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Fifteen years of fundraising

Marcia Walker, the executive director of Meals on Wheels in Columbia, said the Big Wheels fundraiser has been happening for the last 15 years.

Preparing meals for delivery

Meals on Wheels executive director Marcia Walker prepares meals for delivery Thursday morning during the organization's yearly Big Wheels fundraiser.

Meals on Wheels Big Wheels fundraiser

Meals on Wheels volunteer Jackie Verdun, left, and executive director Marcia Walker work on getting meals ready for delivery during the Meals on Wheels Big Wheels fundraiser Thursday.

Out of the running

Lindsay Eanet poses with Alex Trebek, the host of "Jeopardy!," during her recent competition in the College Championships.

Artist sought

The MU College of Arts and Science is seeking a new artist to commission its next donor portrait. Portrait of Kenneth Lay, a 1965 MU graduate of economics, who was the first million-dollar donor to the college, is displayed on the first floor of Lowry Hall.

Spraying graffiti with primer

The tag "AGNO" could be found in several locations in the Strickland Hall stairwells. Maintenance crews sprayed the area with primer in preparation of re-painting the area.

Sean O'Day campaign rally

Mayoral candidate Sean O'Day speaks with some of his supporters after giving remarks at a campaign rally held at The Blue Fugue on Wednesday night.

Graffiti in Strickland Hall

Ray Smith applies primer to graffiti in Strickland Hall on Thursday.

Fair trade in chocolate

Equal Exchange is one of the brands of fair trade chocolate available at Mustard Seed in downtown Columbia. The Mustard Seed is a fair trade store located on Ninth Street.

Reaching for chocolate

Caroline Pinkston, an MU Law School student, grabs a flier about Divine chocolate at the Mustard Seed. Divine chocolate is a fair trade and farmer-owned company.

Bowers pulls down a board

Laurence Bowers rebounds the ball during the 2nd half of the Tigers game against Iowa State University at Mizzou Arena. Bowers had 12 rebounds and 10 points in the 65-56 win.

Missouri men's basketball player Marcus Denmon vs. Iowa State

Iowa State forward LaRon Dendy attempts to block a drive by Missouri guard Marcus Denmon late during the first half of Wednesday's game.

Courtside view of Missouri vs. Iowa State

Iowa State's Craig Brackins grabs an offensive rebound from Missouri's Steve Moore during the first half.

Safford be my valentine

Michele Curry of Marching Mizzou holds a placard for Justin Safford during the Missouri men's basketball game against Iowa State University at Mizzou Arena. Safford had 13 points and 9 rebounds in 32 minutes of play.

Missouri men's basketball player J.T. Tiller vs. Iowa State

Missouri senior guard J.T. Tiller drives toward the hoop as Iowa State senior forward Marquis Gilstrap looks on.

Tigers compete for a rebound

Iowa State's Justin Hamilton, left, competes with Missouri's Laurence Bowers, middle, and Keith Ramsey for a rebound in the first half of Wednesday's game at Mizzou Arena.

Build-A-Bear event now in third year

MU freshman Chasidy Allen helps stuff bears for the Student Union Programming Board's Caring, Bearing, and Sharing fundraiser in Stotler Lounge on Wednesday. This is the third year the event has raised proceeds to benefit the Central Missouri Food Bank.

Build-A-Bear program draws crowd

It was the third annual Caring, Bearing, and Sharing event hosted by the Student Union Programming Board in Stotler Lounge on Wednesday. According to Big Events chairman Madeline Beyer, the event raised about $1,000 last year. They're hoping this year's sizable turnout will double that amount.

MU students buy stuffed bears for charity

Freshmen Emma Hecht (left) and Tiffany Miller (center) and junior Dan Cook (right) purchase Build-A-Bear Workshop animals to stuff for Valentine's Day gifts on Wednesday in Stotler Lounge. The third annual Caring, Bearing, and Sharing event hosted by the Student Union Programming Board offered students the opportunity to make their own stuffed animals for $5, or to donate five canned foods with all proceeds benefiting the Central Missouri Food Bank.

MU students stuff tigers

MU freshmen Jon Blake (left), Bailey Eversole (center) and Dana Aleman (right) stuff their Build-A-Bear Workshop tigers in Stotler Lounge on Wednesday. All proceeds from the third annual Caring, Bearing, and Sharing event hosted by the Student Union Programming Board benefit the Central Missouri Food Bank.
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