June 1, 2007
Chip Kemp, MU's collegiate livestock judging coach, gives students a lecture on proper judging technique at MU's Trowbridge Livestock Center. A pair of chester whites is used for example. "Industries swing the same way that fashion swings. Livestock trends change like with cars and clothes," he explained.
Mindi Mills-Scielso, 31, congratulates her father, retired Marine Corps Sgt. Dennis R. Mills, on receiving his Purple Heart on Wednesday.
Centralia resident Don Bagley, left, shakes the hand of retired Marine Corps Sgt. Dennis R. Mills. Although Mills was wounded in 1970 while serving in the Vietnam War, he did not receive his Purple Heart until Wednesday.
Cody Abram, of the Department of Justice in Kansas City, has a Sikh turban wrapped around his head. He attended a cultural training session for public safety officers at MU on Thursday.
The Missouri Department of Conservation chose Rocheport as the new home of a replica keelboat. The keelboat commemorates the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Rocheport, which sits on the banks of the Missouri River, was a natural fit for the boat. The town was a stopover for Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their journey up the Missouri River and was the subject of a journal entry by the explorers. The Friends of Rocheport Society will hold a fundraiser on June 16 to raise money for a shelter to house the boat.
Fishing on Monday at Mark Twain Lake, Michael and Melissa Barnhart, of Harrisburg, hooked this flathead catfish. On Thursday, they cleaned the 4-foot-3 long fish and froze its meat for fish fries.
May 31, 2007
Fifth-graders Erika Gomez, left, and Emma Wyble read along with an audio tape in Erica Borcherding’s class at Field Elementary.
Visitors to the Columbia Farmers’ Market pass by cactuses at Ron Bonar’s stand Saturday. Operators are hoping for a permanent building.
Dan Kuebler, chairman of the nonprofit Sustainable Farms and Communities, selects bundles of bok choy for Jean Sax on Saturday at the Columbia Farmers’ Market.
Missourian cyclist Dale Brigham and his wife, Jo Turner, take a break during a Memorial Day picnic. Brigham hopes to be racing in Paris in August. Turner drives the support vehicle during the race, meeting up with Brigham every 50 miles.
Dale Brigham greets fellow bike enthusiast Dan Clinkinbeard at the Memorial Day reunion picnic. The two will ride in a 600-km brevet this weekend.
The Fried Crawdaddies’ John D'Agostino performs Wednesday night at Ninth Street Summerfest.
The Missouri baseball team practices at Simmons Field on Tuesday. Maintenance workers have upgraded the field and Taylor Stadium in preparation for this weekend’s NCAA regional baseball tournament.
May 30, 2007
Megan Hinerman, center, walks DaVinci near Jamie Bindseil, left, on Saturday morning as part of the Central Missouri Humane Society’s Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound program. DaVinci is a 10-month-old basset mix and was still awaiting adoption.
Curly waits for the next shift of dog walkers to arrive Saturday during the Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound program.
Alice Jones and her daughter, Halley, enjoy last year’s Twilight Festival in June as Amy Prater makes a teddy balloon.