July 12, 2009
A row of mushroom-growing logs at The Mushroom Farm outside Montgomery City stands in the woods. Mushrooms break through the wood in cooler temperatures.
Fred Fry touches a pile of inoculated logs. Fry drills holes into the logs to insert sawdust with mushroom cultures.
Alex Apter, bouncer at Harpo's Bar & Grill in Columbia, checks Margaret Salisbury's ID on Saturday. Apter must check every patron's ID before allowing entry into the bar in order to avoid serving minors.
Lindsey Keith, 27, of Kansas City, aims for the third hole in a round of disc golf during the Mid-America Open at Albert-Oakland Park on Saturday. Keith has been playing the sport for more than two years.
Lindsey Keith, 27, of Kansas City, left; Nicki Victor (cq), 29, of Columbia; and Christina Gerber, 24, of Columbia wait as a fellow competitor looks for her Frisbee among the trees of the second hole during a round of disc golf during the Mid-America Open at Albert-Oakland Park on Saturday.
Nicki Victor, 29, of Columbia, makes her final toss into the third hole during a round of disc golf during the Mid-America Open at Albert-Oakland Park on Saturday.
Jan Bleakley, left, and Paula Donoho practice their routine for the Show-Me State games' 50-plus division of synchronized swimming. Donoho and Bleakley, along with several other friends that will compete, were part of the MO Maids, an intramural synchronized swim team, that trained at MU in the 1970's.
July 11, 2009
Taryn Johnson from Columbia's Southwest Swim Club cheers on as teammate Ellen Terry touches for a first-place finish during the 9 to 10-year-old girls relay at the Summer League's Youth Swim Championships on Saturday at Fulton Municipal Pool.
July 10, 2009
The Robnett-Spence Hall at Columbia College houses the lab science program that has expanded greatly in the past six years. The program now includes forensic science, chemistry, natural science and biology. Along with Robnett-Spence Hall, the lab department only has a double-wide trailer for additional space.
A typical science lab at Columbia College has become cramped and filled with supplies. The developers at the college are coordinating funds and creating plans for a new science lab to be built on the spare softball field.
Ben Truesdell, a Rock Bridge High School graduate, prepared a hand-fried chicken cutlet with rice pilaf, sauteed green beans, glazed carrots with a lemon demi-glace for his first entree at the SkillsUSA national culinary arts competition in Kansas City last week.
Margaret Hughes, Rock Bridge High School graduate, competed in the commercial baking competition on June 25 at the SkillsUSA national competition in Kansas City. She was required to bake a variety of pastries, including pan and braided bread, a pineapple pie, cinnamon rolls and an iced and decorated cake. Hughes placed fourth out of 40 in her competition.
Ben Truesdell, a Rock Bridge High School graduate, slices potatoes to prepare his second entree, a poached salmon with parsley potatoes and stewed zucchini with an herbed beurre blanc. Truesdell competed June 25 in the culinary arts competition at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City. Contestants were required to prepare a green salad, a chicken and vegetable soup and two entrees. Truesdell placed fourth out of 42 contestants.
Luke Adrian is comforted by his nanny, Teryn Bowman, during a meeting Thursday with a lifesize Curious George at the YouZeum. After a while, Luke was no longer crying, and he posed for a photograph with the representation of the popular children's book character.
Parents and children arrive Thursday at the YouZeum for activities and a visit from a person dressed as Curious George. The event was presented in partnership with KMOS and MU Children's Hospital.
Lynn Lindbloom and her daughters, Mia, 18 months, and Kerra, 2, pose on Thursday as Rosemary Olas, KMOS education and outreach manager, takes their photograph with a person dressed as Curious George at the YouZeum.
Columbia Water and Light store clerk Brandon Gibson explains some of the common malfunctions that may require repair in a 250-watt high-pressure sodium luminaire streetlight.
Columbia Water and Light store clerk Brandon Gibson holds two of the high-pressure sodium bulbs used by the city of Columbia. The city is considering a proposal to replace some 250-watt bulbs with 100-watt bulbs as a cost-cutting measure.
On average, 12 lights are repaired per week during both day and night shifts, said Dan Stokes, Water and Light electric distribution manager.
Columbia Water and Light lineman Mike Mastin prepares to examine a streetlight on 7th Street in Columbia.
Columbia Water and Light lineman Mike Mastin replaces the cover of a 250-watt streetlight in Columbia after repairing it.