July 14, 2007
The Hatrick works its way through its first set on the rooftop stage of the Forge and Vine on Seventh Street. Sean Canan, left, keeps a steady beat on the foot tambourine as Pat Kay accompanies on the harmonica. “We are like a human jukebox,” Canan said.
The Hatrick’s Scott Anderson sings during the band’s gig at the Forge and Vine in late May. Anderson and Pat Kay were friends at Westminster College and formed the band, which has had a variety of names, in 2000.
Melanie Johnson-Moxley poses with her “first-born” sock monkey, Daisy Marie, who lives in Sunnyflower Farm. Daisy Marie made sure to add, “Be sure you get my good side.”
Sean Canan on bass, Pat Kay on mandolin and Scott Anderson on guitar are expanding their reportoire with new requests and suggestions at each gig they play.
Rabbi Yossi Feintuch, left, and Minister John Yonker look through a book of sermons. The two church leaders met after Feintuch heard that Yonkers was praying for his son who had been hit by a car. They soon decided their congregations would benefit from meeting each other.
Yonker, left, spends time with the former associate pastor of First Christian Church, Dr. Kenneth R. Watson. Yonker grew up in University City, a predominantly Jewish neighborhood of St. Louis. “I remember particularly on the days of Jewish holidays, there would only be five or six of us left,” Yonker said. “I was aware early on there were other kinds of folks, that everyone wasn’t like me.”
Feintuch, right, talks with Jim Krueger before Friday night Sabbath services. Bringing the First Christian Church and the Congregation Beth Shalom together reflects the principle of inclusion, a main point of both Reform Judaism and Disciples of Christ.
Yonker visits with First Christian Church member Dabney B. Doty after Sunday services. Yonker and Feintuch both encourage church members to ask questions regarding their own spirituality — to wrestle with their faith.
Feintuch speaks with members of Congregation Beth Shalom after a Friday Sabbath service. Feintuch was born in Afula, Israel, and recalls days steeped in biblical history. “Places you would go would speak to you in terms of its history,” Feintuch said. “You saw a continuum from biblical days.”
Jeff Osborne wipes the handle of his driver before teeing off at hole one of the Columbia Seniors Golf Tournament just before 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 14. About 35 golfers participated in this year's two-day tournament that finishes play on Sunday.
July 13, 2007
Missouri football player Aaron O'Neal, left, is helped off the field after he collapsed during a voluntary workout at Faurot Field on July 12, 2005. O'Neal died later that day. A University Hospital neuropathologist who examined his brain said sickle cell trait could have played a role in the athlete's death.
This was my first house, in the town of Miriah. I was fortunate to have running water and electricity, and even a toilet inside. I lived in relative luxury compared to the majority of Nigerians.
Gomez, with his then-girlfriend Rose, was my best friend in Niger. I enjoyed discussing subjects such as politics and international development with him frequently.
Millet grows from Niger’s dry, sandy savannah during the rainy season from June to September. It reaches higher than Midwestern cornfields in August. The Sahara dominates the landscape.
Niger is teeming with youth. Half of its 14 million inhabitants are 15 years old and younger. They like American rap music, and I saw many wearing 50 Cent and DMX T-shirts. Their spirit is infectious.
Claire Henry, 6, from Ashland Academy Learning Center, assists Craig Sjogerman during a performance of his “Captain Moredough’s Wild World” show in Ashland. The show aims to teach the importance of taking care of the world.
Peach Tree Farms owner Bruce Arnett examines the first and only peach he has found on trees all year. A late frost that hit after buds came out destroyed his crop. His is among many peach farms struggling this year.
Sjogerman impersonates an owl.
Sjogerman impersonates a penguin.