December 31, 2008
Kids at United Methodist Church create noisemakers and masks to celebrate the coming of the new year.
Before midnight Wednesday, lights shine on the Boone County Courthouse as part of First Night Columbia.
Missouri tight end Chase Coffman leaps over a Southeast Missouri State defender during the Tigers home opener against the Redhawks on Sept. 6 at Faurot Field. The Tigers finished their season with a win over Northwestern at the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29.
December 30, 2008
MU's Leo Lyons looks to pass the ball against Centenary's Travis Hill on Tuesday. Lyons had 10 points and seven rebounds.
Missouri’s J.T. Tiller shoots over Centenary’s Lance Hill. Tiller had nine points, four rebounds and four assists.
Missouri's Matt Lawrence, left, and Justin Safford try to trap Centenary's Travis Hill on Tuesday.
Missouri’s DeMarre Carroll tries to shoot over Centenary’s Travis Hill (5) on Tuesday. Carroll had 15 points.
Quarterback Chase Daniel and coach Gary Pinkel led the Tigers to 22 wins during the past two seasons, including two bowl victories.
Leonor Jurado came to America in 1996 when she was 16 through an exchange program. “My father wanted me and my sister to learn different culture and different language,” she said. Her sister was sent to France. “I was ready to see something new, but I didn’t think of ending up here,” Jurado said.
Pastor Bonnie Cassida preaches during Sunday morning service at Bethel Church in Columbia. Cassida and her late husband, David, used to minister together.
Missouri National Guard Specialist Aaron Briscoe inside a military vehicle during his first tour in Afghanistan. Briscoe completed his tour and returned home before Christmas.
Burgundy Anderson, who graduated from MU in May, teaches middle and elementary school students English in Seoul, Korea.
Kelsey Hammond and her husband, Joe Chevalier, with first born daughter, Sally James, on Chevalier's 36th birthday.
Aaron Ruvugwa, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo 14 years ago, stands outside his new home built with the help of Habitat for Humanity. This is the first home Ruvugwa has owned.
Shella Watson, owner, left, and Bex Oliger, manager, stand inside their shop, True Blue Fiber Friends, located on the corner of Business Loop 70 and College Avenue. Watson and Oliger have been best friends since high school and have always dreamed of starting a business together.
Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel leads his teammates in the Tigers' fight song in celebration of their victory Monday night in the Alamo Bowl.
MU’s RaeShara Brown, left, and SEMO’s Crysta Glenn battle for a rebound in Monday’s game.
December 29, 2008
Missouri's Jeremy Maclin returns a punt for a touchdown to tie the game late in the second half.
Missouri's Justin Garrett trips up Northwestern's running back Tyrell Sutton
Missouri's Trey Hobson brings down Northwestern's Ross Lane.