July 1, 2007
Campers and counselors at Camp Hickory Hill head up to the blood shed to check their blood sugar levels after their outdoor activities on Friday. Twenty-five children, ages 8 to 12, came out this past week to attend the camp, where children have fun while learning how to manage their diabetes.
Lee Miller, left, and Sarah Canavese weigh out food for snack time. Campers learn to track the number of carbohydrates they eat.
One of the campers at Camp Hickory Hill checks his blood sugar.
Max Andrew Ungles
Erica Poe, 17, from Warsaw, Mo., was the only girl during the first week of MU’s “Tiger Style” Wrestling Camp. She got a black eye during one of the sessions.
During camp, the wrestlers return to the residence halls to eat and socialize. Poe said she went to bed around 11 after hanging out and playing video games.
Erica Poe walks across the stage in the Warsaw Jubilee Days beauty pageant. She was the second runner-up.
Erica Poe wrestles Jon Shaffer, from Georgia, Mo., during camp. Shaffer won the match 5-2, but said of Poe, “She’s good. She’s tough. … I wrestled her same as anyone.”
Erica Poe got former MU wrestler Ben Askren, her wrestling idol, to autograph her pink-and-green wrestling shoes.
Nykiah Pittman, 3, tries the tennis challenge during skill tests Saturday at Hickman High School.
During the Junior Olympics skills test, Jerron Key, 9, shoots as many baskets as he can during his timed test. Jerron won a medal in basketball after the competition on Saturday.
After completing his turn at the basketball skills test, James Pittman, 9, is congratulated by volunteer Matt Boone, left, and fellow participants, Joe Johnson, 9, (Hoosiers shirt) and Donovan Daniels, 8, while volunteer Chris Cates, right, prepares for the next shooter. The competition was one of several events held during the Junior Olympics skills test at Hickman High School on Saturday.
Mariah Lucero cheers the day’s successes with fellow competitors.
Kate Lucero encourages her daughter, Mariah before the Columbia Youth Triathlon begins on Saturday morning. Mariah has prepared her bike so that she can transition easily between swimming and biking during the event.
June 30, 2007
A portrait of Mayor Darwin Hindman and his wife, Axie, riding their tandem bicycle on Friday, June 15 near their house in central Columbia. The Hindman's purchased the bike on an auction about two years ago and enjoy riding it all over town.
Columbia Mayor Darwin Hindman looks over the shoulder of his wife, Axie, as she works on the computer in their home office. Both battled cancer and, in the public eye, they’re trying to make things easier for others who have to deal with the disease.
Darwin and Axie ride their tandem bicycle during Bike, Walk and Wheel Week in Columbia. Doctors say that patients who participate in regular activity paired with a positive attitude do better in their cancer treatment.
Darwin takes a break from his mayoral duties to check on bird feeders in his backyard. Doctors say that maintaining a positive attitude has massive benefits in fighting cancer.
Darwin speaks with the Stephanie Browning, director of the Columbia/Boone County Public Health Department. During his latest bout with cancer, Darwin took some time off of work to avoid overworking his body.
Darwin and Axie enjoy lunch on the screened porch of their home. They recently gave up coffee for health reasons, but have replaced the drink with decaffeinated teas.