June 5, 2010
In the first weekend of June each year the Columbia Art League puts on the annual Art in the Park event that brings 100 different artists from around the country to Columbia. The festival has grown to include live music, magic entertainment, a wine tasting area and many other activities that residents of all ages can enjoy.
Pari Jafari, one of two valedictorians, receives her diploma from Columbia Public School Board president Jan Mees during the David H. Hickman High School commencement ceremony on Saturday.
Reginald Guy waves to his family after receiving his diploma at the Hickman High School commencement ceremony on Saturday at the Mizzou Arena.
The 2010 graduates of David H. Hickman High School toss their caps into the air to celebrate their commencement on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
Jessica Carter hugs her future mother-in-law, Robin Jones, after the Hickman High School commencement ceremony on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
Luam Ghirmazion, center, fans herself with her hand while waiting for her family and friends to gather for a picture following the commencement ceremony for Hickman High School on Saturday. After the ceremony Ghirmazion, her family and friends all went outside to take pictures together. Ghirmazion complained of being hot after having to take a multitude of photos with her more than 25 family members that attended.
Forty-five seniors in the Hickman High School choir sing their last song "That Lonesome Road" during the graduation at Mizzou Arena on Saturday.
Hickman High School choir members, front row, at graduation. The ceremony was held on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
Forty-five seniors in the Hickman High School choir sing their last song "That Lonesome Road" during graduation on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
Hickman High School choir director Matt Felts, right, shares a high-five with senior choir member Matt Howard during the graduation rehearsal on Friday at Mizzou Area. Forty-five seniors in the choir graduated on Saturday.
Susie and Steve Hoskinson pose for a portrait in front of their miniature hot air balloons during the Art in the Park festival on Saturday. The miniature hot air balloons are made of recycled light bulbs.
From left, Glenda Bell and her granddaughter Brianna Brinkman, 10, sit to have their caricature drawn by James Dyke during the Art in the Park festival at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday.
Ornaments made out of metal are displayed outside Amy Ludwig's booth at the Art in the Park festival at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday.
Steve Hoskinson holds one of his miniature hot air balloons at the Art in the Park festival, which was held in Stevens Lake Park on Saturday. Steve and Susie Hoskinson have been turning recycled light bulbs into miniature hot air balloons for four years.
On Saturday a black Chevrolet Cobalt rolled over on East State Highway WW west in Columbia. State trooper Gary Gundy was the only officer at the accident site. According to the Gundy, Jennifer Sapp, who is pictured wearing a white shirt, failed to notice Stacy Taylor's, right, red Mercury Sable that was stopped in front of her to make a left turn, resulting in a collision that turned Sapp's car over.
These maps show Columbia Transit's existing routes and the proposed changes to be enacted in the fall. These documents were pulled from a Columbia Public Works Department proposal presented to the Columbia City Council at their 2010 retreat.
Andy Quaglino of Austin, Texas, showed his colorful line design style at Art in the Park at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday.
June 4, 2010
Samaranjay Goyal, 7, attended Mrs. Krumm's first-grade class at Grant Elementary this year.
Kevin Hicks and his wife, Cindy, have owned the shop on Nifong Boulevard for the past three years, and Friday marked the first time they needed to fire up the fryer in the afternoon to keep up with demand.
An early-morning rush found five employees staring down a line of customers that ran out the door, and in rare form, "they were smiling." The customers, he said, waited patiently and seemed happy to see the shop full and with plenty of doughnuts. Some of were even aware of the day's significance.
"We weren't expecting this," Cindy said. "We're going to have to make more tonight."
Friday was National Doughnut Day, and the owners of Columbia's Dixie Cream Donuts found themselves in a pickle: they ran low on doughnuts.