October 10, 2008
Jazmin Williams, 8, picks up milk from a crate at one of Parkade Elementary's breakfast stations. She is one of many students who gets her breakfast from the free breakfast program the school began offering this school year.
Retired MU ecology professor Clair Kucera poses with big bluestem, a grass native to Missouri, in Tucker Prairie on Aug. 11. Kucera said the plant is one of his favorites. "It's tall and dominant-looking," he said.
Members of the Cannon Crew, with Truman the Tiger, do pushups after an MU touchdown during the Nevada game on Sept. 13. Ten cadets rotate between cannon and pushup duties so no one gets too overworked, but high scores require lots of strength.
Betty Winfield, a member of the Missouri School of Journalism faculty since 1990, was the guest moderator for the weekly radio program “Global Journalist.” It airs at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays on KBIA/91.3 FM or at globaljournalist.org.
Shirley Studley and J.C. Bias lead a prayer during a Sunday morning service at Fayette’s Assembly of God Church. The struggling church, which averages an attendance of about 15, is receiving mentorship and financial support from Columbia’s First Assembly of God.
Kenny Fitzgerald, left, Shirley Studley and J.C. Bias embrace in prayer as the Rev. Richard Sullivan plays the piano and sings at a Sunday morning service at Fayette's Assembly of God Church.
Rev. Richard Sullivan directs service at Fayette's Assembly of God Church. Sullivan became pastor of the church two months ago.
Shirley Studley, right, and others move to the front of the Fayette Assembly of God Church at the end of service for a silent moment of prayer.
On Thursday, bikes and scooters were overflowing from the racks throughout the MU campus. These days, MU students are economizing by walking, riding bikes and riding scooters to class instead of driving.
On Thursday, bikes and scooters were overflowing on the racks throughout the MU campus. MU students are economizing by walking, riding bike and riding scooters to class instead of driving.
Geoff Stumbaugh, a staff member at the MU library, locks his bike to the rack in Lowry Mall on Thursday. As many are economizing by riding bikes and scooters, many racks throughout the MU campus are being filled to capacity.
Hickman pitcher Taylor Cowan winds up against Rock Bridge on Thursday in the Class 4, District 10 tournament in Jefferson City.
October 9, 2008
A Western fox snake rests on a gravel road after eating its prey at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge in Mound City.
After DDT was banned in 1972 and eaglets were brought to Missouri from states with large populations, the bald eagle has bounced back.
Joe Biden, Democratic candidate for vice president, talks to Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton, left, and Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, after his speech in Jefferson City.
The barn owl has seen an increase in the number of nests reported by citizens and researchers from 11 between 1986 and 1992 to 90 by this year.
A crowd listens to Joe Biden speak in Jefferson City on Thursday night in front of a campaign sign for Barack Obama, Democratic candidate for president.
The audience packed Memorial Park in Jefferson City on Thursday night to listen to Joe Biden, Democratic candidate for vice president.
"In my neighborhood, if you want to say something about me, say it to my face, " Joe Biden said in a rally in Jefferson City on Thursday night. He was criticizing John McCain, Republican candidate for president, and his behavior at a recent presidential debate when he "wouldn't look Obama in the eye."