May 27, 2008
Connie McClellan, poses with a photograph of her son Tuesday. McClellan is the author of "My Miracle Marine: The Story of Three-Time Purple Heart Recipient Lcpl. John McClellan." McClellan's book is a compilation of e-mails sent between her and her son from June 2005, when he was shot for the first time, to May 2007. Connie McClellan said, "The book focuses on what God was doing for him and what God was doing for us."
Kimberly Yagel-Burks and her boyfriend, Ben Garzan, play with the family dogs, Cocoa and Jack. Both are one-and-a-half-year-old Australian Shepherd littermates. Yagel-Burks, who lives on the 900 block of Maupin Street, has received six citations from Columbia Animal Control about the dogs’ barking.
Ken McRae gestures out his front window toward the home of Kimberly Yagel-Burks, who lives on the 900 block of Maupin Street. McRae has called Columbia Animal Control three times this year to complain about the barking of Yagel-Burks’ dogs.
The Rev. Carroll Pickett spent 15 years as the "death house chaplain" in Huntsville, Texas.
On Memorial Day, hundreds of Columbia residents gathered under ominous skies at Oakland Family Aquatic Center to get wet and have some summer fun. The city kicked off the summer pool season by opening the park over the weekend.
Children and adults attended the Memorial Day Parade on Broadway in downtown Columbia on May 26, 2008. After the parade, veterans and residents gathered at the Boone County Courthouse to honor those who died while serving their country.
"At the Death House Door" is a documentary that focuses on a pastor who used to counsel death row inmates. It will show at 7 p.m. at the St. Thomas More Newman Center. This is an edited portion of the preview.
May 26, 2008
Hezel Sheard salutes after placing a wreath during the 83rd Memorial Day Courthouse Ceremony on Monday in front of the Boone County Courthouse.
Nancy Harter, left, chats with Boonville resident Coletta Eichenberger during an April event for Progressive Women, a group she started after moving to Columbia from Washington, D.C. Since moving to Columbia, Harter has become active on the local political scene and has created a network for women who wish to be civically and professionally active.
Nancy Harter, center, reviews a meeting agenda with Hank Ottinger, left, and Peter Vollentyne during a steering meeting for a new neighborhood association, the Historic Old Southwest Neighborhood Association, at her home in Columbia’s Old Southwest area on April 10.
From left, 9 mm, .45 ACP, M-855 “Green Tip” and M-80 bullets are seen next to a standard AAA battery. U.S. troops say the M-855 is too small to be effective in today’s close-range warfare.
Erin Roesler, an MU freshman, walks through the Thomas Hart Benton 1930s exhibit on May 10. The exhibit is on display at the State Historical Society of Missouri on the MU campus and contains mostly lithographs from the 1930s. The display will run through August 9.
The State Historical Society of Missouri is showing some of Thomas Hart Benton's work from the 1930s. This is a lithograph titled "The Prodigal Son" done in 1939.
Miami players celebrate with the ACC baseball tournament trophy after their 8-4 win over Virginia on Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. The top-ranked Hurricanes will play host to No. 12 Missouri, Ole Miss and Bethune-Cookman at the NCAA Regional this week.
Columbians gathered downtown to celebrate Memorial Day with a parade and ceremony at the Boone County Courthouse.
May 25, 2008
Douglass High School graduate Shane Clayton is awarded the DAR Good Citizen Award by Joyce Hulett during the school's graduation ceremonies at Columbia College on Friday.
Friends and family members of the 2008 graduating class of Douglass High School congratulate the students as they make their way into the auditorium at Columbia College on Friday. In all, the school had 59 graduates.
Frank Buckles looks at an exhibit as he tours the National World War I Museum in Kansas City today. Buckles, at 107, is the last known living American-born veteran of World War I.