COLUMBIA – This week, Missourian photographers captured images of roaming pigs, jump rope tricks, an information bus and a caring mechanic.
In this photo by J. Evan Arnold, Robert Garrett sits on the COMO Connect Information Bus on Tuesday at The Central Pantry of the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, ready to answer questions about Columbia's new public transit system. The information bus visited locations around Columbia last week to teach residents about the new bus system, which launches Aug. 4.
In this photo by Matt McCormack, Josh "Popeye" Clark checks out a bike brought in for repair July 13 at his garage. Clark is committed to fostering a family-like atmosphere in his garage and with his costumers. He shares his knowledge of bikes with them so they can be successful riders.
Matt Epstein leads a group guitar lesson for Lauren VerBrugge, center, Jacob Shabaka and Marissa Edmiston during Compass Music Camp on Thursday in this photo by J. Evan Arnold. Epstein exercised the campers' scales and solo improvisation skills to get them ready for their Saturday performance.
Maggie Coreggia, 16, performs standing pushups in sync to a jump rope swung by Mount Hope Show-Me Jumpers coach Charlene May and other members of the group in this photo by T.J. Thomson. The performance was part of Friday's opening ceremony of the 30th Show-Me State Games.
Pigs roam inside a barn on Friday at a Two Mile Pork hog farm in Monroe City in this photo by Shannon Elliott. Each barn holds 1,000 pigs. The pigs had been there for two weeks and weighed between 70 and 80 pounds. They were expected to triple in size by the time they leave the barn.