September 17, 2008
Construction workers work on the brick facing of the new Fire Station No. 7 at Green Meadows Road and Bethel Street. The station has been relocated and is being modified and rebuilt after an extension to the 1/4 cent capital improvement sales tax was approved in 2005.
From left, Hickman High School juniors Patrika Brown, 16, Ellen O'Connor, 16, and Alexandra Williamson, 17, work together on junior float decorations for the homecoming parade.
Hickman High School juniors work together after school Monday afternoon to create the junior float decorations for the homecoming parade.
Hickman High School junior Ellen O'Connor, 16, works on junior float decorations for the homecoming parade after school Monday afternoon.
September 16, 2008
Greg Mortenson discussed his book, "Three Cups of Tea," on Tuesday night at Jesse Auditorium. Audrey Mortensen, Joan Wilcox, Joyce Chastain and Paul R. Johnson shared their thoughts about the book before the event.
Todd Fewell of Columbia wades through flooded water outside of McBaine on Tuesday afternoon. Perche Creek flooded McBaine and the nearby section of the Katy Trail on Sunday following heavy rains.
Kelan Evans, far left, agricultural adviser for the Kapisa-Parwan Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan, hiked a mountain in the Sirkh Parsa District in the Kapisa Province looking for a water source to supply a hospital below.
Kelan Evans, agricultural adviser for the Kapisa-Parwan Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan, takes a break in the mountains after a meeting in the Kohe Band District of Parwan province.
Anson Li, 20, at left, a senior MU business student and president of the Chinese Business Student Association, jokes with his friend, David Wong, at the Memorial Union on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008. The two were attending the International Welcome Dinner at Stotler Lounge, where they mingled with Chinese students and others who have come to MU from all over the world.
Members of Kappa Delta sorority, Alpha Gamma Sigma fraternity and Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity pomp sets for their Homecoming skit. The sorority and fraternity members work on the sets in the basement of an unoccupied fraternity house owned by Alpha Gamma Sigma in the early hours of Oct. 13, 2007. Pomping involves taking a piece of colored tissue paper, rolling it around a marker, dipping it in "pomp," a flour-based glue, and adhering the paper to plywood boards that have been painted to guide the pomping.
Greg T. Spielberg is a columnist for the Missourian.
September 15, 2008
Tigers kicker Jeff Wolfert needs 21 points to surpass Brad Smith as Missouri’s all-time scoring leader.
More than 360 people attended the sixth annual Sustainable Living Fair on Saturday at Columbia College. Fair-goers were able to browse more than 30 booths pertaining to sustainable living or environmental awareness. Andy Lister attended the event in order to gather information in the hopes of one day building a sustainable home.
Hickman's Leslie Gregory, front left, and Natalie Sauble, back left, jump to block a bump by Rock Bridge's Bailey Chapin in the Kewpies' victory Monday night.
The event, along with a message from David Batstone, author and activist against modern day slave trade, kicked off Columbia's Human Trafficking Awareness Week. Pastor John emphasized that everyone was a slave to some bondage in their life, and offered hope in Sunday's message on Freedom.
"Jesus Christ is the original abolitionist," he said.
"Some things just grip you," Pastor John Battaglia said. And those things — the life stories of people in his congregation at Christian Chapel — are best told visually. With scrap cardboard and permanent marker, those people shared the burdens, addictions and pains they were in bondage to, and how their faith in Christ set them free.
Chris Crocker poses for a photo outside Cadalac Ranch after eating dinner with close friends and family members Monday evening. Crocker's car became stranded in floodwaters early Sunday morning. Crocker was able to escape through a window and stand on the roof of the car before it was submerged under water.
Volunteers clean up the damages from the flood waters near Wilson Fitness Center. The water came over the levy to flood the whole area. Volunteers used power washers to clear the parking lot and even foliage clean of muddy flood water.