June 20, 2010
Despite the heat on Sunday afternoon, Shirley Roane and Vernon Jackson dance at the Juneteenth celebration in Douglass Park.
Kenneth Harris-Jones, left, and Chatrina Wilkins take their time viewing a display on African-American history at the Juneteenth celebration in Douglass Park.
Mike McClain, right, plays dominoes with Eric Cravens at the Juneteenth celebration at Douglass Park on Sunday.
Earnestine Campbell displays the work of various artists depicting different aspects of African-American culture and history. "People should see it's not just basketball and baseball players," she said. Campbell travels with her collection of artworks and sells them at events such as the Juneteenth celebration Sunday in Douglass Park.
Three teens on horseback, from left, Amee Riley, 15; Kelsey Eitel, 16; and Jake Pendelton, 17; talk among other competitors at the state rodeo champshipships from across the state on Friday. The teens lined up on their horses to watch the calf roping event and prepare for their upcoming runs.
Mark Alan Anderson focuses his life on raising his children, working as a street sweeper and taking advantage of any other job opportunities he finds.
Volunteer Will Chann helps three-year-old Timothy Market release a fish that his mother caught from a lake at Jefferson Farm and Gardens on Saturday. The farm, located on 63 acres of land in south Columbia, hosted an open house where city residents were invited to explore the farm's grounds that include a livestock barn, flower gardens and a lake. Kelly Mottaz, an employee at Jefferson Farm, is pictured at left.
Kathleen Brown, left, explains to 10-year-old Spencer, 7-year-old Ross, and Elaine Hagen the difference between processed and unprocessed wool inside the Jefferson Farm and Gardens MFA Children's Barn. Brown was one of many volunteers who helped guide visitors during the Jefferson Farm & Gardens' open house this Saturday. The farm is located on New Haven Road, in south Columbia, and provides year-round attractions and educational events.
June 19, 2010
While warming up for her event, Emily Thompson of Clark, right, greets rodeo fan Avery Faulkner on Saturday at the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Jeremy Kempker competes during the calf roping portion of the Missouri HIgh School Rodeo State Finals on Saturday night at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Kempker placed third, good enough to qualify for this summer's national rodeo.
Rocket, a 14-month-old beagle and cocker spaniel mix, watches customers shop at the Petco on Broadway with his foster dad, Matt Harlan, by his side. Rocket and Harlan were at Petco participating in Pet Adoption Day on Saturday. Pet Adoption Day was organized by Field of Dreams Rescue, an organization that cares for unwanted dogs and cats.
Carl Edwards celebrates after winning Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc.
Karen Hobson, right, teaches Wyatt Moore, 9, which pie is which at the 53rd annual Olivet Christian Church chicken and mutton barbecue. The barbecue offered ten varieties of pie this year, including two new sugar-free additions: gooseberry and pecan. Church member Chester Edwards, not pictured, said the church received more than 400 donated pies this year.
Officers of the Columbia Police Department and Columbia Fire Department survey damage caused by a fallen tree on the 1100 block of Locust Street. There were concerns that the tree presented an electrical hazard, but after inspection it was determined that there was no danger. The tree fell during a storm that occurred at approximately 3 p.m. on Saturday.
A fallen tree partially blocks the westbound lane of East Broadway near the Stephens College campus on Saturday. The debris was cleared from the road around 4:15 p.m., and there was minimal disruption to traffic.
A Saturday-afternoon storm felled several trees in Columbia, like this one that blocked one lane of East Broadway near the Stephens College campus. Three workers began clearing the scene around 4:15 p.m. and a lawn tractor was used to pull the tree branch from the road.