March 25, 2011
A holly plant stands out among snow-covered mulch Friday near Peace Park.
March 24, 2011
Hickman's Erika Storvick sprints past the Camdenton midfielders during Thursday's game in Columbia. Camdenton defeated Hickman 4-0.
Hickman's Erika Storvick challenges a Camdenton play during Thursday night's game in Columbia.
The old nursing station has been replaced by the new Missouri Psychiatric Center, which has been called one of the major improvements to the center.
A patient room at the old Missouri Psychiatric Center has been renovated to have alarm systems and swing for the bedroom doors.
MU Health Care employees tour the new Missouri Psychiatric Center on Thursday. The new nursing station is three times as large as the old station.
Missy Jost shows off the new patient rooms Thursday at the Missouri Psychiatric Center. The center's medical director John Lauriello said the center is about five-eighths done. "I know we're more than halfway done, but we're not quite three-fourths of the way done," Lauriello said. The center will be completed by November.
Rashad Abdul-Majid and Jessica McBride saw pieces of plywood to cover the frame of the doghouse they are building for the Barkitechture contest. They were working Wednesday at their professor's home on High Street. The doghouses in the contest will be displayed on the Boone County Courthouse lawn from April 4 to 10.
A car crosses a bridge outside Plato. In a nation of nearly 310 million people, America's population center rests not in the Midwestern skyline of St. Louis or Chicago, but in a tiny village in southern Missouri with a population of 109.
A car drives through Plato, which has been designated the population center of the U.S., according to the 2010 census. The Census Bureau announced the shift of the popular center's location. The shift since 2000 signifies a larger trend: America's population is marching westward from the Midwest, pulled by migration to the Sun Belt. And in a surprising show of growth, Hispanics now account for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade.
MU basketball players, from left, Laurence Bowers, Marcus Denmon and Kim English listen as MU Athletics Director Mike Alden announces the departure of head coach Mike Anderson at a news conference at Mizzou Arena.
March 23, 2011
Rock Bridge senior Travis Bittle runs between bases in Wednesday's game against Eureka. Later in the game, Bittle hit a line drive down the right-field line to give the Bruins an 8-7 win.
Rock Bridge's Ryan Phillips waits for the ball as Eureka's Frank Baumann slides safely into second base.
Conner Mach misses a pitch on Wednesday at Taylor Stadium. Mach had no hits and a walk in the game.
Myles Smith pitches to Central Arkansas on Wednesday at Taylor Stadium. Smith pitched three innings of relief for the Tigers.
Equine nutritionist Erin Venable, right, performs a body size assessment on Toby, the horse led by Stephens College senior Caitlin Trowbridge. Venable spoke to an audience about equine health Wednesday at a workshop at Stephens College. She was one of four panelists at the event who spoke about equine veterinary medicine, farrier work, equine nutrition, training and troubleshooting.
Missouri pole vaulter Brian Hancock prepares for a practice run on Wednesday at Walton Stadium. Although Hancock is shorter than other pole vaulters, Hancock said he makes up for height with technique and speed.
Elizabeth Parker stands with her horse, Her Own Storm, after presenting their story to the audience at a "Purina How-to" Workshop held Wednesday at Stephens College Equestrian Center. "She's a pretty popular girl and we're really proud of her," said Parker, who adopted the then-severely malnourished horse and nursed her back to health.
Elizabeth Parker talks with her horse, Her Own Storm, who she rescued from malnourishment last year. Parker brought Storm to Stephens College Equestrian Center on Wednesday. Storm is the great-great-granddaughter of Secretariat, a famous racehorse who won the Triple Crown in 1973.
Charles Nutter, the man who covered the lynching for the Columbia Evening Missourian in 1923, is shown in 1930 while working for the Associated Press. As a reporter, he corresponded with Joseph Stalin and worked briefly with Ernest Hemingway.