August 10, 2009
Children play under the outdoor movie screen at the Moberly Five and Drive on Saturday. Families come from as far away as Paris, Mo., to visit the theater because it offers them an alternative to indoor entertainment and they can talk openly and run around while the movie is playing.
Cars leave the Moberly Five and Drive drive-in movie theatre on Saturday. Not only does the theatre offer nightly double features, but frequently it offers an alternative "car load night" when families pay a flat rate per vehicle. The last "car load night" attracted over 200 cars.
Columbia Parks & Recreation, and six other area sponsors, hosted the event. Erin Carrillo, tournament organizer, said the tournament strives to give teens the opportunity to play teams they normally would not encounter from the area, incorporating both at-risk teens with the rest of the community. Listen to coach Ric Bush, player Ty Pickens and father Bobby Russell speak about their experiences.
The second annual Think Safe: Love and Basketball tournament gave area teens ages 13-17 a chance to compete while learning about sexual health and smart life choices Aug. 7-8 at the Armory Sports Center.
Kenneth Greene restores a ring for one of his customers on Aug. 3.
Kenneth Greene has had a presence in downtown Columbia since the late 1970s. After a few moves, he now has a store on Walnut Street near Tenth Street.
Chris Johnson won the 2009 City Championship.
Head Golf Professional at the Country Club of Missouri, Jonathan Tips, golfer Cruz Buchanan, tournament chairman Hardeep Bhullar and golfer Bob Martin discuss the history, prestige and opportunities provided by the Columbia Golf Championship.
In addition to restoration work like this, Kenneth Greene also makes custom pieces at Monarch Jewelry.
Kenneth Greene makes and repairs jewelry at his store, Monarch Jewelry, in Downtown Columbia. "From the moment I walk in the door, I'm at play," he said while working at his jeweler's bench Aug. 5.
GRAPHIC | The Columbia Public School District changed its policy on heat-related dismissals in 2008. Under the new policy, only schools without air-conditioning will be released early.
Baptismal candidates pray at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention at Mizzou Arena on August 8.
Ryan Stone, from the Holts Summit congregation, presents an informational session at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention at Mizzou Arena on August 8.
Nathan Karr, left, and Chris Upchurch, center, watch as Renee Green is baptized by William Lane at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention at Mizzou Arena on August 8.
Ashlie Vincent is baptized by Nathan Karr while William Lane watches at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention in Columbia on August 8.
In the foreground, Nathan Karr, left, greets Ricky McDay while Chris Upchurch baptizes Archie Cable at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention at Mizzou Arena on August 8.
Freshman player Nikko Sansone examines the Jayhawk logo on the bowl of a Tiger-themed toilet before adding his signature to the seat of the commode at football fan day on Faurot Field in Columbia on Sunday. The toilet will be auctioned off to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Tiger fan Mark Cooley poses for his father, David Cooley, to take a photograph of him with senior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon at Faurot Field in Columbia on Sunday.
Missouri football supporters file onto Faurot Field for the Tiger's seventh annual fan day to collect autographs and meet the players, coaches and cheerleaders in Columbia on Sunday.
MU sports backers line up on Faurot Field in Columbia to collect autographs and meet Tiger football players, coaches and cheerleaders at the team's fan day on Sunday.
Freshman safety Tavon Bolden kneels down on Faurot Field to sign 9-year-old Carmen Sansone's leg cast at the Tiger football fan day on Sunday. Sansone hurt her leg as a result of a tumble during a soccer game.
August 9, 2009
Fans wait for the rain to stop Sunday during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at The Glen in Watkins Glen, N.Y. The race was postponed to Monday.