July 23, 2008
Mark Brumbach follows through after "rolling" a virtual bowling ball on the Nintendo Wii game console Friday at Lenoir Woods retirement community. He purchased the game to play with his three grandchildren when they visit from St. Louis.
Country music legend Willie Nelson discusses small-farmer issues with Rhonda Perry, Missouri Rural Crisis Center program director, in his tour bus before his show in Jesse Auditorium.
Lavona Virgen watches her virtual bowling ball roll toward the pins Friday at Lenoir Woods retirement community. Once a week, the recreation room turns into a virtual bowling alley for the residents.
July 22, 2008
At 6 feet, 225 pounds Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel fits right in among Big 12 quarterbacks, a group that is showing you don't need big size to have success.
This house at 2911 S. Old 63 in Columbia, once a restaurant owned by Annie Fisher, a successful African-American restaurateur and caterer in Columbia, now rests on property recently purchased by the owners of Old Highway 63 Mini Storage who are looking to expand their business. Historians are upset that this house could be destroyed.
Jon Bethmann moves dirt on MU's quad on Monday. Workers are ripping up compacted soil so they can later lay new sod on the ground.
Scott Keith, left, supervisor of MU’s Landscape Services, talks with worker Jon Bethmann on MU’s Francis Quadrangle on Monday. Keith said the workers are ripping up compacted soil so they can later lay new sod on the ground.
Taner Nolty, 4, and Max Wolff, 2, ride a camel named "Laverne," which was led by Sam Munns, at the Boone County Fair on Tuesday.
Linda Kronk, Rita Weber, Larry Martin and Judy Wilder clog to country music at the Boone County Fair on Tuesday.
Lindsey Carlisle, 19, and Morgan Sapp, 17, take a break for lunch while driving around a golf cart at the Boone County Fair on Tuesday. The girls were runners up for the title of Boone County Fair queen.
Sheep wait to be shown at the Boone County Fair on Tuesday.
A pet monkey named Neko rests on the shoulder of his owner, Kenneth McAninch of Seymour, Mo. Neko posed for pictures with attendees of the Boone County Fair on Tuesday.
Puddles all around and water dripping everywhere, the overnight thunderstorm put a damper on Tuesday's fair activities.
Hickman High School graduate Whitney Spencer shears her sheep, Bob, at the Boone County Fair on Tuesday.
"She's my favorite," says Catlyn Britt-Rankin as she gives her sheep, Madonna, a kiss. "I just love her personality!" The senior at Hickman High School has been showing sheep since fourth grade.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy listens to a reporter's question Tuesday during the Big 12 Football Media Days in Kansas City. Gundy spoke about his “I’m a man!” rant that made him a YouTube sensation. "I think in society today that those are the things that people thrive on, unfortunately, in my opinion," he said. "I don’t care much for off-the-field issues and it’s not something that I contemplated.”
With puddles all around and water dripping everywhere, the overnight thunderstorm might put a damper on today's fair activities. However, as of noon today, fair officials say the fair will go on.
A Missouri Department of Transportation crew member works to repair traffic lights at the intersection of Providence Road and Stadium Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon. Stop signs were in place and Columbia Service Aides directed traffic.
The overnight thunderstorm left puddles at the Boone County Fair. As of Tuesday afternoon, fair officials said the fair would be open Tuesday evening, though the carnival rides and car racing events have been canceled because of muddy conditions.