February 25, 2008
Cheyenne Lacey, 15, a ninth-grader at Jefferson Junior High, walks toward the crosswalk to meet her dad after school Monday. Cheyenne doesn't own one of the required smaller mesh bags required at the school, so she mostly carries her books or uses her purse.
Bryce Youmans, 6, watches closely as his shake is being prepared. Ann Youmans took her sons Bryce and Louis to Sparky's on Monday, which was the first day of the season at the homemade ice cream store in downtown Columbia.
Tim Havens, Stephanie Carpenter and Emily Friedman, from left to right, enjoyed their ice cream on Monday, the first day of the season at Sparky's, the homemade ice cream store on Ninth Street. The statue of Sparky on the sidewalk welcomes customers.
Placed on the sidewalk along with its metal water container with water in it, the statue of Sparky, an 11-year-old bulldog that inspired the name of the homemade ice cream store, looks so realistic that sometimes passersby react to it.
The statue of Sparky faces the front door as a customer enters to buy ice cream on the first day of the season. Sparky's made its season opening on Monday.
Freshman starter Shakara Jones is averaging 11.1 points and 5.8 rebounds a game for the Tigers.
Ron Jones coached his daughter from her first interest in basketball from the third grade to her final high school game.
Since the suspension of five players stemming from an incident at Athena Night Club, Justin Safford has seen a substantial increase in playing time.
Landon Boone often tutors students from kindergarten to sixth grade after attending his basketball practice at Douglass.
Captain Joe Wilson, left, Gilad Kaufman, center, and captain Jake Hoffman, right, of the men's MU swimming and diving team stretch at their afternoon practice at the Student Recreation center. The team heads to Austin, Texas Tuesday morning for the Big 12 Championship.
February 24, 2008
Missouri defenders Keon Lawrence, left, and Vaidotas Volkas trap Colorado forward Marcus King-Stockton.
Lisa Zhou makes Valentine’s Day cards for her first-grade classmates at Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School in Columbia. Lisa’s teacher, Michelle Partington, said Lisa’s artwork is “extremely out-of-this-world.”
Jianhua Zhou and his wife, Tichun Deng, make dumplings while Lisa Zhou peels a boiled chestnut. Jianhua came to Columbia in 2005.
Lisa Zhou loves to draw princesses. Her favorite color is pink, but she paints the princesses' dresses in other colors, too.
From left, Lisa Zhou, Kaylee Sayers, Chris Rundle and Rashavon Whitaker write stories in class. Lisa, who did not speak English a little more than a year ago, now spells words for her friends.
Jianhua Zhou and his wife, Yichun Deng, make dumplings while Lisa Zhou peels a boiled chestnut. Jianhua came to Columbia in 2005.
Ethan Froese turns at the intersection of Route D and Route DD near Murray during the Froze Toes Road Race on Sunday. Froese, won the Pro division of the race.
Cyclists approach the intersection of Route D and Route DD, northeast of Columbia, during the Froze Toes Road Race on Sunday.
A cyclist warms up on Route Z near Murray prior to the Froze Toes Road Race. The event was hosted by the Columbia Race Club.