September 29, 2008
West Junior High School marching band warms up before the Providence Bowl Parade on Friday, Sept. 26.
Timothy Virgil performs during the Providence Bowl Parade on Friday, Sept. 26.
Oakland Junior High School marching band parades on Broadway during the Providence Bowl Parade on Friday, Sept. 26.
Lena Piazz-Leman performs on the trombone before the Providence Bowl Parade on Friday, Sept. 26.
From left, drum director Travis Cearley gives Shaun Gladney's strap a final check before going to the Providence Bowl parade on Friday, Sept. 26. This is the first time for Oakland Junior High School, West Junior High School and Jefferson Junior High School marched in a parade.
Zeke Rachow, left, and Stephen Turban prepare for the Providence Bowl Parade on Friday, Sept. 26. This is the first time for Oakland Junior High School, West Junior High School, and Jefferson Junior High School will march in a parade.
Patty Brill, center, watches as the Sturgeon Middle School students prepare for cheerleading tryouts. Brill, the school's secretary, took over as the cheerleading coach this year.
September 28, 2008
Carl Edwards (99) goes high and slides along the wall as he tries to pass Jimmie Johnson (48) on the final lap of Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. Johnson won the race and Edwards came in second and his 10-point lead over Johnson became to a 10-point deficit with seven races left in the Chase for the championship.
Patty Brill, center, watches as Sturgeon Middle School students practice for the cheerleading team Sept. 18 at the school. Brill, the middle school secretary, started her first year coaching the cheer team.
David Mars, the "Energy Guy," is filmed by Tim Craft for October's installment of "Conservation Tips," which airs in the last five minutes of the "City Hour" on the Columbia Channel. Every month Mars gives a brief presentation on how citizens can conserve and save money on their energy bills.
Ivy White tries to comfort six-week-old William Leigh while he is being weighed.
Ivy White, a certified professional midwife in Columbia, holds 6-week-old William Leigh at the Columbia Community Birth Center before an appointment Sept. 18. A law upheld by the Missouri courts this summer made it legal for midwives like Ivy to assist in the birthing process without the presence of a physician.
September 27, 2008
Artist Paul Pfrehm of Wewoka, Okla., won "Best in Show" at the Columbia Festival of the Arts. This year marks his sixth time in the show and his second time as winner. Pfrehm calls himself a "wannabe local" and spends much of his time showing in Missouri.
Mary Verdi-Fletcher performs with Carly Dorman during the Columbia Festival of the Arts on Saturday. The Dancing Wheels company from Cleveland incorporates seated and standing performers in modern dances.
Becca Brauer scrapes off a sticker from a mailbox downtown Saturday morning. Karis Community Church members worked to clear the streets in preparation for the Roots ’N Blues ’N BBQ Festival on Oct. 3.
Jaylyn Salmons removes graffiti from a parking meter downtown Saturday morning. A Karis Community Church public service project to clean up graffiti and garbage took to downtown Saturday morning.
Tracy Edwards and Jaylyn Salmons scrape stickers off a parking meter using razor blades Saturday morning on Broadway as part of Karis Community Church's "Shalom" community service program.
A member of Karis Community Church's service group carries cleaning supplies Saturday. The group worked to clean graffiti and stickers from downtown.
Flowers were placed on Paul Newman's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward play an unhappily married couple in the 1960 film ''From the Terrace.'' In real life, the two Oscar winners were married for 50 years. When Playboy magazine asked Newman if he was ever tempted to be unfaithful, he said, "I have steak at home, why go out for hamburger?"