June 13, 2010
Even Mother Nature couldn't dampen the spirits of newlyweds Kristin and John Nies as they sealed their vows on the playground of Grant Elementary School on Saturday.
June 12, 2010
This year's Boone County Relay for Life featured 93 teams and several fundraising events. As of Saturday morning, participants raised $187,000 for cancer research. Fundraising continues until Aug. 31.
Mack Thompson, Columbia Water and Light director candidate, met with residents on Friday in City Hall.
Timothy G. Luchsinger, Columbia Water and Light director candidate, met with residents on Friday in City Hall.
Tad Johnsen, Columbia Water and Light director candidate, met with residents on Friday in City Hall.
Residents of Columbia reflect on the Water and Light director candidates and the opportunity to meet them in City Hall on Friday.
Cherry Hill held its fourth annual Summer Fest & Art Show on Saturday. The festival helped raise money for the Central Missouri Food Bank.
The Art on the Block festival was for people of all ages on Saturday at Moberly Area Community College. The event was free for anyone attending, and it gave attendees the opportunity to observe or participate in a variety of art activities.
Bobby Johnson and Edwina King of the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture demonstrate how to construct and maintain a worm bin at the Farm to Table Festival on Saturday. "A worm bin shouldn't smell at all," Johnson said. "If it does, it's due to either too much moisture or too many food scraps."
The festival provided sustainability workshops, including one about worm composting, which uses almost any kind of box to compost worms.
Mayoral candidate Bob McDavid raised the most with $61,624.80. City Council candidate Rick Buford raised the least with $1,200.00.
Mexico soccer fans, Jesus Ramirez, Mario Perez and Elmer Jimenez cheer after Mexico scored to tie the game against South Africa during the second half of the World Cup open Friday morning at The Blue Fugue. The fans could be heard cheering, "Si se puede!" or "Yes, we can!"
Mexican fans, from left, Cassidy Shearrer, Autumn Nixon, Victor Cruz, Jesus Ramirez, Mario Perez, Roberto Lopez and Elmer Jimenez cheer after Mexico scored to tie the game against South Africa during the second half of the first World Cup game Friday at The Blue Fugue.
June 11, 2010
Sonja Daniel, who has a house on the Fort Morgan Peninsula, wears a mask Sunday as she sunbathes on the beach of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Baldwin County, Ala. Cleanup crews were working Sunday to remove tar balls and oily patches from the shoreline as managers at the refuge readied plans to construct dunes and berms to protect sensitive lagoons and wetlands.
The Week in Pictures: June 5 to June 11 with images from the World Soccer Cup, the oil spill in the Gulf, refinishing the MU Columns and the Stanley Cup.
Marcela Chavez and her family watch Mexico play South Africa in the FIFA World Cup at Ragtag CInema on Friday morning. The free event was the first time that Ragtag had ever shown the World Cup.
The Routine Maintenance section of the YouZeum shows visitors why exercise is important, different ways to exercise and different types of bones and muscles and how they work. The videos provide an interactive way for children to learn about their bodies.
Gary Forsee, president of the University of Missouri System, answers questions from the media during a news conference June 11. Missouri is still a proud member of the Big 12, Forsee said.
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Locally grown columnist Michael Burden invites you over for dinner — virtually. Burden explains the benefits of growing your own food in the front yard and making compost in the back.
June 10, 2010
Gov. Jay Nixon signs legislation that requires insurers to cover autism treatment for children up to 19 years old at the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at MU on Thursday. Insurers would be required to cover up to $40,000 of care effective August 20, 2010. In the background, left, Tammy Maasen, an activist for the legislation and a mother of an autistic child, and William and Nancy Thompson, founding donors to the center, watch the signing. Maasen and William Thompson spoke at the signing event.