July 12, 2010
Annette and Charlie Triplett of Columbia are "urban homesteaders." They are attempting to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle in the city by using things such as raised gardens and a worm composting system.
Charlie Triplett clenches his hands in exaggerated anger after his wife, Annette, showed him the bugs she had found on the newly bloomed flowers of their melon plants on Sunday at their home in Columbia.
Despite the World Cup finals and the dreary weather, the turtle race at Stephens Lake Park on Sunday brought about 30 people together for the Donald Howard Scholarship Fundraiser. For the main event, about 10 turtles were entered in a turtle race. Lunch was $5 and all proceeds went to the scholarship fund, said Nancy Howard, the event coordinator. The $1,000 scholarship is handed out twice a year to recovering drug addicts and goes toward their educational or vocational endeavors. Howard said she was pleased with the event and plans to have the turtle race again next year.
Jamila Gray, 17, and her sister, Elianna Gray, 11, play with some rubber bands that Elianna Gray was given as a gift earlier that day Monday July 12. Elianna Gray was officially adopted by Sarah Gray today who had already adopted her older sister Jamila. Jamila was in foster care with Sarah at the age of 12. "We're a permanent family now," said Sarah Gray. The family came to the Daniel Boone Regional Library in order to attend the opening of the Missouri Heart Gallery, which is a traveling exhibit of photos of foster children in Missouri who are in need of adoptive families.
Tyris Williams uses a diamond blade saw to cut concrete on Appalachian Drive on Tuesday. Williams is part of Job Point’s Highway/Heavy Construction Program that offers vocational training to participants for entry into advanced construction jobs. The crew of participants removed sections of curb where water began to build up in expanding cracks.
Ronail Freelon uses a diamond blade saw to cut concrete on Appalachian Drive. on Tuesday. Freelon is part of Job Point’s Highway/Heavy Construction Program that offers vocational training to participants for entry into advanced construction jobs.
First lady Michelle Obama, right, is introduced by NAACP Chair Roslyn Brock, before delivering remarks at the 101st annual NAACP convention.
Michelle Obama addressed the 101st annual NAACP convention on Monday in Kansas City.
Convention goers give a round of applause after first lady Michelle Obama delivered remarks during the 101st annual NAACP convention on Monday in Kansas City, Mo.
Donna Smith works in a residential front yard vegetable and flower garden she helped create in Portland, Ore. Her services come at a price that starts at $1,675 per season. Services are often available only in certain neighborhoods to reduce the farmers' commutes.
Donna Smith, right, and Robyn Streeter pose for a photo in a residential front yard vegetable and flower garden they created in Portland, Ore. Your Backyard Farmer began in 2006 when Smith and Streeter were growing weary of driving through the city's outskirts looking for affordable land to farm. The thought struck them: "Why aren't we bringing food to the people?"
First lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks during the 101st annual NAACP convention Monday in Kansas City, Mo. She talked about the Let’s Move! initiative and its goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation.
July 11, 2010
Netherlands' Wesley Sneijder lies on the pitch following the World Cup final soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday. Spain won 1-0.
Spanish fans celebrate in a fountain in downtown Madrid after Spain defeated the Netherlands to win the World Cup soccer final, played in South Africa, on Sunday. Spain won 1-0.
Spain's Carles Puyol holds the World cup trophy after the World Cup final soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday. Spain won 1-0.
Jessica Otterbacher, left, chats with Katie Blomberg after Otterbacher's jewelry-making workshop at her store, The Bead Gallery, on Thursday. With a degree in metalworking, Otterbacher previously had a studio on Orr Street and opened the store on Walnut Street on July 1.
Hayley Garnett inspects her creation at a jewelry-making workshop at The Bead Gallery on on Thursday. Garnett described the four earrings she made as "earthy," explaining, "I used mostly stones, not plastics or glass."
People swim at the public beach at Finger Lakes State Park. More than 30 people came out to the lake just one week after it was closed because the water was found to contain over five times the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' maximum standard for the bacteria.
Rob Ward, 40, of Ozark Beach, Mo., rounds a buoy during the slalom portion of the Lake Sundance Slalom and Trick Tournament on Saturday in Columbia. Ward wiped out only moments after making this turn.
Tom Dunn rounds the first buoy in a slalom run at the Lake Sundance Slalom and Trick Tournament on Saturday in Columbia.