August 20, 2009
Donny Spradling holds Isaac, one of his five children.
Navy veteran Donny Spradling works at his Columbia home. Spradling will attend MU this fall. Nearly half a million veterans are expected on college campuses this year as part of a new GI Bill that has many schools re-examining their services for soldiers-turned-students.
Late afternoon on Thursday, August 20, 2009, two cars collided on Blackfoot Road, just off of Stadium Boulevard. Jeff Winn, who was in one of the cars involved, was unharmed, but his girlfriend was taken to the hospital to be checked. "This corner is dangerous," said Winn, "I hit my head on the windshield, but I'm ok."
The Mizzou Golden Girls dance squad performs for the incoming and returning student body during the Spirit Rally on Thursday. Thousands of students gathered to socialize and learn more about the university.
The Mizzou cheerleading squad performs for the incoming and returning student body during the Spirit Rally on Thursday. Thousands of students showed up to participate in the nights events.
New students follow upperclassman instruction while being taught Mizzou chants during the 2009 Spirit Rally on Thursday. The rally gave incoming and returning students an opportunity to eat, sing and cheer as an introduction to MU traditions.
Wes Kemp tries to shake teammate Gahn McGaffie during drills on Wednesday. Kemp is currently listed as a first-string wide receiver.
Wide receiver Wes Kemp, shown here at a fall practice on Wednesday, is quite familiar with first-string quarterback Blaine Gabbert — the two are longtime friends.
Shelly Dometrorch picks out hoops to embroider at her shop, Hoops Unlimited. Dometrorch also has the help of her stepson, daughter and dog, Annie, in the store.
Shelly Dometrorch sets a hoop onto a polo about to be embroidered at her business, Hoops Unlimited. Dometrorch has owned the business for ten years.
The embroidery machine at Hoops Unlimited quickly sews out letters for Kilgore's Pharmacy polo shirts.
A boy bikes down Alexander Avenue Tuesday afternoon amongst the speed bumps installed on the street after years of resident calls for such measures.
August 19, 2009
Mourners enter the rotunda of the Capitol to pay respects to Gov. Warren Hearnes and to greet his wife, Betty Cooper Hearnes, on Wednesday morning in Jefferson City.
Gov. Jay Nixon hugs Betty Cooper Hearnes, the wife of former Gov. Warren Hearnes, as first lady Georganne Wheeler Nixon greets Betty Hearnes' sister Jane Cooper Stacy on Wednesday morning.
Gov. Jay Nixon and his wife first lady Georganne Wheeler Nixon pay respects at the casket of former Gov. Warren Hearnes.
Family and close friends filter into the Capitol rotunda to pay their respects to former Gov. Hearnes and greet his widow, Betty Cooper Hearnes.
With all the remaining former governors and first ladies seated behind the podium, members of the public and family filled the seats.
Attendees were stacked three stories high around the rotunda at the Capitol on Wednesday.
The MU University Singers perform "Amazing Grace" during a memorial service for former Gov. Warren Hearnes.
Members of the 135th Army Band of Springfield prepare for a procession around the Capitol.