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Loading hay bales at ecovillage

Tao Weilundemo, left, loads a hay bale during the construction of a community center, made of hay, at the Plan B Ecovillage. Weilundemo, who founded the ecovillage with Elizabeth Stanfill, is building the ecovillage on land that his family owns near Fulton.

Taking a break at ecovillage

Justin Garnett of Fulton takes a break after straightening an outer wall of a community center, made of hay bales, at the Plan B Ecovillage near Fulton.

Straightening hay bales at ecovillage

Justin Garnett of Fulton pauses to examine the straightness of an outer wall of a community center, made of hay bales, at the Plan B Ecovillage near Fulton. Garnett used a hand-built hammer to straighten out the bales.

Protecting hay at ecovillage

Tao Weilundemo, co-founder of the Plan B Ecovillage, stacks up unused hay bales to protect them from the elements at the ecovillage.

Constructing an ecovillage community center

Elizabeth Stanfill climbs down to take a break while constructing a community center, made of hay bales, at the Plan B Ecovillage near Fulton.

Stuffing straw at ecovillage

Elizabeth Stanfill, a co-founder of the Plan B Ecovillage, stuffs loose straw between the cracks of larger hay bales used to construct a community center at the Plan B Ecovillage near Fulton.

Window construction at ecovillage

Tao Weilundemo constructs a window frame at the Plan B Ecovillage. Weilundemo, who founded the ecovillage with Elizabeth Stanfill, is building it on land that his family owns near Fulton.

Pumping iron

Mandy Schick, a personal trainer of three years, watches her client, Andrew Bach do reps in the gym. Schick says she never wanted an office job and prefers to teach individuals about fitness. "I like building those relationships," she says. "When you are done training people they are very sincere about thanking you, and they really honestly feel like they got something out of it."

Waiting to workout

While waiting in the gym lobby Mandy Schick calls a client who is running late on Thursday. Schick's schedule as a personal trainer is largely determined by the needs of her clients. She works 40 hours in a typical work week. "I always have my watch on," Schick says.

Galena and Hawthorn Residence Halls at MU

Galena, left, and Hawthorn, right, Residence Halls are viewed from the 4th floor of Dogwood Residence Hall at MU. Hawthorn Residence Hall is designed to have multipurpose and study rooms and be a meeting point for the students of all three residence halls.

Student passes Hawthorn Residence Hall at MU

Kyle Harison, 18, passes in front of the Hawthorn Residence Hall at MU. Hawthorn Residence Hall is designed to have multipurpose and study rooms and be a meeting point for the students of Dogwood and Galena residence halls.

Tour races through Kansas City

The peloton is a blur as it passes by Union Station in Kansas City during final stage of the Tour of Missouri on Sunday.

Tour of Missouri winner

David Zabriskie celebrates after winning the Tour of Missouri cycling race Sunday.

Tour of Missouri stage four winner

Juan Jose Haedo of Argentina, raises his arms in celebration of his victory Thursday in the fourth stage of the Tour of Missouri cycling race.

Paws in the Park - Hug

During the Paws in the Park Festival, organized by Columbia's Second Chance at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, visitors show their affection to dogs waiting for adoption. 4-year-old Ryley cuddles Roxy. During the event, Ryley's parents, Ryan and Stacy, adopted a dog - but not Roxy, who has been waiting to be adopted for three years. "I love dog," Ryley said as she hugs Roxy.

Paws in the Park - Belly rub

Four-year-old cocker spaniel Cesar enjoys a belly rub from volunteer Cathy Murphy at the Paws in the Park Festival, organized by Columbia's Second Chance on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Paws in the Park - Kim Foster

Columbia's Second Chance organized the Paws in the Park Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12th, 2009. Kim Foster, a volunteer since 2002, pets Roxy. "Roxy is very docile and needs someone who can sit quietly with her," Kim says while patting the dog, who has been waiting to be adopted for three years. "As we look for adoption, we try to match the need of a person and dog's character," Kim says. "When these two factors match, they become life-long companions." Kim says Paws in the Park is community education. "Current owners reinforce their sense of responsibility and soon-to-be onwers learn responsible ownership," she says. Kim and other volunteers emphasize the importance of responsibility. "A dog loves you unconditionally no matter who you are, but a person can just walk away."

Huey Lewis and the News

Huey Lewis and the News will be performing on Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.

Danario Alexander against Bowling Green

Tigers wide receiver Danario Alexander breaks through Bowling Green's defense in the second half of the game on Saturday.

Jackson moment of silence aganist Bowling Green

Wide receiver Jarrell Jackson takes a silent moment in the endzone prior to kickoff.
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