November 1, 2009
There are 21 businesses with payday-loan licenses in Columbia. Nine of these businesses are in the First Ward, eight are found in the Second Ward and two are in each of the Third and Sixth wards.
October 31, 2009
Kids of all ages and their families came to the Hearnes Center Field House on Saturday to play games, bounce on moonwalks and collect even more candy at the annual Tiger Night of Fun. Here are a few kids who were excited about their costumes.
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Witches, wild things and Scarlett O'Hara, oh my!
The Tigers host SIU Edwardsville at the Hearnes Center on Saturday evening. Setter Kate Harris, No. 8, and outside hitter Julianna Klein, No. 6, attempt to block an attack.
The Tigers hosts SIU Edwardsville at Hearnes Center on Saturday. Setter Kate Harris, center, puts a ball up in the air for an attack that was the finishing kill for the night.
Hickman High School senior Jared Tonyan (seen in white) attempts to steal the ball from Smith-Cotton High School junior Dakota Shepard during tournament play on Saturday. The Kewpies used their home field advantage to sweep Smith-Cotton 7-0.
Hickman High School senior Matthew Baker, No. 11, tries to beat Smith-Cotton High School juniors Chris Quatzecua (left) and Tommy Lor (right) to the ball during tournament play on Saturday. The Hickman Kewpies swept their competition, finishing 7-0. They will next play Rock Bridge High School on November 3 at 5 p.m.
Kate Sherwood applies the beginnings of zombie makeup to Lydia Strange as part of Columbia Access Television's 2009 COMO Zombie Walk, on Saturday. Strange told Sherwood that she wanted her makeup to look like "my boyfriend beat me up and left me in a dumpster."
As part of the COMO Zombie Walk event, Columbia Access Television (CAT) aired a live show, staged as a news program, where zombies like Logan Lemmon (glasses) and Nick Howland (stocking cap) attacked anchor Chase Thompson, on Saturday. As the live broadcast continued, Thompson's crew disappeared. He was attacked by a zombie and then the camera panned to show the parade of zombies staggering through the building.
Zombies wait for their cue as part of Columbia Access Television's COMO Zombie Walk television event on Saturday. Joel Shettlesworth (lower left) led the onslaught of zombies, which overran the station and ate anchor Chase Thompson.
Sherry Powell, a dental hygienist, demonstrates to a kindergarten class at Blue Ridge Elementary what happens when sugar and bacteria combine in their mouths. Powell, along with representatives from the Student National Medical Association regional conference, went to classrooms to explain healthy habits and Halloween safety.
Kindergartner Kaylee Cornell, 5, left center, practices washing her hands during a demonstration by participants of the Student National Medical Association regional conference on Friday at Blue Ridge Elementary School. Along with hygiene tips, kids at the school also learned how to stay safe on Halloween.
Sherry Powell, left, a dental hygienist, demonstrates to the kindergarten class at Blue Ridge Elementary what happens when sugar and bacteria combine in their mouths on Friday. Powell, along with representatives from the Student National Medical Association regional conference, went to classrooms to explain healthy habits and Halloween safety.
Sean Weatherspoon shakes the hands of the Mizzou fans at the end of the Missouri Tigers' win on Saturday.
Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert tries to escape a tackle by Anthony Perkins during the fourth quarter of Missouri's 36-17 victory over Colorado.
Ralphie, the live buffalo mascot at the University of Colorado, leads the players onto the field before the game and at the beginning of the second half.
MU sophomore Jerrell Jackson pulls in a one-handed catch against CU defender Jeff Smart. Tigers went into halftime leading the Buffaloes 33-3.
On Oct. 31, Columbia residents dress up and ride bikes to Rocheport to celebrate Halloween.
Jack Hathman travels across the United States selling swords at renaissance fairs; it has been his job for 11 years. Along the way, Hathman has connected with artisans and entertainers, building the foundation for the Columbia Renaissance Fair. Hathman, and his wife, Shanna, asked their loyal cast to participate in this year’s festivities, which included belly dancing, sword fighting, axe throwing and vendors selling handcrafted artwork. Columbia’s fourth annual renaissance fair was held Oct. 17 and 18 at Boone County Fairgrounds. Next year, the couple plans to move the fair into a permanent location, where it can grow in size and number.
Colorado middle linebacker Marcus Burton stops a diving Derrick Washington just short of the end zone in the first half of today's game in Boulder.
October 30, 2009
The Hickman Kewpie offense lines up before the snap during their game against Jefferson City Friday night.