July 31, 2008
Watch a performance of the For His Glory dance ministry. The group uses its dance ministry to help raise money for additional training and camp events for members.
Breaunna Bragg, 16, center, practices the final number of the For His Glory dance team routine during a practice at the "Blind" Boone Center.
Carleena Jones, 13, runs through a flag routine during the For His Glory dance team practice at the "Blind" Boone Center.
Braunna Bragg, 16, leads the For His Glory dance team in an interpretive routine of the Lord's Prayer.
Christian Cantwell fields questions at Wednesday's press conference in Columbia. Cantwell, who graduated from MU in 2003 with three Big 12 championships, will be competing in the men’s shot put August 15 in the Olypmic Games .
July 30, 2008
Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama speaks during a town-hall style meeting Wednesday afternoon in Rolla. Obama said the nation needs to invest in green energy.
Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama greets supporters at a town-hall style meeting Wednesday afternoon in Rolla. Obama toured three rural Missouri towns, beginning the day in Springfield and ending with a barbecue in Union.
Harold Warren Sr. served as Columbia's first black city councilman and is the former director of Warren Funeral Chapel, one of the few minority-owned funeral homes in mid-Missouri.
Dan Viets, the lawyer representing the Warren Funeral Home, talks with reporters on Wednesday after a hearing in which Assistant Attorney General Peter Lyskowski announced an agreement between the state and the Warren Funeral Home that would cease all operations for 15 days.
The ball fields are built on 80 acres north of the fairgrounds, and they were scheduled to be finished by April. Because of the rain, they're not yet ready for play.
July 29, 2008
Mike Bradshaw's car shows some wear and tear during the Demolition Derby on the final night of the Boone County Fair.
Charles Shipman, standing center, poses in front of an L-19 airplane with his classmates and aviation instructor during flight training in the mid-1950s.
Charles Shipman, center, stands with a survey party in the jungles of Colombia. The men were working to map out the country using a telerometer, a relatively new technology in the late 1950s.
Charles Shipman sits in the living room of his Columbia home. Shipman was a pilot for over 50 years, flying in uncharted territories, the Vietnam War and for U.S. presidents. He has lived in Columbia since 1977.
Nina Drew assists family members by helping whenever possible. Most recently she helps care for great-granddaughter Abbygale Tillman while granddaughter Kaleena attends college. Drew earned her GED through Columbia Public Schools at age 76.
Nina Drew works part time as a secretary at the Job Point office, located at the Missouri Career Center. She recently earned her GED at age 76.
Since January, Columbia has received about 35.17 inches of rain, more than the 32.92 inches of rain that fell in all of 2007.