Boone Life: Chloe waits patiently

Wearing the expression of a stranded, hard-luck motorist, Chloe rests her jowls out the window while her owner Darren Crites replaces a length of fuel pump hose he borrowed from his old Ford to get a Jet Ski running at the Warren School Road river access near Easley on Sunday.

Darren Crites explains problems with Jet Skis

Darren Crites explains how many Jet Skis get a hole burned in the piston head due to a lack of oil as he displays one of the culprits.

High Missouri River waters make for Jet Ski fun

Darren Crites, left, and Kelley Neal speed off in unusually high Missouri River waters Sunday while testing repairs they had made on their recently purchased Jet Skis. Normally, where they are is the parking lot of the river access point on Warren School Road near Easley.

Barbara Hoppe inspects development site

Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe inspects the Cross Creek Development site. City Manager Bill Watkins and City Council members, Hoppe and Karl Skala, met with Public Works Director John Glascock to discuss the storm-water containment at the development site.

City officials discuss erosion issues

From left, Third Ward Councilman Karl Skala, City Manager Bill Watkins, Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe and Public Works Director John Glascock inspect the Cross Creek Development site. They met to discuss the erosion issues at the development site.

Celebrating with her daughters

Lynn Barnett, assistant superintendant for student support services for Columbia Public Schools, celebrates her retirement with her five daughters at a reception on Friday that was held at the Hickman High School commmons.

Carl Edwards spins out

Unlike last Sunday's harrowing wreck, Carl Edwards (99) had a little less dramatic incident during Saturday night's race in Alabama. Edwards and Jamie McMurray spun out during the NASCAR Crown Royal 400 Sprint Cup Series but finished the race. Edwards is now ninth in the Sprint Cup standings.

Gina Schneider bats

Missouri's Gina Schneider makes contact with a pitch during a game against Nebraska.

Chelsea Thomas pitches shutout

Missouri pitcher Chelsea Thomas helped the Tigers end a four-game losing streak with a solid effort from the mound.

Barnett celebrates retirement

Lynn Barnett, assistant superintendent for Student Support Services for Columbia Public Schools, celebrates her retirement with her five daughters at a reception on Friday at Hickman High School. She worked for the district for over 32 years.

Hindman paddles on Kayak Day

Mayor Darwin Hindman, left, greets fellow paddler Webb Rooney.

Canoe and Kayak Day

Participants in the Alpine Shop's "Canoe and Kayak Day" paddle for charity at Stephens Lake on Sunday in Columbia. The event was a benefit for Rainbow House, an organization that provides emergency assistance for children in need.

Getting ready

Steve Witzig helps daughter Teagan Witzig with her life jacket before they head for the water.

Airstream trailer on display

An Airstream trailer on display at the open house.

Renovation scrapbook for viewing at rally

A renovation scrapbook is open for visitors at the open house.

Rally brings owners together

David McCall, left, relaxes outside of his Airstream trailer and chats with fellow Airstream owner Bob Cox and his dog, Murphy.

Open house a social gathering

Bonnie Stricklin, left, Myrna Wardrip, center, and Julee Shields chat during the open house.

Flamingos a part of the art in Airstream trailers

Flamingos and Airstream fabric decorate a vintage Airstream trailer at the Wally Byam Caravan Club rally at Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

Fred Parry at Inside Columbia Magazine's Best of Columbia party

From left, Steve Powell, Fred Parry and Kristi Powell socialize at Inside Columbia Magazine's Best of Columbia party on April 2; 2009. Parry is the publisher of Inside Columbia.

Louise Martin talks with Fred Parry

Louise Martin talks with Fred Parry at an Insider Party at Landmark bank in on April 23. The party was a celebration of First National Bank’s transition to Landmark Bank.