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Arbor Day tree guide [Graphic]

the beat 4/03 [Audio]

Hatchery employee moves baby chicks [Photo]

Nichole DeVorss, a sales clerk at Orscheln Farm & Home Supply, gets a fresh batch of roughly 200 chicks ready for customers Tuesday in Sedalia. The store receives 200 to 300 chicks each week and nearly sells out before each delivery.

Baby chicks [Photo]

Three chicks fill Nichole DeVorss' cupped hands as she places them in a coop Tuesday in Sedalia. The chicks will grow into egg-laying hens.

High schools dems hear school board candidates [Photo]

Members of the Rock Bridge High School Dems listen to school board candidates answer questions on Tuesday. The students hosted the forum event for the candidates in the upcoming election. They collected the questions from students and audiences who participated in this event.

2009 Columbia Voters Guide [Graphic]

Prayer vigil outside Iowa Judicial Building [Photo]

A group of citizens gather for a prayer vigil Friday to await the Iowa Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage in front of the Iowa Judicial Building in Des Moines, Iowa.

Reactions to the ruling [Photo]

Dawn BarbouRoske, second from left, of Iowa City leans towards her partner, Jen BarbouRoske, after learning of the Iowa Supreme Court ruling Friday in favor of legalizing gay marriage. Between them is their daughter Bre, 6. Their other daughter, 11-year-old McKinley, left, reacts to the ruling.

Wrapping saplings [Photo]

A member of the TreeKeepers wraps pitch loblolly pine saplings at the Parks Management Center in Columbia on Friday. The TreeKeepers organization is sponsored by Columbia Parks and Recreation, and volunteers exchange 36 hours of their time over two years for 12 hours of free forestry classes per year. The TreeKeepers helped wrap 700 saplings from seven different species that will be given away for free in the Activity and Recreation Center parking lot starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Wrapping pitch loblolly pine saplings [Photo]

Bob Bailey wraps pitch loblolly pine saplings at the Parks Management Center in Columbia on Friday. As a member of the TreeKeepers organization, sponsored by Columbia Parks and Recreation, Bailey volunteers 36 hours of his time over two years in exchange for 12 hours of free forestry classes per year. The TreeKeepers helped wrap 700 saplings from seven different species that will be given away for free in the Activity and Recreation parking lot starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Full version of community newsletter talk on KBIA [Audio]

In a KBIA interview, Nanette Ward and Tom Warhover discuss the potential of reaching audiences via newsletters specific to Columbia neighborhoods. Ward is the community coordinator for the Missourian's neighborhood newsletters, and Warhover is the executive editor of the Missourian. This is the full version of the audio.

Segment of community newsletter talk on KBIA [Audio]

In a KBIA interview, Nanette Ward and Tom Warhover discuss the potential of reaching audiences via newsletters specific to Columbia neighborhoods. Ward is the community coordinator for the Missourian's neighborhood newsletters, and Warhover is the executive editor of the Missourian. This is a segment of the audio.

MU pitcher Kyle Gibson on the mound [Photo]

Missouri ace Kyle Gibson is expected to be a first-round pick in Major League Baseball draft.

MU pitcher Kyle Gibson with childhood friend Todd Lewis [Photo]

Missouri pitcher Kyle Gibson and childhood friend Todd Lewis, who died in 2006 of lymphatic cancer and pneumonia.

MU pitcher Kyle Gibson's hat shows signs of motivation [Photo]

Written inside the bill of Kyle Gibson’s cap, WWNFY TML is for “We Will Never Forget You Todd Michael Lewis,” followed by the date his childhood friend died. FEWDM is for “For Everyone Who Doubted Me.” Gibson wears jersey No. 44.

Gary Forsee speaks to advisory council [Photo]

UM System President Gary Forsee speaks to the Intercampus Staff Advisory Council on March 18 about how the economic recession is affecting decisions at MU.

Tons of Trucks fun [Photo]

Columbia firefighter Gary Oliver, left, helps 5-year-old Owen Abney out of a firetruck at Tons of Trucks on Thursday at Cosmopolitan Park. Despite the cold rain, many still turned out to the event, which featured a wide assortment of municipal and service trucks.

Showcasing the shovel-nosed sturgeon [Photo]

From left, Cliff Wilson of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows Gracie Nicklas, 4, and Brad Nicklas, 7, a shovel-nosed Atlantic sturgeon at Tons of Trucks on Thursday afternoon. The event featured municipal service vehicles such as delivery trucks and fire and rescue trucks.

Pointing out the sturgeon's features [Photo]

Andy Plauck of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service points out various features of a sturgeon to a crowd of children at Tons of Trucks on Thursday afternoon.

Captain explains function of truck [Photo]

Capt. David Hanks of the Boone County Fire Protection District explains the function of a truck to visitors of Tons of Trucks on Thursday afternoon. The event, which was held at the Rainbow Softball Center parking lot at Cosmopolitan Park, featured various municipal service trucks, including fire and rescue trucks, delivery trucks, tow trucks and one trawler boat from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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