July 13, 2010
A Pastors For Peace Caravan bus sits outside the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Columbia. The bus is one of twelve currently traveling the country collecting medical supplies, educational materials, and other humanitarian aid items. The approximately 100 volunteers plan to cross the US border into Mexico on July 23, and from there enter Cuba via cargo ships, in violation of the US trade embargo.
From July 11 to 15, MU is hosting a national wheelchair basketball camp for players 12 to 19 with permanent disability of the lower body. The five-day workshop, taking place at the MU Student Recreation Center and led by MU wheelchair basketball coach Ron Lykins, develops skills and strategies in team play with daily drills and controlled scrimmages and games. The game and the equipment is only slightly modified from traditional basketball, while maintaining the integrity and the intensity of the game.
Visitors to the Christian Home Educators Fellowship Conference and Curriculum Fair look over study aids on June 22, 2010, in St. Charles, Mo. Many home-school associations hold conferences that include exhibits on curriculum and a variety of workshops.
Ron and Annette Smull will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 24, 2010.
Missouri Students Association President Tim Noce provided this image of what the MU iPhone app will look like.
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.