July 17, 2008
Zachary Godbey, a participant in the Newton Learning summer school program offered by Columbia Public Schools, works at one of five activity stations on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. The activities help students work to fine-tune their motor skills.
Debi Kupferer reads "Boom Chicka Rock" to her pre-K summer school students on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. The summer school lasts four weeks and teaches the kids the basic routines of kindergarten.
Emily Sayre, 11, explains how she made confetti to a judge during the cake decorating portion of the 4-H competition for the Boone County Fair. "She won a blue ribbon!" Emily's proud mother said.
"I wouldn't be able to get those rabbits to do this!" said judge Bill Helvey as he admires Kelly Wilsdorf's photo during the photography portion of the 4-H competition for the Boone County Fair. Projects will be on display for the fair next week.
The Newton Learning Summer School program put on by Columbia Public Schools allows students entering kindergarten the following fall to participate in summer classes. Students learn how to stand in line, be respectful of their peers and raise their hand when they want to speak along with other school routines.
July 16, 2008
A Missouri Department of Corrections officer unhandcuffs convicted murderer Ryan Ferguson on Wednesday at the Boone County Courthouse. Ferguson arrived late for his hearing, in which he is seeking a new trial for the murder of Kent Heitholt, sports editor of the Columbia Daily Tribune.
Jennie Lee “Jen” Schwartze Sievers
Andrew “Andy” Finkenstadt
"I like everything!" says 10-year-old Eva Kim of her experience at the Stephens Summer Riding Camp. The first day of class was Kim's first time riding a horse.
Beginning rider Eva Kim, 10, center, helps instructor, Sara Linde, right, 'hose down' Copper, her horse for the day, at Stephens Summer Riding Camp, while friend Sally Kim, 8, watches.
Beginning rider Sally Kim, 8, is a lot more confident on her second day of riding a horse at the Stephens Summer Riding Camp.
Beginning rider Eva Kim, 10, helps reward her horse, Copper, with a drink from the hose after a session at Stephens Summer Riding Camp.
Denny Donnell, left, and Bill Clark search for birds at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area on Wednesday. The two are part of the Columbia Audubon Society, and regularly go to Missouri conservation areas to catalogue numbers and species of birds.
A dicksissle sits in a grassy field in Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area on Wednesday morning.