August 30, 2009
Braxton O'Bryan, 5, finishes up the annual Cattleman Days Rodeo parade on his miniature horse on Saturday in Ashland. This is the 33rd year the Cedar Valley Riders have hosted the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo in Ashland.
From left, Alyssa Dement, 5, Lexie Geissert, 5, Lexi Branson, 8, and Hayley Klemme, 5, of the Southern Boone Girl Scouts, toss candy to parade goers during the annual Cattleman Days Rodeo parade in downtown Ashland on Saturday. The rodeo features several kid-friendly events, as well as a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association-sponsored rodeo.
From left, Jess Bowers, Annika Farrar, 4, and Olivia Farrar, 6, drive their miniature horse Copper through downtown Ashland during the Cattleman Days Rodeo annual parade in Ashland. Copper, a member of the Cedar Creek Theraputic Riding Center, had no trouble keeping up with the rest of the parade, despite his size.
River City Construction worker John Shannon cuts metal beams for the renovation of Evangelical Free Church of Columbia's worship space on Tuesday. Evangelical Free is currently in phase one of its renovation.
August 29, 2009
Sister Agnes Schlereth stands in the nave of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Columbia on July 29, 2009. Schlereth is preparing for retirement after 25 years spent working for the parish.
Formerly the Smarr family's property, the house at 600 S. Garth Ave. in the Old Southwest neighborhood stands back from the road, hidden by extensive foliage. The Gordon family is trying to purchase the property to keep it from developers, and they're asking others in the neighborhood to help them raise the money.
Lauren McDonald celebrates her tetherball victory over her mom, Jennifer McDonald, outside of the opening of Columbia Independent School's new campus on Friday. Lauren and her mother will consider CIS for fourth grade next year, visiting the campus to get a feel for the school. "I expected the school to be more stuffy, but it was a really open environment," Jennifer McDonald said.
New cubbies for Mrs. Schust's fifth grade class line a hallway in the lower school at the opening of Columbia Independent School on Friday. CIS opened the new campus off Stadium Boulevard, adding a Pre-Kindergarden class and creating lower, middle, and upper schools with an increased capacity of 505 students.
Left to right, Barbara Savage, the director of the lower school; Kasye Beza, the director of the middle school; Doug Sept, the director of the upper school; John Thompson, the chair of the board of trustees; Scott K. Gibson III, new head of school; Nancy Fay; and Steve Smith cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Columbia Independent School on Friday. CIS opened the new combined campus for Pre-K to 12th grade.
Missouri outside hitter Julianna Klein, right, attempts to tap the ball past the block of Brigham Young's Casey Speredon Thurston on Saturday in the championship match of this weekend's Tiger Invitational. The Tigers claimed the title with a 3-1 victory over BYU.
Weiwen Wang (13) and Lei Wang-Francisco (1) celebrate after earning a point at the Hearnes Center at MU on Friday. After beating Texas State, the Tigers went on to play Ole Miss at noon and BYU at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Lei Wang-Francisco sets the ball to a hitter on Friday at the Hearnes Center. The Tigers swept the Bobcats 25-22, 25-22, 25-22, in the first round of the Tiger Invitational.
Rosa Medrano digs a ball that came through the block of Catie Wilson, left, and Julianna Klein, right, on Friday at the Hearnes Center at MU. Medrano, a transfer student from Miami Dade College, led the Tigers with a career best 10 kills, seven digs and two block assists.
MU senior Lei Wang-Francisco, front, bumps the ball as teammate Catie Wilson, back, looks on during the match against Ole Miss on Saturday.
MU's Rosa Medrano, 7, attempts to spike the ball past the blocks of Ole Miss' Miranda Kitts, 3, and Emily Kvitle, 7, during the Tigers' second match at the Tiger Invitational volleyball tournament at the Hearnes Center.
MU's Amanda Hantouli, 4, jumps to block a hit during the Tigers' matchup against the Ole Miss Rebels during the Tiger Invitational volleyball tournament at the Hearnes Center.
MU junior Rosa Medrano, bottom right, celebrates with teammates after helping the Tigers score a point against the Ole Miss Rebels Saturday during the Tiger Invitational volleyball tournament at the Hearnes Center.
MU's Lei Wang-Francisco celebrates after helping the Tigers score a point against the Ole Miss Rebels during the Tiger Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday. The Tigers won the match after sweeping the Rebels in three sets.
The MU women's volleyball team celebrates on the court at the Hearnes Center after winning their third set in a row to sweep the Ole Miss Rebels at the Tiger Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday.
Samantha Galati, center, laughs with her friends Kori Hjelm, left, and Megan Lane, right, outside of the Windsor Auditorium at Stephens College on Thursday. The three freshmen were waiting for the start of a watch party for an episode of Lifetime Television's "Project Runway" with fashion designer Qristyl Frazier, a Stephens College alumna and contestant from the show.