Saturday. The Missouri defense held the offense to one touchdown in its 68-40 victory.
FFA members Nolan Otto and Shaya Kinsey discuss the meat evaluation contest from the 81st Missouri State FFA Convention on Thursday and Friday.
April 17, 2009
The Older American Klub had the second of their two dances for April on Friday night at Stephens Lake Activity Center. The Klub has events for people 50 years and older, though the dances have been opened to anyone who wants to come. Now, a potluck dish, $3 for a ticket and dancing shoes are the only requirements.
Students from MU and Stephens College participated in the National Day of Silence, intended to bring awareness to bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer (LGBTQ) students at schools around the U.S. At the day’s end, students gathered on the steps of Jesse Hall at MU to break the silence and celebrate the day’s events.
From left, Ian Thomas, PedNet Coalition executive director, holds the ribbon with Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, Kevin Mills, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy representative, and Mayor Darwin Hindman. The ribbon cutting celebrated Healthy Kids, Healthy Columbia and GetAbout Columbia at the new MKT Trail Plaza at the intersection of Stewart and Providence roads.