Hands high

MU forward Leo Lyons (5), center, and teammates Justin Safford (23), left, and Kim English (24) celebrate a basket scored by their teammate Jarrett Sutton, late in the game against Iowa State on Saturday.

Looking for space

MU forward DeMarre Carroll (1) tries to get the ball past Iowa State guard Bryan Petersen (22) and Craig Brackins (21) on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

Tug of war

MU guard Matt Lawrence (33), left, fights over the ball with Iowa State forward Craig Brackins (21) on Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena.

On guard

MU guard Zaire Taylor (11), right, plays defense against Iowa State guard Wes Eikmeier (12) on Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena.

Heavy fire destroys home

County firefighters extinguished a home fire Saturday morning at 1351 W. Akeman Bridge Road. No injuries were reported, but the the Boone County Fire Protection District said the house was a "total loss."

Fire causes extensive damage to vacant residence

The Boone County Fire Protection District responded to a 911 call about a house fire at 3630 Old Ridge Road just before 1 a.m. Saturday. The house is vacant and for sale and sustained extensive damage; no injuries were reported.

Black Parents Association holds first meeting

Robin Hubbard gives her thoughts on issues she thinks should be addressed in the newly created Black Parents Association of Columbia Public Schools on Thursday night at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Hubbard spoke of social distance and how it affects educational achievement.

Iowa State's Craig Brackins

Iowa State's Craig Brackins, center, defends against Missouri's DeMarre Carroll in a Tigers victory in March of 2008 at Mizzou Arena. Brackins has been named Big 12 player of the week twice in 2009.

Mr. Kid Bars competes in barrel racing

Mr. Kid Bars was a champion barrel racer and won a Missouri State Fair competition in 1988. Joe Henry Shallenburger, riding Kid, is 2 years older than the horse. Shallenburger and Kid have competed in pole racing and the American Royal event in Kansas City.

Mr. Kid Bars stays warm in the winter

Mr. Kid Bars hangs out around Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center during the winter with Karen Grindler, director of Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center. Mr. Kid Bars wears a lightweight coat from New Zealand, donated to keep him warm.

Mr. Kid Bars turns 40

Mr. Kid Bars turned 40 this year. When asked the secret of Kid's old age, Grindler joked that he doesn't drink alcohol and doesn't smoke, but said lots of love and attention help keep him in great condition.

Mr. Kid Bars nuzzles a friend

Karen Grindler, director of Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center, kisses Mr.Kid Bars after his lunch Thursday afternoon. Kid eats three times a day to keep his shape while other regular horses eat twice a day, which might account for his unusually old age. "His favorite snack is a carrot," Grindler said.

Police chief candidate talks citizen oversight

David Tyson Smith meets with police chief candidate Kenneth M. Burton at the open forum held at the ARC on Monday evening. Citizen oversight is important, Smith said. "I came to get the vibe of each candidate."

Police chief candidates meet with the public at the ARC

Columbia residents meet with police chief candidate Christine L. Laughlin at the open forum held at the ARC on Monday evening.

Police chief candidates talk to members of the public

Bill Hobbs, police chief candidate Wayne I. McCoy and Mary Hobbs talk at the open forum at the ARC on Monday night. "We think highly of the Columbia Police Department and we want a chief who is willing to talk to the community," says Mary Hobbs.

Police chief candidates meet with council members

Karl Skala, Ward 3 council member; Robin Remington; Barbara Hoppe, Ward 6 council member; and Laura Nauser, Ward 5 council member; speak with police chief candidate Todd A. Miller at the open forum held at the ARC on Monday evening.

Getting in close

Tracy Harmon uses a jewelry saw to cut copper into a shape that will be made into a pendant at her home workshop in Hallsville.

A leaf in copper

This copper leaf is an example of one of Tracy Harmon's specialty copper jewelry designs. Harmon says she loves working with fire to achieve different patterns of color in the copper. Harmon has been making copper jewelry for seven years.

Focusing in on jewelry

Tracy Harmon of Hallsville files the edges of a copper cutout that will be made into a pendant at her home workshop on Nov. 11. Harmon, who is self-taught, has been making copper jewelry for seven years. As a side business that grew out of curiosity, Harmon now sells her jewelry at local craft shows and online at her Web site,

Steddy P. in action

Columbia native Steddy P. performs at The Blue Fugue on Oct. 15 in front of friends and fans. Now based in Kansas City, Steddy P. still has titled his latest album "Dear Columbia" in reference to where his roots lie.