Ken Green, guest columnist [Photo]

Ken Green is a guest columnist for the Missourian.

Moving Ahead sends valentines to troops [Photo]

Annie Jackson, left, looks on as Ella Taylor, 10, writes a valentine to the troops in Iraq. Jackson often plans art projects for the kids in the Moving Ahead Program, and she had the idea to have the children send a Valentine’s Day gift basket with candy to the troops.

After-school program makes valentines for troops [Photo]

El’Saun Hutchison, right, 7, and Tyler Hayes, 9, write "Fantastic Four" valentines to the troops in Iraq at the “Blind” Boone Community Center on Monday.

Celebrating a huge win [Photo]

MU student Andy Hays, center, celebrates with sophomore guard Jarrett Sutton after MU's 62-60 victory over KU Monday night at Mizzou Arena.

Victory celebration [Photo]

Matt Lawrence celebrates the Mizzou's victory Monday night.

Ramsey tries a rebound [Photo]

Missouri's Keith Ramsey fights for a rebound against Kansas defenders, Mario Little and Markieff Morris.

Miller goes for a layup [Photo]

Missouri guard J.T. Miller goes up for a layup against Kansas defense Mario Little, middle, and Cole Aldrich.

Taking charge of the boards [Photo]

DeMarre Carroll and Matt Lawrence go up for an offensive rebound.

Block that Jayhawk [Photo]

Missouri's Leo Lyons goes up to block a shot by KU's Mario Little.

A sea of gold [Photo]

The Mizzou Arena student section was filled with fans dressed in gold for the game Monday night.

Driving down the court [Photo]

Missouri's J.T. Tiller drives with the ball late in the second half. Starting guards J.T. Tiller and Zaire Taylor are known for their defense, and the two juniors led the Tigers to a comeback over Kansas.

Taylor's shot downs KU [Photo]

Missouri's Zaire Taylor puts up the winning shot with 1.3 seconds left on Monday against visiting Kansas.

Public ceramics workshop at Paquin Tower [Photo]

Shane Brockman, front, and Roberta Carter paint ceramic objects before they are ready to be put in the kiln. The two attended the public ceramics workshop at Paquin Tower on Feb. 2.

A year-round snowman [Photo]

Shane Brockman, left, gets advice from the Paquin Tower recreation ceramics instructor, Anna Meyer, about his snowman ceramic figure. "If you want to use it year round," Meyer suggested, "then avoid using green and red together."

Painting ceramics [Photo]

Helen Sherrod, a Columbia school bus driver, left, and her mother, Fausta Morales, paint their ceramics at Paquin Tower on Feb. 2. Sherrod planned to fix and antique Santa's moustache after she finished painting his beard.

Grinding the stones [Photo]

Vernon Barr, 92, of the Central Missouri Rock and Lapidary Club polishes a leopardskin agate as part of the group's instructional event on Saturday near Midway as wife, Jeanne, reads in the background. The Barrs have belonged to the club since 1965. "I dearly love to go hunting for rocks but I don't do anything. Vernon does the lapidary part — it's noisy and messy," Jeanne said.

Result of hard work [Photo]

Vernon Barr displays a leopardskin agate that he polished and fitted with a buckle during the Central Missouri Rock and Lapidary Club meeting Saturday. The agate started as a slab and was ground and polished by Barr within a matter of hours.

A new Day in MU tennis [Photo]

MU freshman Danielle Day poses for a portait after several hours practicing her game. Day was home-schooled throughout middle school and high school, so being on a campus is unique for her. Of the many adjustments Day has made, playing on a team is one that she said she has most enjoyed. Day played junior tournaments in Florida but was never on a high school team.

Camaraderie and tennis [Photo]

Danielle Day, an MU freshman, returns the ball to a teammate during practice on January 27. She started playing tennis at the age of eight and is originally from Tampa, Fla. Day is majoring in broadcast journalism. Day said she enjoys playing tennis here and her teammates are a part of that reason. "I just really want to do well for the team and myself," she said.

Show-Me State Games Championship [Slideshow]

The St. Louis Hawks and Yanders Law basketball teams squared off Sunday for the Missouri Show-Me State Games championship. The league has 13 divisions and 85 teams grouped by age, competitiveness and gender.