Lyah Beth Leflore

"An Evening of Words and Conversation with Lyah Beth Leflore," at which the author will read from her latest novel and sign her books, will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Historic Senior Hall, 100 Waugh St. The event is free.

Karith Foster

Karith Foster will do a comedy show at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Kimball Ballroom, Lela Raney Wood Hall, 6 N. College Ave. She will present "Keys for Being an Extraordinary Leader" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Kimball Ballroom. Both events are free.

Checking her list

MU senior and stage manager Madeline Bender checks her to-do list after a dress rehearsal of “Brighton Beach Memoirs” on Tuesday at the Rhynsburger Theatre. Bender makes sure everything from costumes to lights are put away correctly.

Laurence Bowers drives to the basket

Missouri forward Laurence Bowers drives past Colorado forward Shane Harris-Tunks on Wednesday at Mizzou Arena. Bowers scored eight points as the Tigers beat the Buffaloes 92-63.

Announcer Wright leaving Missouri

Missouri basketball public address announcer Randy Wright is leaving for a job at the University of Florida. Wright has been announcing at Missouri games for 22 years, since he was a sophomore at Missouri.

MU men's basketball guard J.T. Tiller

Senior guard J.T. Tiller puts up a shot in front of Colorado's Alec Burks on Wednesday at Mizzou Arena. Tiller finished the game with 10 points and nine assists.

Free bread at Harbor House

The Salvation Army Harbor House shelter is currently over capacity, with approximately 70 people sleeping there each night. "They've really been providing for us," said resident Sharon Nevels. "I'm really surprised that they can feed everybody."

Harbor House Shelter

Sharon Nevels talks on the phone in the cafeteria at the Salvation Army Harbor House while her son, Taye Grayson, looks at his phone.

Harbor House Dinner

Sharon Nevels talks with her daughters during dinner at the Salvation Army Harbor House. Nevels and her children have been homeless for 8 months and moved into the shelter about 1 month ago. "You just gotta humble yourself," she said. "If it wasn't for the Harbor House, where would we be?"

Harbor House

Sharon Nevels poses with her bible in her room at the Salvation Army Harbor House. Nevels and 3 of her 4 children have lived in the shelter for about a month. "I know my God is gonna pick me back up again," she said.

Columbia College women's basketball player Denise Rosario

Columbia College junior center Denise Rosario, a native of Caravelas, Brazil, has become a force for the Cougars, averaging 16.5 points and seven rebounds in her past four games.

True/False Pass Holder Pick-Up

A decked-out Columbian talks with volunteers minutes before they began distributing tickets to True/False pass holders. The True/False box office at Ninth and Cherry Streets opened its doors at 5 p.m. Wednesday for pass holders.

True/False Sales

Customers picking up their passes at the True/False box office in downtown Columbia stop to check out the available merchandise on Wednesday. The box office opened at 5 p.m. for pass holders, and customers were lined up waiting for distribution twenty minutes prior.

True/False Volunteer

Volunteer Danielle Chastain hands out pens to pass holders to help speed up the process of picking up tickets on Wednesday. Chastain has been volunteering at the True/False Film Festival since it started seven years ago.

True/False Passes

This year’s True/False Film Festival pass holders picked up their tickets Wednesday at the T/F Box Office at the corner of Ninth and Cherry Streets in downtown Columbia. In order to keep the process moving quickly, coordinators prearranged all of the passes so volunteers could find them easily and deliver them to customers.

Totta steps up

Columbia College's Quintin Totta has led the Cougars in the absence of the team's two leading scorers.

Hallsville Post Office Crash

A car crashed into the Hallsville post office on Wednesday. The car, a 1994 Ford Explorer, created a hole approximately 5 feet wide and 3 feet long in the side of the building, said Chief Gale Blomenkamp of the Boone County Fire Protection District.

'Shot books' are the new birthday keepsake

MU junior Courtney Schmiemeier with her 21st birthday shot book in the lounge of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Schmiemeier's friends and family created the scrapbook filled with memories of their lives together as a symbol of friendship, not just a night of drinking.

True/False Q & A

A photo illustration for the True/False Film Festival.

Auction item sells for $500

Volunteer Don Stamper, left, and Greg Croll, the auctioneer at Bob McDavid's campaign fundraiser event on Wednesday, lift an item up for display which eventually sold for $550. The event raised at least $5,000 from the auction alone, not including ticket sales and donations at the door.