March 31, 2009
Medical student Molly Keegan, left, discusses her plan of treatment for a patient with faculty adviser Erik Lindbloom at the MedZou clinic on March 19. The clinic fills a need in the community and also gives the medical students a chance to put their knowledge into practice. "We hope that people are coming here who have no place to go other than the ER when it's not an emergency," said medical student Lincoln Sheets.
Medical students Molly Keegan, left, and Lincoln Sheets, right, examine Darryl Lumley at the MedZou clinc on Thursday. "I'm getting better care here than I did at the clinic that made money off of it," Lumley said. "They're more attentive."
Jason Thornhill, left, and Allan Sharrock are running for the Second Ward seat on the Columbia City Council. The election is April 7.
From left, Leslie, Kenley, Cooper and Jason Thornhill plant flowers in their front yard on March 22. Jason Thornhill is running for the Second Ward seat on the City Council on a platform of crime reduction, job creation and improvement of the city's infrastructure.
Allan Sharrock, a candidate for the Second Ward seat on the Columbia City Council, grills a Brazilian-style tri-tip steak in his backyard on Monday. Sharrock is a sixth grade teacher at Lange Middle School and hopes to bring a "fresh perspective to the council," he said. "As a teacher, public service is kind of in my blood."
March 30, 2009
Eric Vimont hooks up a milking machine.
Eric Vimont, the owner of Pasture Nectar Farms in Mount Vernon, bottles the milk once all the cows are milked. Kathy Vimont, his wife, will then cool it. A quick cooling is one of the three things Eric Vimont said is necessary for quality raw milk. The other two factors are cleanliness while milking and the type of wheat the cows eat.
Eric Vimont and his son, Jake Vimont, pet a calf as his mother is milked.
Captain Zim Schwartze, left, and outgoing Interim Police Chief Tom Dresner attended the swearing-in ceremony of the new police chief, Kenneth Burton, on Monday.
Columbia City Clerk Sheela Amin, right, administers the oath of office to the new Columbia Police Department police chief, Kenneth Burton, at the City Council Chamber on Monday. Burton said he will work to make the Police Department more citizen-focused and friendly.
Observing the fruits of her labors, Robin Potter happily surveys a full restaurant Sunday afternoon while her partner Linda's daughter, Michelle Cunningham, takes food to a table.
Robin's Nest Cafe owner Robin Potter gives Dean Gash, one of her loyal customers, a heartfelt greeting Sunday in Centralia while her partner and longtime friend Linda Cunningham runs drinks to another table during a busy lunch rush. Potter and Cunningham realized a longtime dream when they opened their popular cafe Feb. 19 in downtown Centralia.
Robin Potter, left, and Linda Cunningham have been friends for several years and recently fulfilled their shared dream by opening Robin's Nest Cafe on Allen St. in downtown Centralia. "We work so great together. I don't even have to say anything and she knows (what to do)," said Potter. "It's been a blessing."
March 29, 2009
Jimmie Johnson approaches the finish line to win the NASCAR Goody's 500 auot race Sunday at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va.
Missouri's Zaire Taylor, left, and J.T. Tiller embrace as time runs out on their game against Connecticut. Taylor and Tiller will be two of the key players if Missouri hopes to repeat its success next season.
MU's Zaire Taylor talks to fans and signs autographs at the Mizzou Arena on Sunday after the team arrived back in Columbia.