November 21, 2008
On Nov. 5 at the Midwest Sports Academy, Annelle Whitt, second from left, instructed her sons, 11-year old Jimmy, in yellow, and 15-year-old Marcus, right, to see how many basketballs they could place in the arms of their father, James Whitt.
Annelle Whitt spends time with her family Nov. 5 at basketball practice at the Midwest Sports Academy. Annelle works for an insurance company while her husband, James Whitt, retired to stay at home with their two sons.
Volunteer Tammy Backman, left, and Treasurer Christina Weaver joke with each other behind the counter of their nonprofit organization's new downtown Columbia shop. Mustard Seed Fair Trade, located at 25 S. Ninth St., opened in October but hosted a grand opening celebration Nov. 8.
Executive director Jessica Linneman, left, points out a popular cookbook to Natalie Wells, a new volunteer staff member at Mustard Seed Fair Trade.
November 20, 2008
Psychologist Donald Kausler, author of "Graying of America," dies. Dr. Kausler was considered a leading researcher in the field of aging and was a professor emeritus at MU.
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel hoists the Big 12 Conference North Division Trophy during a surprise presentation Nov. 20 at Dan Devine Pavilion.
From right, Mateesa Crowley, 7, Madison Simpson-Baroli, 6, and Peyton Sheeley, 6, eat lunch from biodegradable trays at Blue Ridge Elementary. Blue Ridge Elementary was one of three Columbia schools to switch from Styrofoam to biodegradable lunch trays at the beginning of the school year.
Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman and Thomas Payne, vice chancellor of MU and dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, cut a ribbon signifying the completion of the Gans Road Interchange.
Roger Schwartze, district engineer with the Missouri Department of Transportation, speaks at the Gans Road Interchange's ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new interchange opened to traffic on Thursday.
The city of Columbia is preparing a proposal to create a new interchange on Interstate 70 to relieve the congestion at the intersection of Stadium Boulevard and Interstate 70.
Missouri guard J.T. Tiller defends against Xavier's Dante Jackson in Thursday's game at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament. Tiller grabbed six steals for Missouri, but the Tigers struggled at the free-throw line and lost.
James Miller, MU professor of theater, discusses costume designs from different musicals during a session of “A Potpourri of the Arts” class at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Students over 50 listen to watercolorist Paul Jackson lecture about his recent trip to China at the class “A Potpourri of the Arts” at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Neal Boyd's moment of glory immediately catapulted him from "hometown boy" status to overnight celebrity, or, as he said "Talent" host Jerry Springer dubbed him, "The Big Neal."
Photo courtesy of Catherine Lillie Presson
November 19, 2008
Missouri freshman Allison Johnson watches from the bench during the Tigers' game against Kansas State on Wednesday at Hearnes Center. Johnson is likely to claim a redshirt this season.
Janice Seagraves, left, and Ryan Davis of the Karis Community Church set out food during the Thanksgiving dinner at Paquin Tower on Wednesday. Members of the church brought food for the residents as they listened to bluegrass music.
Members of the Columbia Orthopaedic Group pose for a photo in front of the new mural in the volunteer room at the Central Missouri Food Bank on Wednesday. Funds for the room were donated by the Orthopaedic Group and to cover the cost of the food bank's mortgage.
Sarah Maguffee and Nancy Fay cut the ceremonial ribbon to help unveil the new volunteer room at the Central Missouri Food Bank. The Columbia Orthopaedic Group donated funds to help for the development of the room and for the food bank to pay off its mortgage so it can pay for more meals for those in need across central Missouri.
Bryan Difford, Missouri men's swimming team captain, swims laps at practice Monday afternoon at the MU Student Recreation Center. Difford came was recruited from his home in South Africa.