February 10, 2009
Ken Green is a guest columnist for the Missourian.
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.
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.
MU student Andy Hays, center, celebrates with sophomore guard Jarrett Sutton after MU's 62-60 victory over KU Monday night at Mizzou Arena.
Matt Lawrence celebrates the Mizzou's victory Monday night.
Missouri's Keith Ramsey fights for a rebound against Kansas defenders, Mario Little and Markieff Morris.
Missouri guard J.T. Miller goes up for a layup against Kansas defense Mario Little, middle, and Cole Aldrich.
DeMarre Carroll and Matt Lawrence go up for an offensive rebound.
Missouri's Leo Lyons goes up to block a shot by KU's Mario Little.
The Mizzou Arena student section was filled with fans dressed in gold for the game Monday night.
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.
February 9, 2009
Missouri's Zaire Taylor puts up the winning shot with 1.3 seconds left on Monday against visiting Kansas.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
February 8, 2009
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.
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.
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.