July 10, 2008
A 23-year-old woman makes her way down a smokestack at the MU Power Plant on Thursday morning.
Judith McKenney, 66, practices the song Memory at her Columbia home, which she will be singing for the talent portion of the Ms. Missouri Senior America Pageant. McKenney will compete in the Ms. Missouri Senior America Pageant on Saturday at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre. She is the only contestant from Columbia competing this year.
Val Vasileff, left, plays baseball in the Little League Challenger Division with help from his buddy, Colin See. Buddies are assigned by the league to help the players, who have physical or developmental disabilities.
Ann Koenig uses a technique called secured footlocking as she climbs up into a white oak tree to practice her climbing skills Wednesday afternoon near the Department of Conservation Offices in Columbia. Koenig practices for the upcoming International Tree Climbing Championship several times a day near her home and her office.
Ann Koenig looks up into her favorite white oak tree before beginning her ascent.
Competitive tree climbing has a lot of safety measures, including harnesses like this one, which belongs to Ann Koenig.
Ann Koenig checks her footing while practicing limb walking in a white oak tree Wednesday afternoon near the Department of Conservation offices in Columbia.
Barry Steevens, an MU Extension state dairy specialist, explains how cows get milked to a group of campers at the MU dairy farm. Iodine solution, used to sanitize the teet, drips onto his hand.
Aubrey Ellison takes notes during camp at the MU farm on Tuesday.
July 9, 2008
Herold Wilson poses in front of his home in Lenior Woods. Wilson has been living here with his wife, Donna, since 2001. "It's a good little place to live," he says of the senior living community.
Lenoir Woods is a senior living community.
Eve Pidgeon hugs her daughter Zoe in Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., on July 1, 2008. Pidgeon said it was difficult for her when she let Zoe go to summer camp last year. These days, camp leaders and family counselors say it's an increasingly common dynamic. It used to be the homesick kid begging to come home from camp. While that still happens, they've noticed that it's often parents who have more trouble letting go.
Letters from 8-year-old Zoe Pidgeon to her dad are shown in Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., on July 1, 2008. Zoe had decided to use bee stickers that came with a letter-writing kit she'd received for camp. She thought they were the same as the "normal stamps" her mom had given her.
Debbie Strid is the Innkeeper of the The Gathering Place. Strid will move into a room in the house on College Avenue and supervise students as they learn how to operate a successful bed and breakfast.
Visitors to the university will be the primary guests in the bed and breakfast.
July 8, 2008
Geoff Manis and Mike Coyne-Logan, from left, with volunteers Linda and Dan Powell, from Davenport, Iowa, foreground, work to clean up the debris found along the banks of the Cedar River downriver from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. From riot gear to refrigerators, receding waters from the Midwest flooding are giving up trove of strange debris.
The Cedar Rapids Police Department found this riot gear along the banks of the Cedar River downriver from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It is among the thousands of items discovered as floodwaters make their retreat across the Midwest, remnants of the lives and livelihoods touched by raging rivers and swollen lakes are popping up miles from those who lost them.
The Missouri Gazette, the state's first newspaper, was first published on July 12, 1808. This edition was published on July 26, 1908.
From left, Vincent Horne, 26, Emily Doucette, 23, and Kayla Schleicher, 23, are three of the MU medical students who are starting a free clinic called MedZou. The clinic will help ease backups at the Boone County Family Health Center.