Fred Parry leads a sales and marketing meeting

Fred Parry leads a sales and marketing meeting at Inside Columbia Magazine on April 23. The team discussed ad sales for their Wine and Food Festival guide.

Fred Parry and 9-year-old son, Nick

Fred Parry meets up with his 9-year-old son, Nick, after his soccer game at Cosmo Park on April 21. Parry said he was looking forward to the family’s weekend trip to the lake, the first they had been able to take in a while because there was no soccer game that weekend.

Micaela Minner dives into second base

Micaela Minner slides into second base as Whitney Barrett attempts to get her out during the MU women's softball game against Nebraska on Saturday May 2. The Tigers lost to the Cornhuskers 6-2.

Fixing a flat

Drew Deubner fixes a flat tire on the side of Fourth Street on Saturday. "This is always a pain. Should be an easy fix, though," he said. Deubner is a member of the Columbia bike polo team, which was holding demonstrations outside the event.

Look Dad, no training wheels!

Doug Stritzel and his son Jack, 5, ride down Fourth Street toward the Bike, Walk & Wheel Week Kick-Off Celebration. "He's pretty good," Doug Stritzel said. "He doesn't even have training wheels and we rode all the way from Scott Boulevard. Honestly, I didn't think he'd make it."

Human statue

George Stevenson stands silently next to the stage with a bag for donations. Though he couldn't speak, being a statue, event organizer Janet Godon said this was Stevenson's first time as a statue performer and the idea stemmed from street performers in San Francisco.

Hickman runners Nasia and Taalor Stevenson

Hickman junior Nasia Stevenson, left, and her sister sophomore Taalor Stevenson chat while running at practice Friday.

Missouri golfer qualifies for East Regional

Missouri golfer Julia Potter will compete in the NCAA East Regional, which will start on May 7. Potter's coach, Stephanie Priesmeyer, said she thinks Potter has a good chance of qualifying for the national meet this season.

Missouri catcher Trevor Coleman

Tigers catcher Trevor Coleman had surgery on his right hand Thursday. If Missouri makes the NCAA Tournament, it is possible that Coleman could return as the team's catcher by then.

Bringing in a new year

Louis Nithibeuyahovn and Sam Pao create a dish native to northeastern Thailand at the Songkran Festival celebrating the Thai New Year at MU on Thursday. The festival, hosted by the Thai Student Association and the International Programming Committee, offered a taste of traditional Thai food, music, dancing and culture.

Bill Kitchen works at the Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprise

Bill Kitchen sorts parts as part of his job at the Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprise (CMSE). The CMSE is a sheltered workshop for developmentally disabled persons to work.

D.J. Dailey works on a 3M assembling task

D.J. Dailey works on a 3M assembling task at the CMSE on Wednesday. 3M has ended its subcontract with CMSE, which will result in employee layoffs.

Betty Connaway builds wire wraps

Betty Connaway builds wire wraps at the CMSE on Wednesday.

Kyle Goodson works on building a jack socket kit

Kyle Goodson works on building a jack socket kit at the CMSE on Wednesday. 3M, a company that has a subcontract with CMSE, will soon end the contract, which will result in layoffs.

3M ends contract with Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprise

3M, a worldwide company that produces products such as Scotch Tape and Post-it notes, has been forced to end its contract with the Central Missouri Subcontracting Enterprise (CMSE) because of the economic recession. The 3M section of the CMSE workspace will have to make employment cuts of about 20 to 30 people.

Transportation districts collect your money with little oversight

Stephens softball Haley Caldwell

Stephens College junior Haley Caldwell tore her ACL in October 2008. Despite the injury, Caldwell remains a versatile threat when playing shortstop for the Stars, and she also leads the team in stolen bases this season.

Rock Bridge's Blake Burchert

Rock Bridge junior Blake Buchert returns a serve from Terry Ward of Marquette High School on Wednesday. Even though the Bruins have started the season with a 15-0 record, Buchert said he isn't sure if this year’s team is better than last year's team, and he doesn’t know if he will ever know.

Ashley Brawner

Ashley Brawner, sophomore outfielder, practices at Columbia College. She followed her sister, Rachel Brawner, to play softball with the Cougars.

Rachel Brawner

Rachel Brawner, senior first baseman for the Columbia College softball team, plays catch during practice. Rachel Brawner helped her younger sister, Ashley Brawner, adjust to college life since coming to Columbia College.