Centralia student's pig gets first place

Tyler Martin, a Centralia High School student, shows off his 2009 Grand Champion Barrow on Saturday at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. His pig, Chrome, won the FFA/4-H competition on Friday.

Farmers process hogs

Farmers Isaac Phillips, left, and John Adam process hogs in a confinement building in Richland, Iowa.

Farmers walk on their farm

Farmers John Adam, left, and Isaac Phillips walk on their farm in Richland, Iowa.

Farmer enjoys his land

Farmer John Adam talks on his cell phone in a hog confinement building.

Farmer feeds hogs

Farmer Isaac Phillips feeds hogs in a confinement building on his farm.

Cantwell celebrates

Christian Cantwell of the United States celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's shot put at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday in Berlin.

Over the Hill Gang

Sidney Wilson pitches for the Over the Hill Gang during the Missouri State Senior Games on Aug. 15, 2009, at Cosmopolitan Park. The Over the Hill Gang lost its first game 22-14 to the K.C. 65s.

Missouri Senior State Games softball tournament

Dick Skinner cheers on his Over the Hill Gang teammates during the softball tournament at the Missouri State Senior Games on Aug. 15, 2009, at Cosmopolitan Park.

Moore takes break during scrimmage

Sophomore tailback De'Vion Moore takes a break during the Missouri Tigers' fall football scrimmage Saturday morning at Faurot Field.

Missouri Manor to be renovated

The Missouri Manor, built in 1927, is being renovated and the rooms will be turned into studio apartments.

Complex to be built behind Missouri Manor

By fall 2010, the property manager of the Missouri Manor hopes to build a new 24-unit apartment complex behind the manor. The new complex would serve as additional studio apartments for MU students.

Woman gets puppy kisses

Cathy Murphy receives kisses from Tami, who is waiting to be walked at Columbia Second Chance. Tami is one of the many dogs Second Chance hopes will find a loving family.

Coulter moves to starting role

Senior defensive end Brian Coulter runs through a pass rush drill during morning practice Friday. Coulter has moved into a starting role for the Tigers this season and is feeling more comfortable with the team's defensive system.

Police guard rooms at Eastwood Motel

Columbia Police Department officers and detectives guard rooms 32 and 33 at the Eastwood Motel on Friday morning.

Jane Austen meets zombies

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” has become a best-seller since it was published earlier this year and has sparked a trend in literary monster mashups. “Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters” will hit stores next month.

Soul Seat

Pack Matthews' Soul Seat was first conceived in the summer of 2008, and two dozen have already been made and many sold. The base is made of Arctic birch plywood, and the seat can be surfaced with virtually any material.

Showing off their work

Isaiah Berry, center, points out his signature to his sister Sanora Berry, left, and Columbia School Board of Education member Jan Mees, right. The painting was unveiled at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009.

Taking physical education a step further

James Whitt, a new member of the Columbia Public Schools Board of Education, practices with participants of the cPhase Sports Association. From left to right: Jordan Jones, Vince Spears, 13, and Aaron Canty, 12. Whitt is the executive director of cPhase, a non-profit that aims to provide mid-school and high school boys with athletic, educational, social and spiritual support. “I’ve been a basketball fanatic all my life, and I’ve always been interested in working with youth. It’s a labor of love,” he said Wednesday, June 17, 2009.

Moving in

School board member Ines Segert moves into her new office in Lowry Hall at MU on August 7. Segert will be the new associate director of the MU Honors College.

Hands on education

Dr. Tom Rose flashes a look of concern and empathy for the chocolate lab he has just neutered as veterinary technician Aleisha Riddle performs a post-operation procedure Monday, August 10th, 2008. Dr. Rose first became involved with Columbia schools when his clinic participated in the partners in education program at Mill Creek Elementary School some years ago. He has since become a School Board member. "It's a great opportunity to help and give back to the community," said Rose.