September 16, 2007
Autumn Barrier, 11, glances at a possum purse with her father, Bret Barrier, at Sunday’s 30th Annual Heritage Festival and Craft Show at Nifong Park. “Can you imagine if a cell phone goes off in this purse? On vibrate?” Bret Barrier asked his daughter. The purse, made by Ron Jansen of Kampsville, Ill., took nearly four hours to make — three hours to tan the hide and 45 minutes to turn the pelt into a purse.
Couples dance to the norteño rhythms of Willy Vela y Sus Aguilillos on Saturday at Salón Azteca in McBaine. The new dance club features Latin music with a disc jockey on Friday nights and live bands on Saturday nights.
Close to midnight, Enrique Garcia — one of 30 men at the new dance club Salón Azteca on Saturday — watches the dance floor.
Oscar Regino plays the accordion for a Latin band based in Kansas City, Kan.
Team Stunderwood member Matt Underwood checks the take from the previous scene as members Sean Ludwig and Drew Stewart adjust the microphone boom. All the teams were given romance as their genre and "a heavy object" as a prop to build a short film around in the One Night Stand movie-making competition on Saturday.
Missouri defensive end Evander “Ziggy” Hood, center, attempts to free himself from a block against Western Michigan on Saturday.
September 15, 2007
Chris Byers and his fiancee, Shari Schneider
Trailer No. 22 stands on cinder blocks at Blackfoot Estates in Columbia on Saturday.
Trailer No. 20 has a number of its street-front windows broken that are covered with plastic at Blackfoot Estates on Saturday.
Diego Cigala milks a model cow at an exhibit at the Heritage Festival. The cow’s udders were filled with water, not milk.
Patricia Hopper dances with the Mule Kicker Cloggers, from Fulton, on Saturday. The Mule Kickers shared billing with the cowboy poets and bluegrass bands at the Heritage Festival’s first day.
September 14, 2007
Click here for a look at how Tom and Jenna Moran live day-to-day in their strawbale home in Cooper County, Mo.
Click here for a slideshow of Stage 4 of the Tour of Missouri, which started in Lebanon, Mo., and ended in Columbia on Friday.
Danielle Linneman, center, is one of many freshmen stepping up for Rock Bridge’s softball team this season. Twelve freshmen are included on the 25-member squad.
Columbia College forward Lloyd Jacobs, left, said mistakes and a loss of concentration have hurt the team.
Rock Bridge High School juniors Kelsey Yang, left, and Becca Brocksmith send text messages from their cell phones during a lunch break in the school’s “cell phone zone” outside the cafeteria. Rock Bridge has relaxed its policy on student cell phone use. Students can now use phones in special areas.
Rock Bridge senior Sky Robinson sends a message during lunch.