August 29, 2010
Christy Carson, a Hurricane Katrina survivor, holds her grandfather's watch, one of the few mementos salvaged after the natural disaster. The watch is broken, but Carson is determined to restore it into working condition.
August 28, 2010
Cowboy boots lay strewn in the dust as competitors prepared for the saddle bronc riding competition at the Cattlemen Days Rodeo on Saturday in Ashland. The goal of the competition is to stay on a bucking bronco as long and in the best form as possible.
Cody Rud adjusts his saddle to prepare for the saddle bronc riding competition at the Cattlemen Days Rodeo on Saturday in Ashland.
Sean Prater of Burbank, OK was the first to ride in the Saddle Bronc Riding competition on Saturday at the Cattlemen Days Rodeo in Ashland. Prater scored 77 points on his ride.
Brothers Jarod and Matthew Aholt played on the rodeo arena's fence prior to the Cattlemen Days Rodeo on Saturday. Their parents said they watched the horse film "Flicka" this week which helped inspire them to take the brothers to their first rodeo.
Marty Morehart scratches her Longhorn steer Sancho at the Cattlemen Days Rodeo on Saturday in Ashland. Sancho weighs more than 2000 lbs and has a total horn length of more than 122 inches.
Columbia College defender Jovan Ilic has his hand looked at during halftime by Rochelle Hamm, a Columbia College graduate student and athletic trainer, on Saturday at Owens Soccer Stadium.
Columbia College forward Yudai Yamaguchi receives a pass during the Cougars match against John Brown University on Saturday at Owens Soccer Stadium. The Cougars defeated the Golden Eagles 1-0.
Columbia College defender Jovan Ilic passes the ball on during the Cougars match against John Brown University on Saturday at Owens Soccer Stadium. The Cougars defeated the Golden Eagles 1-0.
Columbia College forward John Hutchison is pulled away by teammates from an altercation with several John Brown University players on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Owens Soccer Stadium. The Cougars defeated the John Brown University Golden Eagles 1-0.
Hickman quarterback Logan Fitch makes a short pass to running back Ryan Asbury in the Providence Bowl in August at Faurot Field.
MU junior Gabrielle Morin works as a sign flipper for Club Vogue on the corner of north Providence Road and Business Loop 70 East. The new law restricting sexually oriented businesses bans full nudity and requires other changes such as shorter hours of operation.
Melissa McMillin and her soon-to-be husband, Jeremy Gebhardt, pose for a photo before their senior prom. The Columbia couple won the “Today” show’s wedding competition.
Hickman running back Spenser Washington tries to outrun Rock Bridge defenders Paris Logan and Carl Bivens during the Providence Bowl on Friday at Faurot Field.
Rock Bridge cornerback Logan Paris puts a hold on Hickman running back Ryan Asbuy while Hickman tight end Tyler Sprigg tries to break up the play during the Providence Bowl on Friday at Faurot Field.
Hickman Tight End Tyler Sprigg pulls in a touchdown pass as Rock Bridge cornerback Jordan Farris tackles him during the Providence Bowl. The Kewpies had taken a 20-17 lead with 1:45 to go on this play. The Bruins eventually won the game 24-20.
Jerome Fulcher had never played an organized sport until Friday night as he scored the winning touchdown to lead the Rock Bridge Bruins over the Hickman Kewpies 24-20.
August 27, 2010
Yudai Yamaguchi attempts a goal during practice on Thursday at the Marvin Owens soccer stadium.
West African dancers (from left) Pulguinha, Regina Hartleip-Pinto, 9, and Ashley Malorin move to the Guinean drum sounds of (from left) Mira Stoddart, Nancy Daniel and Peter Holmes as part of a District Unplugged event. Every Friday throughout the summer, different acts perform on the streets of Columbia as part of District Unplugged. The group will perform at Artlandish Gallery on Oct. 7, 2010.
Peace Nook employee Zora Serfozo sits behind the counter surrounded by the store's eclectic merchandise on Friday. The Peace Nook will celebrate its 20-year anniversary at 3 p.m. in Stephens Lake Park on Sunday.