July 31, 2007
Jake Mingus is the evening coordinator for the chair removal effort this week. Mingus, a member of Troop 233, is volunteering for his Eagle Scout project.
A volunteer at the Missouri Theatre helps stack chair backs and seats as they are removed from the theater floor. The chairs in the best condition will be sold to the public.
Ann Wakeman unscrews upright armrests from the floor of the Missouri Theatre on Monday evening. Volunteers are needed all this week to help with various demolition tasks. This portion of the restoration project is expected to take over 300 man-hours.
July 30, 2007
Brett Dufur talks about the beauty of the Missouri River. A full-time book publisher and part-time river guide, Dufur is about to take 26 high school students from the St. Louis area on a canoe trip. For most of these students, this is their first time paddling a canoe.
Watch a slideshow of the Drum Corps International competition at Faurot Field on Sunday.
John Young and Jared Wehmeyer head back to the boat landing on the Missouri River after a good night of catfishing. Upcoming meetings will discuss potential regulation changes to improve the quality of catfishing and its ability to remain as fruitful in the future.
John Young and Jared Wehmeyer hoist a 52.8-pound catfish into their boat on the Missouri River near the I-70 crossing. The shallow spot is a local favorite of Young's.
John Young holds up Jared Wehmeyer's 62.3-pound catfish, Wehmeyer's first catch to break the 50-pound mark.
John Young diplays one of the hooks he uses for catching large catfish.
Brett Dufur, top, helps high school students from St. Louis pile into their canoes in Rocheport on Wednesday. Dufur leads trips along the Missouri River; this group trekked from Rocheport to Huntsdale.
Stacey Torrey, left, engages in a water fight with another high school student during one of the breaks along the trip. In all, 26 students took the trip down the Missouri River.
Dufur, right, gathers students Kayla Young, center, and Davion Sanders, back, to explain the history of the Missouri River.
Sev Behrer saves the day, dragging a canoe out of the water after a pair of students tipped it over just minutes into the trip. Luckily, this was the last such incident for the group.
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Beau Claridge from Kansas City throws the javelin Sunday at the Show-Me State Games’ track meet. It was one of 13 events he competed in to raise money for Special Olympics.
Marisa Frazier of Nixa walks past the empty pool at the MU Recreation Center on her way to Sunday’s swimming awards ceremony.
Brian Thompson adjusts his headphones before his turn in the skeet event.
Jacob Lawghuin, left, 12, and his brother Kale, 13, wait to shoot during during the Show-Me State Games skeet shooting on Sunday, July 29, 2007 at Cedar Creek Rod and Gun Club near Columbia, Mo.