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Working together for the Humane Society [Photo]

Millie Rambis, front, facilitator for the Central Missouri Humane Society Friends for the Animals, and Alan Allert, the executive director of the Humane Society, work together to remove blinds at the old Mid-City Lumber building on Saturday. The building is the temporary location for Humane Society adoptions during the renovations funded by winning the ZooToo renovation contest.

ZooToo Girls [Photo]

From left, Libby Burks, 14, and Amanda Huhman, 14, clean a desk area of the old Mid-City Lumber building on Saturday. The girls are affectionately called the 'ZooToo Girls' because they found and spearheaded the efforts to apply and win the ZooToo renovation on behalf of the Columbia Humane Society.

Sweeping the floor at Mid-City Lumber [Photo]

Cooper Thornhill, 4, sweeps the floors of a future waiting area in the old Mid-City Lumber building, while volunteering on Saturday. The building will be a temporary location for the Humane Society adoption center during renovations funded by the $1 million ZooToo renovation contest.

Walk a mile in her shoes [Video]

University of Missouri male students participated in the third annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Saturday. The event is sponsored by MU Panhellenic Association. According to Michelle Hanko, vice president of public relations for the Panhellenic Association, the purpose of the event is to raise money for The Shelter, a program run by Comprehensive Human Services. She also said that the event hoped to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault. About 20 teams participated in the event.

Steve Tzeng competes in Missouri Kollaboration show [Photo]

Steve Tzeng competes in the Missouri Kollaboration Movement show Friday at Jesse Auditorium. The show featured seven competitors. Tzeng won the competition as well as $500 for his musical talents.

Quest Crew dances for Kollaboration [Photo]

Members of the dance group Quest Crew put on a special performance for the audience at the Missouri Kollaboration Movement on Friday at Jesse Auditorium. Quest Crew is based out of Los Angeles and is well-known for winning the third season of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew.

Bike blender [Photo]

Isaac Young, 8, waits while Walt’s Bicycle, Fitness and Wilderness Co. employees Kelly Tanzeyand Tom Laury make sure the bike blender is working properly Saturday at Flat Branch Park. Young’s mom, Liz Peterson watches patiently. The event kicks off the 9th annual Bike, Walk & Wheel Week which is organized to promote alternative and active modes of transportation.

Admiring bikes [Photo]

Liam Rose looks at a bike at the bike exhibition at Saturday at Flat Branch Park. The event kicks off the 9th annual Bike, Walk & Wheel Week which is organized to promote alternative and active modes of transportation.

Fun for the whole family [Photo]

Jenna Rose and Simon Rose show their son, Liam Rose, a tall bike Saturday during the Bike, Walk & Wheel Kick Off Celebration in Flat Branch Park. The event kicks off the 9th annual Bike, Walk & Wheel Week which is organized to promote alternative and active modes of transportation.

Getting new shoes [Photo]

Clydesdale trainer Doug Bousselot, front, replaces a shoe at Warm Springs Ranch breeding facility for Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales located in Boonville. The new portion of the facility will be opening to the public for tours on May 1.

Home to 100 horses [Photo]

Clydesdale handler Matt Anderson and Berni stand in front of the main building of Warm Springs Ranch breeding facility for Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales located in Boonville. The facility is home to more than 100 Clydesdales. The new portion of the facility will be opening to the public for tours on May 1.

New facility opens for tours [Photo]

The main building of Warm Springs Ranch breeding facility for Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales located in Boonville. The new portion of the facility will open to the public for tours on May 1.

New facility for Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales [Photo]

The main building of Warm Springs Ranch breeding facility for Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales located in Boonville. The new portion of the facility open to the public for tours on May 1.

Peter Kinder discusses new Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale facility [Photo]

Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder speaks during a news conference on Friday at Warm Springs Ranch breeding facility for Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales located in Boonville. The new portion of the facility will open to the public for tours on May 1.

Voices in the crowd: Participants at the Americans for Prosperity rally speak [Video]

Tom Salt of Kirksville sums up the general attitude of the participants at the Americans for Prosperity rally in Macon. Bob Bradley, a resident of Macon, and sister-in-law Alice Gerkowski, Lake St. Louis, also share their thoughts on the president’s forthcoming visit during the rally on April 27.




Ken Paulson [Photo]

Ken Paulson is president of the Newseum and Freedom Forum and a 1975 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.

Budweiser Clydesdale being groomed [Photo]

Clydesdale trainer Doug Bousselot, front, replaces a shoe Friday at Warm Springs Ranch, the breeding facility for Anheuser Busch Clydesdalses located in Boonville. The new portion of the facility will be opening to the public for tours May 1.

Budweiser Clydesdales open to the public [Video]

BOONVILLE — Starting Saturday, visitors will be allowed to tour Warm Springs Ranch. The ranch is the new home to Budweiser’s Clydesdale breeding program. On Friday, the ranch held an open house for special guests and showed off their new-to-the-public facility. Jim Poole, general manager of Clydesdale operations, spoke about the decision to move to Boonville, what goes on at the new facility and what it takes for Clydesdales to be fit for commercials.

Multigenerational learning thrives at Derby Ridge [Photo]

Kindergarteners at Derby Ridge Elementary enjoy the company of 61-year-old Recil Skinner (left) and MU junior Lauren Morrison (right) during a rousing game of Candyland on Monday. Skinner and Morrison volunteer with a multigenerational program that works with kindergarteners to develop both academic and social skills.

RSVP volunteers play Candyland [Photo]

Cameron Stout, 6, Recil Skinner, 61, and Abby Oreskovich, 5, select Candyland marker pieces at Derby Ridge Elementary on Monday. Skinner belongs to the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, which coordinates the multigenerational program that pairs a senior citizen with a college student to work with kindergarteners on "pre-academic skills and social skills."
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