September 29, 2007
A face painted Jeani Driscoll, 45, left, and Sandy Hodge, 57, take a break in the shade at the end of the Arts Festival in downtown Columbia Saturday. The festival continues today.
Missouri’s 25th District Representative, Judy Baker, speaks to attendees of the Barack-A-Que, which was a barbecue sponsored by MU Students for Barack Obama in Flat Branch Park on Saturday. One highlight of Baker’s speech was a reminder of the Four Freedoms. The event also offered Barack Obama merchandise for sale.
September 28, 2007
KOMU weather forecaster Anthony Slaughter, 22, poses in front of a green screen at the KOMU studio where he works most weekends. He will become a certified meteorologist in May.
Hickman running back Anthony Sims runs past Francis Howell defenders in a Kewpies victory. Sims, who was not academically eligible for his freshman and sophomore seasons, made the All-District team as a junior and has become a defensive leader for the Kewpies.
Vanessa A. Bennett
September 27, 2007
Jeremy Maclin races toward the end zone in the Tigers' season opener against Illinois on Sept. 1 at the Edward Jones dome in St. Louis. Maclin improved his 40 time by 0.1 seconds after knee surgery.
Anthony Pettit exhales smoke outside Snapper’s Bar on Seventh Street on Wednesday. Local bars and restaurants must force patrons to smoke outside either on patios or in front of buildings because of the smoking ban.
The Columbia/Boone County Health Department released this photo of the monkey and the woman believed to be its owner. The monkey is thought to have bitten at least two people during a dog show at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday.
The Columbia/Boone County Health Department on Thursday released this additional photo of the monkey and the woman believed to be its owner.
Aubryn Stevens sings “Don’t Cry Out Loud” by The Boy from Oz. Stevens and about 15 others Thursday performed a mix of classical, musical theater and jazz standards during the Stephens College Bach’s Lunch.
Pamela Ellsworth-Smith, the coordinator of music at Stephens College, organizes the concerts on the last Thursday of the month.
Boone County Correctional Facility inmates Justin Mahaney, left, and Joey Hall spread concrete for a new sidewalk being built in Harley Park in Boonville.
Boonville United Methodist Church member Bill Campbell, center, leads the morning devotional with Boone County Correctional Facility inmates and fellow church members Friday, Sept. 14, 2007. The inmates perform community service though a joint program with the church.
September 26, 2007
Bob Stephens, right, congratulates Harry Besleme after a good roll of the bocce ball during a practice near Stankowski Field on Monday.
Harry Besleme throws a bocce ball while practicing at Stankowski Field. Besleme, 31, will compete in the Special Olympics in Shangai, China, in October. Besleme has been in the Special Olympics for seven years.
Bob Stephens, left, and Harry Besleme were on the field at the Missouri football game Saturday. “They put out our name, and I kinda of waved,” Stephens said. “Right towards the end, I took Harry’s arm and lifted it in the air, and it seemed the crowd, they just went wild.”
Kevin Walsh checks email while burning a CD entitled "uncool" for a customer. The CD is a combination of songs from Windmill, Patrick Oswalt and the Beastie Boys.
Publicity fliers from local past shows smother the walls of Kevin’s World. Walsh tries to keep his shop involved in as many community events as possible, such as having dishes cooked on the shop’s back patio during the Twilight Festival, and giving his keys to the Blue Note so a performing band could use the shop as a dressing room.