February 23, 2010
Rows of potted plants sit inside one of 21 greenhouses located at Strawberry Hill Farms. Amy Sapp, who runs the farm with her husband, Steven Sapp, said the farm will open for business on March 21, the first day of spring.
Steven Sapp, the owner of Strawberry Hill Farms, unloads potted plants Monday afternoon. Sapp has managed the farm with his wife, Amy, since the beginning of 2009. His parents, Gary and Joyce Sapp , started the farm in 1980. "They have officially retired, but it's more of a semi-retirement. They still do quite a bit," Steven Sapp said.
Amy Sapp, who runs Strawberry Hill Farms with her husband, Steven, selects identification tags for flowers on Monday afternoon. They grow and sell annuals, perennials and vegetables.
Jerry Hemeyer receives a flat of pots from the soil filling machine at Strawberry Hill Farms on Monday afternoon. Hemeyer has been working at the farm since January of this year. "We get to play with dirt and water all day. Our mothers used to tell us not to do that," Hemeyer said.
February 22, 2010
Mizzou Idol student judges, from left, sophomore Emily Patterson, sophomore Katie Bickley, junior John Rufus Shealy junior and Andrew Lang discuss the performers they have seen while more wait for their name to be called behind them during auditions in Jesse Wrench Auditorium in Memorial Union. Mizzou Idol, held March 11 in Jesse Auditorium, will feature a panel of four community judges and will be open to the public to watch, listen, and also vote.
MU freshman Mickey Moulder sings "Smash into You" by Beyonce during auditions for Mizzou Idol on Monday in Jesse Wrench Auditorium in Memorial Union while MU junior and judge Andrew Lang watches. Mizzou Idol is a singing competition in the vein of American Idol, where a panel of student judges pick contestants to move to the final round held March 11 in Jesse Auditorium.
INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC | The Columbia and Boone County Planning commissions will hold the second of three public meetings Tuesday to discuss the future of a 21-square-mile area east of Columbia. Several road projects, including a planned extension of Stadium Boulevard, are likely to spark significant development over the next decade. To prepare for growth, city and county officials have begun work on the East Columbia Area Plan — a document that will combine community input with a environmental and infrastructure data to inform future planning decisions.
A compilation of photos from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Growing and producing wine in Rocheport, Les Bourgeois Winery produced over 600,000 bottles of wine last year. The winemakers of Les Bourgeois are currently creating the final blends of their wines and preparing the grape vines for this year's harvest.
Gary Paxton carries a hose from the basement wine cellar of Les Bourgeois Winery in Rocheport on Wednesday. The winemakers of Les Bourgeois Winery complete the final steps of the winemaking process by blending flavors, as well as pruning the vines of the new year's crop.
MU Diver Dante Jones attended Hickman High School before becoming a Tiger. He has set one record and hopes to break two more.
February 21, 2010
The video file was recorded with the camera in the patrol car of former Columbia Police Officer Justin LaForest.
Jimmie Johnson celebrates in victory circle after winning the NASCAR Auto Club 500 race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Amy Wells, a senior at Central Methodist University, reacts as she, senior Kristin Weimer, and sophomore Crystal Hutchinson listen to junior Danielle Perez explain the "Dang, There Goes That Chicken" fundraising event sponsored by service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. The event, to be held Sunday, Feb. 21, will be "Chicken Chip Bingo," where participants purchase a square on a grid. A chicken is set loose on the grid, and the first square the chicken defecates upon will win one-third of the money raised. The rest goes to the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation.
Carrie Strodtman Flaspohler, information services librarian at Central Methodist University, talks at the Books Versus Film Club meeting. Flaspohler is leading discussions in two different book clubs on "What is the What" by Dave Eggers. The main character, Valentino Achak Deng, is schedule to speak on campus this week. "Out of all the countries in Africa, it sounds like they have the most problems right now," says Flaspohler, "and that's really saying something."
Senior Amy Wells sits with senior Kristin Weimer and discusses ways for students to get involved in global issues, such as the conflict in Sudan illustrated in the book "What is the What," by Dave Eggers, at their Books Versus Film Club meeting on Wednesday.
February 20, 2010
Iowa State forward Chelsea Poppens takes a shot over Missouri forward Marissa Scott in the Tigers loss Saturday in Ames, Iowa.
Iowa State guard Alison Lacey, center, scrambles for a loose ball against Missouri forwards Christine Flores, left, and Marissa Scott.
Missouri's Justin Safford, right, and Nebraska's Jorge Brian Diaz battle for the tip in Saturday's game in Lincoln, Neb.