September 27, 2008
The Third Annual Occasional Moo-Dah Parade took place Saturday afternoon. It started at Flat Branch Park and made its way around downtown Columbia. The parade is meant to be a time for Columbia residents to gather and dress up, support a local business and just go and have fun. Among the marchers were families, businesses and more enthusiastic, costumed participants.
Fried mealworms graced the menu at the Third Annual South Farm Showcase. Richard Houseman, MU Associate Professor of Urban Entemology, as well as MU Entemology graduate student Margo Mire, provided a fun, yet educational, dining experience by offering up samples of fried mealworms coated in a variety of ways.
Artist Paul Pfrehm of Wewoka, Okla., won "Best in Show" at the Columbia Festival of the Arts. This year marks his sixth time in the show and his second time as winner. Pfrehm calls himself a "wannabe local" and spends much of his time showing in Missouri.
Mary Verdi-Fletcher performs with Carly Dorman during the Columbia Festival of the Arts on Saturday. The Dancing Wheels company from Cleveland incorporates seated and standing performers in modern dances.
Becca Brauer scrapes off a sticker from a mailbox downtown Saturday morning. Karis Community Church members worked to clear the streets in preparation for the Roots ’N Blues ’N BBQ Festival on Oct. 3.
Jaylyn Salmons removes graffiti from a parking meter downtown Saturday morning. A Karis Community Church public service project to clean up graffiti and garbage took to downtown Saturday morning.
Tracy Edwards and Jaylyn Salmons scrape stickers off a parking meter using razor blades Saturday morning on Broadway as part of Karis Community Church's "Shalom" community service program.
The first one-handed juggler in history, according to the International Juggling Association, performed on the children’s stage at the 17th annual Columbia Festival of the Arts on Saturday. Dale Jones lost most of the use of his right hand after breaking his arm at age 8. By inventing new techniques, he hasn’t let this stop him from performing.
A member of Karis Community Church's service group carries cleaning supplies Saturday. The group worked to clean graffiti and stickers from downtown.
Flowers were placed on Paul Newman's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward play an unhappily married couple in the 1960 film ''From the Terrace.'' In real life, the two Oscar winners were married for 50 years. When Playboy magazine asked Newman if he was ever tempted to be unfaithful, he said, "I have steak at home, why go out for hamburger?"
Paul Newman got his start in theater and on TV during the 1950s and remained in demand throughout his life.
September 26, 2008
Cancer survivor Lynn Storvick inspects dresses designed by senior design students at Stephen's College as part of Fashion for Cause. The students designed dresses inspired by breast cancer survivors to promote breast health and awareness.
The number of new home building permits in Columbia over the past five years.
Jennifer Marshall of Lutherville, Md., receives an acupuncture treatment at Johns Hopkins' new integrative medicine center.
MU freshman Becky Means said Vera Bradley items have "become kind of an obsession" for her. She said she loves the “toile paisley-like pattern."
Nicole Ottwell, left, instructs Kate O’Donnell how to weave a mug rug during a history of textile merchandising and trade class trip.