May 31, 2007

May Favs

Allison Kennewell collects her thoughts in the Tigers’ dugout following Missouri’s 3-1 loss to Nebraska. It was senior day at University Field and the Missouri softball team was one win away from claiming the regular season Big 12 Conference title. Ten years in the making, the team previously finished on top in 1997. Missouri swept Nebraska 5-0 the day prior. With just one run by senior Kennewell in the 7th inning Sunday, the Tigers were unable to hold off the Cornhuskers, finishing third in the conference.

Battalion Chief Steve Sapp describes the features of a Columbia Fire Department vehicle that is now called a Quint on Tuesday outside Fire Station No. 8 at 2301 E. Nifong Blvd. Each of the Quint vehicles has five features, including an aerial ladder.

Jim Mallette, foreground, joins a crowd at the downtown Courthouse Square to celebrate the 56th annual National Day of Prayer with songs and prayers led by area pastors.

Roy Williams of Ashland bowfishes Carp May 11 on a flooded levee south of Hartsburg. “It’s a nice day for fishing,” said Williams during his third visit to the area this week. By mid-afternoon Williams had bagged three fish and continued to scan the surface of the Missouri River’s flooded waters for signs of hunt.

Austin Wade, 2, works with his occupational therapist Kim Westoff, Wednesday afternoon, as his parents Jennifer and Darren Wade sit nearby. Austin suffered a stroke as an infant as a result of not receiving a vitamin K injection which promotes blood coagulation and prevents bleeding in the brain. He lost part of his brain and suffered severe brain damage. His parents are throwing his second fundraiser to help pay for therapies and treatments. He has four therapy sessions a week–two physical, one speech, one occupational therapy sessions–and has undergone hyperberic treatments as well as umbilical-cord stem cell injections.

Caulfield and the Magic. From left, Zach Biri, Michael Cane, Casey Reeves, Brandon Robertson, and Josh Cochran, impress audiences with their folk-rock music.

Marquise Mathis sorts jeans that have been left behind or donated by MU students and other donors Thursday at Memorial Stadium. Proceeds from the June 2 sale will benefit the Salvation Army.

Naturalization ceremony at the Federal Courthouse in Jefferson City.

Rock Bridge’s Becca Sullinger kneels on the track after running the anchor leg of the 3,200-meter relay in the MSHSAA Track & Field Championships yesterday in Jefferson City. The Bruins placed ninth in the event, just missing out on a medal.

Members of the Black Daggers parachute team prepare for decent from a C-130 Hercules above the Columbia Regional Airport, Saturday, during the 19th annual Salute to Veterans Air Show.

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