August 17, 2007
Steven “Rudy” Shrader pushes his wheelchair out of the way after pulling himself onto his four-wheel assist tractor.
Shrader, 38, bails hay on one of his many cash-rent farms near Marshall Junction in mid-Missouri on July 3.
Rudy discusses the day's agenda with his dad, Vince Shrader, age 64. Rudy bought the farm business from his dad a couple of years after his wreck, and although Vince still owns farm land around his house, Rudy pays Vince to work on the farm.
Shrader races on his four-wheeler to separate calves from cows for transport to another field on Sunday, July 1. Shrader has about 200 head of cattle at any given time.
Junior linebacker Brock Christopher, left, defends reciever Jeremy Maclin during practice.
Christopher takes a break during Thursday’s practice.
Alcide “Babe” Manns, left, gives a stick of gum to church member Wyatt Moore on Sunday in front of Olivet Christian Church in Columbia.
August 16, 2007
Steven McRoberts, right, hangs out by a fan on Wednesday at Douglass Park during the P.R.I.D.E Community Day of Sharing.
Denayah Hyler waits for ice cream to be handed out at the Day of Sharing.
Michael Rose, left, stuffs school supplies into a backpack with help from Curtis Hicks at Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia.
Sharpeners and eraser wait to be divided up for students Boone County Public Schools.
Ella Williams takes her pick of colorful masks during the Masquerade and family dance at the Columbia Public Library on Tuesday night.
Lance Gregory drives to the basket during the Moonlight Hoops tournament Tuesday night at Douglass Park in Columbia. The summer basketball league for youths and adults is organized by Columbia Parks and Recreation.
Players warm up before the start of the tournament’s championship games.
Greg Bracey is battling with Tommy Saunders and Jason Ray for a wide receiver position.
De’Vion Moore takes a handoff from Chase Patton.
August 15, 2007
Ironweed member Dierik Leonard, left, shows a Taoist monk the finer points of playing the banjo.
Ironweed visited Laoshan, Columbia’s sister city, to perform and visited a monastery.