October 20, 2009
Every day, Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Chris Belcher visits a different school to have lunch with the students and speak to the faculty and staff.
October 19, 2009
The Columbia College soccer team co-captains Lloyd Jacobs, left, and Jordan Cox, right, are both seniors playing in their fourth season season for the Cougars. But their coach says they bring different leadership styles to the team.
Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert struggled passing the ball against Oklahoma State on Saturday in Stillwater, Okla.
Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads, foreground, looks on during the second half of Saturday's win against Baylor in Ames, Iowa.
Kaitlyn Ritchie practices serving Monday at the Epple Tennis and Park Complex.
Kaitlyn Ritchie returns a serve during practice Monday at the Epple Tennis and Park Complex. She is one of the MU women's tennis players that will be traveling to Norman, Okla., to compete in the ITA regionals.
From left, Tony Manansala, Paul Hood, William Clinch, and Jennifer Bukowsky confer during the murder trial held at the Boone County Courthouse on Monday. Clinch shot and killed his former brother-in-law in the McDonald's parking lot located on Clark Lane on September 2, 2007.
Travis Smith prepares for shoeing the hoof of a quarter horse named Tex. Smith has worked as a farrier for the last eight years, and for him, the job is a way to tend to the animals and "provide a service that is necessary in the fact that there are hoofs with a lot of work and constant use that need care," Smith said.
Don Zike prepares to pull a Cadillac Escalade onto the bed of his tow truck after the Columbia Police Department and the Columbia Fire Department ordered it cleared from the scene of a crash involving a pickup truck and this SUV on Paris Road by the off-ramp from U.S. 63 on Monday. Five people were injured in the crash. The two in critical condition were sent to University Hospital and the others were sent to Boone Hospital Center.
October 18, 2009
This fall's foliage show is nearing its peak in mid-Missouri. A few weeks ago, experts at the Missouri Department of Conservation predicted that warm sunny days and cool nights would produce a brilliant display. However, recent cold and damp weather suggesting the colors will be more muted.
Jam sessions, reuniting bands and unexpected instruments marked the final day of the 2009 Bluebird Music and Arts Festival. The second annual festival celebrated the Midwestern culture.
The club meets at 7 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month at Boone Landing to talk, buy, sell and trade. There are approximately 45 members, ranging in age from 8 to 80.
Denny Donnell is the original founder of Columbia's stamp collecting club, which became an official affiliate of the American Philatelic Society in 1970. Donnell has been collecting stamps since the 1940s and is a member of the stamp club to this day.
In addition to fields of vegetables, the Brabos also have a greenhouse so that crops can be grown year-round.
Mike Brabo looks over rows of vegetables.
Mike Brabo looks over purple cauliflower on the rural farm he owns with his wife, Carol, and their two children.
Curious turkeys flock toward a row of Hungarian paprika peppers, Friday in Clarkesville. Mike and Carol Brabo are part of a growing movement that reflects back to a time when food came from over there rather than overseas.
Freshman Amanda Masters swims the 100-yard breaststroke against Texas A&M on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, in the Mizzou Aquatics Center. Masters placed fourth in that event.
Freshman Dominique Bouchard swims the 200-yard backstroke against Texas A&M on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the Mizzou Aquatics Center. Bouchard placed first in that event.
Junior Morgan McCleery swims the 200-yard breaststroke against Texas A&M on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the Mizzou Aquatics Center. McCleery placed second in that event.