April 12, 2010
This brochure illustrates plans for the Discovery Garden in Stephens Lake Park to be created in honor of Mayor Darwin Hindman for his many years of service to the city.
Outgoing Mayor Darwin Hindman and City Coucilwoman Laura Nauser hug after a proclamation and gifts were presented to Hindman in the City Council Chambers on Monday. Hindman was presented with a proclamation about his service to the city.
Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid is sworn in during a special meeting of the City Council on Monday. McDavid is the first new mayor of Columbia in fifteen years.
Outgoing Mayor Darwin Hindman shakes hands with new Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid after passing on the gavel in the City Council Chambers on Monday. McDavid won the municipal election on April 7.
Superintendent Dr. Chris Belcher talks with Columbia Board of Education newcomer Jonathan Sessions in the District Administration Building on Monday evening. Sessions was sworn in minutes earlier to fill the seat that departing board member Karla DeSpain left vacant.
Columbia Board of education member Karla DeSpain cries as she is recognized for her nine years of service as a board member at the District Administration Building on Monday evening. After she left, DeSpain's seat on the board was filled by Jonathan Sessions.
In Columbia, the large majority of pollen comes from trees. According to the Allergy and Asthma Consultants, high pollen counts are above 90 grains per cubic meter.
VIDEO: More than 200 volunteers for Homes for Our Troops came to Columbia and built the structure of a new house within 48 hours. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Canine and his family plan to move into the new house by August.
April 11, 2010
Don and Marie Scruggs attend a celebration of Clyde Wilson's life at the Missouri Theatre on Sunday. The Scruggs were long-time friends of Wilson.
Cokie, left, and Robin Blake look at photos and items of Clyde Wilson at a celebration of Wilson's life on Sunday at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. Wilson, an active resident and former mayor of Columbia, passed away last month.
Betty Wilson, Clyde Wilson's wife, and Barbara Cornell greet each other after attending a celebration of Clyde Wilson's life at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts on Sunday.
April 10, 2010
Missouri gymnasts Sarah Shire, left, and Lauren Swankoski and their teammates smile and cheer after the announcement that the Tigers had won Saturday's South Central Regional at Hearnes Center.
Missouri's Danielle Guider performs on the beam Saturday at the NCAA South Central Regional at Hearnes Center. Guider, competing in her last meet in front of a Missouri home crowd, earned a 9.8 on her beam routine.
Mary Nguyen, graphics editor at the Missourian, demonstrates how to make a kite using everyday objects in preparation for kite-flying weather. Nguyen used newspaper, tape, string and wooden dowels to construct a fully functional kite.
May Lu watches her son Alex, 1, while she flies a kite at Saturday at Douglass Park. The kite flying event gave families in the community a free and fun way to spend time with their families outdoors.
Rock Bridge senior Kelsey Whittet, left, sprints for the ball against Lindbergh's Ashely Karpel during Saturday's game at Rock Bridge High School.
Rock Bridge junior Carrie Levy sprints to kick the ball after a close play at the net against Lindbergh at Rock Bridge High School on Saturday. Lindbergh won the game 1-0.
Lastly, take your newly constructed kite for a test flight.