February 25, 2008
As workout partners, Cindi Heese, left, and Linda LaFontaine run six mornings a week at Stankowski Field.
Steve Baumgartner, Jimmy Goodnight, and Jamie Conrow, seen here on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, are all linemen at Boone Electric Cooperative. They recently came back from Sudan, where they provided electricity to a small town called Yei. The group was there for three weeks.
Steve Baumgartner poses with residents of Yei, Sudan.
From left to right, Jamie Conrow, a Boone County lineman, hangs from an electric pole in Yei, Sudan, with a local electrician.
Three Boone Electric Cooperative linemen traveled to Yei, Sudan, pictured here, beginning in early January to expand the town's minimal electric grid, extend a main line toward a residential area and further educate local linemen.
From bottom left to right, Jamie Conrow and Steve Baumgartner hang from an electric pole with a local electrician in Yei, Sudan.
Carl Edwards does his trademark back flip off of his car after winning Monday's rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Fontana, Calif.
Cheyenne Lacey, 15, a ninth-grader at Jefferson Junior High, walks toward the crosswalk to meet her dad after school Monday. Cheyenne doesn't own one of the required smaller mesh bags required at the school, so she mostly carries her books or uses her purse.
Bryce Youmans, 6, watches closely as his shake is being prepared. Ann Youmans took her sons Bryce and Louis to Sparky's on Monday, which was the first day of the season at the homemade ice cream store in downtown Columbia.
Tim Havens, Stephanie Carpenter and Emily Friedman, from left to right, enjoyed their ice cream on Monday, the first day of the season at Sparky's, the homemade ice cream store on Ninth Street. The statue of Sparky on the sidewalk welcomes customers.
Placed on the sidewalk along with its metal water container with water in it, the statue of Sparky, an 11-year-old bulldog that inspired the name of the homemade ice cream store, looks so realistic that sometimes passersby react to it.
The statue of Sparky faces the front door as a customer enters to buy ice cream on the first day of the season. Sparky's made its season opening on Monday.
Freshman starter Shakara Jones is averaging 11.1 points and 5.8 rebounds a game for the Tigers.
Ron Jones coached his daughter from her first interest in basketball from the third grade to her final high school game.
Since the suspension of five players stemming from an incident at Athena Night Club, Justin Safford has seen a substantial increase in playing time.
Landon Boone often tutors students from kindergarten to sixth grade after attending his basketball practice at Douglass.
Captain Joe Wilson, left, Gilad Kaufman, center, and captain Jake Hoffman, right, of the men's MU swimming and diving team stretch at their afternoon practice at the Student Recreation center. The team heads to Austin, Texas Tuesday morning for the Big 12 Championship.
February 24, 2008
Missouri defenders Keon Lawrence, left, and Vaidotas Volkas trap Colorado forward Marcus King-Stockton.
Lisa Zhou makes Valentine’s Day cards for her first-grade classmates at Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School in Columbia. Lisa’s teacher, Michelle Partington, said Lisa’s artwork is “extremely out-of-this-world.”