April 10, 2011
Jenifer Flink, executive director and curator at the Boone County Historical Society led a small group of curious history buffs through the Columbia Cemetery on April 8 in the first guided tour through the cemetery. Flink said the cemetery is populated by the men and women who built Columbia, including influential families like the Leniors, Guitars and Rollins as well as numerous presidents and important figures in the history of the city's universities.
Missouri shortstop Jenna Marston throws to first base during Sunday's game against Texas A&M. The runner was out.
Missouri pitcher Chelsea Thomas, right, was happy with her performance Sunday, a shutout win against Texas A&M. “I’m finally healed,” Thomas said. “I’m in shape. My arm is ready to go two full games. It’s a great feeling.”
Lee Elementary second-grader Nora Croom scrapes the cheese off her pizza during lunch on March 4. The Columbia Public School District is offering programs and changing nutritional guidelines to help increase student nutrition.
Lee Elementary second-grader Nora Croom licks her hand after taking a bite of pizza during lunch on Mar. 4. The Columbia Public School District is tweaking food programs to fight undernourishment in students' diets.
Lee Elementary second-grader Nora Croom takes a bite of her lunch on March 4. Fourteen of 19 elementary schools in the Columbia Public School District serve free rice and beans on Mondays and Fridays to help students eat a more nutritious diet.
The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in Columbia is up more than $1 from a year ago.
April 9, 2011
Carl Edwards, center, greets wounded U.S. Marines Christian Baez, right, and Patrick Myers, left, before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.
Nari Park, right, waits while her father, Sichan Park, rearranges their kite during the Kite Flying Day at Douglass Park on Saturday.
Ling Chen, right, flies a kite with her son, Rayleigh Li, during the Kite Flying Day at Douglass Park on Saturday. She know about the event because her friend received an e-mail.
Ling Chen, left, teaches her son, Rayleigh Li, right, how to fly a kite during the Kite Flying Day at Douglass Park on Saturday.
Amber Smith entertains her daughter, May Smith, with a kite at Douglass Park on Saturday. Smith said it was a beautiful day and she knew it was Kite Flying Day.
Z'ion Kennedy, center, flies a kite at Douglass Park during the Kite Flying Day on Saturday.
Kedrick Harris flies a kite at Douglass Park during the Kite Flying Day on Saturday.
Eva Brinkerhoff rewinds her kite at Douglass Park during the Kite Flying Day on Saturday. It was her first time to flying a kite.
Jillian Rathert pulls on a line of caution tape from a tree along a sidewalk on College Avenue near Paris Road for Cleanup Columbia on Saturday. Some of the more interesting items Rathert said her group found at one location included over 20 bottles of vodka, a bag of K2 synthetic marijuana and a handgun.
Freshmen Marli Hayes high fives Columbia College hitting coach Joe Henderson after beating Williams Baptist College in 12 innings.
Sophomore Rachel Coleman of Columbia College takes a swing during the sixth inning of the game against Williams Baptist College on April 9, 2011.
MU senior Shawnte' Middlebrook flies through the air during the long jump competition at the Tom Botts Invitational on Friday, April 8, 2011.
Missouri's Patrick Fitzgerald winds up before throwing the shotput during the final round of the men's shotput competition at the Tom Botts Invitational on Friday, April 8, 2011.