July 21, 2007
Scott Swafford fastens his 18.5 foot Wenonah Jensen V1A racing canoe to the roof of his car. Last year, the Swaffords weren’t able to finish the race due to a slow, heavy canoe deemed “The Barge.”
Bryan Hopkins paddles in the Missouri River in preparation for the world’s longest nonstop river race, the Missouri River 340.
Karen Edison shows a map displayed in her dermatology clinic that indicates the locations of the numerous patients she has seen via telemedicine. The Missouri Telehealth Network began in 1994 and now has more than 140 sites in 43 mostly rural counties.
LaWanda Freeman talks with her doctor, Karen Edison, in small box on screen, during Freeman’s appointment at a Sikeston clinic.
July 20, 2007
Firefighters put out flames at Creative Photo Photography Studio after lightning struck the building’s attic Thursday.
Owner Shirley Berg holds her dog, Baby, and watches firefighters put out the blaze at the studio. Berg lives in the building’s basement.
Kathy Ritter has been Rock Bridge’s assistant principal for student activities for 15 years.
Katie Mills, 11, eventually built up the courage to touch the 11-inch bass she caught, her second catch of the day.
Lauren McFarland, of Cedar Ridge Elementary, climbs “The Wall” while other campers watch. The rope climb is one of the many activities available at the D.A.R.E. camp that took place this week.
Rondell Bradford, or "Big Mac" as his camp friends call him, jokes with a fellow camper on his way to fishing.
Joy Esau from Lee Elementary makes it to the top of the rope climbing wall on the last day of D.A.R.E. Camp on Thursday in Holts Summit, Missouri. Esau said she is scared of heights, but successfully made it to the top.
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, left, speaks with starter Mike Maroth, center, and catcher Gary Bennett after Maroth gave up five runs in the fourth inning.
Lance Matheny, 7 of Ashland, lefts his ham to the entry table on Thursday at the Boone County Fairgrounds for the ham show. Judging will take place today.
About 250 hams were entered in this year's Boone County Fair ham judging. Don Naumann, right - retired chair of the University of Missouri Food Science department, and Elaine George, evaluatee hams on a 100-point scale. Among the criteria are firmness, color and, most important, aroma.
Don Naumann, one of the ham judges at the Bone County Fair, checks the firmness of one of the hams today. The top 40 hams will be auctioned, with some hams selling for hundreds of dollars.
Alpha Gamma Sigma fraternity annex on the corner of Rollins and Providence.
July 19, 2007
Danny Wescott points to the viewing window of the Fisk coffin, which allowed the family of the deceased to look in. This type of sealed, cast-iron coffin helped preserve and protect the body better than cheaper pine coffins. Another selling point of this coffin was its potential to deter grave robbers, although the well-preserved bodies were more appealing to sell for science, Wescott said.