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Showing your colors

Puddles of paint collect around a newly decorated stage wall at the Stephens College Warehouse Theater on Thursday. The wall and another like it will be part of the upcoming production titled Jerks and Freaks which shows Friday.

Setting the scene

Katie McKellar, a first year student at Stephens College, helps paint the platform for the upcoming show Jerks and Freaks on Saturday. McKellar will be the "radio" in the portion of the production titled "Video Killed the Radio Star". "I think it's going to be good. It's a really risque show. We're having a blast with it" said McKellar. Jerks and Freaks shows Friday.

Rock Bridge baseball player Jaide Rose

Rock Bridge senior Jaide Rose, a pitcher and outfielder, has been on the Bruins' varsity since he was a sophomore.

Art in the Park 2008

A bicycle decorated like a giant camel was one of several art bicycles displayed at Stephens Lake Park for Art in the Park in June 2008. The St. Louis Banana Bike Brigade designed the camel for the ArtCycles project.

New nightclub owner hopes to create memories for patrons

Vinay Atluri stands before the bar at the new nightclub Memoir. At Memoir photographers document each night's events and post them to a slideshow the next day for patrons to see. "We're essentially creating memories" says Atluri, co-owner of the venue.

MU Horn Choir to play at international symposium this week

The MU Horn Choir will play at the International Symposium this week.

State of the City address

City Manager Bill Watkins gives the State of the City address at the Council Chambers, highlighting accomplishments of the past year and the goals and obstacles that the city foresees in the future. "It's been a long time since we as a community have had to face some of the economic challenges we will face in 2010," Watkins said in his address after he referred to the 1980s as the last period of no city revenue growth. Much of his speech addressed questions regarding efficient use of existing funds and programs.

Checking on the methane boiler meter

Frank Putnam checks a methane boiler meter at the Columbia Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. The orange engine generator in the background has been running since 1983 and produces $6,000 worth of energy a month. Plant officials are hoping to install two new generators if the stimulus money becomes available.

Behind the final clarifier tank

Officials of the Columbia Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant hope to expand its facilities with the stimulus money to improve efficiency and meet new denitrification requirements. A grassy field in the background of a final clarifier tank is one location where they hope to expand.

Columbia Terminal Railroad

Traffic drives alongside the Columbia Terminal Railroad on Paris Road.

Seeking to improve 'Blind' Boone center's roof

Those at the J.W. "Blind" Boone Community Center on North Providence Road are seeking stimulus money to fund improvements to the center's roof.

Five new buses to be purchased with stimulus money

The city of Columbia's El Dorado buses are mainly used to cover bus routes around the MU campus. Grant money is funding the purchase of five new buses, scheduled for delivery in April 2010.

Rough driving over Stadium Boulevard potholes

Potholes make for a rough driving surface on Stadium Boulevard.

City to purchase new buses with stimulus money

The city of Columbia's El Dorado buses are mainly used to cover bus routes around the MU campus. Grant money is funding the purchase of five new buses, scheduled for delivery in April 2010.

Baseball stress

Khalil Greene's 2008 season ended last July when he punched a dugout wall and broke his left hand. The Cardinals don't want the frustration to eat him up again, so they're using their slumping shortstop in a utility role for the time being.

Couple tours Woman-Centric home

Kim Trabue and her husband, Tom, tour the first Woman-Centric home in Columbia on Sunday. Visitors were invited to tour the home, which was built with women specifically in mind.

Neighbors check out Woman-Centric home

Neighbors Ted and Lila Hilgeford and James and Angeli Brooks check out the first Woman-Centric home in Columbia on Sunday. The home attracted families who, like the Brooks, still loved the home they were in but were curious about the Woman-Centric approach.

Woman-Centric home opens for tours

The first Woman-Centric home in Columbia, at 2310 Redmond Court, was open for visitation Sunday. The house design is based on recent research done by Kliethermes Homes & Remodeling Inc. to better serve a woman's homeowner experience.

OK you cop?

Letter magnets cover the refrigerator of Dorie Clark. Bought as an educational tool, Clark was hoping to teach his ex-wife's son, Dakota Miner, how to spell. Lessons were cut short after Dakota was removed from Clark's care. "Life is a challenge and whatever challenge I see I'll go after it. Right now I need to stay busy 'cause of that little one. You have too much time on your hands, things go through your head," said Clark. Although unemployed, Clark keeps busy with job interviews, exercise and has even enrolled in Metro Business College in Jefferson City with aims to receive an associate's degree in Biblical studies.

Clark pines for ex-wife's son

On March 8, Dorie Clark's ex-wife removed her child, Dakota Miner from his care. Clark, who has no legal rights to Dakota, is concerned for his safety and hopes to regain custody soon. Clark stares at an empty miniature red recliner in his living room, which was given to Dakota for Christmas. "He stole my heart the first time I saw him... Hopefully I'll get him back," said Clark.
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