October 24, 2008
Callery pears, originally sterile ornamental trees, have hybridized and are spreading throughout Columbia's open grasslands. Bad branch angles and heavy branches make the species susceptible to splitting, which is dangerous around roads and power lines.
Gertie Combs talks to another Angel Food Ministries volunteer as she waits for customers looking for senior boxes. Senior boxes include 10 frozen meals tailored to seniors' dietary needs and sold at a discount. Combs has been a volunteer for several months along with her daughter and granddaughter.
Nan Larsen, center left, Karen Wingert, center right, and 15 other women decorated slabs of clay during a session of "Women with Wings." It was the first time the nonprofit art project took place outside Colorado, where it was started.
After the seven sessions at Orr Street Studios, in which participants stamped meaningful objects into clay, the slabs were taken to Colorado to be transformed into bronze-glazed towers.
One of Lorri Acott-Fowler's winged sculptures sits on a stand at Orr Street Studios. Each tower made from the clay slabs is topped with a long-legged figure to represent women rising above life's difficulties.
A group of women gathered at Orr Street Studios to share stories and memories during a session of "Women with Wings." The nonprofit art project, started by artist Lorri Acott-Fowler in Colorado, is meant to empower women by integrating their experiences into creative expression.
"Women with Wings" creator, Lorri Acott-Fowler, center, listens as Amelia Gandara, right, shares memories of the birth of her children. After each participant shared a memory, the women impressed slabs of clay with meaningful objects that they brought with them.
Heather Klemp, left, and Amelia Gandara, right, decorate slabs of clay at Orr Street Studios during a session of "Women with Wings."
MU football player Brock Christopher
MU football player Castine Bridges
Missouri tight end Chase Coffman leaps over a player in the first quarter of the SEMO game in October of 2008.
Mikala Houchins serves the ball for the Stephens volleyball team in their match Oct. 23 against McKendree. Both teams wore pink for the match at Stephens' Silverthorne Arena, which the Stars players organized as "Dig for the Cure" night in support of breast cancer awareness. Stephens lost to McKendree.
Members of Hickman cross country team prepare for their daily run Oct. 22 on the track at Hickman High School.
Democratic attorney general candidate Chris Koster gives his closing remarks during the third candidate debate Monday at Clayton High School in St. Louis. Koster was a Republican until August 2007 and was Cass County prosecuting attorney for 10 years.
Republican attorney general candidate Michael Gibbons addresses one of several topics during the third candidate debate Monday at Clayton High School in St. Louis. Gibbons is president pro tem of the Missouri Senate.
October 23, 2008
Members of MU's Alpha Phi, Lambda Chi Alpha and Beta Sigma Psi performed a skit, "A Traincar Named Derailment" at the Stripes in the Spotlight Competition.
Members of MU's Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Sigma and Delta Sigma Phi performed a skit, "Dude, Where's Carl Edwards' Car?" at the Stripes in the Spotlight Competition.
Paul and Paul of Beta Sigma Psi performed an original song between acts at the Stripes in the Spotlight Competition on Thursday night in Jesse Hall.
Brothers Sheldon, left, and Colby Gerau share kicking duties for the Bruins football team.
Bill Moorkamp, right, and Jason George build the campus decorations for Delta Tau Delta on Thursday. The house's decorations will depict a scene from the movie "Monsters, Inc."