June 20, 2008
Elvis impersonator Richard Smith sings an Elvis classic to residents of the Columbia Manor Care Center.
Columbia Manor Care residents Georgia Chesney and Beverly Conner share a secret during an Elvis impersonator performance in March.
Rodeo competitors from high schools across Missouri gathered for the Missouri State High School rodeo finals at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Events will continue Friday and Saturday.
Pickleball players and Senior Games participants Connie Monson, Ron Monson, Jim Hogan, Carole Kennedy and Carolyn Hairston practiced Wednesday afternoon at New Haven Elementary School in Columbia. Pickleball is new to the games this year and is a blend of tennis, pingpong and badminton.
June 19, 2008
Veterans of Foreign Wars Chaplin Jim Cunningham researched the family of Private John Richard King to ensure the return of his military grave stone. "I really appreciate all of Jim's work," said J.D. King, John Richard King's brother. "We have it after 31 years of not knowing it was there."
Thirty-one years after the death of Private John Richard King, his military burial marker is returned to his family. Retired Naval Avaiation Commander Skip Yates lifts the 250 pound stone into J.D. King's vehicle.
Retired Naval Avaiation Commander Skip Yates is thanked by J.D. King after King's brother's military marker gravestone is returned to the family. "I was told to destroy it and was ready to break it up and stick it in a muddy spot," Yates said. "But, I just couldn't do that. I'm a veteran, you know."
Dick Cochran, a bronze-medalist for the U.S. Olympic team in 1960, will compete at the Missouri State Senior Games.
Heavy oil, also known as pitch or asphalt, is denser than conventional oil, which makes it more difficult to extract.
The Marmaton River Project site is not yet pumping oil, but it is injecting steam to thin the oil so it can be pumped easily.
Tori Tomson, Christina Prody, Cadan Campbelland Mindy Wiederhoft, from the School of the Osage, listen to Brandon Pope present a rodent’s skull and how to categorize it Thursday afternoon in the Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building. Pope is a MU graduate student in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences.
A collection of animal skulls sits on a table in a lab in MU’s Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building Thursday afternoon. Groups of school children spend part of their half-hour tour talking about ways to categorize the skulls, making note of the various types of teeth.
Casey Chasteen prepares her horse, Rollie, before the short go competition on June 16, 2007, at the Missouri State High School Rodeo.