July 30, 2009
The MU Student Recreation Complex, at 300,000 square feet of space, offers plenty of exercise opportunities to students and faculty. It was ranked No. 1 campus recreation facility in America by Sports Illustrated.
The brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Epsilon Delta Chapter stroll during the MU Black Homecoming celebration on Oct. 25, 2008. Omega Psi Phi is one the the nine historically African-American fraternities and sororities on campus and have been around for 38 years at MU.
The Student Health Center is within walking distance of campus for students at MU.
Anne Jacobson, an art teacher at Columbia Independence School, visits with Lisa Bartlett, the owner of Artlandish Gallery on Walnut Street. The two exchanged ideas and materials for collage work. Jacobson has known Bartlett for a number of years and was a patron of Bartlett's old store, The Vintage Shop, on Ninth Street. Bartlett's gallery opened on July 24.
Items are displayed at Artlandish Gallery, a new art gallery featuring the work of local artists on Walnut Street in downtown Columbia.
A painting done by Lisa Bartlett, owner of Artlandish Gallery, hangs for sale on a back wall of the gallery. The gallery opened July 24.
Mary Stillwell, left, listens as Gretchen Erb, right, explains her reasons for supporting the Urban Hen Petition on Saturday in Columbia. "My neighbors want a couple of laying hens and it doesn't bother me" Erb said.
With clipboards in hand, Claire Garden stands at the entrance to the Farmer's Market on Saturday in Columbia. Garden is collecting signatures in support of the Urban Hen Petition.
The Faaborg family of Columbia raises Barred Rock and Araucana chickens in a coop outside their home. Araucana chickens are known as 'Easter Egg' chickens because of the pink and sometimes blue eggs they produce.
The Faaborg family owns 19 Araucana and Barred Rock chickens. Janice Faaborg chooses to own these laying chickens because she likes knowing where her eggs are being produced.
MU Professor John Faaborg and his family perform everyday duties such as feeding and watering their 19 chickens.
David and Gloria Lowell's golden retrievers Honee and Goldi were the reason for the Lowells' donation. MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announced today that the Lowells have committed $1 million of their estate to create two scholarships for students in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The scholarships were named in memory of the Lowell’s golden retrievers, who passed away in 2006.
July 29, 2009
Four children and one adult were in the Dodge Durango that was involved in the three-car accident at Brown Station Road and Route B on Wednesday afternoon. They were all taken to the hospital.
A three-car accident at the corner of Brown Station Road and Route B in Columbia on Wednesday sent five to the hospital.
Jayton Johnson stands ready to hand out samples of his group's taco salad in the cafeteria of Douglass High School on Wednesday. Amy Hoffman, coordinator for the Fun City Youth Academy's Kids in the Kitchen program, says this year's recipes include healthy options.
Jalyn King and Kiejah Clark add pudding to their fruit cups during Fun City Youth Academy's Kids in the Kitchen program, held every Wednesday during June and July at Douglass High School. The program focuses on promoting physical activity and encouraging healthy eating habits, such as introducing the kids to new foods and giving them recipes to make at home with their families.
Bryant Brown Jr., left, gives a final stir to his group's 'Cran-licious Smoothie' as Thomas Johnson waits to pour in the cafeteria of Douglass High School on Wednesday in Columbia. Both are enrolled in the Fun City Youth Academy's Kids in the Kitchen program.
Nick Rodriguez shows break dancing moves to Jayson Crawley during Fun City Youth Academy's Kids in the Kitchen program on Wednesday. They were preparing for the group's talent show to celebrate the end of the program later this month. Kids in the Kitchen is a summer program held at Douglass High School that encourages physical activity and healthy eating habits.
Hal James takes a picture of Thomas Bell, John Burk and Tom Shryock at a dedication ceremony of more than 500 acres of land. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service combined with Ducks Unlimited and the National Wild Turkey Federation to purchase the land.
Steve Clayton, general manager of Ferrellgas in Columbia, promoted liquid propane-injection fuel technology in Columbia last week by driving a propane-fueled Ford F-250 to consumers in the area interested in propane fuel for their vehicles.