Picking trash from the curb

Chad Crump of Columbia Public Works collects trash on Wednesday on Bouchelle Avenue in East Campus. Crump and his coworker, Calvin Drone, said they can service about 700 to 1,200 households over a six to seven hour day.

Cleaning up East Campus

Chad Crump of the Columbia Public Works Department collects trash on Wednesday on Rosemary Lane in East Campus. East Campus residents have complained that some of their neighbors are leaving trash on the curb days before Wednesday pick-up.

Breaking ground on Fire Station No. 9

Mayor Darwin Hindman cuts the ribbon on Columbia's new fire station as, from left, architect Erik Miller, Little Dixie Construction Company contractor John States and Second Ward Councilman Chris Janku break ground behind him during the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday.

Animal rights

Rockbridge senior prepares to end 4 years of play

Guard Kelsey Eckenrode dribbles along the 3 point perimeter at a March 3 practice. Eckenrode is one of three senior girls that have played together all four years of high school.

Positive shot

Senior forward Katherine Harry takes a shot in practice on March 3. She is one of three seniors that have played together since her freshman year.

Rockbridge seniors prepare for possible final game

Rock Bridge forward Rachel Rutter puts up a jump shot while friend and teammate Katherine Harry, 51, waits under the basket. The two seniors have played together, along with Kelsey Eckenrode, since freshman year.

Second-half breather

Senior Alyssa Hollins takes a breather in the second half of the Mizzou-Iowa game on March 3 in Columbia.

Stein calls out referee

Missouri women's basketball coach Cindy Stein yells at a referee in the Tigers' game against Iowa State on March 3, 2008 at Mizzou Arena.

Jones defends for MU

Shakara Jones, 44, posts up as Nicky Wieben, 5, defends at the MU women’s basketball game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Mizzou Arena on March 3. The Tigers lost the game, 62-47.

Sooner's star

Driving toward basket

Senior forward Jordan Dressler drives to the basket in practice on March 3. Dressler scored 19 points in the district finals against rival Hickman.

Preparing for sectionals

Junior guard Ricky Kreklow goes for a layup during practice on Tuesday, March 3. The team will travel to Union High school Wednesday night to face Waynesville in sectionals.

Getting honors

Rachel Oswald, left, has been named American Midwest Conference player of the week three times in her two years at Columbia College.

Scene of the fire

Firefighters of the Boone County Fire Department stand in front of the duplex building on Demaret Drive that caught fire on Monday. The cause of the fire is still under investigation; no one was injured in the fire.

Damage to the home

Boone County firefighters examine the interior of a home on Demaret Drive in northeast Columbia. The cause of the fire, which started in the north end of the house around 8:50 p.m. Monday, is under investigation.

Safe to return

Lt. Darren Day of the Boone County Fire Department tells Mercedes Austin, center, and Laurie Estes, right, that it's safe for them and their children to go back into their homes as their neighbor Chelsea Robinson, second from right, listens. Austin and Estes live in the west half of the duplex building on Demaret Drive. No one was injured in the fire.

Douglass Cassil

Tanner Cassil has had double-digit totals in points and rebounds in each of the Bulldogs' past three games.

Playing outside

Barbara Worley greets one of her five dogs moments after letting it out of its pen. "He's a runner dog. The others are just lazy all the time!" she said. The Worleys have five dogs, 20-something chickens and three rabbits.

Odds and ends, inside and out

As busy outside as the home is inside, the Worley's backyard on Woodie Proctor Road near Sapp features all kinds of odds and ends collected and saved up over time.