Ellis win national wrestling title [Photo]

Missouri's Mark Ellis celebrates his victory over Duke's Konrad Dudziak in the heavyweight championship at the NCAA wrestling championships March 21 in St. Louis.

A meet-and-greet after the forum [Photo]

From left, Linda Harlan stands by as Board of Education candidate Michelle Pruitt greets Kathleen Wells-Morgan, a teacher and member of the Columbia chapter of the National Education Association. They met after an open forum for the candidates of the upcoming board election organized by the NEA at the School District Administration Building in Columbia on Monday.

Smell the goodness [Photo]

From left, Barbara Nobis of Paris, Mo., the owner of Grandma Barb’s Pies, sells home-baked goods to Mary Wozny of Columbia at the Columbia Farmers' Market. “I was here at 8 o’clock this morning to get some goodies,” Wozny said. “The fresh products — I love it.”

Picking out the best plants [Photo]

Joe and Corinne Remeike of Columbia buy Roma and Fireball tomato plants at the Columbia Farmers' Market on Saturday.

Catching up with a friend [Photo]

Therese Folsom, left, of Columbia tells her friend Diana Denman of Lupus, owner of Wolf’s Point Studio, about the birth of her 12th grandchild. “I know Diana from belly dancing classes,” Folsom said. Folsom is a regular at the Columbia Farmers' Market. “It’s ... a wonderful Saturday morning experience,” she said. “It’s just not a weekend without the farmers market.”

Rolling up insulation [Photo]

Joe Stutzman, a member of an Old Order Amish community from Jamesport, rolls up insulation on the site.

Clean up [Photo]

Adriana Cunningham helps clean up the site. Adriana's father, Harold Cunningham, is the president of the Boone County Fair Board.

Removing a light fixture [Photo]

Harold Cunningham, left, president of the Boone County Fair Board, and Raymond Yoder remove an outdoor light fixture.

Help from volunteers [Photo]

Edward Bontrager, left, supervises as members of an Old Order Amish community from Jamesport, help move. About 40 volunteers total participated in the project, including 14 members of the Old Order Amish community.

Ready to move [Photo]

A 22,000-square-foot building on the grounds of the Community at Old Hawthorne stands ready to be moved to the Boone County Fairgrounds on March 20. The building was donated by Billy Sapp to the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Dismantling a warehouse [Photo]

Leo Teel, a member emeritus of the Boone County Fair Board, oversees the dismantling of the building on the grounds of the Community at Old Hawthorne.

A moment of prayer [Photo]

Innecco leads a prayer after he teaches the Gospel.

Part of the exchange [Photo]

Alex Innecco, the director of music at the Missouri United Methodist Church, leads choir practice. Innecco, who grew up in Brazil, is participating in a music exchange program with the Fundacao Carlos Gomes in Brazil.

Ballet Rehearsal [Photo]

Noelle Lelakus holds her arabesque during practice with the Missouri Contemporary Ballet company at Orr Street Studio on Wednesday, March 4. Lelakus is in her first year with MCB.

Ballet Exhibit [Photo]

Artwork by Frank Stack depicting Orr Street Studio's in-house ballet dancers hangs in the artist's studio space at Sven's Kafe and Gallery. The dance studio's large windows allow artists as well as the public observe as dancers twirl, plié and leap during practices.

Ballet Benefit [Photo]

Amelia Gandara, left, a dancer for the Missouri Contemporary Ballet, helps her grandmother, Concepcion Gandara, right, decide if she should purchase one of artist Doug Greene's pieces during a benefit art exhibit for the ballet company at Sven's Kafe and gallery on Thursday, March 5. Votes were cast during the event to decide who will be chosen as the company's next poster artist.

The Cranes look at the fountain [Photo]

Amelie Crane, 2. left, Russ Crane, center, and Sunday Crane, 4, right, take in the fountain at the Shelter Insurance headquarters on Friday evening. The lighted fountain, which can reach heights of 32 feet, was turned on for the season by Edward Riley, a member of the contractor crew that installed the fountain in 1966.

Shelter Insurance fountain turned on [Photo]

People gather around the lighted fountain at the Shelter Insurance Coorperate Headquarters on Friday evening. Edward Riley, who recently turned 90 and was part of the building contractors who installed the fountain in 1966, flipped the switch to turn on the fountain as part of the 44th annual Fountain Turn-On ceremony. Festivities included live music from Ironweed and clowns handing out ballons, flower seeds, and almanacs.

Cornell sad in defeat [Photo]

Cornell forward Ryan Wittman, right, and guard Louis Dale sit on the bench in the final seconds of their loss.

Missouri turns up the heat [Photo]

Cornell forward Ryan Wittman tries to get rid of the ball as Missouri guard Marcus Denmon, right, defends during the second half of Missouri's win.