October 1, 2007
Jill McCoy, owner of McCoy's Pumpkin Farm in Centraila, moves a table to make a path for the new donkey, Keisha. McCoy and her husband, Roger McCoy, sell more than 50 varieties of gourds, pumpkins and squash.
Peach Tree Farm Pumpkin Patch, located just outside of Boonville, opened for the first day of the season on Monday. Owner, Bruce Arnett, 48, left, and friend Dewayne Murray, 44, put together a teepee for the kids to play in.
McCoy's Pumpkin Farm in Centralia is owned by Roger and Jill McCoy. The farm has a variety of animals including their cat, Boss, as well as rabbits, goats and exotic chickens.
Jill and Roger McCoy, owners of McCoy's Pumpkin Farm, coax their new donkey, Keisha, toward the pen to join the other two donkeys, Beauty and Little Tiny Tim.
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel gives a talk Monday to players from the Columbia Youth Football League.
Mary Lou Black, 61, of Columbia, works 20 hours a week at the Columbia Housing Authority through the Experience Works program.
September 30, 2007
Seniors Allison Wulff, left, and Elizabeth Worsowicz play at No. 1 doubles for the Rock Bridge girls tennis team.
Rock Bridge senior Brian Breeding fights for the ball against Raymore-Peculiar on Saturday.
Freshman Catie Wilson's mental grasp on college volleyball has impressed MU coach Wayne Kreklow.
Missouri's Weiwen Wang, left, follows the ball as Oklahoma's Julie Chester makes a hit Saturday in the Tigers' victory.
Probationary firefighter J.E. Hatfield catches up with friends on his cell phone during a quiet evening at the firehouse. Hatfield is 12 months into his 18-month probationary period with the Columbia Fire Department.
Lt. Travis Gregory, left, looks on as probationary firefighter J.E. Hatfield discusses a recent call with fire engineer Dennis Long, not pictured. When a fire station is on call overnight or on weekends, the firefighters pass their time talking, watching TV and waiting for an emergency call.
Hatfield, right, and Lt. Travis Gregory, left, help stabilize a victim of an injury collision on Clark Lane on Friday.
Boots and suits stand at the ready next to the firetruck at Fire Station 5.
Keith Porter stands beside Nikita Mars, daughter of Rev. Yolanda Ayuso, as she takes a photo of the recently ordained Rev. Russel Robinson, Rev. J.P. Patterson, Rev. Yolando Ayuso, Rev. Demetrice Bell and Rev. Manuel Guyton in front on the altar at All Peoples Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, September 30th. Nikita Mars is the congregation's youngest youth minister and Keith Porter is the youngest deacon and drummer.
The Rev. Yolanda Ayuso looks over a Bible verse during an appreciation service honoring Ayuso and four other recently ordained reverands at the All Peoples Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, September 30th.
Participants of the 16-mile Big Muddy Wildlife Float pull their canoes and kayaks into the Missouri River at the start of the float Saturday.
Kristi Ray, who started her career with the Columbia Chamber of Commerce in 1989, will fill the new position of executive vice president. She currently works for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “Columbia has one of the best Chambers in the state,” Ray said. “When I had a chance to work there again, I was very excited to do that.”
John Kaufman of Jefferson City recieves his first-place metal from Jan Stephens on Sunday during a Special Olympics bowling competition at the Bowling Center in Fulton.
With help from Katie Pilgram, left, and Brianna Andrade, Ron Thoma of Jefferson City, bowls during the ramp-assisted bowling event in the Special Olympics bowling tournament Sunday at the Bowling Center in Fulton. Pilgram and Andrade are both seniors at Westminster College in Fulton and are first-time Special Olympics volunteers.