Taking tips on tires

Robert Johnson and Rachel Pinnow inspect Pinnow's completed changed tire during a GetAbout Columbia Confident City Cycling Class inside Stephens Lake Activities Center on May 6. "I wanted to start commuting on my bike more and realized that I needed a refresher course," Pinnow said of the class.

Spreading the knowledge

Michelle Windmoeller shows her mother-in-law Kathy Windmoeller how to pop the tire back over the air tube on the wheel of her bicycle during a GetAbout Columbia Confident City Cycling Class inside of Stephens Lake Activities Center on May 6. "I think confidence in cycling definitely makes you safer," Windmoeller said.

Making a safe landing

TOP ROW: From left, Anderson "Danny" Peebles, navigator; Flavil Ray Edgin, co-pilot; John Cartmill, bombardier; Don Billings, radio operator/gunner; Robert Mink, engineer/gunner; John Brewer, armorer/gunner
KNEELING: Michael Garvie, crew chief; GEORGE PARKER, pilot; Charles Franzwick, assistant crew chief

George Parker was piloting 42-96188, another B-26B55, when he and his fellow crew members were hit by flak over France. He made an emergency landing at a British advanced landing ground, B7-Martragny, near Bayeaux in Normandy on July 7, 1944. All the crew members were safe after making a belly landing.

Then-candidate for state treasurer

"It doesn't matter what your age is; you can help and influence the election," said state Rep. George Parker, R-Columbia, and a then-Republican candidate for state treasurer, to a group of youthful supporters at a Young Missourians for Parker meeting on Sept. 13, 1972.

George Parker

The family of George Parker said this was their favorite photo of him.

A change in political thought

George Parker, former chairman of the Boone County Republican Central Committee, wanted to change the way people thought about politics. This photo is dated Oct. 25, 1990.

Reflections of the past

The reflection of George Parker, the founder of the modern Republican Party in Boone County, appears on the picture of a young Parker with the F-101 Voodoo. During World War II, he flew a B-26 Marauder bomber. The photograph was taken at his home in Columbia on Dec. 11, 2006.

Sun Devils celebrate

Arizona State's Jessica Mapes (12) runs along the dugout for congratulations after scoring against Missouri in the second inning.

Making her delivery

Missouri's Chelsea Thomas pitches against Arizona State in the first inning.

Consulting with the coach

Missouri coach Ehren Earleywine goes to the pitching circle to talk with pitcher Chelsea Thomas in the second inning of a College World Series tournament game against Arizona State. Thomas allowed six earned runs in two innings of play. Arizona State won the game 7-3.

On the campaign trail

Hi-Liters and ballots fill the voting table in Hickman High School's common area during lunch. Students had the opportunity to vote for the "Big Four" student body government offices: president, vice president, treasurer and secretary, on April 23 and 24 during their lunch hours.

Before the committee

Michael Corey-Yares, center, addresses the steering committee during his first steering meeting as president-elect while, from left, Hannah Pingleton, Emily Pintel and Billy Borgmeye look on.

Winning the election

Hickman junior Michael Corey-Yares answers the phone at his home to find out that he has been elected as Hickman's student government president for 2009-2010.

Student government members tally votes

From left, student government members Billy Borgmeyer, David Salmo, Emily Pintel and Sebastian Martinez, enjoy a laugh with Jami Thornberry's, the student government adviser, as they tally votes

Emily Pintel counts votes

Hickman senior Emily Pintel counts votes after the final day of voting in Activities Director Doug Mirts' office.

Michael Corey-Yares campaigns at Hickman

Michael Corey-Yares, right, gives Hickman High School kitchen cook Stephanie Turner a cookie as he campaigns for student government president during lunch at Hickman High School. Although teachers and staff didn't have a vote in the elections, Corey-Yares still gave handouts them.

Sen. Kit Bond speaks at Early Childhood Summit

U.S. Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., speaks at the Early Childhood Summit, held Tuesday in Memorial Union on the MU campus. In addressing early education issues, Bond drew on his support and development of the Parents as Teachers program, which he considers to be his "greatest accomplishment in ... eight years as governor."

Parents, children attend summit

Diane Cowart, director of the preschool staff at Christian Chapel Academy, and daughter Abi Cowart, 13, wait for the start of the Early Childhood Education Summit.

Summit addresses needs for focus on preschool

Jim Caccamo, director of the Department of Early Learning at the Mid-America Regional Council, participates in a question-and-answer session during the Early Childhood Summit, held Tuesday in Memorial Union on the MU campus. Caccamo addressed the need for preschool and early learning issues to become a greater part of the public agenda.

High school campaign

Sophomore Wilson Pfeiffer casts his vote for Rock Bridge High School Student Council officers on April 30. At Rock Bridge, the process for a position on the Student Council began at the Spring Assembly on April 24, while Hickman High School's campaign lasted a week.