McDavid hosts auction to raise funds

From left, Melody Perry, auctioneer Greg Croll, Bob McDavid and Don Stamper sort out the details of the last item up for auction at McDavid's mayor campaign fundraiser held at the Eagles Lodge on Tuesday evening. The event raised at least $5,000 from the auction alone, not including ticket sales and donations at the door.

Missouri's RaeShara Brown goes for the rebound vs. Colorado

Missouri's RaeShara Brown, lower left, and Jessra Johnson, lower right, struggle to grab a rebound against Colorado on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.

MU women's basketball player Jasmyn Otote vs. Colorado

Missouri's Jasmyn Otote, right, guards Colorado's Alyssa Fressle on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.

MU women's basketball player Marissa Scott vs. Colorado

MU women's basketball player Marissa Scott drives through the Colorado defense Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.

MU women's basketball player Toy Richbow vs. Colorado

Missouri's Toy Richbow, center, puts up a shot past Colorado's Chucky Jeffery on Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.

MU women's basketball player RaeShara Brown vs. Colorado

Missouri's RaeShara Brown, left, led the Tigers with a career-high 21 points against Colorado Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.

MU women's basketball player Jessra Johnson vs, Colorado

Missouri's Jessra Johnson, left, finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds Tuesday night against visiting Colorado.

A peace(ful) vigil

People gather to attend "Vigil of Remembrance for Peace" in front of the Boone County Courthouse on Tuesday. The vigil marks the deaths of 1,000 U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.

Protesting war

Teri Sullivan participates in a "Vigil of Remembrance for Peace" held outside the courthouse on Tuesday.

Remembering the fallen

Barbara Hawley holds a candle in remembrance of the thousand U.S. soldiers killed in the war in Afghanistan during a peace vigil outside the courthouse in Columbia on Tuesday.

John Sam Williamson

John Sam Williamson

A family affair

From left, Kimberly Mahaney, mother Denise McFarlin, and Kimberly's sister Kortni McFarlin, stand in their family owned G.O.A.L.S., a women's perfume and clothing shop near Columbia College, on Tuesday. Kortni is donating her kidney to her mother Denise, whose kidneys are failing for the second time in her life. After recovering from the transplant, Denise plans on taking over the family business.

Laura Nauser to face Chris Kelly

Laura Nauser, shown here at a crime prevention news conference on June 6, has filed to run against Rep. Chris Kelly for the 24th District seat to the Missouri House of Representatives.

Mary Still

Mary Still

Moving a cart of plotted plants

Debbie Colton, who has worked at Strawberry Hill Farms for two years, moves flats of potted plants on a cart Monday afternoon. The plants must be moved to other greenhouses to make room for the younger plants now being potted.

Rows of strawberries

Rows of potted plants sit inside one of 21 greenhouses located at Strawberry Hill Farms. Amy Sapp, who runs the farm with her husband, Steven Sapp, said the farm will open for business on March 21, the first day of spring.

Unloading potted plants

Steven Sapp, the owner of Strawberry Hill Farms, unloads potted plants Monday afternoon. Sapp has managed the farm with his wife, Amy, since the beginning of 2009. His parents, Gary and Joyce Sapp , started the farm in 1980. "They have officially retired, but it's more of a semi-retirement. They still do quite a bit," Steven Sapp said.

Finding tags for flowers

Amy Sapp, who runs Strawberry Hill Farms with her husband, Steven, selects identification tags for flowers on Monday afternoon. They grow and sell annuals, perennials and vegetables.

Playing with dirt

Jerry Hemeyer receives a flat of pots from the soil filling machine at Strawberry Hill Farms on Monday afternoon. Hemeyer has been working at the farm since January of this year. "We get to play with dirt and water all day. Our mothers used to tell us not to do that," Hemeyer said.

Mizzou Idol judges

Mizzou Idol student judges, from left, sophomore Emily Patterson, sophomore Katie Bickley, junior John Rufus Shealy junior and Andrew Lang discuss the performers they have seen while more wait for their name to be called behind them during auditions in Jesse Wrench Auditorium in Memorial Union. Mizzou Idol, held March 11 in Jesse Auditorium, will feature a panel of four community judges and will be open to the public to watch, listen, and also vote.