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Former student shares experiences

Linda Green browses through photos of her childhood days, when she attended a one room schoolhouse in southern Iowa. Green spoke about her experiences in that schoolhouse and the role one room schoolhouses have played in history for the One Read program, sponsored by KOPN Tuesday.

Schoolhouse celebration emphasizes classroom history

MU student Sarah Byrne talks about a book with Tatum Owens at the Newcomer Schoolhouse Tuesday at Shelter Gardens. Byrne was a volunteer for the One Read event that focused on the roles one room school houses have played in history.

Rock Bridge offensive lineman Skylar Hinton is carted off the field on Sept. 12

Rock Bridge offensive lineman Skylar Hinton gets carted off the field after breaking his left fibula in a loss to McCluer North on Sept. 12, 2008.

Buffalo quarterback Drew Willy is described by his coach as a team leader

Although quarterback Drew Willy, a team leader among the Bulls, downplays his ability to make teammates better, Buffalo coach Turner Gill said it’s one of the senior’s biggest assets.

Hickman softball pitcher Taylor Cowan celebrates perfect game

Taylor Cowan celebrates with teammates after Hickman’s win. Her coach Courtney Haskell calls her a workhorse.

Soccer player adjusts to U. S. life

Dylan Barduzzi motions to his Columbia Cougar teammates on Wednesday during a soccer match against their Lindenwood rivals. Barduzzi, a freshman from Brazil, did not find the back of the net during his team's 2-1 loss.

Hickman pitcher Taylor Cowan throws perfect game

Hickman senior Taylor Cowan makes her delivery against Rock Bridge on Thurday night. Cowan threw a perfect game in the Kewpies 1-0 victory at University Field on the MU campus.

Brazil native Tally Mattos digs during a Columbia Cougars volleyball practice

Tally Mattos digs during a Columbia Cougars volleyball practice. Mattos, whose home is in Brazil, enjoys chatting with her friends there via MSN Messenger. Browsing the web is among her interests, and it was through the Internet that she was recruited for the Cougars' team.

Gary Smith's cast covers his dislocated wrist

Gary Smith's right forearm is covered by the cast he received after dislocating his wrist during Hickman's first football game of the season against Liberty. Smith, a running back for the Kewpies, hopes to return to the field in a week despite once having thought he would not be allowed to compete in his senior season.

Gary Smith looks on at a Hickman football practice

Hickman running back Gary Smith watches his teammates practice on Wednesday afternoon. He couldn't play because of a dislocated wrist he suffered during the first game of the season against Liberty. Although it initially appeared he would be out for the year, Smith will be able to play out his senior season.

Human Society lacks funding

Lacie Thompson takes a dog out of its cage in the kennel of the Humane Society for some outdoor exercise before all the dogs go to sleep for the night Thursday. "I don't care about anything else but taking care of them," Thompson said.

Albright speaks at MU

Madeleine Albright speaks at MU's Memorial Union on Thursday about foreign policy on behalf of the Barack Obama campaign for president. Some of the things she cited as being Obama's strengths are his curious mind and "his capability of thinking in 21st century terms."

Police still looking for Sapphire Lounge shooting suspects

Police are still looking for two men suspected of firing at officers outside Sapphire Lounge early Thursday morning. The incident resulted in nearly the department's entire on-duty staff getting called to the scene.

Albright speaks

Madeleine Albright speaks at MU's Memorial Union on Thursday about foreign policy on behalf of the Barack Obama campaign for president. Some of the things she cited as being Obama's strengths are his curious mind and "his capability of thinking in 21st century terms."

Task Force 1 returns

Doug Westhoff, Missouri Task Force 1 leader, unloads equipment after returning from Louisiana. Westhoff is one of 80 members from the task force, a division of the Boone County Fire Protection District, that went to help with Hurricane Ike destruction.

Charles Davis mug

Charles Davis

Start of service day

Karen Sherin and her four-year-old son, Matthew, wash their hands when they arrive at the Central Missouri Food Bank in Columbia. Sherin is a missionary who works with rural poverty. She recently started volunteering at the food bank.

Learning to label

Brittany Mullen, Karen Sherin and her son Matthew label cans at the food bank.

Food bank service

Karen Sherin and her four-year-old son, Matthew, wash their hands when they arrive at the Central Missouri Food Bank in Columbia. Sherin is a missionary who works with rural poverty. She recently started volunteering at the food bank.

Columbia Food Bank service

Matthew Sherin carries two cans back to the table while his mom, Karen Sherin, grabs another box at the Central Missouri Food Bank in Columbia on Monday, Sept. 8, 2008. Sherin and her son volunteer at the food bank once a month.
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