November 9, 2009
At 8 p.m. Friday five writers were given a one-line prompt to write a 10-minute play. Twenty-four hours later those plays were performed in front of an audience at Allen Auditorium. Five teams of writers, directors and actors created the work that normally takes many weeks into one day. This was the first 24-hour play festival held at MU. The Graduate Theatre Organization put on the festival in order to raise money for student research and future events.
November 8, 2009
Jeff Gordon (24) skids while trying to avoid cars after Juan Pablo Montoya (42) tapped Carl Edwards (99), sending Edwards against the wall, during a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.
Missouri senior forward Marissa Scott drives toward the basket during an exhibition game against Central Missouri on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri forward Amanda Hanneman looks to pass during an exhibition game against Central Missouri on Sunday at Mizzou Arena. Hanneman hopes to have a breakout season after returning from several injuries.
Missouri guard Raeshara Brown shoots over Central Missouri forward Kara Flemming during an exhibition game Sunday at Mizzou Arena.
Elaine James, a volunteer for Operation School Bell, explains to a Parkade Elementary student the process through which she gets to pick out some brand new clothes on Wednesday at the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri. The program offers new clothes to disadvantaged school children from Columbia-area schools.
MU senior Eric Hobbs showed barely any emotion during the Missouri volleyball team's 3-0 loss to Texas on Saturday evening at Hearnes Center. Hobbs had also seen the Tigers football team lose to Baylor on Saturday afternoon.
Camp Hickory Hill, a summer camp for children with diabetes, is closing and selling its 77-acre land plot. The camp cites financial troubles for its closing.
In the fiscal year 2008, the first e-waste collections were held and 9.79 tons of electronic waste was collected. Fifteen e-waste collections were held in the fiscal year 2009 in which 89.19 tons of e-waste was collected. So far three collections in the fiscal year 2010 have been held, resulting in 7.26 tons of e-waste collected.
Pastor Tim Carson gives a hug of congratulations to Hannah Overfelt, 16, for her family's first-place finish in the car decoration contest at the Broadway Christian Church's trick or treat event on Saturday, Oct. 31. Hannah and her parents, Jeff and Terry, decked their vehicle out as a pirate ship and dressed in costumes for the event. Judy Salinger, decked out in a witch's hat, helped give out the awards.
Pastor Tim Carson chats with 5-year-old Cameryn Jackman during a Halloween trick or treating event at Broadway Christian Church on Saturday, Oct. 31. Church members decorated their cars and handed out candy to the trick-or-treaters. Jackman came as not just a skeleton, but a "Rocker Skeleton."
Redeemer Presbyterian Church members celebrate Reformation Day on Oct. 31. Pastor Joe Rolison, front, leads a prayer.
November 7, 2009
Senior Toy Richbow started 28 games for the Missouri women's basketball team as a sophomore.
Hickman freshman runner Nicole Melo, left, competes in Saturday's Class 4 state cross-country championships. In her first state competition, Melo claimed an impressive 19th place finish.
The Rock Bridge boys cross country team lines up for the start of the 2009 Class 4 state championship Saturday at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City. Rock Bridge sophomore Caleb Wilfong, No. 1287, led the team with a 15th place finish in 16:54.
Dr. Alison Goate, a professor of genetics in psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine, speaks at the Second Annual Research Forum of the Alzheimer's Association Mid-Missouri Chapter on Friday. A molecular geneticist, Goate led a team in England in 1991 that identified the first early-onset Alzheimer's mutation in the APP gene. Subsequent research has discovered two more mutations that contribute to the development of Alzheimer's.
From left: Gilbert Pritzel, Judi Hasler, Kay Niemeier and Art and Pat Geren listen as Dr. Alison Goate lectures on the genetic factors that contribute to the development of Alzheimer's at the Lenoir Woods Community Center on Friday. Pritzel's wife, the mother of Hasler and Neimeier, passed away as an Alzheimer's patient. The three drove to the forum from Jefferson City to further their understanding of the disease. They all credit the support they received from the Mid-Missouri Alzheimer's Association as something that helped them to deal with the disease. The Gerens have been residents of Lenoir for over 20 years and wanted more information on the disease, which Pat was diagnosed with over 4 years ago.
Hy-Vee employees place price tags on a shelf of specialty cheeses Friday afternoon in preparation for the Tuesday grand opening of the supermarket on Nifong Boulevard.
The exterior of Hy-Vee as employees leave a training session Friday afternoon in preparation of the store's Tuesday grand opening.
Hy-Vee employees Ryan Peterson, left, and Jason Pryor move produce displays into place at the front of the store in preparation for the Tuesday grand opening of the supermarket on Nifong Boulevard.