July 25, 2007
Dan Viets (left) and speakers David Sapp (center) and Kathleen Weinshank (right) hold a press confrence concerning the usage of medical marijuana to encourage Rep. Kenneth Hulshof to vote for the Hinchey Amendment in the US House. Sapp has multilpe sclerosis and said "there needs to be a change in the way people think about medical marijuan it is not about drug use and it is not about marijuana it is about compassionate care."
July 24, 2007
Much of the damage from the April freeze occurred on the cordons, the horizontal branches that grow along trellises. Workers have been busy training new vines. Cory Bomgaars, of Les Bourgeois Vineyard, said the freeze “gave us an opportunity to do renewal techniques we may not have done otherwise.”
Harvest prospects looked bleaker in April, when John Ferrier mowed between rows of dead grape vines at his vineyard near Centertown.
ELIZABETH PHILLIPS is an assistant city editor at the Columbia Missourian.
Neil Olson, the new dean of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine.
Brittany Garrett, Contestant No. 13 of the Boone County Fair Queen pageant, delivers a speech during the talent portion of the competition. Garrett, 19, is an agriculture major at State Fair Community College.
Brittany Garrett applies lip gloss before the Miss Boone County Queen Pageant contestants are introduced to the audience.
The designer of the new station is Peckham and Wright Architects and it will be located at Green Meadows Road and Green Meadows Circle, which is a half mile west of its old location at 3601 S. Providence Road. The new building will be LEED certified, making it environmentally sustainable. The old building has cracks in the walls, which made them concerned for the buildings foundation and structure.
Ashton Glascock brushes off Junior's head after grooming him to be judged at the Boone County Fair. The fair will be open until July 29 and other animal judging will be held throughout the week.
Ashton Glascock, 11, from Ashland trims her goat, Junior, before the evening judging at the Boone County Fair. Glascock has competed in goat tying competitions before but this is her first time showing goats.
CATT coaches Heather Nowack and Jim Zepp were married June 30 in Columbia. Their team is competing in the national tournament in Palm Springs, Calif., this week.
Top to bottom, Jensyn Echtermach, Callie Runyan and coach Heather Nowack practice a trio routine at the Hearnes Fieldhouse.
Carly Lancaster, bottom, and Jenny James practice their routine for the national championships.
The Columbia Acro and Tumbling Team stretches to warm up for their final practice before leaving for Palm Springs, Calif.
July 23, 2007
Contestants line up at the gate to participate in the 14-to-20 age group of the Western Pleasure Class at the Boone County Fair 4-H/FFA Horse Show on Sunday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. In the background are Maria Mertz of Hallsville and Ethan Massey of Centralia.
Jason Felten of the River Hills 4-H Club shows off his horse to Justin Rhine of Woodlandville, while waiting for the Therapeutic Horsemanship Class to begin at the horse show.
The Okoboji Summer Theatre, located in the northwest corner of Iowa, has undergone a major renovation for its 50th anniversary. Each year, 30 Stephens College students spend their summer here, producing nine shows in just 10 weeks.
Scott McCullough, of Columbia, riffs on the harmonica during a set by Fletch & Fro, one of the eight acts that performed at McClung Park in Jefferson City for Blue Sunday, an event put on by the MO Blues Association Inc., which seeks to “promote, support and preserve the blues.”