October 7, 2008
Missouri Solar Applications Chief Executive Officer Vaughn X. Prost in front of Columbia's first solar panel on Bernadette Drive. The recently installed panel will allow Columbia residents to receive solar energy for an extra $4 a month on their energy bill.
Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ was the influence for the Canterbury and Cambridge choirs at Calvary Episcopal Church Sunday. Director Ed Hanson led his choir in a jazz service inspired by the festival.
Trash and debris on the backside of the Welch Lake dam make it hard to inspect the dam for structural problems that can cause the dam to fail.
Pressed specimens of wild onions native to Missouri are cataloged in the herbarium at the University of Missouri's Museum Support Center. Wheeler is working with similar specimens from all over the continent in her effort to classify the wild onions of North America.
Erica Wheeler, a biological sciences doctoral student stands in the herbarium at University of Missouri's Museum Support Center. The herbarium contains preserved samples of the wild onions that Wheeler is working to classify through DNA analysis.
Alexandra Milner and Grant Watkins rehearse a scene for the production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." The play tells the tale of J. Pierrepont, a window cleaner with dreams of success in the business world and a book that will show him how.
Grant Watkins and Stephen Kruse rehearse a scene for "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Rhynsburger Theatre. The musical is directed by James M. Miller and will take place Oct. 7-12.
River regulars Brett Dufur of Mighty Mo Canoe Rental and Steve Johnson of the Missouri River Communities Network both lent their expertise to Sunday’s event that began just after noon and concluded around 6 p.m.
“Gumbo Bottoms: A Big Muddy Musical” begins Nov. 21 at Boonville’s Thespian Hall.
In efforts to stir up interest in next month’s “Gumbo Bottoms: A Big Muddy Musical” paddlers floated down the Missouri River on Sunday from Rocheport to Huntsdale. Writer Meredith Ludwig introduced lifetime river local Fred Oerly who told stories about growing up near the “Mighty Missouri,” and gave background to the slimy river muck he calls “gumbo.”
Artist rendering of what the potential parking garage at Fifth and Walnut streets will look like. The issue was discussed at the City Council meeting Monday night.
October 6, 2008
Oklahoma State's Dez Bryant Bryant, top, has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA because the All-America receiver lied about details of a meeting with former NFL player Deion Sanders.
Emily, left, and sister Madelyn Tegerdine say they didn't always take playing volleyball at Hickman as seriously as they do now.
Mike Bishop, left, gets help from Columbia Parks and Recreation bus driver Jim Umstattd onto the handicap-friendly bus to Aldi on Thursday outside of Paquin Tower.
Margie Sieckmann, in yellow, and other friends of the Alexander family fill their plates with homemade dishes such as Illeen's fried chicken, a common favorite.
Matthew Voss stirs the apple butter in a copper kettle early Saturday morning. The family begins cooking the apple butter at 3:30 a.m. and finishes in the early afternoon.
Vernetta Wehmeyer mixes in spices to the apple butter brew. Family members deem Wehmeyer an apple butter expert. She is in charge of the annual cooking held each year on the first Saturday of October.
Freda Ferguson is a "dipper" during the annual jarring of the Alexander homemade apple butter. Hot materials and a fast-moving assembly line of family members complicates the jarring process.
David Alexander, and his daughter, Maggie, stir the apple butter together on Saturday. The brew must be stirred continuously so that it does not burn.
Taye Diggs, who was in the original Broadway cast of "Rent" and is currently on ABC's "Private Practice," came to MU on Saturday to speak in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. He appeared with his wife, Idina Menzel, and Aisha Tyler.
Jenny Turner pays for Devin Turner's vanilla Dippin' Dots at the ice cream stand operated by Ed and Pam Palmquist on Friday Night at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival in Columbia.
The Tigers celebrate their 52-17 win over Nebraska at Lincoln Memorial Stadium.