May 29, 2009
Dan Cook of Park City, Utah takes a day to rest at Cooper's Landing along the Missouri River during a 3,700-mile paddle boat journey. He is traveling to raise awareness for disabled veterans and his organization, Rivers of Recovery, which provides recreational rehabilitation for disabled veterans. He started April 6 at Three Forks, Mont., and hopes to reach the Gulf of Mexico by June 30.
Wendy B. Libby is credited with plenty of accomplishments during her time as president of Stephens College, including a 93 percent student retention rate. When asked what one tip would she give incoming President Dianne Lynch, she responded, "Always speak from the heart."
The Rock Bridge baseball team celebrates its 8-2 victory over Nixa on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Class 4 state tournament.
Hickman sophomore Wesley Leftwich will be competing in the 100-meter dash, the long jump and the 4x100 and 4x200 relays at this weekend's state track and field championships.
In sectionals, Rock Bridge sprinter Lauren Flaker ran a time faster than last season's state champion.
Twenty pounds of marijuana was seized Thursday as part of an on-going drug investigation by the Cole County Sheriff's Department.
J.W. "Blind" Boone home
DOCUMENT: Preliminary plans for an employment center site on 210 acres off Route Z east of Columbia.
Green Acres LLC has requested permission to rezone 210 acres off Route Z from residential to light industrial.
Michelle Windmoeller works to fit the tire back over the air tube on her bicycle wheel during a GetAbout Columbia Confident City Cycling Class inside of Stephens Lake Activities Center on May 6. Windmoeller was demonstrating how to change a flat tire to class participants.
Robert Johnson and Michelle Windmoeller attach a rear wheel back onto Windmoeller's bike after completing a tire changing demonstration during a GetAbout Columbia Confident City Cycling Class inside of Stephens Lake Activities Center on May 6. Johnson and Windmoeller are both instructors with the program.
Robert Johnson and Rachel Pinnow inspect Pinnow's completed changed tire during a GetAbout Columbia Confident City Cycling Class inside Stephens Lake Activities Center on May 6. "I wanted to start commuting on my bike more and realized that I needed a refresher course," Pinnow said of the class.
Michelle Windmoeller shows her mother-in-law Kathy Windmoeller how to pop the tire back over the air tube on the wheel of her bicycle during a GetAbout Columbia Confident City Cycling Class inside of Stephens Lake Activities Center on May 6. "I think confidence in cycling definitely makes you safer," Windmoeller said.
May 28, 2009
KNEELING: Michael Garvie, crew chief; GEORGE PARKER, pilot; Charles Franzwick, assistant crew chief
George Parker was piloting 42-96188, another B-26B55, when he and his fellow crew members were hit by flak over France. He made an emergency landing at a British advanced landing ground, B7-Martragny, near Bayeaux in Normandy on July 7, 1944. All the crew members were safe after making a belly landing.
TOP ROW: From left, Anderson "Danny" Peebles, navigator; Flavil Ray Edgin, co-pilot; John Cartmill, bombardier; Don Billings, radio operator/gunner; Robert Mink, engineer/gunner; John Brewer, armorer/gunner
"It doesn't matter what your age is; you can help and influence the election," said state Rep. George Parker, R-Columbia, and a then-Republican candidate for state treasurer, to a group of youthful supporters at a Young Missourians for Parker meeting on Sept. 13, 1972.
The family of George Parker said this was their favorite photo of him.
George Parker, former chairman of the Boone County Republican Central Committee, wanted to change the way people thought about politics. This photo is dated Oct. 25, 1990.
The reflection of George Parker, the founder of the modern Republican Party in Boone County, appears on the picture of a young Parker with the F-101 Voodoo. During World War II, he flew a B-26 Marauder bomber. The photograph was taken at his home in Columbia on Dec. 11, 2006.