February 9, 2008
Revitalization of the Avenue of the Columns will begin with improvements to the intersection of Eighth Street and Broadway. The courthouse columns on Eighth and Walnut, shown here, are parallel to the columns on the MU's Francis Quadrangle.
Missouri's J.T. Tiller puts up shot over the Texas A&M defense.
Take a look at the proposed renovations to Eighth Street.
MU’s Sarah Shire, who placed first in the all-around gymnastics competition, and Raymond Jordan, MU’s 184-pound wrestler, talk about what it is like competing with a completely different sport going on right next to them during the Beauty and the Beast event.
February 8, 2008
Margaret, left, and Matthew Straw practice music several times a day, here with their father, Michael.
Matthew Straw warms up for practice sessions as the family dog, McTavish, looks on. Matthew plays on a scaled-down cello, a ½-size cello, to fit his height.
Melissa Straw, a music teacher at Smithton Middle School, pauses for a moment during a seventh- grade choir class and asks students if they are ready for a concert that’s coming up.
Charles Lee "Cookie" Thornton
Wei Du instructs students in the sixth grade Cultural Enrichment class at Smithton Middle School. The lesson focuses on traditions and vocabulary of the Chinese New Year, which began Thursday.
Lilly Dailey makes a Chinese painting on Thursday in celebration of the Chinese New Year. Lilly had a little red ribbon on her wrist because in Chinese it is a tradition to wear something red on the new year.
A first-grader at Lee School applies the technique of holding the bamboo brush masterfully, according to Dr. Ann Mehr, their art teacher. Dr. Mehr was introduced to this form of art by Hui-Yun Chen, a Chinese student at MU. Lee School has a diverse student body and every year they celebrate a different traditional festival. This year, they decided to celebrate the Chinese lunar new year.
Rock Bridge junior Andrea Martin is pictured looking at the accessories in Envy.
Michael Eric Dyson delivers the keynote address for MU's Black History Month at Jesse Auditorium on Thursday evening.
Ruth La Hue is the owner of My Secret Garden at 16 N. Ninth St. in downtown Columbia.
Robert and Sandi Flaaskog watch as Christopher Vanesler ramps onto the gym's stage. The Flaaskogs say they want to act as support for the skaters, and Robert frequently rides around and skates with them.
Sandi and Robert Flaaskog started the facility as a place to come skateboard, but after eight months it was also a place for the youth to worship on Sunday mornings.
Mary Heaney gives a 10-minute service to skaters about how skateboarding is a God-given talent. She said taking the credit for being a good skateboarder is a deception to ourselves.
Donna and Wayne Bernskoetter of Wardsville page through the collection of every letter, e-mail or picture sent to them from their son, Shane, during his service with the 245th Maintenance Company in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II.
Mary Heaney gives a 10-minute service to skaters about how skateboarding is a God-given talent. She says that taking credit for being a good skateboarder is a deception to ourselves.
Sandi and Robert Flaaskog started the facility as a place to come skateboard, but after eight months, it was also a place for the youth to worship on Sunday mornings.