September 25, 2009
Claudette Henderson is the "neighborhood mama, with no pay" she said. The bench on Allen Walkway is her favorite place from the Douglass Park area. She likes to play with the children there because it's a safe area, away from the streets and the cars. Henderson has 20 years of medical experience, but she intends to take a computer class offered by the Columbia Housing Authority to have the chance of getting a better job. The portrait was taken on Allen Walkway.
September 24, 2009
Rock Bridge running back Trey Millard tries to escape the Hickman defense. Millard ran for two touchdowns on 144 yards rushing.
Hickman junior wide receiver Wesley Leftwich is tackled by Rock Bridge defenders during the Providence Bowl.
Hickman quarterback Matt Herman slides across a wet Faurot Field as he is tackled by a Rock Bridge defender.
Rock Bridge quarterback Mark Pickerel tries to avoid a tackle by Hickman's Phil Boyer during the second half of the Providence Bowl.
The Hickman Kewpies take the field in a downpour at the start of the Providence Bowl against the Rock Bridge Bruins on Thursday at Memorial Stadium.
Rock Bridge tight end Austin Ray (80) and wide receiver Nate Egharevba celebrate a play with a chest bump.
Freshman golfer Brad Moody chips the ball onto the green during a Tigers practice Wednesday at The Club at Old Hawthorne. While in high school in Jefferson City, Moody won four of the five tournaments he participated in as a senior.
Senior Bree Thornton dribbles the ball around Edith Lopez during a Tigers practice Tuesday at Walton Field.
The SteelDrivers, a bluegrass band with connections to Columbia, will play at the Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival on Saturday.
The heating system in Paquin Tower will receive $1.8 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for energy savings improvements. Currently, residents in the building's 200 units cannot control their rooms' heat unless they open their windows. Once the improvement project is completed, the building could save up to 42 percent of its current heating costs.
Construction equipment sits two stories up on the corner of East Broadway and Eighth Street for the addition to City Hall, which is slated for completion by the end of 2009. "Ninety-five percent of the exterior shell from the original building will be reused in addition to some recycled ceiling tiles, carpet, counter tops and steel," said project architect Diane Mansfield.
Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman visits the new City Hall addition at 701 E. Broadway on Wednesday. Assistant City Manager Tony St. Romaine said he anticipates the first council meeting of January 2010 will be in the new facilities.
George Lynn of Memphis, Tenn., prepares meat for the grill. Lynn competed with the Crispy Critters group at the Roots 'N' Blues Festival BBQ competition on October 3, 2008.
September 23, 2009
Missouri Director of Athletics Mike Alden addressed various topics Wednesday during a Q&A session at the Reynolds Journalism Institute.
Wilson Pfeiffer grew up playing quarterback, but he has switched to cornerback after returning to play football this year.
Rock Bridge's Wilson Pfeiffer runs a play during practice Wednesday at Faurot Field. After making the difficult decision to quit football his sophomore year to focus on baseball, he is back on the football field.
T.J. Wheeler talks to students at Grant Elementary School about the history of blues music and the civil rights movement. Wheeler is the Artist in Residence at Grant for his third year in a row, singing and telling stories as part of his program entitled Hope, Heroes and the Blues. As part of this program he works with a group of students in the Blues Corps to write and perform songs at this weekend's Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival.