March 4, 2009
Mayor Darwin Hindman cuts the ribbon on Columbia's new fire station as, from left, architect Erik Miller, Little Dixie Construction Company contractor John States and Second Ward Councilman Chris Janku break ground behind him during the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday.
March 3, 2009
Guard Kelsey Eckenrode dribbles along the 3 point perimeter at a March 3 practice. Eckenrode is one of three senior girls that have played together all four years of high school.
Senior forward Katherine Harry takes a shot in practice on March 3. She is one of three seniors that have played together since her freshman year.
Rock Bridge forward Rachel Rutter puts up a jump shot while friend and teammate Katherine Harry, 51, waits under the basket. The two seniors have played together, along with Kelsey Eckenrode, since freshman year.
Senior Alyssa Hollins takes a breather in the second half of the Mizzou-Iowa game on March 3 in Columbia.
Missouri women's basketball coach Cindy Stein yells at a referee in the Tigers' game against Iowa State on March 3, 2008 at Mizzou Arena.
Shakara Jones, 44, posts up as Nicky Wieben, 5, defends at the MU women’s basketball game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Mizzou Arena on March 3. The Tigers lost the game, 62-47.
Senior forward Jordan Dressler drives to the basket in practice on March 3. Dressler scored 19 points in the district finals against rival Hickman.
Junior guard Ricky Kreklow goes for a layup during practice on Tuesday, March 3. The team will travel to Union High school Wednesday night to face Waynesville in sectionals.
Rachel Oswald, left, has been named American Midwest Conference player of the week three times in her two years at Columbia College.
March 2, 2009
Firefighters of the Boone County Fire Department stand in front of the duplex building on Demaret Drive that caught fire on Monday. The cause of the fire is still under investigation; no one was injured in the fire.
Boone County firefighters examine the interior of a home on Demaret Drive in northeast Columbia. The cause of the fire, which started in the north end of the house around 8:50 p.m. Monday, is under investigation.
Lt. Darren Day of the Boone County Fire Department tells Mercedes Austin, center, and Laurie Estes, right, that it's safe for them and their children to go back into their homes as their neighbor Chelsea Robinson, second from right, listens. Austin and Estes live in the west half of the duplex building on Demaret Drive. No one was injured in the fire.
Tanner Cassil has had double-digit totals in points and rebounds in each of the Bulldogs' past three games.
Barbara Worley greets one of her five dogs moments after letting it out of its pen. "He's a runner dog. The others are just lazy all the time!" she said. The Worleys have five dogs, 20-something chickens and three rabbits.
As busy outside as the home is inside, the Worley's backyard on Woodie Proctor Road near Sapp features all kinds of odds and ends collected and saved up over time.
Ralph and daughter Barbara Worley search for the number of a local mechanic in their living room. Ralph, 79, has been retired for 20 years from the sign department at MU and spends a lot of his time in his easy chair watching television. Barbara works three days a week at a retirement care center in Columbia as a housekeeper.
The matriarch of the Worley family, Wanda Worley, tidies up some loose laundry in the bedroom where she married her husband Ralph in 1981. Every nook and cranny of the Worley's small, two-bedroom home outside Sapp is filled with kitsch items that Wanda and her daughter Barbara have collected over the years.