June 26, 2010
Librarian Nina Sappington, right, helps Shelby Sappington, 7, center, and Kayla Holmgren, 7, look through a pair of binoculars pointed at the moon on June 25 during the Party with the Stars program at the Columbia Public Library. A larger telescope was set up for attendees to view Saturn as well.
Carol Rogers, president of the newly formed West Ash Neighborhood Association, speaks with Officer Gamal Castile while the rest of the members of the association break off into three subcommittees to address more specific topics. The meeting on Thursday at Again Street Park was the neighborhood association's second meeting.
Ginny Muller, right, attentively listens to Carol Rogers, president of the West Ash Neighborhood Association, as they discuss plans for future meetings on Thursday at Again Street Park.
Shannon Canfield gestures to members of the West Ash Neighborhood Association on Thursday at Again Street Park. Canfield took suggestions for potential subcommittees to try and sort out the number and area of focus for each committee.
Glen Sapp is a volunteer for Hospice Compassus. He visits patient Harry Simons about once a week.
Glen Sapp’s visits can be 20 minutes or several hours. He talks to Harry Simons and his wife and caregiver, Zelmajoyce Simons.
Harry Simons has Alzheimer’s disease. He doesn’t know Glen Sapp’s name, but he enjoys his visits, said Alisa Calvert, Simons’ daughter.
As a volunteer, Glen Sapp provides the Simons’ family a listening ear. “I can talk to Glen; he is ‘our Glen,’” Calvert said.
From left, Lewis Smith, Betty Smith and Shawn Halliburton watching the cart race.
June 25, 2010
Hennessy Music on West Broadway will be closing its doors to the public on June 30. It is important to accept the things you cannot change, according to owner Frank Hennessy. Hennessy said that at 77 years of age, he couldn’t justify renewing the five-year lease and being responsible for the store until he was 82. After its closure, he plans to continue tuning and restoring pianos.
Tausha Fields scribbles notes on a piece of paper during a short recess Friday during the fifth day of her first-degree murder trial at the Boone County Courthouse. The prosecution showed videos from the 2008 interviews between Fields and detectives during both the morning and afternoon sessions.
Enforcement Officer Brandon Weber of the Boone County Sheriff's Department watched videos from the 2008 interviews between Tausha Fields and detectives during the fifth day of Fields' first-degree murder trial at the Boone County Courthouse on June 25. Weber was one of many in attendance during the afternoon.
Boone County detective, David Wilson, testifies during the fifth day of Tausha Fields' first-degree murder trial at the Boone County Courthouse on June 25. The prosecution showed videos from the 2008 interviews between Fields and detectives during both the morning and afternoon sessions.
Columbia Public Schools' Superintendent Chris Belcher listens in as contractors' bids for construction work on the new high school are opened. The school is estimated to cost $75 million when completed. The district received dozens of bids for the project, which will be compiled and presented at the Columbia School Board meeting on July 15.
Auben Galloway was surprised to learn that Friday was Take Your Dog to Work Day. His dog Bruno spent the morning walking around the office of Callahan & Galloway Inc. Bruno can typically be seen in the office.
Martha Hervey did not know that it was Take Your Dog to Work Day on Friday, but she enjoyed the company of her Norfolk terrier Gus, and her larger dog Buddy. The family business usually has three dogs at T's Etc. on Broadway including Truman, a golden retriever. The campaign is sponsored by Pet Sitters International to promote pet adoption. The group doesn't track how many workplaces participate but said in the months leading up to it last year, nearly 100,000 people visited takeyourdog.com.
Dieter Kurtenbach is a sports reporter at the Columbia Missourian and a senior at the Missouri School of Journalism.
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park's rock bridge was the destination of choice for the Schuyler School's field trip. The students were led on a tour under the rock bridge, which was once part of The Devil's Icebox, the seventh longest cave in Missouri.
In three days, Homes for Our Troops volunteers took Army Sgt. Robert Canine's house from a slab of concrete to a house with a roof and garage door.