October 27, 2009
Sarah Read laughs with other members of the First Christian Church planning committee as they debate about the church's meeting room rental rates and schedule. Read is involved with several other planning committees across the city to help improve quality of life in Columbia.
R. Eric Staley, the newly hired chief executive of the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, poses for a portrait on Friday. A graduate of MU, Staley's career has been spent working with nonprofit organizations, including the Central Missouri Food Bank and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.
Jamie Kroll, a private contractor in Columbia, disassembles a deck on Oct. 3. Kroll, his wife and two sons do not have health insurance because at a cost of $18,000 a year for the entire family, not including dental, they cannot afford it.
Private contractor Jamie Kroll disassembles a deck on Oct. 3. Because he is self-employed, Kroll cannot afford to pay $18,000 a year, nearly a third of his annual income, for private health insurance for his family. "Generally it isn't a big deal. I'm healthy and my family's pretty healthy, but every five or six years or so I cut my finger on a saw, and then I've got a problem," Kroll said.
October 26, 2009
During the school day, Rock Bridge football coach A.J. Ofodile likes to joke with his coworkers in the physical education department at the school. After school on the football field, he brings an intensity to his job that exemplifies the work ethic he tries to instill in his players.
Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing (5) passes the ball during the first half against Oklahoma. Reesing threw three first-half interceptions.
A Japanese couple, Kiwamu and his wife, Yuki, spend quality time at Artichoke Annie's Antique Mall on Oct. 18. When they learned about Fire-King a year ago, Yuki found it pretty and useful, whereas Kiwamu found it cheap. Today, however, both Kiwamu and Yuki look for a line of Fire-King that satisfies their taste and need. "We appreciate the distinctive quality exhibited in the Fire-King line," Yuki said.
Instructor Chris Pruitt gives ballroom dancing lessons Oct. 15 to Lorraine Cannistra, a resident of Lawrence, Kan. Cannistra is a member of Groovability, a Kansas City wheelchair ballroom dance troupe that will host a Dance-a-Thon to raise money this weekend.
Participants of the Arthritis Walk round the track at Stankowski Field on Friday, September 11, 2009. Rebecca Staggemeier and Jackie Piel brought the Arthritis Walk to Columbia.
Susan Hughes suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and walks five to six days a week to help with the pain.
Pins lie at the registration table of the event which raised about $5,000 for the Arthritis Foundation.
Knitters of Ravelry Happy Hour meet at True Blue Fiber Friends on Oct. 16, 2009. Michelle Fobbs continues to work to try and finish her project even while other knitters take a break.
Barbara Gruner, left, Mandy Huelsmeyer and Bex Oliger chat on their way out after the group's Happy Hour.
Alex Inneco leads the choir and signals a sound technician during a dress rehearsal at the Missouri United Methodist Church on December 2, 2007. On October 31, he will be directing the 9th Street Philharmonic Orchestra's "Un-Halloween Concert," which will feature Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, Mendelsshon’s Symphony No. 5 and Brahms Hungarian Dances No. 5 and 6.
Carisa Schuster and Bill Chisenhall chat while knitting. Chisenhall learned how to crochet a year ago in order to make his girlfriend a bikini.
October 25, 2009
Denny Hamlin does a burn out as Carl Edwards heads to the pits Sunday after the Tums 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va.
Senior midfielder Bree Thorton drives the ball down the field during Missouri's game against the Nebraska on Sunday.
Kendra Collins, a sophomore forward for the Tigers, dribbles the ball past her opponent Sunday. The Missouri Tigers defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers 5-0 to win the Big 12 championship.
Missouri women's soccer players, from left, Kendra Collins, Alysha Bonnick and Bree Thorton celebrate after winning the Big 12 regular season championship on Sunday.
Senior defender Crystal Wagner dribbles the ball away from a Nebraska opponent.