May 22, 2009
Kayla Carter waves to her friends and family in the crowd as she stands on stage to receive an award.
Friends and family gather on the lawn of Columbia College to receive the new graduates.
Charlene Wright and her son, Isaiah Grant, celebrate after the graduation ceremony on the lawn of Columbia College. Friends and family gathered there to receive the new graduates.
The Douglass High School graduating class of 2009 pose at the front of the stage for friends and family to take pictures.
Patricia Hughley poses for a portrait after the Douglass High School graduation ceremony.
Jessica Elliot gazes at her new high school diploma at the Douglass High School graduation ceremony.
Josh Maloney listens to *music before the Douglass High School graduation at Columbia College. Maloney was sitting patiently with the other graduates in the side corridor of Launer Auditorium before the ceremony on Friday night.
Keith Richter, left, sonar chief for the USS Columbia, relays a message to Lee Tubbesing from his son, Max, on Friday, May 22, 2009 in Columbia, Mo. Max Tubbesing is one of two Columbia residents currently serving on the submarine.
Texas Tech's Chris Richburg, right, scores past Missouri catcher Ryan Ampleman in the eighth inning of the Tigers' second game of the Big 12 baseball tournament Saturday in Oklahoma City.
Ceremonial shovels are lined up at the corner of Scott Boulevard and Chapel Hill Road before Friday's groundbreaking.
Boone County Commissioner Ken Pearson, Fourth Ward Councilman Jerry Wade, Fifth Ward Councilwoman Laura Nauser and Mayor Darwin Hindman cut the ribbon at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Scott Boulevard expansion project Friday. The project will widen the street to four lanes and includes bicycle lanes and new sidewalks.
Boone County Commissioner Ken Pearson, Fourth Ward Councilman Jerry Wade, state Sen. Kurt Schaefer, Fifth Ward Councilwoman Laura Nauser, and Mayor Darwin Hindman break ground for the Scott Boulevard expansion project at the corner of Scott and Chapel Hill Road on Friday. Hindman joked about the hard ground: "Usually they've got this started for you," he said.
Abacus Associates interviewed a random sample of 2,050 adult residents of Missouri by telephone between April 16-23 for the survey. Click here to download a PDF copy of the full survey.
Pete Rahn is the director of the Missouri Department of Transportation.
The Devil's Backbone trail, home to wildflowers and wildlife, is considered more intense that most walking trails, but is not as strenuous as those found in the Ozarks. It has rolling terraces and bluffs.
A day out at Finger Lakes could include swimming, fishing and biking.
Gans Creek provides hikers with scenic woods and challenging cliffs.
The conservation area north of Columbia offers visitors a chance to go fishing and enjoy a hike.
From left, Jeanette, Mary and Jeremy Fisk of Clark prepare to go on a canoe trip on Bennitt Lake at Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area on May 8. "It's peaceful out here," Jeremy Fisk said. "It ain't noisy. And it's close to home."