October 2, 2009
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A Watkins Roofing truck was blown over and landed on Niedermeyer Apartments at 920 Cherry St. According to Captain Eric Hartman of the Columbia Fire Department, there were no injuries and the extent of damages are still unknown.
Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Auxiliary supervisor Edlyn Donovan displays Joe Machens Ford's entry for the cancer center's Decorate-a-Bra Contest on Tuesday, in the center's basement. The bra features working headlights and the Mustang emblem. All 133 bras will be up for silent auction at the cancer center this Tuesday. The proceeds will benefit breast cancer patient programs and services.
The MU School of Health Professions held a job fair Thursday afternoon for students in the health professions, who are in increasingly high demand. The events was held in the Reynolds Alumni Center, where steaming trays of food were provided, and handouts from coffee mugs to candy were sprawled across the tables of eager representatives from health companies across the country. Those appearing on the audio slideshow are MU student Rachel Volz, Sean Ellis from Select Physical Therapy, Maria Altmann from Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital and MU student Mandee Zervas.
Lee Modesitt, 20, asks a question regarding health care reform as, from left, Courtney Poskin, 22, and Andrea Johnson, 20, listen at a panel on health care in Allen Auditorium.
Kim Dude, center, the director of the MU Wellness Resource Center, answers a question regarding health care reform as law professor Phil Peters, left, and Dr. Steve Zweig, professor of family medicine, listen. They were part of a panel discussing health care on Thursday in Allen Auditorium.
David Schenker, holding the microphone, moderates questions for a panel discussion about health care reform on Thursday in Allen Auditorium. Professors from different schools at MU served as the panel of experts.
October 1, 2009
Kewpies defensive lineman Josh German runs toward the football during the Providence Bowl between Hickman and Rock Bridge on Sept. 24 on Faurot Field.
Rock Bridge football coach A.J. Ofodile said that by running the option the Bruins have probably gained more yards on the ground in five games this season than they did in all 10 last year.
Rock Bridge quarterback Mark Pickerel, left, says he has adapted well to the Bruins' new option offense. “Once you start watching film on a team, you can pick up its tendencies. If he does that, I’ll do this," he said.
The creek, which is now the main feature of Gans Creek Recreation Area, is set off from the rest of the property by trees and gently rolling hills, making it seem even more distant from the lights and sounds of city life. Lowery predicts the creek will retain that quiet atmosphere even after the rest of the park becomes active.
An unused barn sits on the Gans Creek Recreation Area property. The property, formerly known as the Crane Property, was recently bought by the City of Columbia for future development as a regional park. The city sees the property as an important link in the park system with its proximity to Rock Bridge State Park and Nifong Park.
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GetAbout Columbia is building the Hominy Creek Trail, which will stretch from near Stephens Lake Park to The Links at Columbia apartment complex.
September 30, 2009
Hickman's George Plakorus takes the ball upfield against Rock Bridge on Wednesday night at Rock Bridge's field.
Rock Bridge goalkeeper Brady Wulff has earned the respect of his coach Kyle Austin. “He has these natural instincts, and his reaction time is just unbelievable. He’s one of the best keepers I’ve ever seen," Austin said.