August 23, 2007
Hickman High School students wait for the Columbia city bus after being released from school early because of the heat during their first week back to school Wednesday.
Kay Buck, a literary support teacher at Lee Elementary School, escorts students to the bus. Like many other schools in the area, Lee Elementary let students out at noon Wednesday because of the heat and humidity.
MU junior Tommy Chavis takes a break during drills at the Tigers' practice Tuesday.
Raymond Wood estimates that more than 50 percent of his cornfield off Route J in north Columbia was damaged by an Aug. 12 storm.
Casi Lock, 26, of Columbia, finishes dinner as folk group The Ditty Bops take the stage at the Missouri Rural Crisis Center’s fundraiser for mid-Missouri farmers Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007.
Walker Claridge, who leases a couple of acres on Tera Bella Farm, shows his 2-year-old son, Lushen, some dance moves.
Leftover corn ears will become compost on Terra Bella Farms, a small, sustainable farm in Hatton.
Amanda Perry, 18, left, and Sarah Ginsberg, 19, box shoes to ship to Africa as part of the "Shoe Away Poverty" shoe drive Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007 in Columbia. Ginsberg and others created the drive and started collecting shoes in July.
More than 2,800 shoes have been donated and will be sent to needy families in Kenya.
Sonya Stark practices her violin backstage during a dress rehearsal for “Oklahoma!” at the Maplewood Barn Community Theater. The musical begins Friday and ends Sept. 9.
Sarah Perez-Swofford and other members of the musical cast strike a final pose at the end of a song.
August 22, 2007
Missouri Theatre’s upper balcony is being renovated as part of the theater’s transformation process.
The Ninth Street sidewalk is blocked off in front of the Missouri Theatre. The bricks by the building’s entrance, circa 1928, are being moved to the north side of the theater.
August 21, 2007
Music teacher Judy Brown, left, gets some help from media specialist Jaque Schaller to install a new teaching tool called a smart board.
Students walk alongside Francis Quadrangle Monday afternoon during the first day of class for MU students.
Shoppers walk past A La Campagne on Broadway in downtown Columbia on Monday. Downtown businesses used to be covered by concrete canopies, but they were removed in 2006 as part of a city plan to enhance the look of businesses located in The District.