May 9, 2010
Mother’s Day falls on the second Sunday of May each year in the U.S. In Paraguay, mothers are celebrated on the country’s independence day, and in Thailand, the queen’s birthday is also the day for the country’s moms. Below are some other facts about mothers.
May 8, 2010
Rock Bridge's Chris Walton, left, pulls away from teammate Quinn Gray in the 200-meter dash on Saturday at the Rock Bridge Invitational.
The 20th Anniversary Katy Tail State Park celebration was held Saturday in Rocheport. The ceremony included live music, speeches by Gov. Jay Nixon and Darwin Hindman, and a 17 mile round trip bicycle ride to Kindman Junction.
525 total students graduated on Saturday from Columbia College.
Twelve competitors squared off in a boneless buffalo wing eating contest sponsored by Isle of Capri Casino and Major League Eating.
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May 7, 2010
Cooper Thornhill, 4, sweeps the floor of a future waiting area in the old Mid-City Lumber Building while volunteering on Saturday. The building will serve as a temporary shelter for for the Humane Society adoption center during renovations funded by the ZooToo million dollar makeover contest.
Pictures of the Week for 05/07/10. Edited by Jason Lenhart.
Sarah Palmer is an assistant city editor for the Missourian.
Kahlil Roth, 10, secures a bungee on his bike outside of Shiloh Bar & Grill on Friday morning, May 7, 2010. Shiloh Bar & Grill served free breakfast provided by Broadway Diner for participants in the Bike Walk & Wheel Week.
Participants in the Bike Walk & Wheel Week serve themselves breakfast at Shiloh Bar & Grill on Friday morning, May 7, 2010. Shiloh Bar & Grill was one of two "Early Bird" Breakfast Stations that opened at 6:30 a.m. The other 10 Breakfast Stations began serving breakfast at 7 a.m.
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Drew Brooks helps his daughter Harper Piveral-Brooks, 5, fasten her helmet outside Shiloh Bar & Grill on Friday morning. Brooks, who rides his bike daily, said, "I work downtown, and I usually bring her to this and then drop her off at school."
From left: Jennifer McMullen, Kale McMullen, 3, Finley McMullen, 19 months, and Josh McMullen prepare to continue their walk after stopping for breakfast at Shiloh Bar & Grill on Friday morning, May 7, 2010. This was their first year to participate in the breakfast event.
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Will Fish eats breakfast with his son Brendan Fish, 12, at Shiloh Bar & Grill on Friday morning, May 7, 2010. The two have been riding and attending the breakfast event together for several years. "It's a lot of fun. You get to enjoy what's around you - the scenery," said Brendan.
Lee Smith locks his bike to a bike rack at Shiloh Bar & Grill on Friday morning. Shiloh Bar & Grill hosted free breakfast prepared by Broadway Diner for people participating in the Bike Walk & Wheel Week. Smith said it is his first year to participate in the breakfast.
From left: Cathy Seltsam, Nancy Rezabek and Anne Heine talk as Patty Clover prepares to store the remaining orange juice in a cooler at the MKT Trailhead at Forum Boulevard Clovers Natural Market and Tryathletics sponsored the breakfast station at the trailhead. Rezabek has volunteered at the event every year since it began 9 years ago. "I do it just to meet people and do things different. I hate just sitting in the house," she said.
Miranda DeCourley, 3, sips a cup of orange juice from the Breakfast Station at the MKT Trailhead at Forum Boulevard on Friday morning, May 7, 2010. Her father, Paul Berg, said that he hopes to start biking the event again in the next year or two. "She's on a trike right now, which doesn't work very well. She can't go very fast," he said.
Hickman junior Joey Smith prepares to swing against Rolla on Monday at Hickman High School.