July 19, 2009
Karen Knowles, right, prepares for the start of the half-mile swimming portion of the Show-Me State Games triathlon on Sunday.
Karen Knowles tops a hill along Forum Boulevard during the second phase of the Show-Me State Games triathlon on Sunday. "I'm going to make it," she yelled.
Kristine Malotte is out after first baseman Jessica Platt makes the catch at Sunday's Show-Me State Games kickball tournament.
Pitcher Kristine Malotte of the Chuck Norris team competes in the Show-Me-State Games kickball tournament. Her team won the championship last year.
The Cobban Family, along with their two Newfoundland dogs, Benelli and Bazooka, attended the 4-H/FFA dog show Saturday night and won numerous awards. The family works together to train and show their dogs and think of the dog shows as a way to bond as a family.
Pastry chef JodiLee Knops celebrates setting the Guinness record for the world's largest cupcake at the Mall of America in Minneapolis on Saturday. It weighed in at nearly 151 pounds, including 15 pounds of fudge filling and 60 pounds of yellow icing. It was one foot tall and two feet wide.
Sarah Linsenmeyer of the Red Hill Rabbits ultimate Frisbee team fends off her opponent, Robin Sasseville, at the Show-Me State Ultimate Frisbee competition Saturday in Columbia.
Jeff Ordower, right, of the Cleveland Steamers ultimate Frisbee team makes a pass at the Show-Me State Ultimate Frisbee competition Saturday in Columbia.
Pastor John Yonker’s four-day trip will carry him 380 miles from Columbia’s New Haven Elementary School parking lot to Indianapolis. The purpose of the ride is to raise funds for the First Christian Church’s mission of racial reconciliation. He has already raised more than $3,000 in gifts and pledges. In an effort to keep him off interstate highways, Yonker’s course will mostly consist of state highways and routes.
People walk down a tent-lined Eighth Street on Sept. 7, 2007, during the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival.
Timothy Paneck, right, attempts to subdue his opponent, Neil Daniels II, left, as they engage in an exhibition match at the Show-Me State Ultimate Judo competition Saturday in Columbia.
After paying for his purchases, Mike Dyer donates a little more cash to the Carin for Sharin Fund garage sale at the Missouri National Guard center Friday in Columbia. "She used to take care of me. She was a very sweet young girl, very caring," said Dyer, a regular at Gerbes pharmacy where Sharin Muskrat was an intern. Muskrat's fellow pharmacy students, Carrie Psara, left front, and Natalie Lewis helped organize the event.
Natalie Lewis, volunteer, arranges items at the Carin for Sharin Fund garage sale. Lewis was up before the sun to help out at the sale, which benefits Sharin Muskrat, a 23 year-old UMKC pharmacy school student, who was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. "People have been very generous and very supportive," Lewis said.
Nancy Gause, left, and Peg Craig chuckle over a collapsible brush found at the Carin for Sharin Fund garage sale held Friday in Columbia. Craig, stepmother of Sharin Muskrat, and Gause chose to show their support for Muskrat as she underwent chemotherapy by shaving their heads.
July 18, 2009
A vintage-style boombox tops off a runner's retro attire Saturday at Mojo's. The '80s fun run, which started at Mojo's and ran through downtown Columbia had dozens of costumed participants.
More than halfway done with the race, Matt Mower, left, and Debi Hanuscin run through the MU quadrangle on Saturday en route to the finish line for the first annual '80s fun run. Unlike most races, participants were competing for the title of 'Best Costume and '80s Attitude.'
Only moments away from the finish line, Michelle Twitty runs to the sound of '80s music which event organizers had playing at various legs in the '80s fun run held Saturday at Mojo's. Participants were given free ice cream at the end of the race.
Brennen Wood of the West Plains Zs connects with a pitch from Eliel Malpica of the North County Indians during the pool round of Show-Me State baseball on July 18 at Hickman Field in Columbia. Despite Wood's efforts, the Indians won 10-1.
From right, Carol Lewis, Jill Head, Leslie Head, Ann Harlan, Amy Head and Meredith Fuemmeler chat as they watch other runners walk in before the '80s fun run Saturday at Mojo's. Event organizers describe the run as being more of a social experiment than an athletic event.