September 24, 2007
Dave Hamilton, left, and Rex Martensen pose for a photo while on a hike in New Mexico on the Ted Turner Ladder Ranch during the Cougar Field Workshop. Organizers of the event led participants on an excursion to locate and identify mountain lion sign.
Dave Hamilton with a bobcat in 1979.
From left, Kayla Rodes, 14, Carly Lancaster, 14, and Emily Peel, 14, play volleyball on a floating platform in Hulen Lake while Jack David, 14, in front, Andy Blackburn, 14, and James Carter, 14, attempt to operate a semi-functional paddle boat on Saturday. The group of West Junior High School students spent a couple hours swimming and playing water volleyball at a private residential neighborhood beach on Hulen Lake, located west of Stadium Boulevard off West Rollins Street.
Spikes in fecal coliform and e. coli levels in lakes often occur after rainfall. It is suspected that the runoff from geese feces increases these levels. On Sunday, geese gathered at Katy Lake, off of Scott Boulevard south of Chapel Hill Road. In August, Katy Lake’s fecal coliform count was above Environmental Protection Agency’s recommndations, but September levels have dropped below acceptable EPA levels.
As children poured through the front gate, anxious to witness the spectacle of Carson and Barnes traveling circus, ring master Brad Lee, left, and high wire and trampoline tumbler Eric Fernandes pass the time at the performer’s entrance. The circus was in Columbia on Monday for one night only.
Billy Morris, the elephant trainer for Carson and Barnes traveling circus, guides an elephant as she sets in place the first poles to raise the big top. Elephants have been a part of their family since the circus began four generations ago.
Rock Bridge sophomore Kayla Burri has been golfing for just a few months but has already carded a competitive round in the low 80s. She said her family triggered her interest in golf.
September 23, 2007
Héctor Calzadillas practices with the dance group at Proctor Park in California, Mo. Nails are pounded into the heels of the boys’ black boots, to make spinning easier.
Yesenia Fuentes pauses for a moment before beginning a dance during a performance of the Hispanic Heritage Dance Group at the Annunciation Church in California, Mo. on July 15. The group performs throughout Missouri.
Myriam Dominguez, the choreographer, speaks to dancers before a performance.
While his mother chats with friends, Xavier Rolley waits on the steps to the basement of St. Paul's AME Church at 501 Park Ave. Xavier and his mother, Veronica Rolley, and little sister, Vonyae, had their family portrait taken at the church's fundraiser.
"I've been coming to this church since 1957," Elbert said. "And not too much has changed. Older people pass on and younger ones join. I do wish we had more young ones."
Washington Elbert has been a member of St. Paul's AME Church for fifty years. Elbert waits to have his portrait taken with his wife for the fundraiser on Sept. 22.
Christopher Hutchen, right, visits with Monica Rolley, who holds her niece Vonyae Rolley, was they wait to have their portraits taken. Hutchen was there to have his portrait taken with his mother, Tamara Hutchen, who was celebrating her 40th birthday.
The Loneliest Road riders, from left, Kevin Sims, Mike Love, Rick St. John, Vander Davis, Alec Oughton and Randy Monroe pose Sept. 9 in Sacramento, Calif.
Jeff Swank, left, and Bernardo Zamora, center, get advice from John Hagler during the Boone County Draft Horse and Mule Sale at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Thursday. Swank bought about 80 Missouri horses for a domestic animal theme park in Costa Rica. “It feels like Noah’s ark,” Zamora said.
Harley and Davidson, two 5-year-old paint horses, are offered for sale by Ken Boyer of Oklahoma City, Okla. “You know, men ride motorcycles nowadays,” Boyer said, “so I named them for Harley Davidson.”
Diana Moxon, left, and Nancy Mebed share a story during the 12th annual Saint Swithun's Day party on Sunday, September 23, 2007 at the O'Connor's home. "Saint Swithun's Day is actually July 15, but we decided it should be a floating holiday so we could celebrate it any day we want," Joane O'Connor said of the party hosted at her home.
Saint Swithun's Day plants sit outside of the O'Connor home. The plants are party favors for the guests of the 12th annual Saint Swithun's Day party, which took place at the O'Connor home.
September 22, 2007
Todd Drone demonstrates how his grill swings into the back of his tailgate for storage during the long drives to Illinois State road games. Drone made the grill himself and said that he received a lot of advice about patenting the design. "You can't even feel it when it's back there," Drone said.