July 5, 2010
Wholesale fireworks dealer, Spirit of 76, discounted all retail fireworks sold at their tent starting on July 5 after a full night demonstrating fireworks for customers in the parking lot. Of the one or two dozen, July 5 customers, several are still celebrating, but one man bought bottle rockets for a unique reason: to scare off geese.
A BP worker power-washes booms that have been collecting oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday in Cocodrie, La. A column on the oil spill published this week got readers talking.
July 4, 2010
Rachel Whitacre, 15, receives the final touches of glitter on her face paint at Memorial Stadium's Fire in the Sky on Sunday evening.
Families and groups of friends celebrated the holiday weekend by barbecuing and buying and watching fireworks. Many attended the Fire in the Sky event Sunday evening at Memorial Stadium.
From left, Tim Krumm, Jason Hampton and Steve Held of Septagon Construction help James Bassett, right, of Mid-City Lumber, delivers a pallet of sheet rock and fiberglass insulation to the Centeral Missouri Humane Society on Wednesday.
James Bassett, right, of Mid-City Lumber, delivers a pallet of sheet rock and fiberglass insulation to the Centeral Missouri Humane Society on Wednesday. The Humane Society is currently undergoing renovations underwritten by a $1 million prize from a 2009 contest sponsored by Zootoo.com.
Rebecca Berg is a reporter, columnist and assistant city editor for the Missourian.
July 3, 2010
Dave Rasmussen, right, and Kammy Lai fix some packaging on some recently unloaded fireworks at the stand located off of St. Charles Road. Dave Rasmussen is the son-in-law of Bob Gerau of Bob's Fireworks. Rasmussen travels to Liuyang, China, every year to pick fireworks for the business. Lai is a fireworks exporter from Liuyang.
Dave Rasmussen, left, talks to Nick Witthaus about what fireworks he should buy. Rasmussen helps to run the family business started by Bob Gerau of Bob's Fireworks. Gerau has sold fireworks in Columbia for 45 years and sets up three other stands during the fireworks season.
The grave of John Woolfolk Jr. sits in the Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church cemetery. The tombstone dates back to the Revolutionary War era and was moved from the Woolfolk family farm when the farm was sold in 1987.
Mizzou basketball team head manager Michael Anderson Jr. gathers his players in a team huddle after running timed shooting drills with them. Anderson is helping at the youth basketball camp at Mizzou Arena.
Jason Snodgrass, president of the Columbia Dart Association, takes a shot during a match Wednesday at the Eagles Aerie in Columbia.
Mizzou basketball player, Kim English, takes a shot at the basket during the Missouri Youth Basketball Camp on July 1, 2010. The camp is a two day camp for children ages 6-10 and takes place at Mizzou Arena.
Lauren Shallert, 7, watches fellow players shoot after the lunch break at the Missouri Basketball Youth Camp July 1, 2010 at Mizzou Arena. This is Shallert's second year at the camp.
Rick Cole aims for the target as Mike Mudd watches at a regular gathering of Columbia dart throwers Wednesday at the Eagle's Aerie in Columbia.
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Grant and Paxton Keeley Elementary schools held Fourth of July parades on Friday.
Jeff Manion, left, and his employee Kale Trimble shop for fireworks at Bob's Fireworks on Friday.
Bob's Fireworks at the Lake of the Woods Exit 131, off Interstate 70, are selected by Dave Rasmussen and are shipped directly from China. "When I see them they are just a brown box, then I watch them and select the best," Rasmussen said.
Bob's son-in-law Dave Rasmussen sells fireworks for Bob's Fireworks at the Lake of the Woods, Exit 131, off Interstate 70 on Friday. Rasmussen has traveled to China every fall since 2005 to select fireworks for the following Fourth of July.