June 21, 2008
Janet Weaver, right, jokingly grabs the jersey of John Fischer while Penny Shaw, left, laughs during a free throw late in the teams' matchup Saturday at the Missouri State Senior Games 3-on-3 basketball competition in Columbia College's Southwell Complex. Weaver, Shaw and their team, Downtown Appliance, rallied in the second half but lost to the Missouri River Men 42-36.
Dale Shelby of the Missouri River Men takes a shot over his opponent Melody Derendinger. Derendinger and her team, Downtown Appliance, lost to the River Men but, because they were the only female team entered, won the gold medal for their division.
June 20, 2008
Nabihah Maqbool prays, one of five times daily, at the Mosque downtown.
Nabihah Maqbool prays, one of five times daily, at the Islamic Center of Central Missouri downtown.
Judith Mabary poses with a magnet showing a famous 16th century astrological clock that still keeps perfect time in Prague.
This postcard is one of the reminders of Prague displayed in Mabary’s office.
Mark Rowland wades through rising floodwater near his home Thursday, June 19, 2008, in Foley, Mo. The tiny Mississippi River town could see several homes under water following a levee break Thursday afternoon, one of three levee breaks during a 24-hour period in Lincoln County.
Elvis impersonator Richard Smith sings an Elvis classic to residents of the Columbia Manor Care Center.
Columbia Manor Care residents Georgia Chesney and Beverly Conner share a secret during an Elvis impersonator performance in March.
June 19, 2008
Veterans of Foreign Wars Chaplin Jim Cunningham researched the family of Private John Richard King to ensure the return of his military grave stone. "I really appreciate all of Jim's work," said J.D. King, John Richard King's brother. "We have it after 31 years of not knowing it was there."
Thirty-one years after the death of Private John Richard King, his military burial marker is returned to his family. Retired Naval Avaiation Commander Skip Yates lifts the 250 pound stone into J.D. King's vehicle.
Retired Naval Avaiation Commander Skip Yates is thanked by J.D. King after King's brother's military marker gravestone is returned to the family. "I was told to destroy it and was ready to break it up and stick it in a muddy spot," Yates said. "But, I just couldn't do that. I'm a veteran, you know."
Dick Cochran, a bronze-medalist for the U.S. Olympic team in 1960, will compete at the Missouri State Senior Games.
Heavy oil, also known as pitch or asphalt, is denser than conventional oil, which makes it more difficult to extract.
The Marmaton River Project site is not yet pumping oil, but it is injecting steam to thin the oil so it can be pumped easily.