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Kevin Costner greets fans

Kevin Costner greets fans on his way from the tour bus to Room 38 restaurant and lounge where he had a meet and greet with selected fans before his concert with Modern West at the Blue Note on Monday.

Carl Edwards poses with a fan at Costner concert

NASCAR driver Carl Edwards poses for a picture with Melinda Peak of Centertown in front of the Blue Note before the concert of Kevin Costner and Modern West on Monday.

Fans line up to see Kevin Costner

Fans line up outside the Blue Note before the concert of Kevin Costner and Modern West on Monday.

Kevin Costner in Columbia

Kevin Costner performs with his band, Modern West, at the Blue Note on Monday.

Grant student Brianna Ellis listens to Rep. Steve Hobbs

Brianna Ellis, center, listens as one of her classmates asks Rep. Steve Hobbs a question on Friday. Hobbs came to speak in front of a class of fifth-graders at Grant Elementary School as part of the "Civic Month."

Grant fifth-grader Maddie Mutrux

Maddie Mutrux, a fifth-grader at Grant Elementary School, listens to Rep. Steve Hobbs talking about his responsibilities as a state representative on Friday.

Grant student introduces Hobbs

Maddie Mutrux, third from left, introduces Rep. Steve Hobbs, right, to her classmates at Grant Elementary School on Friday. Maddie invited Hobbs to speak about his responsibilities as a state representative as a part of the "Civic Month" at her school. Maddie interviewed Hobbs on the phone the night before. "I asked him if he was a dog or a cat person," Maddie mentioned, "but he said he was a tractor person."

Power wheelchair soccer practice

Stewart Bailey and Aimee Wehmeier line up to receive a corner ball at a power soccer practice. According to the rules, the receiver must be 15 feet away from the person kicking the ball in bounds and the opposing team's player must be behind them.

Rep. Steve Hobbs speaks to fifth-graders

Rep. Steve Hobbs speaks about the responsibilities of a state representative to fifth-graders at Grant Elementary School on Friday as part of the "Civic Month." "That's my favorite part of this job. ... when I get to go to my schools," Hobbs said. "(The children) have so many questions and (are) so eager to learn."

Power wheelchair scrimmage

Greg Abbott, right, receives a pass from his teammate Tucker Johnsen during a half-court scrimmage of the power soccer team's practice. Half-court scrimmages consist of teams of six: three players on offense, two players on defense and a goalie.

Fans watch Super Bowl

Monique Anderson reacts to what was initially ruled the Steelers' first touchdown in Superbowl XLIII, but was then overturned, on Sunday. Anderson attended a watch party for the Parkade Baptist Church Youth Group hosted by church members Wanda and Jim Scott. The Scotts opened their home to more than 40 youths of all ages.

Pitsburgh Steelers win Super Bowl

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin holds hands as they watch the end of the fourth quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl. In a game filled with sudden swings of momentum the Steelers prevailed over the Arizona Cardinals 27-23.

Empty bowls score

The judges of Christian Fellowship's Souper Bowl of Caring on Sunday had a variety of soups to score in three separate categories: broth, chili and chowder. The empty crockpots at the end of the event showed the attendees' favorites. The winner of each category received a soup ladle. The organizers plan to upload the recipes of the entered soups on their Web site at christianfellowship.com.

Soup in a cup

Jim Shay tastes a soup entered in the broth-based category at Christian Fellowship's Souper Bowl of Caring. All the money collected will be given to the Central Missouri Food Bank. Attendees paid a dollar per cup of soup with the goal of collecting 500 dollars for the food bank on Sunday. Organizers said they hope the Souper Bowl will become a church tradition.

Souper Bowl fans cheer

Monique Anderson reacts to what was initially ruled the Steelers' first touchdown in Superbowl XLIII, but was then overturned, on Sunday. Anderson attended a watch party for the Parkade Baptist Church Youth Group hosted by church members Wanda and Jim Scott. The Scotts opened their home to more than 40 youths of all ages.

Fresh eggs

Alexis Koefoed holds freshly laid eggs while standing inside a henhouse at the Soul Food Farm in Vacaville, Calif. Rising in popularity is the product of "pastured" poultry, hens that have roamed free as a, well, bird.

Pastured poultry

Alexis Koefoed poses with a hen while standing inside a henhouse at the Soul Food Farm in Vacaville, Calif., in December 2008. Eggs are going gourmet.

Hen with eggs

A hen climbs into a spot to lay eggs inside a henhouse at the Soul Food Farm in Vacaville, Calif., on Dec. 19, 2008. Eggs are gaining in popularity among Americans again, but they aren't all the supermarket variety. Today's eggs come with blue shells and from ostriches and quails.

Cutting hair, keeping friends

Ever enjoying her work at the Shear Image Family Hair Salon, Brenda Mahoney laughs at a joke told by one her many loyal customers while she puts the finishing touches on Mardie Bruner's twice-monthly coiffure Friday afternoon in Hallsville.

Lindsay Toler

Lindsay Toler is a columnist for the Missourian
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