Archive for September, 2007

August favs

Cara McMillan, left, and husband Del, both active musicians, have grown tired of their chicken and gorilla suits. The McMillans hope to sell their costumes.

Bill Clark keeps an eye on Maggie’s progress during the first game of the Perche Creek Yacht Club Cow Patty Bingo Tuesday night at the Midway Little General Store. At that time of the game “Maggie” the cow had yet to leave a chip on any of the game’s 100 squares. The annual event is a fundraiser for the Central Missouri Food Bank.

Teens congregate on top a parking garage in downtown Columbia in between band performances at the annual Garage Band Bash fundraiser sponsored by Columbia Parks and Recreation and the Youth Community Coalition.

Tom Austin exercises his legs with a stationary bike while seated from a wheel chair at his Columbia home, Friday afternoon. “One day, I hope to get back on the seat of this thing,” says Austin, who is recovering from the West Nile virus. As his body was fighting the virus for six weeks, Tom was left in an unconscious state which debilitated his musculoskeletal system. With physical and occupational therapy treatment at the Boone Hospital Center, and daily exercises at home, Tom is working to rebuild his muscles, tendons, and joints that became weak.

Jonathan Windsor, 26, of Columbia shows a tattoo memorializing his friend, Sgt. Justin Norton, who was killed in Iraq. A former Army specialist who was discharged three months ago, Windsor plans to reenlist and return to Iraq.

Hickman senior and trombone section leader Adam Maxwell, center, rehearses a movement from the band’s theme, “Chaos Theory,” with the rest of the marching band during practice. Band members say practicing on the school’s new artificial turf field is a vast improvement over the unlined parking lot used in years past.

Terry Pipes of Columbia, left, embraces Rose Washington of Chicago as members of the class of 1965 momentarily stop the Black and White parade on West Ash Street to celebrate their reunion with friends and family.

Trooper Gary Gundy of the Missouri State Highway Patrol emerges from a wrecked Honda Element near Boone County firefighters after it crashed at about 4:10 p.m. yesterday at Highway 63 and Highway 163. The patrol said an eastbound unidentified vehicle failed to stop at the intersection, causing southbound driver Barbara Morefield, 45, of Ashland to swerve. Morefield’s Honda then struck a Chevy driven by Cory Riley, 29, of Jefferson City, before traveling off the left side of the road and overturning. Morefield suffered minor injuries and was treated at University Hospital, the patrol said. Riley was not injured. Both motorists were wearing seat belts, the patrol said.

Sen. Chris Koster, D-Harrisonville, answers phone calls in his increasingly empty looking office at the state capitol in Jefferson City.Koster recently switched parties (R -> D) and is in the running for the Attorney General. His office, given to him by the Republican party, is starting to look pretty empty and piles of boxes are growing. Some speculate whether he made the right decision.

Football Cover Tab. “After long hours of film study, Missouri QB Chase Daniel knows all the right moves on Saturdays. Take an inside look at how he prepares to checkmate opponents.”