January 11, 2008
The stage fills with lights, cords and microphones as the trucks are being unloaded and workers begin to hang backdrops for the Nov. 4 performance of 'The Producers.'
Unloading the three semi trucks for the Broadway show 'The Producers' at Jesse Auditorium begins at 8 a.m. on Nov. 4. The workers are from the auditorium, Klance Staging in St. Louis, Labor Ready in Columbia or part of the traveling crew.
Brad Thompson, a worker for Klancey Staging in St. Louis for the past two years, takes a breath during the stage clean up at 10:20 p.m. on Nov. 4. The crew did not finish packing up the semi trucks for another three to four hours.
Outside the stage doors of Jesse Hall, cases of wigs sit waiting in the parking lot for cast members to wear. Jesse Auditorium does not have enough room to hold all the costumes and wigs at the same time, so the parking lot is often used for additional space.
Terry Stiles, from Klance Staging in St. Louis, falls asleep in Jesse Auditorium while the stage is being put together. He only had a few hours of sleep the previous night after another job.
One of three semi trucks waits out back of Jesse Auditorium for the crew to load when the show is over.
January 10, 2008
Missouri’s Amanda Hanneman is pressured by Colorado’s Brittany Spears.
Jason Horton scored 11 points against UMKC on Tuesday.
Cindy Mustard and the Volunteer Action Center staff coordinated the Christmas baskets program held at Trinity Presbyterian Church held in early December. Mustard, who sometimes went without her big, orange name tag, also helped carry gifts out to the cars of the people she was helping.
Sheila Shaffer, the caregiver for Torryana Williams, hugs Cindy Mustard after Torryana received a teddy bear from Mustard as part of the Voluntary Action Center’s Christmas basket program held at Trinity Presbyterian Church last month.
Cindy and Marvin Mustard traveled the world together in 1968 before getting married. They lived in Kansas City for 24 years before moving back to Columbia.
Cindy Mustard works in her office at the Voluntary Action Center on Dec. 7.
When Cindy Mustard is working as a volunteer, no job is too small or too menial. “It doesn’t matter how low profile it is, she will do it,” said Marcia Walker, executive director for Meals on Wheels.
Cindy and Marvin Mustard brought back many souvenirs from their trip around the world in 1968. Left: They purchased this mask, which was made in New Guinea, while visiting Australia. Right: During their time in Israel, the Mustards bought a perfume bottle that is more than 2,000 years old. They paid $10 for it and shipped it home by mail.
Linemen Steve Baumgartner, left, and Jimmy Goodnight pack their gear and dehydrated food for their trip to Sudan. Baumgartner and Goodnight, along with their colleague Jamie Conrow, will work for three weeks in the village of Yei in Sudan to bring electricity to people's homes.
Boone Electric company will send three of its employees to Sudan to bring electricity to homes in the village of Yei. The linemen, Jimmy Goodnight, Steve Baumgartner and Jamie Conrow, will spend three weeks working in harsh conditions in Sudan. On Thursday afternoon the three linemen were packing their tools in the garage of Boone Electric.
January 9, 2008
Stefhon Hannah goes up for a shot against UMKC. Hannah made two of three attempted 3-pointers and ended the game with 13 points.
The Missouri bench reacts to a score followed by a foul call during Tuesday night's 96-76 victory over UMKC at Mizzou Arena.
Volunteer Malcolm Epstein assists a passenger off a train at the Jefferson City station.
A freight train passes by on the shared passenger/freight rail line between Kansas City and St. Louis.