August 2, 2009
Peachtree Catering and Banquet serves a sampling of their food at the Taste of the Market. People packed the tents after paying their $5 entry fee to sample food made by various local restaurants and ingredients provided by Columbia Farmers' Market vendors.
Vaughn Mueller, 12, of Rocheport, takes a break after winning the first set (6-3) against Rohit Rao, 12, of Columbia, during the USTA Junior Tournament on Sunday. Mueller went on to win the second set (6-4) and take the championship.
August 1, 2009
MU occupational therapy instructor Jacque Sample chats with her son, Zackary, 5, left, as her son, Charlie, 3, shows his stuffed animal to MU occupational therapy students Kelly Watkins, Lauren Chronister and Brittany Hanson. The Samples attended the "sensory sensitive" screening of "G-Force" on Saturday at Hollywood Stadium 14 Theater.
Jesse McInvale throws a ball at opponent Charlie Thayer of the Red Roosters. The MACatrons had little success throwing the ball and resorted to avoidance tactics.
Eli Sherman, left, Kyle Leftwich, Stephen Lockett and Jessie McInvale receive medals for team MACatrons' victory in the junior high division of the Show-Me State Game's dodgeball competition.
Kyle Leftwich, playing for the MACatrons, races for the ball during the title game of the Show-Me State Games junior high dodgeball competition. The MACatrons won 2-of-3 games to capture the gold medal.
The Horn family, from left, Layla, 6, Travis, Dane, 3, and Sarah, attended a special screening of the movie "G-Force" on Saturday at Hollywood Stadium 14 Theater. The showing was designed especially for children with autism spectrum disorders, for whom an average theater visit can be overwhelming.
MU seniors and occupational therapy students Brittany Hanson, left, Lauren Chronister, middle, and Kelly Watkins, create a thank-you poster on Saturday for Hollywood Stadium 14 Theater manager Joe McKie following a successful "sensory sensitive" showing of the film "G-Force."
Show-Me State Games soccer referee Pete Wilden has a long history with the sport. He played soccer as a child and in college and now coaches a team.
Show-Me State Games soccer referee Pete Wilden referees his final game of the night on Friday in Columbia. Wileden says his job includes a lot of running, citing one colleague who ran a total of 26 miles in one weekend's worth of refereeing.
July 31, 2009
Detectives survey the crime scene in front of a house located at 115 Benton St. A 15-year-old was shot several times Friday, sustaining injuries to both legs and one hand.
Officer Jeff Forck, right, questions the Rev. Aaron Favors at the crime scene near the intersection of Garth Avenue and Benton Street. Favors was the first to arrive on the scene where a 15-year-old was shot Friday in Columbia.
The Rev. Aaron Favors, left, says he heard four shots fired and came to the aid of the 15-year-old who was shot shortly before 4 p.m. Friday in Columbia. "This is a nice neighborhood. I can't even believe it happened, to be honest," Favors said.
Yiurui Wei, an MU doctorate student, almost drowned at Tara Apartments on June 25. She was listed in critical condition Thursday morning. Friends of Wei started a fundraiser for her rehabilitation therapy costs.
Bill Watkins, City Manager of Columbia speaks to members of the press and public about the city's new budget.
July 30, 2009
The St. Louis Rams opened training camp Thursday, and quarterback Marc Bulger admits to something of a learning curve with Pat Shurmur's new offense.
Ashok Cutkosky, a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search, works in a computer lab in the MU Engineering Department on Thursday.
Hickman High School graduate Elizabeth Choe examines petri dishes of therapeutic salmonella bacteria recovered from cancerous prostate tumors at the non-profit Cancer Research Center in Columbia, Wednesday. Choe was recognized as a semifinalist in the 2009 Intel Science Talent Search for her research into different strains of cancer targeting bacteria. She will be attending MIT this fall.
City Manager Bill Watkins speaks to members of the press and public about Columbia's new budget.
From left, Jess Rodden, Tessa Spoto and Allison Smith eat an early dinner at Plaza 900 in this 2004 file photo. Of the food, Rodden said there is always a good selection but the lines can get long. "You just have to know when to come," Rodden said.