Carly Meyer, 3, shows off clean hands while enjoying a cup of frozen yogurt with her mother, Chrissy, on Tuesday afternoon, January 18th at the brand new Red Mango in downtown Columbia, MO. Commenting on the yogurt shop, Chrissy Meyer said, 'I’m so glad they have one here now.' A Mizzou student gazes at the moon through the telescope on Nov. 9th at the Laws Observatory on top of the Physics Building of the University of Missouri. The Central Missouri Astronomers Association has partnered with the Astronomy Department and opens the observatory to the public every Wednesday evening throughout the year, weather permitting. Bob Gallo, center, operates a 1913 Case steam traction engine, featuring a 50 horsepower engine with an operating weight of near 20,000 pounds, on Sept. 11th during the Parade of Power. The Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association puts on the annual Back to the Farm show which celebrates early American agriculture. Derek Carson sounds the call to 'March!' on March 4th as the True False Film Festival's March March Parade begins. The annual parade is connected to the film festival and is open to anyone who wants to march, but the wackier the costume the better. Future Farmers of America students score Angus heifers and market hogs during the judging competition of the 83rd annual Missouri FFA Convention on April 14th at the Trowbridge Livestock Center. Students were given 12 minutes per category of animals to inspect and score the livestock. Two surgeons, including chair of the Department of Surgery at MU Health Care Dr. Jerry Rogers, control the robotic arms of the new dual-console Da Vinci Surgical System on Jan. 27th at University Hospital. A team of two surgeons look at a true three-dimensional image showing how the system is able to perform precision maneuvers allowing for less invasive surgery. Allen Crane prepares to maneuver a bucket truck with Jilly Dos Sants, center, and Jessica Porter, right, on March 12th across the street from the Columbia Municipal Power Plant. All the students participating in Saturday Science got the opportunity to go in the bucket nearly 70 feet in the air. Two employees complete a final sanding by hand of oak wine barrels produced on Dec. 9th at A & K Cooperage in Higbee, MO. The cooperage has been owned and operated by the Kerby family for three generations and produces around 5000 barrels a year. Sandra Knoerr enjoys a crisp morning while walking Maggie, left, and Jed, right, on Jan. 27th at Stephens Lake Park. Columbia residents woke up to many outdoor surfaces covered by hoar frost, a type of frost distinguished by white ice crystals that grow during cold clear nights. Mark Bendel works on an Trek mountain bike in for a tune-up at Walt's Bicycle Fitness and Wilderness Company on April 21st. Bendel is the service manager at Walt's and has worked on bikes almost continuously since 1981. A spare stove sits in a backyard on Sept. 20th in the ranching community of Miracle, Mexico. Locals raise mostly sheep, goats and chicken with most families having lived in the area since the Mexican Revolution of the early 1900s. Charles Atainson prepares to oil a gigantic four-cylinder engine removed from a power plant on Sept. 11th and is now used with farm equipment connected to its large flywheel. The motor was fired up as part of the annual Back to the Farm show which celebrates early American agriculture. Columbia College’s star pitcher Valerie Teter was hit in the face by a line drive from William Woods batter Audrey Crabtree on May 3rd in the bottom of the second inning in the second semifinal game of the American Midwest Conference Tournament. Teter was taken by emergency crews to the hospital for a broken nose and Columbia College’s tournament hopes were ended by 0-1 and 8-9 losses. While more expensive than traditional incandescent bulbs, compact florescent lamps use a fraction of the amount of energy for near equivalent lighting, resulting in lower utility bills and less energy required from power companies. Countries around the world are phasing out traditional incandescent bulbs in favor of more energy efficient forms of lighting and according to energystar.gov a 60W equivalent CFL can save as much as $40 in electricity over its lifetime.