October 9, 2008
The MU center started a pawpaw trial in 1999 with 10 cultivars and 50 trees.
Pawpaws, native to Missouri, are tropical fruit that resemble a pear on the outside but have a custard-like juicy consistency on the inside. The sweet fruit is being cultivated by the MU Center for Agroforestry in hopes of making it easier for family farmers to benefit from the fruit’s potential.
Safety Kyle Asbury ,left, and his wide receiver brother Ryan Asbury are attacking both sides of the ball for the Kewpies this season. Kyle is in his junior year at Hickman and Ryan is a sophomore.
Sarah Becking with her two children Adelaide, 6, and Jack, 3.
Radio Adelante airs every Saturday at 10 a.m. on KOPN/89.5.
KCOU DJs and staff handed out fliers to passersby and the crowd gathered at Speaker's Circle.
Jordan Stockdale, hip-hop/R&B coordinator for KCOU, shows his support for the station at Speaker's Circle on Wednesday. KCOU disc jockeys and staff gathered to support the station. KCOU has been trying to get funds from MSA and needs $30,000 for a new radio tower.
Carolina Escalera is the host for Radio Adelante, which airs every Saturday at 10 a.m. on KOPN/89.5.
Rock Bridge infielder Carly Levy, center, receives congratulations from her teammates after she scored in the bottom of the fifth inning Wednesday.
October 8, 2008
After a 5-0 start, MU starting cornerback Castine Bridges said the team has been doing well, but he thinks the secondary still needs improvement. "(We need) to stay on top of our deep balls and make the quarterback force throws," Bridges said. "Every game since the first game, we've been getting better and better."
Thomas R. Shrout, 89, recalls memories of the Great Depression at his home on Sunday. Shrout, who earned his Doctorate of Theology at Harvard shortly after the Depression ended, commented on the current economic crisis. “My feeling is that we will have a period of decline and then it will raise back up. Congress has taken action and in the Great Depression there was a lot of hesitation,” he said
Thomas R. Shrout is pictured here in a high school yearbook photograph. Shrout’s childhood was affected by the Great Depression from elementary school through college.
Bob Kvam is shown here as an aviation cadet at age 22. By 1943, the year this yearbook photograph was taken, the US government had begun to enlist many unemployed citizens still struggling from the Great Depression.
Bob Kvam, 87, originally from Sioux City, Iowa, poses for a portrait in his home. Kvam was an accounting professor at MU for 27 years. Kvam explained his views on the current economic situation, saying, “I’m glad this $700 billion deal passed. I think right now, at this moment, we need it.” Kvam said he thinks the current crisis will subside before it gets as bad as it did earlier in his life during the Great Depression.
Jim Craigmile poses for a picture outside his home Sunday. Craigmile, originally from Tarkio, Mo., moved to Columbia in 1959.
Betty Cameron survived the Depression that followed the stock market crash of 1929 while growing up in Richmond, Mo. At left, Cameron poses with her friend Permelia McNeish and her father's cow, Boffie, when she was in second grade. The picture was taken about a block away from where she lived in Richmond. At left, Cameron presents a collection of photos from her childhood.
Glenn Geiger, 84, lived through the Depression that followed the stock market crash of 1929 and recently shared his thoughts about the current economic crisis. At left, Geiger stands with his brother, Gilbert, and sister, Nancy, at their 1930s home. At right, Geiger listens to a speaker during the morning breakfast that kicked off Broadway Christian Church's 50th anniversary celebration Sunday.
Columbia residents share their stories of memories from the Great Depression.
Glenn Geiger, a charter member of Broadway Christian Church, listens to a speaker during the morning breakfast that kicked off the church's 50th anniversary celebration Sunday. Geiger experienced another time when the state of the economy caused much concern — the Great Depression.