April 10, 2009
Stephen Smith, 5, trades in a shiny Easter egg for a special prize. Jared Culver, one of the MU parks and recreation students helping to coordinate the event, offered him the choice of several prizes, including stuffed animals, signed baseballs and a selection of candy. "I tried to talk him into picking the signed baseball," said Robin Smith, Stephen's mother, "but he really wanted that candy."
Participants line up to trade in their Easter eggs for prizes at the flashlight egg hunt at Stephens Lake Park on Friday.
A child discovers an Easter egg at the flashlight egg hunt.
Jesse Spratt Plunkett, 6, darts off to hunt Easter eggs at the flashlight egg hunt Friday at Stephens Lake Park.
Maddie Phillips, 10, teases the Easter Bunny, played by Greg Bearce, at the first flashlight egg hunt Friday at Stephens Lake Park. The Hunt was sponsored by Columbia Parks and Recreation and coordinated by MU parks and recreation students, who stuffed 1,500 eggs with more than 60 pounds of candy and prizes. More than 150 children attended the event, and each child was allowed to pick up eight eggs.
Rock Bridge freshman Ford Zitsch plays against Hickman opponent Ben Levin during their match at Cosmopolitan Park on Friday in Columbia.
Hickman junior Ben Levin returns a ball during his match against Rock Bridge's Ford Zitsch on Friday at Cosmopolitan Park in Columbia. Levin lost 6-2 in the first set and 6-0 in the second set.
Rock Bridge Christian Church hosted a liturgical dance about the women of the Gospels on Good Friday. Biblical narratives of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the woman with the alabaster jar, were read aloud during the service. Haley Evers, a student at Jefferson Junior High School, tried to mirror the women's emotions through dance.
A Columbia family, crippled by cancer and death, deals with their recent losses and a tough financial situation.
Ed Hanson, music director at the Calvary Episcopal Church on Ninth Street, talks about the Columbia connection to a composition called “Awake, Arise!” The Cambridge Adult Choir practiced the piece at their April 8 rehearsal. Three members of a brass quartet practiced with the choir for Easter Sunday.
Alex Blanton adds his melody with trumpet while rehearsing the Easter music program at the Calvary Episcopal Church on April 8.
Eileen Porter, a professor of nursing at MU, rehearses with the choir for the Easter music program at the Calvary Episcopal Church on April 8.
Ed Hanson, director of music, conducts the choir during the rehearsal of the Easter music program at the Calvary Episcopal Church on April 8. Hanson has served at Calvary since 1986.
The City Council will hold a public hearing April 20 on the planned renovation of the outside of the historic J.W. "Blind" Boone home at Fourth Street and Broadway. Upon council approval, the Convention and Visitors Bureau will provide $225,000 for the exterior renovation.
This is a sketch of what the city is hoping that the J.W. "Blind" Boone home will look like when all of the renovations are complete. Preliminary renovation of the house began in 2002 with the removal of the aluminum siding and other nonhistoric additions made over the years.
Selene Marquez hugs her 6-year-old cousin Debany during her quinceanara reception party on Saturday. Selene, originally from Mexico, celebrated her 15th birthday, known as a quinceanera, in Columbia. The term refers to the celebrant, and the celebration carries religious significance for Spanish-speaking Roman Catholics.
Selene Marquez at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday during the celebration of her quinceanera.
Selene Marquez arrives at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday for her quinceanera.
Selene Marquez offers flowers to Mary at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday during the celebration of her quinceanera, her 15th birthday.