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The Collegian CENTRAL METHODIST UNIVERSITY • FAYETTE, MO.

Vol. 140 • No. 3

Friday, October 21, 2011

The stars were out early on a brilliant autumn day as Central Methodist University’s student Homecoming Court was featured during festivities Saturday, Oct. 8. Seniors Jacob Heppner (math major from Mansfield) and Gaby Hernandez (nursing major from Delicias Chihuahua, Mexico) were voted as CMU’s Homecoming King and Queen during coronation ceremonies at halftime of the Eagle football game. They were selected by votes of the CMU student body in the weeks leading up to Homecoming. Homecoming had an Hawaiian theme this year. Other senior candidates for King and Queen included Chris Doak (education, Corder); Khobic Johnson (music education, Fayette); Aaron McGee (music education, St. Clair); Merikate Novak (sociology, Richland); Melea Shimkus (English, Columbia); and Kayla Yount (business, Overland Park, Kan.). Junior Class attendants were Kristen Bailey (chemistry, St. Louis), and Drew Hinton (athletic training, Chillicothe). Representing the Sophomore Class were

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KaeLeigh Brown (education, Marshall) and JohnMichael Emmons (pre-nursing, Columbia). Attendants for the Freshman Class were Suzanne Howerton (pre-education, Hurdland) and Austin Rapp (business, Boonville). From music, theater, and sports, to lectures and alumni reunions and food, CMU welcomed guests with open arms during its traditional autumn celebration. Highlights included the Homecoming Parade, reunion activities for alumni classes of 1961, ‘66, ‘71, ‘76, ‘81, ‘86, ‘91, ‘96, 2001, and ‘06; and a theatrical presentation of Noel Coward’s “Present Laughter.” Sports fans found plenty from which to choose, including the Gary Stoner Invitational Cross Country Meet, football against Benedictine College, and volleyball against Peru State College. Also, softball and men’s and women’s basketball taking on alumni squads. Alumnus Richard Dailey (‘70) presented the Gaddis Lecture on Thursday before the big day and on Friday internationally-known economist C. Fred Bergsten (‘61) presented the Friday Forum on “The World Economy and U.S. Politics in 2012”

News to applaud: wireless access coming

Homecoming queen and king Gaby Hernandez and Jacob Heppner. (COLLEGIAN PHOTO BY ANDIE BORCHARDT)

Meeting on campus last Friday and Saturday, members of the CMU Board of Trustees approved a recommendation to install secure, wireless access to all floors and rooms in residence halls at Central. University President Marianne Inman said she expects this project to be complete before the

fall 2012 semester. Also of interest, the board elected officers to serve tor the next three years, with Glenn Cox (Class of 1951, Bartlesville Okla.), continuing as chair; Dr. Robert T. “Tad” Perry (Class of 1965, Ft. Pierre, S.D.) as vice chair; and Dr. Nancy Walker Peacock (Class of 1982,

Nashville, as secretary. Additionally, this was the first meeting for the newest board member, Rick Dailey (Class of 1970) of Lewes, Del. Board discussion focused on various aspects of CMU’s future plans. A decision on constructing new student housing is on hold pending enrollment projections.

More than Bingham at Ashby-Hodge Gallery; exhibit closes Oct. 30 The current exhibit at CMU’s Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art features “Bingham in the Boonslick,” one of the most significant exhibits ever presented here. But that’s not all. In the annex there is also an exhibit of similar works attributed to William Morrison Hughes, Bingham’s first and most prominent student. In 1845, when Caleb Bingham was 34 and had traveled some and made a name for himself as a painter, Bingham was encouraged to return to the Boonslick area to take on a promising young student, his first protégé, a 27-year-old named William Morrison Hughes. For the next five years, the lives of these two artists were inexorably entwined. Their painting styles were, as expected, very similar; their talents compatible; and their passions intense. William Morrison Hughes was born in Howard County in 1818. In 1828 his family home, Plum Grove, was built and today remains in the Hughes family through Morrene Hughes Britton and her husband, Robert.

Morrison, as he was called, turned to painting and in his twenties decided to pursue it as a career. Bingham was hired as his tutor by Morrison’s uncle, John S. Cleveland. Hughes was clearly an apt student. He followed his mentor to St. Louis in 1846 to one of Bingham’s exhibits. He also modeled for Bingham. In fact, in one version of The Jolly Flatboatmen (1846) by Bingham, Hughes is believed to be the man joyously dancing on top of the boat. Sadly for the art world, Hughes was wildly enthralled not only with art but also with all things new, creative, or adventurous. By later in 1846, Hughes had already run off to fight in the Mexican War. Luckily he survived unscathed and rejoined his mentor. In 1848 Hughes followed Bingham on a steamboat headed down the Missouri River from Boonville to St. Louis. From there the two went to New York to study art. Apparently the two succeeded in making it to New York, but by 1850 William Morrison Hughes once again abandoned Bingham and headed west

in pursuit of other experiences to engage his highly creative but clearly undisciplined spirit. It is believed that Hughes never saw Bingham again; and, in fact, he seems to have permanently stashed his brushes and saddle-bagged his easel. He died in poverty there in 1892. He never married. He left no progeny. His legacy lies in a handful of Binghamesque paintings, technically and aesthetically pleasing and hard to distinguish from his mentor’s. Although Bingham spent his life enmeshed in art, and politics—and Hughes perhaps half a dozen years painting—their styles are remarkably alike. Art experts still debate whether certain artworks were painted by George Caleb Bingham or his first and arguably most talented pupil, William Morrison Hughes. Students are reminded that Sunday, Oct. 30, is the last day for both exhibits at the gallery. It is open from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. William Morrison Hughes’ painting of Virginia Clemm Poe


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The times they are a changin’ – Bid Night from past to present By BRITTANEE JACOBS Collegian Reporter Pledge Week, also known as Heritage Week, is here again. Festivities for the week begin Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. on the north side of Brannock Hall. Bid Night is an interesting start to Pledge Week. Prospective pledges for the various Greek social organizations will enter from the south and line up alphabeti-

cally inside Brannock. CMU’s Greek Life Advisor, Joy Flanders, will read the name of an individual and will announce which organization that person will be pledging. Then, the student will “run through” the north doors of Brannock and down the stairs to the aforementioned Greek organization. Bid Night has changed over the years. After searching through past issues of The Collegian in the past 25 years, it’s not clear when the changes exactly occurred. How-

ever, one thing is for certain: Bid Night has evolved into something less surprising than it was originally. Prospective pledges used to enter the south doors of Brannock and would receive pieces of paper in the Registrar’s Office. These papers contained the names of the Greek organizations who had accepted the bids of the prospective pledge. After receiving the choices, the prospective pledge would either reject all bids

by exiting through the south doors, or he or she would exit the north doors of Brannock and would make the decision by running to the Greek organization he or she wanted. Many prospective pledges at this time also did not put in “suicide bids,” or bids which only had one Greek organization choice. Pledge Week for the fall is Oct. 21-28.

Ordinance limits number of unrelated persons in house to four

In a local development which could have implications for CMU students living off-campus, the Fayette City Council last Tuesday evening passed an ordinance which specifies the number of unrelated individuals who may call themselves a “family.”

To make city codes consistent concerning the definition of “family,” the council adopted the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission which proposed an expanded version to the city’s current definition of “family.” The new definition sets the

limit of unrelated persons to four. Old ordinances had conflicting numbers of unrelated persons who could be considered part of a family. One definition said the number was two; another definition said the number was five. Council member Wally Eaton

said, “We have to have something for our police officers to enforce.” City Attorney Mike Conway explained that he had written the draft based upon an ordinance that has held up in courts. After discussion, four council members voted for the updated ordi-

nance while two voted against. Wally Eaton, Megan Hess, Leon Hackley, and Larry Dimond voted for the change. Constance Crump and Kenny O’Brian voted against. The news report by Kim Thompson is included in the current issue of the Fayette Democrat-Leader.

ELECTION ANALYSIS: CMU student looks at the race for 2012 By TYLER J. WINN Collegian Reporter Hermann Cain has made a name for himself in the 2012 Republican Primary for his planned 9,9,9 new federal tax code that would implement a 9 percent Business Flat tax, a 9 percent Individual Flat tax, and a 9 percent National Sales Tax. On Tuesday night, Oct. 17, de-

bate, Cain fell under attacks from the surrounding candidates over this tax code because of concern about adding federal sales taxes on top of state taxes in states such as Nevada and New Hampshire. Cain replied that these claims were “apples and oranges” in which Romney retorted that “I’m going to be getting a bushel basket that has apples and oranges in it be-

cause I’ve got to pay both taxes.” This debate for the most part was a change in that the focuses of attacks were previoulsy aimed toward front-runner Mitt Romney. Romney did a good job dispelling attacks concerning Romney Care, his Mormon religion, and his alleged hiring of illegal immigrants. Rick Perry finally had a good showing at the debate, mostly since

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the fire was not aimed toward him. It will be important for him to take advantage of these next three weeks on the road where he is at his best. Gingrich, Santorum, and Bachmann were mostly footnotes in this debate, aside from Bachmann’s attempt at one point to speak to the moms in the audience, one of her first attempts during a debate to use the gender card. Although it was one of Romney’s weaker performances, I still thought he was the winner while Rick Perry gained the most points from the debate. Look to see how his team responds in the next debate, knowing that he will now be the center of attacks from other candidates trying

to bring him back closer to the rest of the field in the polls. President Barrack Obama also seems to be hitting the campaign trail. In the last week he traveled to North Carolina and Virginia to promote his new job creations bill. During one of these speeches shouts of “four more years” began to erupt from the crowd to which he replied “Look, I appreciate the ‘four more years,’ but right now I’m thinking about the next 13 months.” While this was not an explicit campaign trail, his ability to get any of his proposed job bills passed during the remainder of his term will be key to his ability to win reelection.

Watch for deer on highway

The headline at the top of this pages reminds us, indeed, that times are changing and no where is this more evident than campus technology, including recent word that CMU will install secure, wireless access to all floors and rooms in residence halls by next fall. This photo with vintage office machines depicts a business class in the early 1940s (and no, the typewriter did not have spell-check).

This is the time when motorists are more likely to encounter deer on the highway and these meetings often result in a serious traffic accident. Hundreds of thousands of animal-vehicle crashes occur each year, the majority with deer. This results in millions of dollars of damages, injuries and in some cases, even death. Sometimes these accidents are unavoidable, particularly during the fall months into early winter when deer are active and breeding. However, attentive drivers can take several simple precautions to reduce the likelihood of these encounters. Here are some defensive driving tips to help avoid deer-vehicle accidents: • Fasten your seatbelt. It’s simple common sense and the best defense in the event a crash is unavoidable. • Pay attention to deer-crossing signs. • Be especially alert at dawn and dusk. These are the times deer are most active. • If you see one deer, expect

more to follow. Deer typically travel in single file. • If you see a deer on the road, brake firmly and blow your horn. • If a crash is unavoidable, don’t swerve! Studies show the most serious crashes occur when motorists swerve to avoid a deer and hit another vehicle or object, or roll over. If you do strike a deer, contact the authorities. Also contact your insurance company. Collision with an animal is covered under the comprehensive section of your auto insurance policy. Since comprehensive coverage is optional, be sure to check your auto insurance policy for specific coverages. For 2010, American Family customers in the company’s 19 operating states submitted claims for animal-vehicle crashes totaling nearly $84.5 million, with Wisconsin ($23.4 million), Missouri ($15.7 million) and Minnesota ($10.9 million) reporting the highest numbers, accounting for more than 58 percent of claims, with an average cost per claim of $2,573.


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‘Gems’ recital happens Sunday CMU’a Swinney Conservatory of Music will present the annual “Gems of Vocal Literature Recital” this Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall. The concert will highlight upper-level vocal music students from the studios of Dr. Susan QuigleyDuggan, assistant professor of music and director of the opera program, and Ron Atteberry, assistant professor of music. Featured will be solos and an ensemble piece in a program ranging from classical Mozart and Tchaikovsky to contemporary Gershwin and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Performing will be sopranos Rebecca Shroyer (sophomore from Boonville), Calley Rogers (junior from Lebanon), Hannah Swoboda (senior from Jonesburg), and Brittany Losh (sophomore from Pacific); mezzo-sopranos Aubrey Taylor (sophomore from Columbia) and Tanjie Hoover (freshman from New Franklin); countertenor John-Michael Emmons (freshman from Columbia); tenors Cal Bergthold (sophomore from Perry), Michael O’Neill (junior from Pleasant Hill), Alex Kirby (sophomore from Columbia), and Dakota Gladbach (junior from Brookfield); and baritones Khobic Johnson (senior from Fayette), Dane Johnson (freshman from Columbia), and Austin Long (freshman from Monroe City). They will be accompanied by Kelly Head, adjunct professor of music; and Ruth Spayde, conservatory administrative assistant.

Noted in Brief

• CMU’S STEPHENS MUSEUM is open to the public during the fall semester from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. It is located in T. Berry Smith Hall. Special tours may be arranged by calling Dr. Dan Elliott. • THE ASHBY-HODGE GALLERY OF AMERICAN ART in Cupples Hall is exhibiting “Bingham in the Boonslick: A Bicentennial Celebration (18112011).” Gallery hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through Oct. 30. • CMU’s MORRISON OBSERVATORY hosts weekly guided tours with hands-on science activities on Thursday evenings, 7:30 to 9:30, through Nov. 17. Visitors are able to use a variety of telescopes for viewing, weather permitting. The observatory is located across from the city park.

The Collegian The Collegain is published by CMU’s student government and the university’s communications department in concert with the Fayette newspapers and is published every other Friday. Staff members: Meghan Barton, Andie Borchardt, Brittanee Jacobs, Daniel Mullan, Michael Pope (faculty), Shelby Pohlman, Adriana Romero, Sarah Tucker, and Tyler J. Winn. Editorial advisor: Jim Steele. Faculty advisor: Collin Brink.

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How the Eagle, aka ‘Old Baldy’, came to be Believe it or not, we weren’t always the Eagles. For years we had no mascot, no moniker at all! Neither were our colors green and black. In the 1800s each class, in fact, had its own colors, mottoes, and yell (of the sis-boom-bah type). However, in 1893 one class adopted the colors of Nile green and black. They became so popular that the entire school chose to use them as the official Central College colors. The “Eagle” tag came later. Central “Eagles” are noted in football during the teens and in the “Eagle Song,” written around 1920 by T. Berry Smith. The earliest story of the Eagle mascot known as “Old Baldy,” which currently resides in Brannock Hall, stems from an incident in 1927 or 1928. The Central football team was playing Culver-Stockton on the neutral grounds of a stadium in Hannibal. The managers of the football equipment, after arriving with the team by train, rented a truck to transport the paraphernalia to the stadium. On the way there they spotted a carved wooden eagle hanging over the doorway of an antique shop. Originally it had graced the bow of a steamboat named the “Golden Eagle” and traversed the Mississippi River.The students reached agreement with the proprietor to buy the figurehead for $20, a hefty price in the 1920s. Determinedly, they canvassed the student body at the football game and finally arrived at the requisite amount; but when they returned to purchase the eagle, the owner raised the price to $50! Seeing the need for justice, several enterprising young men, including Ralph Woodward who later would be Central’s president for 20 years, liberated the hostage. In a letter recalling the event, A tall, husky student was able to release the eagle into the waiting arms of a halfdozen students and it was then was covered by football gear. Students hastened to the train with their ‘purchase.’ Due to the wingspread, great difficulty was encountered in getting the eagle through the car door. However, they got it safely aboard. In its place they left an enve-

lope with $20 slipped under the shop door. So, the eagle came home. The eagle, rechristened “Old Baldy,” was placed on an archway at the entrance to the football field. T. Berry Smith called it “an immense gilded eagle typifying the athletic organization of Central College.” Although it was often tenderly cared for, it was sadly mistreated as well. The most infamous early such abuse was the great painting-the-eagle-orange caper. The Rev. Doyne Michie (‘42) recalled the commonly held belief of what transpired. He says, “In the fall of 1940, the rivalry between Central and Missouri Valley was intense. At the approach of the football game between us every year, the tradition had developed of each school trying to pull a prank of some kind, ‘insulting’ the other school. We emerged from (compulsory) chapel to discover that they had painted the eagle their school colors. That called for major revenge, so that night several carloads of Centralites stormed the Missouri Valley campus and incited a near-riot, resulting in a clash that produced a couple of not-so-minor injuries. It was serious enough that the football game was called off; and indeed, all relationships between the two schools were canceled for a few years.” (The Valley guys didn’t appreciate the attack, so they managed to get the Central guys down and give them “V”-shaped Mohawk haircuts (for “Valley”). As irony would have it, the truth came out many years later. During a class reunion, Charlie Harris admitted that he and Wade Palmer had led the painting of the eagle orange. “He admitted this was a trumped up thing,” recalled the late Helen Thogmorton several years ago. “They painted it to get school spirit going and then it got out of hand. Then they couldn’t tell anybody!” Perhaps because it was used to traveling from its river days,

the eagle had a penchant for taking wing and disappearing through the years. The 1955 Ragout relates that it disappeared once the year before and then again that year, a victim of good-natured pranksters. The Ragout recounts that “one fine morning the prodigal eagle returned home again, after politely sending postcards back to his friends from all the places he visited.” In the 1960s Old Baldy disappeared for an extended period, and hopes of seeing him returned flagged. Fortunately, through luck or karma, he was located. According to the late Dean of Students, Jim Thogmorton, a Central student working in maintenance at a complex in Columbia saw the eagle in an apartment there. “He got in touch with us,” Thogmorton noted “and said ‘I think I know where the eagle is.’ So [then business manager] Irv Jackson and I went over, knocked on the door, walked in, and said — we think that’s our eagle.” The young man in possession of the venerable artifact claimed to have found it in the backyard of a fraternity house. “And it may have been,” Dean T added, “or he may have just been dodging the bullet.” Regardless, a maintenance crew from Central drove over and retrieved it. A near-fatal blow to the eagle came in the mid-1980s. On an Easter morning the Thogmortons

Perspectives

“Yeah…so we ended up getting to third base last night, but the best part is they want to keep hooking up…no strings attached!” After hearing this, my roommate was on the end of the seat. Isn’t this the perfect situation? I guess it’s all about perspective… Who wants a relationship these days? Dating wastes so much money, time, and energy. It requires commitment…the scariest word of them all. If you get into a relationship, you have to give up weekend nights with your friends. It becomes nights on the couch after having a nice meal together, probably one to McDonald’s anyway. Again—what a waste. You miss out on going to Columbia for Buffalo Wild Wings and a movie with your three best friends. Not to mention the memories made on the road there and back, especially after some wonderful, slushy concoction in the styrofoam cup with the red straw is purchased (if you haven’t had Trops, make an effort this semester to

try some…as long as you’re 21, of course). Maybe there are some benefits. The next time you go to the party after Saturday’s big win, you no longer have to scope out the fellow party-goers so you can beat your friends to the best catch—the one you’ll be taking home that night. You won’t have to worry about those who’ve had a little too much to drink hitting on you anymore—well, not as much anyway. If you’re not in the mood to fool around that day, they’ll settle for a massage. You’ll compromise on Sundays for football games with the guys. So, you’re lucky, right? You’re thinking I’m a jerk, but the truth is, I’m the one everyone wants. I’m the answers to your prayers. I want to be laid-back and hang out with your friends instead of long shopping trips. Add some drinks to the mix, and I’m perfect. I’m the girl who thinks it’s okay to hook up and not feel badly about it. Like I said earlier…it’s all about perspective… Brittanee Jacobs

discovered the remains of Old Baldy scattered on the walk in front of the football gate. It was smashed into untold pieces. It looked highly doubtful that anyone could put the splinters back together and save the eagle. The class of 1937 raised funds, and for several years the College looked for someone able to do such a delicate operation. Finally Rob Young (‘78), a woodworker, accepted the challenge and rebuilt the eagle in 1989. The late Sara Rogers Borg (‘44) and the late Clarence “Curly” Hughes (‘40) repainted it. When Brannock was remodeled, then-president Joe Howell had a special niche created for “Old Baldy” where it can be enjoyed without danger. To replace the eagle on the gate to the football field, the class of ‘43 commissioned a bronze eagle by artist Sabre Tull Meyer which would be a sturdier mascot. It remained in place until the gate began to collapse and was dismantled in 2003. The foregoing was adapted from a 2004 CMU Talon article by Talon editor Cathy Thogmorton.

On Seniors

Name: Catherine Kyle (above) Hometown: Fayette Major: English Activities: Basketball (Captain), Sigma Tau Delta (Treasurer), Pi Gamma Mu Honors/Awards: Dean’s List, Alpha Chi, Alpha Lambda Delta, NAIA Scholar-Athlete (2011), HAAC Scholar-Athlete (2011) Favorite CMU Memory: “Beating Benedictine in overtime last year.” Advice to Freshmen: “Get involved—get to know your teammates, your classmates, and your professors. You’ll regret it if you wait too long because these four years will fly by. If you get to know those around you, you’ll meet some of your best friends and mentors.” Brittanee Jacobs


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Where’s the Beef!

By COLLIN BRINK Collegian Faculty Advisor As I told you last time, I’m going to wear the same outfit the lady in the Wendy’s commercial wore. Well, the blue dress was a tight fit and I guess my wife was telling the truth when she said I needed to lose a few pounds. I won’t let that stop me from doing what I need to do to bring you reviews of some of the restaurants in the area. Besides, I look great in the long gray wig. It reminds me of my college days when I had long hair and rocked to The Cure, Bob Mould, A ha, and Spandau Ballet. Well, my knee high tights are on and I am in my house slippers so its time to explore some local fare. I decided to cover a couple restaurants each issue to get as much information in to your hands and as much food in to your belly as soon as possible. Let’s stay close with The Rolling Pin Bakery on Market Street in Glasgow. They’re open Tuesday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. so you have to plan to go, but the planning is worth the short drive and the good food. I’ve been there a couple of times so I can tell you about a few different items on the menu. I liked the Tuscan Turkey and BBQ Brisket sandwiches the best. I am not sure my liking the brisket sandwich is a surprise because you can slap barbecue sauce on a Twinkie and I will probably like it. On my most recent trip, I had the Reuben and a cup of vegetable beef soup. Both were good, but I have to say I would have liked a little more corned beef on my Reuben. The prices at The Rolling Pin run from $3 for a breakfast burrito to $4.50 for the rest of the sandwiches. The sandwiches for $4.50 are the most expensive item on the menu and desserts run from $1.39 to $2.75. I wish I could tell you how the desserts taste, but I’m barely fitting in this dress as it is.

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My wife is a native of Glasgow and she gives her stamp of approval on everything at the bakery so I am comfortable doing the same. Try it. The second place I want to tell you about may be my favorite in Columbia. The restaurant is called Addison’s and is located at 709 Cherry St.. The problem here is I enjoy what I eat there so much that I have barely branched out. My current meal plan is a two step process. Step one is Nachos. Last Friday my wife and I ordered a small order and I felt like Mike Myers getting a huge cup of coffee in the movie “So I Married an Axe Murder.” If you haven’t seen it then you need only know he orders a small cup of coffee and the waitress brings him a basketball sized cup of coffee. Not laughing? I guess you have to see it and be of warped mind. A small order is plenty for us but you will have to decide what fits your gut. The nachos are Italian style chips with asiago cheese, kalamata olives, and banana peppers. I will admit the nachos can create problems as I have been known to growl and snarl at my wife if I think she is eating too many of MY nachos, which normally is answered with a fork jab to my hand. The nachos are well worth the blood I sometimes must shed. Step two is normally the Blue Steak Wrap which includes marinated steak with mushrooms, bleu cheese and mashed potatoes. I have never had a kid, but if I did I might trade him or her for one of these wraps. They are that good! They are so good I was amazed at myself the last time I ate at Addison’s. I had a wrap and decided to take half home. As I stood on the curb watching the people mill about during the Roots Blues and BBQ festival, a homeless man approached me asking for money. I don’t carry cash so I gave him what was left of my wrap. I doubt

it was what he really wanted so I watched him for two blocks as he walked away to make sure he didn’t dump it or pass it off to another homeless guy. In case he dumped the wrap, I was going to chase him down and beat him…I mean explain how good they are and that I essentially just passed him the equivalent of my first born. As far as I know, he ate the wrap and enjoyed it as much as I do. I’ve had other sandwiches like Addison’s Burger and the Marinated Chicken Philly. The burger was my mainstay until I found the Blue Steak Wrap. My wife talked me in to the Philly on our last visit and it was well worth it. I know I have had other eats at Addison’s which I cannot remember, but I do know I have never had a bad meal there. It is worth the trip to Columbia and the short wait if you go at a peak time. The appetizers are $5 to $10, sandwiches salads about $9, pizzas around $13, and entrees around $18 to $20. They have desserts and I had a chocolate filled filo dough thing one time but I can’t remember the name. It was good but I normally don’t eat dessert because I’m stuffed. I hope these reviews help you try a restaurant you may not have considered. The Rolling Pin Bakery in Glasgow is a short 12 mile drive for a nice breakfast or lunch, and Addison’s in Columbia is a great place for a lunch, an enjoyable night on the town, or even a first date. Now that this report is filed, you can be guaranteed you can enjoy your meal because you won’t see me sitting next to you in my snug blue dress, blood stopping stockings, and Dee Snyder-esque gray wig. If you don’t know Dee Snyder, then YouTube Twisted Sister and you will figure it out. I will talk to you again in two weeks when I answer the ever important question: Where’s the Beef?

That’s what she said!

Something occurred to me after my first column why is being in the “friend zone” such a disturbing concept to guys? It is basically impossible for a girl to be just friends with a guy. It always starts out on the friendship level, and everything is just peachy. Just when you get comfortable, everything you’ve worked for is shot to hell. Something I’ve learned: anytime you ever ask a guy for help, or a favor, be ready to get that “you owe me” text. Just because I called you for homework help (legitimately) doesn’t mean I’m forever indebted to you. If you can’t think of a better excuse to get me to hang out with you, you’re not worth my time anyway. Get a little creative. Give me a break. So, really. Why can’t a guy and a girl ever just be friends? I think it’s because a guy can’t handle spending time with a girl on a regular basis who doesn’t want to jump in his bed. For those out there who need everything spelled out for you, when a girl decides that you’re her friend, you’re no longer a dating option. To quote one of the most hysterical movies ever, “You become a completely non-sexual entity in her eyes, like her brother, or a lamp.” I think a lot of guys fantasize that, by acting as a girl’s

friend or romantic counselor, they can “back door it” into her heart or her bed. This may work well in rom-coms (or possibly with psychotic women), but in real life, you’re just kidding yourself. You’re a friend, and she doesn’t need you for sex. I’ve narrowed down the top four reasons why a guy might get placed in the friend zone. The first is she’s just not attracted to you. Oh, sure, she finds you funny, charming, fun to be with. Short of a shower and a new wardrobe (or maybe reincarnation), there’s not a lot you can do about this, so don’t kid yourself. Sometimes it’s just the way it is. If she‘s just not into you, you have a choice to make: either stay her friend, or blow her off for more productive territory. You’re a doormat. She has relegated you to friend status because you’re way too nice, too accommodating and too much of a suck up. She knows she can have you just by snapping her fingers. You follow her around like a puppy dog. You try to impress her. You are a wuss and she can’t wait to castrate you and make you her best girlfriend who’ll look after her pets while she goes home for the weekend with her new prospective guy. You’re too creepy. Trying way to hard also falls into this category. Don’t ask me questions that I know you don’t care

Just Friends to know the answer too. It’s annoying. If you’re legitimately interested in a girl, all you have to do is give her the time of day. If she’s interested in you, too, it will all come in good time. No need to run full steam ahead at her in box (assuming she caved and gave you her number.) For example, say you meet her out at a party on Saturday night. Do not text her the next morning with some creepy cliché line. That’s the sure-fire way to creeper status. However, it’ll be a nice reminder of how she got sucked into talking to you for three hours about your degree plan or your aunt’s flower bed. And the final reason: she’s a psycho. This is the kind of girl who has no filter, and absolutely no standards. Stay clear. And for the dolls out there: if you’ve defied the odds and are friends with a guy, there’s an 94 percent chance he’s either telling his friends you’re hooking up, or not denying the speculations. Word to the guys on how to avoid this nightmare? Keep her off balance. Be a challenge. Be unpredictable. But, once I decide whether or not you’re worth my time, respect my opinion and move on. It’s not my fault you can’t even grow facial hair.


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2011 event is great day in life of CMU


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Eagles force seven turnovers in 41-27 win at Graceland The Central Methodist University football team took advantage of seven turnovers by Graceland University to score four touchdowns, including an interception return for a touchdown by senior Travis McDowell, as the Eagles earned a 41-27 Heart of America Athletic Conference win at Graceland last Saturday afternoon. The CMU defense forced four Graceland turnovers in the first quarter as the Eagles jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the period. The Yellowjackets fumbled on just their second offensive play of the game and senior Tyler Belt recovered to give CMU the ball at the Graceland 41-yard line. Four plays later, senior James Cody Jr. raced for a 25-yard touchdown run. The PAT by freshman Ezequiel Rivera made it 7-0 in favor of CMU with 12:14 remaining in the first quarter. The Eagles defense forced a

Graceland punt and senior Bradley Carter returned the ball to the Graceland 31-yard line. On CMU’s next play, senior Caleb Haynes ran 31 yards for another Eagle touchdown. Rivera’s PAT extended CMU’s lead to 14-0 with 10:58 left in the first quarter. CMU recovered another Graceland fumble on the ensuing possession, but the Eagles were unable to turn it into points as they were forced to punt. Four plays later, however, McDowell grabbed his fourth interception of the season and returned it 45 yards for a CMU touchdown. After another Rivera PAT, CMU led 21-0 with 4:35 left in the first quarter. The Eagles got their fourth turnover of the quarter on the ensuing possession, when junior Jeremy Boyce grabbed his second takeaway of the season, once again giving CMU the ball in Yellowjacket territory.

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FRESHMAN EZEQUIEL RIVERA, of Corona, Calif., has been selected as this week’s Heart of America Athletic Conference football special teams player-of-the-week after a solid performance in the Eagles’ win over Graceland last Saturday. Rivera equaled his career-best with a 41-yard field goal into the wind to give CMU a 24-13 lead at halftime. He added a 39-yard field goal on the Eagles’ opening drive of the second half. Rivera also was a perfect 4-for-4 on PAT attempts in CMU’s 41-27 win. ***** SOPHOMORE GOALKEEPER MEREDITH BRICK, of Chillicothe, has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference women’s soccer defensive player-of-the-week for the second straight week. Brick posted two shutouts, while helping CMU to a 2-0-1 record last week. She had six saves in a 1-0 HAAC win over Missouri Valley College on Oct. 18. Brick also had a save in the shutout non-conference win over Westminster College. Brick finished the week with a seven saves in a 1-1 draw against Benedictine. The goal against the Ravens was the first allowed by Brick in more than 414 minutes of playing time. **** CENTRAL’S MEN’S SOCCER TEAM put on a dominating performance in a 13-0 non-conference win over Central Christian College of the Bible Monday afternoon. CMU scored five goals in the first 10 minutes en route to taking a 9-0 lead at halftime. Senior Kyle Redd scored a pair of goals in the first half, including the game-winner in the fifth minute. Freshman Sergio Garcia-Nino also had a pair of first-half goals for CMU. The rest of the Eagles’ first-half goals were by sophomore Daniel Vieira, junior Thyago Catharino, sophomore Ricardo Valsien, freshman Joaquin Walker, and freshman Matt Denton. In the second half, CMU added a pair of goals Catharino. Senior Aaron Shockley and freshman Andy Simpkins also scored in the second period. CMU improved to 8-5 on the season with the win, while Central Christian dropped to 2-11-1 overall. The Eagles will return to Heart of America Athletic Conference action today (Saturday) when they travel to Olathe, Kan., to take on MidAmerica Nazarene University in a 3:30 p.m. contest.

The CMU offense was unable to take advantage of the great field possession, turning the ball over on downs after a bad snap on what would have been a field-goal attempt. Graceland got the ball back at its own 38-yard line, and drove 62 yards in eight plays to score its first touchdown of the game. The Yellowjackets’ 2-point conversion attempt was stopped short of the goal line, making the score 21-6 in favor of CMU with 14:11 left in the half. The Eagles were unable to get much going offensively in the second quarter, and Graceland took advantage of CMU’s lone turnover in the game to cut into the lead. After a CMU fumble at the Eagles’ 19yard line, Graceland took just two plays to score. The PAT kick cut CMU’s lead to 21-13 with 3:50 left in the first half. After a CMU punt, the Eagle defense came up big and tackled the Graceland punter at the GU 24-yard line. Rivera then hit a 41-yard field goal into the wind, equaling his season best, to give CMU a 24-13 lead at halftime. CMU added to its lead with a 39-yard field goal by Rivera on the opening drive of the third quarter to make the score 27-13 with 11:27 left in the period. On Graceland’s

ensuing possession, McDowell grabbed his second interception of the game, and fifth of the season, to give the Eagles the ball back at their own 47-yard line. Two plays later, junior Bryant Jackson connected with senior Eric Carrillo on a 48-yard touchdown pass. Rivera’s PAT extended CMU’s lead to 34-13 with 9:09 remaining in the third quarter. Senior Darius Parish forced another Graceland fumble when he sacked the Yellowjackets’ quarterback on their next possession. Parish recovered the ball to give CMU the ball back at the Eagles’ 23-yard line. After CMU was forced to punt, Graceland fumbled the ball away for the fourth time in the game, and junior Trevor Robinson recovered for the Eagles. Four plays later, Cody got a four-yard touchdown run for his second rushing touchdown of the game with 2:57 left in the third quarter. Sophomore Svein Hansen made the PAT to make the score 41-13 in favor of the Eagles. Graceland added two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, and CMU kneeled on third-and-goal from the four-yard line to end the game with the 41-27 win. Junior Burton Iosefa had his

third 100-yard rushing game of the season, finishing with 103 yards on 11 carries, including a 57-yard run in the second quarter. Haynes finished with 13 carries for 70 yards and a touchdown, while Cody had 70 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. Jackson finished 5-of-8 passing for 121 yards and a touchdown. Junior William Eichman was the leading receiver for the Eagles, with two catches for 59 yards, while Carrillo had the 48yard touchdown catch. Defensively, senior Tim Cummins had a team-high seven tackles, while Belt and sophomore Ryan Restemayer had five tackles each. As a team, the Eagles had nine tackles for loss for 53 yards, including three sacks for 25 yards in the game. McDowell had two tackles to go with his two interceptions, while Boyce finished with three tackles and an interception. CMU improved to 3-3 overall and 3-3 in the HAAC with the win, while Graceland fell to 1-5 overall and 1-4 in conference play with the loss. The Eagles will try to win back-to-back games for the first time this season when they host Peru State College in the HAAC contest on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Davis Field.

Lady Eagles set CMU record, 13 wins & counting Despite a steady rain falling throughout the night, the Central Methodist University women’s soccer team overpowered Westminster College for a 5-0 non-conference win oCT. 12. After about a 25-minute rain delay early in the game, CMU quickly grabbed the lead. For the second straight night, sophomore Jen McIntyre notched the game-winning goal for CMU, scoring off an assist from junior Kayla Leeser in the 14th minute. Two minutes later, junior Shawn Beard made the score 2-0 with a goal off a pass from Leeser. The Lady Eagles took a 3-0 lead in the 23rd minute when McIntyre’s shot was deflected by the Westminster goalkeeper and freshman Kelsey Vanzant followed to knock it just past the post into the back of the net. In the second half, CMU added to its lead in the 66th minute when Leeser scored her team-leading 10th goal of the season off a pass from Vanzant. Sophomore Toni Haberkorn extended CMU’s lead to 5-0 when she scored off an assist from sophomore Erin Reilly. The game was ended in the 80th minute

due to more lightning in the area. The Lady Eagles dominated the game, recording 31 shots to Westminster’s three. CMU had 15 shots on goal in the contest. Sophomore Meredith Brick earned her third straight shutout win, recording one save in the game. CMU improved to 13-0-1 on the season with the win, while Westminster fell to 0-11. The Lady Eagles will be back in action for their third game of the week when they host Benedictine College in a Heart of America Athletic Conference contest at 5 p.m. Saturday. ******** No. 8 Missouri Valley overwhelms CMU men CMU’s men’s soccer team had no answer for NAIA No. 8 Missouri Valley College as the Vikings earned a 6-0 win over CMU Oct. 11. Missouri Valley scored five goals in the first half to take a big lead into halftime. The Vikings added another goal in the 52nd minute to make it 6-0. CMU was unable to get going offensively, with their two best opportunities getting blocked by the Viking defense.

With the loss, CMU drops to 7-4 overall and 1-2 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Missouri Valley improved to 10-1 on the season and remained perfect at 3-0 in HAAC play. CMU returns to action with another HAAC contest Saturday when the Eagles host No. 16 Benedictine College at 7:30 p.m. ******** Hitting errors costly in CMU volleyball loss at Missouri Valley CMU’s volleyball team struggled offensively against Missouri Valley, finishing with a negative hitting percentage, as the Lady Eagles suffered their third straight Heart of America Athletic Conference loss Oct. 11. CMU lost 18-25, 13-25, 16-25 at Missouri Valley. CMU had 18 hitting errors, while managing just 16 kills in the loss. Missouri Valley, meanwhile, finished with a .326 hitting percentage in the match as the Vikings earned the sweep. Defensively, CMU tallied 33 digs. CMU fell to 5-16 on the season and 1-7 in the HAAC with the loss, while Valley improved to 10-9 overall and 2-5 in conference play.


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Can’t capitalize on time of possession, Eagles fall to Benedictine

CMU’s football team controlled the ball for more than 35 minutes, but was unable to turn their possessions into points as NAIA No. 11 Benedictine College earned a 26-3 win over the Eagles on the Central Methodist Homecoming Oct. 8 here. CMU took the opening drive of the ball game to the Benedictine 24-yard line, but an interception on third down ended the drive for the Eagles. After punts by both teams, Benedictine took advantage of its second drive starting at the CMU 33-yard line, and scored on a pass on first down to take a 7-0 lead. In the second quarter, the Ravens added to their lead with a five-play, 80-yard drive that ended with a touchdown run to make it 13-0. The extra-point attempt was blocked by senior Darius Parish, but Benedictine recovered. On the ensuing kickoff, sophomore Travis Mosby nearly broke free, but was tackled by the Ravens’ kicker after a 52-yard return. The CMU offense was unable to move the ball deeper into

Benedictine territory, however, and the Eagles’ 45-yard field-goal attempt was blocked. Later in the quarter, CMU took over at its own 33-yard line. On fourth-and-three, Benedictine was called for an illegal substitution, which kept the CMU drive alive. The Eagles took advantage and 11 plays later got their first points of the game with a 41-yard field-goal by freshman Ezequiel Rivera. The drive was highlighted by key second-down passes to junior Maurice Coon and senior Lucas Dahl for 19 and 17 yards, respectively. Rivera’s field goal with 1.5 seconds left made it 13-3 in favor of Benedictine at halftime. “We had more yards at half than they did,” CMU head coach Alan Dykens said. “Unfortunately, we gave up two big plays on defense, one on an interception that resulted in a touchdown. You can’t win football games doing that, as well as not putting points on the board offensively.” The CMU offense made it to the Benedictine side of the field

just twice in the second half. The Ravens, meanwhile, scored touchdowns in each of the third and fourth quarters to add to their lead. Benedictine was unable to convert a two-point conversion attempt in the third quarter, making the final score 26-3. CMU finished with 240 yards of total offense, while Benedictine rolled up 322 yards in the game. The Eagles turned the ball over twice and allowed three sacks, while the Ravens finished without any turnovers in the game. CMU was penalized just twice in the game, compared with five penalties on Benedictine. With senior defensive back Brett Fitchpatrick out against Benedictine, Dykens said it hurt not matter the team’s main guy in the backfield. Offensively for CMU, senior James Cody Jr. was the leading rusher with 16 carries for 45 yards. Junior quarterback Bryant Jackson finished 11-of-22 passing for 127 yards. Junior James Harris finished with three catches for 15 yards, while Dahl had two receptions for

Central Methodist running back James Cody Jr. breaks loose for a run around the left during the second half at Homecoming Oct. 8. 39 yards and senior Eric Carrillo had two catches for 24 yards. Defensively, senior Tim Cummins had a team-leading nine

tackles for the Eagles. Junior Bryan Plenge added eight, while seniors Tyler Belt and John Ryan added six stops each.

Olvera leads women to 5th place at Gary Stoner event Central Methodist junior Shawn Beard sets up the Lady Eagles’ second goal with a corner kick in the 43rd minute Oct. 8.

Leeser scores twice, Lady Eagles shut out Avila 3-0 The Central Methodist University women’s soccer team tied the school record for single-season wins, while handing Avila University its first loss of the season as CMU earned a 3-0 victory the evening of Oct. 8. CMU got on the board in the 23rd minute when freshman Lindie Adair scored on a header after a kick across by junior Kayla Leeser. The Lady Eagles added to their lead 16 minutes later when Leeser scored on a header off a corner kick by junior Shawn Beard. In the second half, CMU held off several Avila attacks to maintain its 2-0 lead. In the 87th minute, Leeser got past a defender then kicked a high, arcing shot from about 30 yards out over the Avila goalkeeper for her second goal of

the game. The Lady Eagles had another solid offensive attack in the final minute, but were unable to convert for another goal, finishing with the 3-0 win. Sophomore Meredith Brick played all 90 minutes in goal for CMU, finishing with five saves in the shutout win. Avila out-shot CMU 1612 in the contest, including 13-4 in the second half, but CMU had nine shots on goal in the game, compared with five for Avila. CMU improved to 11-0-1 on the season, tying the single-season school record for wins, which was set in 1991. The Lady Eagles are now 2-0 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Avila suffered its first loss of the season, dropping to 10-1-2 overall and 0-1-1 in the HAAC.

Central’s women’s cross country team had all eight runners finish in the top 50 of CMU’s Gary Stoner Invite as the Lady Eagles finished fifth as a team in the meet. The CMU men did not compete as a team, but had four individuals post strong finishes in Saturday’s meet as well. On the women’s side, CMU finished fifth in the team standings with 114 points. Southwest Baptist University, an NCAA Division II team, won the team title with 25 points. Defending Heart of America Athletic Conference champions Baker University finished third behind SBU and University of Central Missouri with 87 points, leading all NAIA schools at the meet. Freshman Katelyn Olvera

posted a career-best time of 19:29.13 to place ninth individually in the women’s race. Olvera’s time moved her into 10th on CMU’s all-time top 5K performers list. Freshman teammate Hailey Breusch finished 27th with a time of 20:30.01. Sophomore Elise Schreiber and junior Amber Beaverson finished 31st and 32nd with times of 20:38.02 and 20:42.39, respectively. Junior Tabatha Dickey followed with a 36th-place finish in a time of 20:54.87. Junior Taylor Beaverson and sophomore Adriana Romero finished shortly after Dickey with times of 20:58.95 and 21:00.97 in 38th and 39th, respectively. Freshman McKenzie Molette recorded a personal-best time of 22:10.28, shaving more

than a minute off her personal best, to finish 49th. In the men’s race, junior Colby Lapresi led CMU’s four individuals with a personal-best time of 27:00.40. Lapresi’s time moved him into 14th on the CMU men’s all-time 8K top performers list, and gave him a 19th-place finish in Saturday’s meet. Senior Lucas Manring finished 31st with a tie of 27:42.54. Freshman Bryan Groeper clocked a time of 29:35.15 to finish 59th, and junior Daniel Simmons finished 66th with a season-best time of 30:17.55. The CMU men’s and women’s cross country teams will be back in action Saturday (Oct. 22) when they travel to Lamoni, Iowa, for the Graceland University Invite.

Lewey leads CMU volleyball to wins at HLGU Trojan Classic Central Methodist junior Sarah Lewey, who was named to the HLGU Trojan Classic all-tournament team, recorded 44 assists eight kills and five digs in the Lady Eagles’ win over BenedictineSpringfield on Friday in four sets, 25-16, 22-25, 25-17, 25-19. The Lady Eagles lost their opener of the tournament to Stephens College in five sets. They won their first match Saturday over Roosevelt University with a threeset sweep, 25-20, 25-23, 25-18 — winning back-to-back matches for the first time this season — before falling to Mayville State University in the fourth and final match of the weekend. After the four HLGU Trojan Classic matches, CMU sits at 7-18 overall. ********

CMU women’s soccer plays to 1-1 draw with Benedictine After falling behind for just the second time this season, the CMU women’s soccer team scored on a goal by freshman Kelsey Vanzant in the 73rd minute to tie the score, before playing to a 1-1 draw with Benedictine College in a Heart of America Athletic Conference contest Saturday evening. CMU moved to 13-0-2 on the season and 3-0-1 in the HAAC. The CMU men’s soccer team played evenly with NAIA No. 16 Benedictine statistically, but came up short in a 2-1 conference loss to the Ravens in the nightcap. Sergio Garcia-Nino scored his first career goal in the 64th minute. CMU dropped to 7-5 on the season and 1-3 in the HAAC with the loss.

CMU loses Volleyball match on October 8 CMU’s volleyball team dropped a four-set match against Heart of America Athletic Conference foe Oct. 8. CMU lost the match 21-25, 25-17, 18-25, 15-25. After dropping the first set, CMU earned a 25-17 win in set number two to even the match. Peru State answered with wins in the third and fourth sets. Senior Taylor Reed finished with nine kills and six blocks in the match for CMU. Junior Sarah Lewey tallied 31 assists. Defensively, senior Melanie Touchette recorded a season-high 19 digs in the match.


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CMU’sAfrican students enrich campus life CMU men’s soccer routs Avila October 8 Sophomore Cesar Golfetti (Sao Paulo, Brazil) scored three goals and assisted on another as the CMU’s men’s soccer team cruised to a 7-1 win against Avila University Oct. 8. CMU took an early lead when freshman Rafael Sabadini scored his team-leading fifth goal of the season off an assist by senior Thyago Catharino in the 12th minute. The Eagles added to their lead in the 36th minute when sophomore Daniel Vieira scored on an unassisted goal to make it 2-0. With just more than three minutes remaining in the first half, Golfetti scored off another assist by Catharino to make it 3-0 in favor of CMU. In the final minute of the period, Avila scored on a header goal to cut the CMU lead to 3-1 at halftime. In the second half, Vieira struck on his second unassisted goal of the game to extend CMU’s lead to 4-1 in the 54th minute. In the 77th minute, Golfetti notched his second goal of the game after a kick in by Vieira and a header by junior Aaron Heathman. Two minutes later, Golfetti got the hat trick with a goal off another assist by Heathman to make it 6-1 in favor of CMU. In the 83rd minute, freshman Matt Denton scored his first career goal off a free kick by Golfetti to extend the Eagles’ lead to 7-1. CMU out-shot Avila 29-10 in the game, including 16-5 in shots on goal. Freshman Kyle Yocks played the complete game in goal for CMU, recording four saves, all in the second half. CMU improved to 7-3 overall and 1-1 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play, while Avila dropped to 5-8 on the season and 0-3 in conference play.

Anthony Kiprono Nairobi, Kenya

Ricky Massana Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Reuben Bett Nairobi, Kenya

Geoffrey Giles Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Dakarayi Chabaya Harare, Zimbabwe

Central Methodist honored with four HAAC athletes-of-the-week Olvera recognized as HAAC women’s Runner-of-the-Week Freshman Katelyn Olvera, of Marshall, was selected as the Heart of America Athletic Conference women’s cross country Runner-of-the-Week after a career-best performance at the Gary Stoner Invitational Oct. 8. Olvera clocked a 5K time of 19:29.13 to finish ninth out of 71 runners at the meet to help CMU finish fifth as a team. Olvera’s time was more than 17 seconds better than her previous career

best, and moved her into 10th on CMU all-time top 5K performers list after just two 5K races in her collegiate career. ******** Leeser, Brick named HAAC women’s soccer Players-of-theWeek For the second straight week, a pair of Central Methodist University athletes swept the Heart of America Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive and Defensive Playerof-the-Week awards the week after Homecoming.

Junior Kayla Leeser, of St. Peters, and sophomore Meredith Brick, of Chillicothe, were named the HAAC Offensive and Defensive Players-of-the-Week, respectively. The duo helped the CMU women tie the school record for single-season wins with a 3-0 shutout over Avila University Oct. 8. Leeser assisted on the gamewinning goal, before adding a pair of goals of her own in the 3-0 win for CMU. After Saturday’s performance, Leeser is now tied

for the team lead with nine goals this season, and has a team-high 23 points on the year. Brick earned her first shutout of the season in the win over Avila. Brick finished with five saves in the contest, and made several other key stops to prevent Avila from being able to take a shot. ******** Yocks selected as HAAC Defensive Player-of-the-Week Central Methodist University freshman Kyle Yocks, of Belleville, Ill., was named the Heart

of America Athletic Conference men’s soccer Defensive Playerof-the-Week after earning a win in CMU’s 7-1 victory over Avila University. Yocks, who made his first collegiate start in goal for the Eagles Saturday, made the most of the opportunity by earning the first win of his career. In just his second game played this season, Yocks notched four saves to help CMU earn the 7-1 win over Avila Saturday.


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