Financial management at Columbia Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Frankie Rose, left, listens as his wife, Ellen Rose, center, tells their financial management class about an experience with a creditor. Steven Blackburn, right, and Shelley Hey, front, also attended the class at Columbia Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Feb. 26.

The Johnson family

Nicole and Steve Johnson, have two children, 2-year-old Raegan, and 4-month-old Layne. The Johnsons attended a seminar called “Managing Your Money” at Grace Bible Church, and as a result, have been meeting with a financial counselor to discuss retirement.

The Boles make dinner together

Jane Boles, left, and Keith Boles prepare dinner in their home Feb. 26. To adjust to the changing economy, the Boles plan on cutting back how much they spend on dining out each month.

Keith and Jane Boles dine in

Keith Boles, left, and Jane Boles sit down to dinner in their home Feb. 26. The Boles are participating in a financial planning class to help them cut back on unneccesary expenses.

The Boles work on their budget

Keith Boles, left, and Jane Boles work out their monthly budget Feb. 26. The Boles enrolled in the Financial Peace University class to help them organize their finances.

Kansas fans cheer on Jayhawks against the Tigers

Kansas fans cheer on the Jayhawks in their men's basketball game against Missouri on March 1 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan. The Tigers lost 90-65.

KU fans include Civil War heritage in suppport of team

Jayhawks fans at Sunday's Missouri-Kansas men's basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan. display an altered reproduction of "Tragic Prelude" a mural by artist John Steuart Curry. The original did not include the trophy the reproduction shows abolitionist John Brown holding in his right hand.

Lyons goes up against Aldrich

Kansas center Cole Aldrich, left, tries to stop Missouri forward Leo Lyons at the basket in their game March 1 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan.

MU's DeMarre Carroll at Kansas

Missouri's DeMarre Carroll tries to take the ball through a tough Kansas defense March 1 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan.


Kyle Busch kisses the track after winning the NASCAR Shelby 427 auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Russ Kremer

Russ Kremer is president of the Missouri Farmers Union.

MU tennis

Missouri's Kaitlyn Ritchie rallied to win her singles match against Oklahoma's Peta Maree Lancaster on Sunday. Ritchie is originally from Bartlesville, OK.

Stephens Shanks mug

Kerri Shanks made a late decision to play basketball at Stephens College.

Stephens Shanks

Senior Kerri Shanks plays point guard for Stephens College. "She has a different dimension than most point guards. Their job is to run the team and be the coach on court," coach Dane Pavlovich said. "Shanks has the ability to do that and distribute the ball, and she's also a good scorer. She's had some great performances with her teammates and individual ones as well."

Film director fields questions

Film director Robert Kenner and discussion leader Jason Silverman listen to a question from an audience member during the Q&A following the showing of Kenner's film "Food, Inc." at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts during the True/False Film Festival. The film will open in New York and Los Angeles in late Spring.

Missouri coach Mike Anderson discouraged at Kansas

Missouri men's basketball coach Mike Anderson shows his frustration in the Tigers' 90-65 loss March 1 at rival Kansas.

Blue grass music performed for bus riders

The Sour Mash Hug Band played for bus riders as they were taken from the Blue Note to the Bull Pen livestock barn. "Fiddle" Mike Hays, on accordion, "Bots" on snare drum, Shiri Goldsmith, on kazoo, and "Blu Beverage", not shown, on the sousaphone, played blue grass music for the duration of the bus ride.

Chris Kelly mug

Chris Kelly is the state representative for Missouri's 24th District.

Leo Lyons scores 20 at Allen Fieldhouse

Missouri's Leo Lyons, left, can't get past Kansas' Mario Little on a drive to the basket in the Tigers' 90-65 loss March 1 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan. Lyons had more points than he has ever scored at Kansas with 20, but lost there for the fourth consecutive time.

A Jayhawk welcome

Kansas Jayhawk fans hold up newspapers and an abused Truman the Tiger doll to try to demoralize the MU Tigers before the game at Allen Fieldhouse.