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Local group restores historic house

Pedestrians walk towards the Houston House in Newburg. The historic building, which used to house railroad workers, is being restored by a local group. Newburg, as well as other small Missouri towns, received a kick-start in civic planning with improvement suggestions from a professor and students at near by Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla.

Ozark town hosts fundraiser to build park

Richard Ingram, of Edgar Springs signals a mud run driver has stopped moving forward in Newburg. Saturday was the fifth fundraiser mud run held at the former railroad yard where a local group plans to build a park. Newburg, as well as other small Missouri towns, received a kick-start in civic planning with suggestions from a professor and students at near by Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla.

Ozark communities host fundraisers for community improvements

Timber Adams, of Steelville, left, breaks away from the pack to eventually win the nine and under foot race during a break in the vehicle mud run Saturday, Aug. 8, in Newburg. Saturday was the fifth fundraiser mud run held at the former railroad yard where a local group plans to build a park. Newburg, as well as other small Missouri towns, received a kick-start in civic planning with suggestions from a professor and students at near by Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla.

Town hall meetings overflow with listeners

From left, Ihsan Saleem, 23, of Decatur, Ga., Hud Williams, 29, of Atlanta and Naeem Muwwakkil, 57, of Atlanta listen to Chip Spradley, 65, of Tucker, Ga. share his viewpoints outside the filled to capacity Cole Auditorium at Georgia Perimeter College in Clarkston on Monday during a town hall meeting on health care reform. The line to get into the meeting snaked around the building and other auditoriums had to be used for overflow. These four men did not get into the meeting or the overflow, after the overflow was too crowded.

Health care town halls spark protests

Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., right, listens to Katy Abram, left, ask a question as the crowd reacts during a town hall meeting open to the public on Tuesday in Lebanon, Pa.

David Yost

David Yost

Eunice Kennedy Shriver with Edward Kennedy

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, shown at Edward Kennedy's annual summer time party at his home in Hyannisport, Mass., on July 30,1983.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver plays football

Eunice Kennedy Shriver runs past her son Robert in a touch football game in Washington on Sept. 28, 1965.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver pays her respects

Eunice Kennedy Shriver walks away from her brother Robert Kennedy's grave after a visit at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Sept. 22, 1986.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver watches Special Olympics

Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Illinois lieutenant-Gov. Paul Simon watch as participating members of the International Special Olympics parade at Soldier Field in Chicago on Aug. 13, 1970. Shriver, JFK's sister and Special Olympics founder, has died at age 88.

Finding the best seat

Families gather at the Moberly Five and Drive for an outdoor movie showing on Saturday. The drive-in offers nightly double features and attracts at least 50 cars a night. Many families find this a great alternative to indoor movies, especially during the summer months.

Projector from the past

The Moberly Five and Drive drive-in projector waits until sundown when the double feature movies begin on Saturday. The drive-in still uses a manually operated film projector and employees who operate it must be trained extensively to re-thread the machines before every showing.

Veterans Hospital breaks ground

From left to right: Hunter Hofmann, M.D., Director of Specialty Care Service Line; James Floyd, Director of VA Heartland Network; Sallie Houser-Hanfelder, Director of Truman VA; Richard Schmaltz, M.D., Director of Surgery; Kelly Hequembourg, Project Manager for River City Construction; and Chris Gale, architect; pitch shovels into earth during groundbreaking ceremonies Monday at Pershing Park, which will be the site of the new $25 million OR Replacement/Renovation project.

A historical classic

Phyllis Nichols, State Farm agent, stands in front of the Lustron House exhibit at the Boone Historical Society. Nichols helped save the last Lustron-style house in Columbia when she purchased the property and called the historical society when she could find no buyers for the home. The house has been dissassembled and will be reconstructed at Boone Junction when funding permits.

Lustron houses were designed for returning WWII veterans and their families. 2,498 houses were made and placed in 36 states. The design, of pure steel, was sturdy, space efficient and marketed to be fire-proof, , rodent proof, rust proof and lightning proof.

A old but efficient style

Lustron houses were designed for returning WWII veterans and their families. 2,498 houses were made and placed in 36 states. The design, of pure steel, was sturdy, space efficient and marketed to be fire-proof, rodent proof, rust proof and lightning proof.

Classic advertisements

Carl Strandlund, founder of the Lustron Corporation, designed Lustron houses with returning WWII veterans and their families in mind. 2,498 houses were made and placed in 36 states. The design, of pure steel, was sturdy, space efficient and marketed to be fire-proof, rodent proof, rust proof and lightning proof.

Local artists paint electrical boxes

Another traffic control box, halfway through being painted, sits on the corner of Hitt Street and Broadway.

Art eliminating graffiti

A traffic control box painted by David Spear sits on the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway. The boxes are painted by local artists in an effort to prevent graffiti.

Missouri kickers for 2009

Missouri kickers Jake Harry (36), Tanner Mills (91), Trey Barron (97) and Grant Ressel (95) gather on the sidelines at Monday's practice. Mills, a Rock Bridge graduate, hopes to become as efficient as former Tigers kicker Jeff Wolfert was at field goals and extra points. "I don't think anybody can be Jeff Wolfert," Mills said. "I can be Jeff Wolfert-esque."

Children play at the Moberly Five and Dime drive-in

Children play under the outdoor movie screen at the Moberly Five and Drive on Saturday. Families come from as far away as Paris, Mo., to visit the theater because it offers them an alternative to indoor entertainment and they can talk openly and run around while the movie is playing.
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