September 4, 2010
Missouri wide receiver Wes Kemp breaks away from the Illinois defense in Saturday's Tigers victory in St. Louis.
Anna Vincent, 5, watches the Golden Girls perform with her sister, Molly, 9, during the Mizzou Alumni Association's pep rally on Saturday before the Illinois game outside the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
Kelly Heins, a 2010 Homecoming Steering Committee member, hands out spirit signs during the Mizzou Alumni Association's pre-game pep rally on Saturday outside the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
The Golden Girls, MU's dance team, rally fans at the MU Alumni Association pep rally Saturday in St. Louis. Speakers at the rally included Sen. Kit Bond, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton and MU Athletic Director Mike Alden.
Before the start of the Rock Bridge game against Riverview Gardens, Abby Hake laughs with a fellow cheerleader. The game started nearly one hour late due to the delay of the away team, and Rock Bridge cheerleaders kept their fans excited during the lull of activity.
Rock Bridge sophomore Freeman Simmons pushes Rashid Troupe of Riverview Gardens out of the way when running downfield in the second quarter. Rock Bridge posted 29 points in the second quarter.
Rock Bridge players Ian Patterson and Corey Reuter talk to Landon Ray, 9, the team's water boy before the game.
Rock Bridge fans Kayla Howard, Jade Johnson and Peyton Kuligowski, watch as the Rock Bridge band and the Bruin Girls perform during the half-time show.
Lavell Meeks of Riverview Gardens yanks Rock Bridge sophomore Freeman Simmons down after he receives the ball. Rock Bridge outscored Riverview Gardens 43-12
Rock Bridge quarterback Mark Pickerel escapes Larry Fletcher of Riverview Gardens in the third quarter Friday night. Pickerel ran for two touchdowns, one of them for 81 yards.
September 3, 2010
Hickman senior Alex Keith looks down field after a punt off the leg of teammate Wesley Leftwich during Friday's game against the Wentzville Holt on Friday. Keith blocked a punt and had two sacks for the Kewpies.
Police are still looking for the man who robbed U.S. Bank on Broadway early Friday afternoon. They are looking for a man who is roughly 5 feet 6 inches and about 30 years old.
Hutchison, a recent junior college transfer, dribbles during practice for the Columbia College Cougars.
Columbia College junior John Hutchison shoots goals during practice Thursday at the R. Marvin Owens Soccer Stadium. Hutchison scored the Cougars' only goal in their season-opening win against John Brown University on Aug. 28.
Major Crimes Unit detective Jeff Nichols investigates a robbery of the U.S. Bank on Tenth Street and Broadway that occurred at 12:26 p.m. today. Columbia Police Public Information Officer Jill Wieneke reported that a man approached the clerk at the bank and passed her a note acknowledging that it was a robbery. Police are searching for a white male, about 5'7”, wearing a blue and white checkered shirt and white hat. Nichols said he found fingerprints on the door.
Don McCubbin, executive vice president of Shelter Insurance Companies, holds up a calculator to add up donation pledges for the Heart of Missouri United Way on Friday, Sept. 3, at the campaign rally in the Tiger Hotel Ballroom. $3.3 million was pledged this year toward helping Columbia communities.
Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters Georgalu Swoboda, left, and Executive Director of the Voluntary Action Center Cindy Mustard, right, announce a pledge for the Heart of Missouri United Way Campaign Rally on Friday, Sept. 3, at the Tiger Hotel Ballroom. The total amount pledged for this year's campaign is $3.3 million. Last year, $3.2 million was pledged, but $3.26 million was actually raised.
Mervin Beechy stands near the Mexico goat, known as Billy the kid, Billy Goat Gruff and just Billy, on Thursday at the Missouri Livestock Market Center in Mexico. Since capturing the runaway goat, Beechy has kept it at the stockyard during the day and transfers the goat to an undisclosed location at night because he fears for its safety and is worried someone else may try to steal it. Beechy plans to put the goat up for auction Sept. 9 with proceeds benefiting the Audrain Humane Society in Mexico.
"Billy Goat Gruff," a goat that eluded capture while roaming around Mexico, Mo., for the past week, stands in a pen on Thursday at the Missouri Livestock Market Center in Mexico. The goat was lassoed by Mervin Beechy on Tuesday night outside a Dairy Queen. The goat, a 4-year-old Boar/Nubian crossbreed, became well-known throughout Missouri and amassed more than 10,000 "likes" on Facebook.