July 16, 2010
Richard Wieman played conductor for the day at the Wabash Station Centennial Celebration Friday, taking passengers like Ella Rogers for train rides through the parking lot. "I participated just for the fun of it," Wieman said.
Gabe Senecal is delighted to get his hands on the balloon flower he requested when he and his family visited the Wabash Station Centennial Celebration on Friday.
Model trains, train photography, and memorabilia filled the corridors below Artlandish Gallery as part of the Wabash Station Centennial Celebration on Friday.
The Boone County Bad Boys played the Rolla Redbirds in the 10-and-under division of the Show-Me State Games Friday at Cosmo Park. The Redbirds ranked in a slightly higher competitive class and won the game 13-0.
Country star and MU alumnus Candy Coburn performs at the opening ceremony of the Show-Me State Games. Coburn also had the honor of lighting the Games cauldron.
Mizzou Women's softball player Lisa Simmons hands off the Show-Me Games Torch to Andreas Plackis during the opening ceremony of the Show-Me State Games on Friday.
Athletes and coaches from across Missouri stream into the Hearnes Center during the athletes procession at the opening ceremony of the Show-Me State Games on Friday.
Peeking through a piece of cardboard, Cameron Craig, 12, watches a classmate measure exactly where the slots should go to attach the headrest to their cardboard chair on Friday, the last day of summer school in Columbia. The project was part of a class called "Cardboard Engineering" held at Lange Middle School. "You can actually sit on these. We've tested them out," Craig said. "They work really well."
Middle schoolers, from left, Holly Curtis, 13, Tyme Franklin, 13, and Keonna McCoy, 13, talk during cleanup of their "Cooking with Friends" class at Lange Middle School on Friday. They made up hand symbols to represent a "group of girls that hang out," said McCoy.
Tiffany Hartley-Burton, 12, left, plays a game of Go Fish with Karen Hines, a special education teacher, during a class party on Friday at Lange Middle School. "The last day of summer school is for celebrating the fun," Hines said. "They worked hard to learn."
Jakob Hewett, 12, left, and Chris Pyles, 12, put the finishing touches on a cardboard chair Friday, which was the last day of summer school. The two were enrolled in a class called "Cardboard Engineering" at Lange Middle School.
Middle schoolers, from left, Brian Williams, 12, James Murphy, 13 and Jaylon Freelon, 13, put finishing touches on their cardboard chair while their classmate Jakob Hewett, 12, takes a break from working on the last day of summer school in Columbia. "I'm taking a good break," Hewett said. "I went all out on these pieces."
Truman the Tiger sits with athletes Tina Jones and Kendall Scheidt on Friday afternoon during a sendoff ceremony for central Missouri Special Olympics outside the Mizzou Athletic Training Complex. Next week, Jones and Scheidt will compete in the Special Olympics.
Athlete Sarah Byland, 33, dances with MU mascot Truman the Tiger during a send-off ceremony for central Missouri's Special Olympics athletes on Friday afternoon in front of the Mizzou Athletic Training Complex. These 19 athletes will compete in next week's Special Olympics national games in Lincoln, Neb. Byland, who lives in Columbia, has been involved with the Special Olympics for 23 years.
Spain team members celebrate with the World Cup trophy after the World Cup final soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 11.
Pictures capturing the events locally and worldwide during the week July 11-17.
Lea Kleinwaechter, 6, watches the train go round at the Wabash Centennial Jubilee at Wabash Station on July 16. The train belongs to Bob McNeill who is a member of the Central Missouri Railroad Association, as well as the Wabash Railroad Historical Society.
Mayor Bob McDavid shakes hands with local historian Bill Clark at the Wabash Centennial Jubilee at Wabash Station on July 16. The official groundbreaking for Wabash Station was on July 27, 1909. The station was one of the busiest for its size, and accommodated up to ten trains each day. In 1982, Columbia began using the station for its buses.
Sean Brown, from the city's Public Communications Department, gestures attendees at the Wabash Centennial Jubilee to the "refreshment car"at Wabash Station on July 16.
This document shows JE Dunn's working draft of bid recommendations for the new high school construction project.