August 11, 2009
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.
August 10, 2009
Another traffic control box, halfway through being painted, sits on the corner of Hitt Street and Broadway.
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 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 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.
Cars leave the Moberly Five and Drive drive-in movie theatre on Saturday. Not only does the theatre offer nightly double features, but frequently it offers an alternative "car load night" when families pay a flat rate per vehicle. The last "car load night" attracted over 200 cars.
Kenneth Greene restores a ring for one of his customers on Aug. 3.
Kenneth Greene has had a presence in downtown Columbia since the late 1970s. After a few moves, he now has a store on Walnut Street near Tenth Street.
In addition to restoration work like this, Kenneth Greene also makes custom pieces at Monarch Jewelry.
Kenneth Greene makes and repairs jewelry at his store, Monarch Jewelry, in Downtown Columbia. "From the moment I walk in the door, I'm at play," he said while working at his jeweler's bench Aug. 5.
Baptismal candidates pray at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention at Mizzou Arena on August 8.
Ryan Stone, from the Holts Summit congregation, presents an informational session at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention at Mizzou Arena on August 8.
Nathan Karr, left, and Chris Upchurch, center, watch as Renee Green is baptized by William Lane at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention at Mizzou Arena on August 8.
Ashlie Vincent is baptized by Nathan Karr while William Lane watches at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention in Columbia on August 8.
In the foreground, Nathan Karr, left, greets Ricky McDay while Chris Upchurch baptizes Archie Cable at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention at Mizzou Arena on August 8.
Freshman player Nikko Sansone examines the Jayhawk logo on the bowl of a Tiger-themed toilet before adding his signature to the seat of the commode at football fan day on Faurot Field in Columbia on Sunday. The toilet will be auctioned off to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Tiger fan Mark Cooley poses for his father, David Cooley, to take a photograph of him with senior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon at Faurot Field in Columbia on Sunday.
Missouri football supporters file onto Faurot Field for the Tiger's seventh annual fan day to collect autographs and meet the players, coaches and cheerleaders in Columbia on Sunday.
MU sports backers line up on Faurot Field in Columbia to collect autographs and meet Tiger football players, coaches and cheerleaders at the team's fan day on Sunday.
Freshman safety Tavon Bolden kneels down on Faurot Field to sign 9-year-old Carmen Sansone's leg cast at the Tiger football fan day on Sunday. Sansone hurt her leg as a result of a tumble during a soccer game.