COLUMBIA — A tall woman wearing a green-collared bowling shirt, white
shorts and blue knee guards picks up a bowling ball from the ball
return. She rolls the ball down the lane and it knocks down nine pins.
Gail Menke, 69, of St. Louis has been bowling since she was 10. She was a semi-professional bowler and has been inducted into the St. Louis Bowling Hall of Fame and the Missouri State Bowling Hall of Fame. She has bowled three 300 games and had more than 200 series of 700 or greater.
Sunday is Menke’s first time bowling as a senior in the Show-Me State Games.
“I almost got a strike,” Menke says as she returns to the table of the AMF Town and Country Lanes in Columbia.
Menke gives her companions high-fives before she sits down.
“See how we all high-five? We pass on the good stuff. We don’t have any of this,” Menke says as she makes a fist.
The day after a man fell from an overpass after being shot by a Columbia police officer with a Taser, the American Civil Liberties Union called on City Council to establish a Taser task force.
Parents and supporters cheered on fifth- and sixth-grade volleyball teams Saturday at Columbia College. Games continued with different divisions Sunday.
Those who tried the racewalking competition at Sunday’s Show-Me State Games 5K race said they found the event invigorating.
Presenting the best photos from a week at the Boone County Fair.
Sarah Steelman criticizes Kenny Hulshof’s record on earmark spending, but most of the projects are not those he personally championed. Hulshof says she is taking his votes out of context.
Barack Obama returns to Missouri to campaign in rural areas after opening 24 offices in the state.
People of all ages participated Sunday in the Show-Me State Games’ miniature golf tournament.
Police are investigating reports of possible fiscal mismanagement in the Liberty School District.
Building on a recent private audit submitted to the school board, investigators will be looking into various issues including unauthorized use of school credit cards and property and questionable decisions on multimillion-dollar construction projects.
The early Sunday morning house fire on Third street resulted in a total loss for the owners. No one was residing in the home at the time.
Presidential candidate Barack Obama is on a tour of South Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Generally, he has been well-received abroad, though the trip is partially to influence Jewish voters in the United States.
Cande Iveson was tired of seeing partisanship trump stewardship in the Missouri House of Representatives. And on top of that, she was worried because Jeff Harris was not seeking re-election to the 23rd District seat. So at the end of the 2007 legislative session, Iveson went looking for a new representative.
As they fled police, Richard D. Davis and his girlfriend, Dena Riley, made handwritten “last will and testaments” and told an acquaintance that they planned to commit suicide.
Retailers finally give in to increasing costs after a struggle to keep prices low and keep up with competitors.