June 13, 2010
Holli the alpaca gets lots of attention at Hidden Lakes Care Center from Helen Parsons, 89, left; Virgalee Shoptaugh, 92, center; and Ruth Seris, 91, in Spanish Lake. When retirees in wheelchairs recently gathered at a nursing home to trade some stories, a guest with perhaps the most improbable story had nothing to say. She was Holli, not a person but an alpaca, maybe the only one on wheels.
Michelle Zumwalt, 48, does massage therapy on Holli, the injured alpaca, while Bill Silkwood, 72, holds her steady on an exercise ball in Spanish Lake.
John and Kristin Nies were married Saturday at the only place that made sense to the two elementary school teachers — the playground at Grant Elementary School.
Kristin Nies and her husband, John, were married on Saturday at the only place that made sense to the two elementary school teachers — the playground of Grant Elementary School in Columbia.
Even Mother Nature couldn't dampen the spirits of newlyweds Kristin and John Nies as they sealed their vows on the playground of Grant Elementary School on Saturday.
June 12, 2010
This year's Boone County Relay for Life featured 93 teams and several fundraising events. As of Saturday morning, participants raised $187,000 for cancer research. Fundraising continues until Aug. 31.
Mack Thompson, Columbia Water and Light director candidate, met with residents on Friday in City Hall.
Timothy G. Luchsinger, Columbia Water and Light director candidate, met with residents on Friday in City Hall.
Tad Johnsen, Columbia Water and Light director candidate, met with residents on Friday in City Hall.
Residents of Columbia reflect on the Water and Light director candidates and the opportunity to meet them in City Hall on Friday.
Cherry Hill held its fourth annual Summer Fest & Art Show on Saturday. The festival helped raise money for the Central Missouri Food Bank.
The Art on the Block festival was for people of all ages on Saturday at Moberly Area Community College. The event was free for anyone attending, and it gave attendees the opportunity to observe or participate in a variety of art activities.
Bobby Johnson and Edwina King of the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture demonstrate how to construct and maintain a worm bin at the Farm to Table Festival on Saturday. "A worm bin shouldn't smell at all," Johnson said. "If it does, it's due to either too much moisture or too many food scraps."
The festival provided sustainability workshops, including one about worm composting, which uses almost any kind of box to compost worms.
Mayoral candidate Bob McDavid raised the most with $61,624.80. City Council candidate Rick Buford raised the least with $1,200.00.
Mexico soccer fans, Jesus Ramirez, Mario Perez and Elmer Jimenez cheer after Mexico scored to tie the game against South Africa during the second half of the World Cup open Friday morning at The Blue Fugue. The fans could be heard cheering, "Si se puede!" or "Yes, we can!"
Mexican fans, from left, Cassidy Shearrer, Autumn Nixon, Victor Cruz, Jesus Ramirez, Mario Perez, Roberto Lopez and Elmer Jimenez cheer after Mexico scored to tie the game against South Africa during the second half of the first World Cup game Friday at The Blue Fugue.
June 11, 2010
Sonja Daniel, who has a house on the Fort Morgan Peninsula, wears a mask Sunday as she sunbathes on the beach of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Baldwin County, Ala. Cleanup crews were working Sunday to remove tar balls and oily patches from the shoreline as managers at the refuge readied plans to construct dunes and berms to protect sensitive lagoons and wetlands.
The Week in Pictures: June 5 to June 11 with images from the World Soccer Cup, the oil spill in the Gulf, refinishing the MU Columns and the Stanley Cup.
Marcela Chavez and her family watch Mexico play South Africa in the FIFA World Cup at Ragtag CInema on Friday morning. The free event was the first time that Ragtag had ever shown the World Cup.