Heat doesn't keep 'Othello' actors from rehearsal [Photo]

Sound and lights engineer Megan Dittman watches the opening moments of "Othello" while Elisa Bratten, as Desdemona, and Seth Showalter, as Othello, pass time waiting for their cues on Wednesday during one of the final dress rehearsals at Maplewood Barn Community Theatre in Nifong Park. Despite some triple digit temperatures, the cast rehearsed four to five days a week for the last eight weeks.

'Othello' sets recycled from previous plays [Photo]

Joe Pritchard captures video of Jason Cascio as Iago during the dress rehearsal for "Othello" at the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre in Nifong Park on Wednesday. As a result of the fire at the barn in April, the sets were made of recycled lumber from the first two shows of the season, and nearly all of the costumes were handmade or pulled from actors' personal collections. The show opens Friday at 8 p.m.

Maplewood Barn Community Theatre features 'Othello' [Photo]

Iago, played by Jason Cascio, rolls out of the line of attack as Roderigo, played by Joshua Johnson, goes in for the kill during the "Othello" dress rehearsal Wednesday at the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre in Nifong Park. Desdemona, played by Elisa Bratten, Gratiano, played by Richard Buffington, and Othello, played by Seth Showalter, watch from above. The show opens Friday at 8 p.m.

Archery a BrandKamp family tradition [Video]

Kelsey Brandkamp, 16, who was introduced to archery at a young age, won her class in last year's Show-Me State Games archery competition. She will be competing again this year in both the field archery competition on Saturday at Stephens Park and the 3D archery competition on Sunday in Moberly.

BP oil spill affects local businesses [Photo]

James "Putt" Braud, 53, of Belle Chase, La., said the spill had killed his business. "It's down to zero," he said. "Can't pay my bills."

BP official briefs fishermen about compensation [Photo]

Kenneth Feinberg discusses BP's $20 billion compensation fund with fishermen affected by the spill in Plaquemines Parish, La.

Children stay cool at Stephens Lake Park [Video]

With a high temperature of 90 degrees and a heat index of 95, people at Stephens Lake Park were swimming in the lake and running through the Sprayground to stay cool.

Kelsey Brandkamp archery [Photo]

Kelsey Brandkamp, 16, looks down the sights of her compound bow at the Missouri Bowhunters Association 3D Archery competition in Millersburg on July 10, 2010. "I'm around archery all day, every day. If I'm not shooting in the backyard, I'll be asking one of my friends to come over and shoot with me, or I'll be talking to someone about it, or just be at the store working with people," Brandkamp said.

Kelsey Brandkamp [Photo]

Kelsey Brandkamp, 16, is competing in both the Show-Me State Games field and 3D archery competitions this year. Brandkamp has been shooting since the age of five and took first in the 2009 Show-Me State Games 3D archery shoot in her class.

Brandkamp archery [Photo]

Kelsey Brandkamp, 16, watches the target as Devan Wiss, 15, shoots at the Missouri Bowhunters Association 3D Archery competition in Millersburg on July 10, 2010. "When you go to these shoots, you start knowing everybody there and eventually they grow into family," Brandkamp said. "My teammates are my family."

Passengers wait for buses inside Wabash Station [Photo]

Derek Silvey, left, and Randy Rosson, far right, wait for their bus along with other passengers at Wabash Station on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007.

Riders wait for Columbia Transit buses [Photo]

Buses wait at Wabash Station for riders on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008.

Paulsell Wheelchair [Photo]

Sharon Paulsell attaches one of her wheel chair seat covers onto a wheel chair in her office on Thursday, July 15. "It [the seat covers] initiates conversation," said Paulsell.

Veteran's Air Show [Photo]

Sharon Paulsell wheelchair seat covers sit on a few chairs at the Veteran's Air Show on May 28. Paulsell and her Husband donated over 70 seat covers for the Honor Flights program. No one in Paulsell's family uses a wheelchair. She said, "If it wasn't for Honor Flights I wouldn't have thought about it," said Paulsell.

Wheelchair Personalitites [Photo]

Sharon Paulsell makes wheelchair back covers that let people with disabilities express themselves with a cover of their choice, or they can design a cover themselves on the website. "I found things to go around the wheels and arms, but I didn’t find anything for the person in the wheelchair to express themselves, and that's why it's the name for our business, Wheel Chair Personalities." Paulsell said.

MU wheelchair basketball camp comes to a close [Video]

The 2nd annual MU Wheelchair Basketball Camp running from Sunday to today has come to a close. Twenty-six players from 11 different states participated in the camp which helped them to improve their skills in the game they love.

Passengers drive to Wabash station [Photo]

This postcard depicts cars outside Wabash station.

Train leaves Wabash Railroad Depot [Photo]

A train leaves the Wabash Railroad Depot in this sepia-toned, screened photo postcard, postmarked and dated 1915.

1955 drawing of Columbia Wabash Depot [Photo]

Duane Lyon of Fulton produced this Feb. 18, 1955, drawing of Columbia Wabash Depot.

Passengers wait for buses at Wabash station [Photo]

Passengers wait to board the buses at Wabash station on July 13, 1986.