February 4, 2008
Columbia resident John Batye speaks with Grumpy’s owner and cook, Bill Woods, in December. Grumpy’s, located just off of Highway 240, has been open for five years.
Betty and Bill Woods prepare food in the kitchen at Grumpy’s. The Woodses own and run Grumpy’s from open to close with the occasional help of their daughter and granddaughter. “Everybody just becomes family here, that’s all there is to it,” said Betty Woods.
Sandy Boren cuts a piece of coconut cream pie for a customer during lunch in December. Grumpy’s is known for its pies as well as the deep fried pork tenderloin.
Grumpy's Bar-B-Cue off of Highway 240 just outside of Rocheport is open Wednesday through Saturday. There is a back porch open during the summer.
Betty and Bill Woods opened Grumpy's about five years ago.
The front view of the proposed “Keys to the City” features a 16- to 19-foot “keyhole” structure made of 2-inch square steel framing and 3/8-inch laminated glass. To make it more visible at night, lighting will be stubbed in the sculpture.
Two flanking sculptures will represent steel keys on rings. These keys will be 12 feet tall and made of rusted steel. Ground lighting will illuminate the two flanking pieces at night.
Marcus Hoehn practices with his teammate Tyler McCormick on Monday at the Hearnes Center.
Congressman Kenny Hulshof addresses the media Monday morning at the Columbia Regional Airport. Hulshof currently serves Missouri's 9th Congressional District and on Monday morning officially announced his candidacy for Missouri governor.
Citizens from Missouri's 9th Congressional District hold signs in support of Congressman Kenny Hulshof's candidacy for Missouri governor Monday morning at the Columbia Regional Airport.
Columbia College's Whitney Davis guards her father, head coach Mike Davis, during practice on Friday afternoon at the Southwell Complex at Columbia College.
A greenhouse sits off the main sitting room of the house. Hank and Katy Ottinger were married in the greenhouse in 1983.
An old photo shows a mural painted by Gladys Wheat, who inherited the house in 1937 and lived there until the mid-1970s. Hank and Katy Ottinger discovered the mural when they removed a thin bamboo wall covering. Much of the wall was later removed during a kitchen renovation and the remaining sections of the mural have been covered with sheet rock and insulation.
This is a view from the street of the home. Its outside requires no painting because it is covered with gunite, a mixture of concrete that was used on older homes.
A central staircase with intricate iron railings makes two 90-degree turns on the way to the second floor.
The residence at 1601 Stoney Brook Ave., owned by Greg and Linda Bartels, served as a farm during the 1800s. It is being honored by the Historic Preservation Commission at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
February 3, 2008
Ihsan and Gulden Yasar have been working together at Shearlocks for 26 years. "I apprenticed for five years in Istanbul when I was a teenager. That's how I learned the tips and tricks from professionals. Here, in the United States, it's different," Ihsan Yasar said. "You learn in a classroom setting with lots of students and there's less emphasis on individualized education."
Ihsan Yasar, 61, looks out from the window of Shearlocks hair salon, the business he established in 1976 in Columbia.
Ihsan and Gulden Yasar watch the Turkish television drama "Elveda Derken" ("Saying Goodbye"). After their "third daughter" Lily, a 5-year-old Yorkshire terrier, welcomes them home, they relax by drinking Turkish coffee and watching Turkish TV stations over sattelite.
Gulden Yasar, bottom left, laughs as she chats with Shearlocks employees Lesa Gibbons and Marcie Perry. Gulden didn't speak a word of English when she first came to the United States in 1980.