May 11, 2009
Steve Peuster has been mowing a "99" on a patch of hill along highway H near the Columbia Regional Airport since the 2005 NASCAR season. Ninety-nine is local racing superstar Carl Edward's Sprint Cup Series number. "I figured he's running back and forth, in and out of here (the airport). "I just wanted to let him know one more poor fool is rooting for him!" Peuster said.
Wearing a t-shirt celebrating Carl Edward's Nationwide Series Scotts team and riding a Scotts lawn mower, Steve Peuster sets about mowing the four acres of property at his home near the airport. Peuster mows about once a week and the chore takes about 5 hours.
Steve Peuster and his wife Jayne Peuster share a laugh over a couple items Carl Edwards has left in their mailbox over the years. Edwards has left a signed business card and a letter of thanks on a page apparently torn out of a book he was reading at the time.
Erin K. O'Neill writes a weekly opinion column for the Missourian.
KU's Casey Lytle runs past MU's Austin Holt as he slides and misses Lytle's ground ball during the MU-KU game at Taylor Stadium on Saturday. The Tigers lost the game to the Jayhawks 7-4.
Garrison McLagan prepares for his turn at the plate during the MU baseball game at Taylor Stadium on Saturday. McLagan scored one of four runs for the Tigers during the game against KU.
Teammates congratulate Missouri junior Greg Folgia after his dive into home plate during the Tigers' game against KU at Taylor Stadium on May 8.
Kansas' Buck Afenir watches Missouri's Garrison McLagan swing during the Kansas-Missouri game May 8 in Columbia. Missouri beat Kansas 8-5.
May 10, 2009
Journalism freshman Hilary Lau hangs out in the Leadership Lounge of the new Student Center in between her classes on Thursday. "It's usually pretty quiet up here," she said.
Andy Pierce, a Ph.D student in theater, goes over items that will be on his Scene and Construction class final exam on Thursday afternoon. Pierce recently won a national award for his dramaturgy on the play "Quindaro" at the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington D.C. Dramaturgy is a practice that takes a piece of writing and shapes it into a form that may be acted out.
Theater PhD student Andy Pierce recently won a national award for dramaturgy work on the play "Quindaro." Dramaturgy is a practice that takes a piece of writing and shapes it into a form that may be acted out.
Missouri pitcher Chelsea Thomas, center, celebrates with teammates at the end of the the Big 12 softball tournament championship game against Oklahoma in Oklahoma City on Sunday. Thomas pitched a two-hit shutout as Missouri defeated top-seeded Oklahoma 5-0 to win its first Big 12 softball title in 12 years.
Gregory Kanter and Jason Studley, the actor/director pair for the Columbia production and, along with actor James Dolezal, 14, took some time at Friday's dress rehearsal to talk about their work throughout the week.
The Missoula Children's Theatre presented "The Little Mermaid" at MU on Saturday. More than 50 children appeared in the play, which took only a week to put together. The theater group sends pairs of actor/directors to various cities throughout the world with the materials needed to put on a full-scale theatrical production. They hold auditions for local kids at the beginning of the week, and by its end, the children are prepared to put on the show.
Rock Bridge second baseman Nick Little snags a pop fly Saturday against Boonville.
Betty Eyestone, left, drove up to Detroit Lakes with her daughter and granddaughter to visit Pat Duerner in the summer of 2008. The women stayed in Pat's childhood home, which she still owns. Betty and Pat lived next door to each other on the lake and spent summers playing with other neighborhood children.
The envelope from a letter sent from Pat to Betty in 1950.
Clockwise, Betty's brother Edwin, Pat's cousin Curtis, Betty and Pat in 1934 outside Betty's childhood home in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Pat Duerner, left, and Betty Eyestone re-created their 1940 photo in 1997 while on vacation with their husbands in Pella, Iowa. The two make an effort to see each other twice a year.
Erica Beshore, left, and Ginger Clower have been friends for five years now. They met while in graduate school together at MU. Clower will be moving to Madison, Wis., soon for her career, but the pair plan to keep in touch.
Betty Eyestone, left, and Pat Duerner pose for a photo in 1940 in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Although the two women have not lived in the same state since high school, they have remained friends for 75 years.