June 15, 2008
During his senior year at Rock Bridge High School, Chris Ghan won first place in the senior performance category at the state level for National History Day. He will bring Benjamin Franklin to life at the national competition this month.
The Islamic School of Columbia celebrates its accreditation Sunday. As a religious school, Arabic language and Islamic studies count as one third of its curriculum. The school is open to students with various religious backgrounds.
June 14, 2008
Amy Williams and her dog Carly take a break from the bright sunlight at PrideFest, which was held at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday.
Megan Boyer of the Megan Boyer Band performs at PrideFest. About 1,000 people came out to the fifth annual celebration.
From left, Michele Porter, Elisa Cisims, Brian Smith and a friend participated in the Gayest Dog Contest.
The 19th Annual National Red Power Roundup was held at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday.
Willard Murphy of Macon showed a tractor in the 19th Annual National Red Power Roundup held at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday.
A train of children are pulled by a tractor at the 19th Annual National Red Power Roundup held at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday.
Nathaniel JaRoe “Nate” Bentley
People weren’t the only ones celebrating PrideFest on Saturday in Columbia at Stephens Lake Park. Some four-legged friends accompanied their owners to the celebration for the Gayest Dog Show. Carol Browne and Michele Porter entered three of their dogs in the contest and won the Gayest Dog award, while Jim Treanor’s dog won Crowd Favorite.
Around 100 people watched the Outdoor Cinema Series at the Stephens Lake Park on Friday. It was the second movie of this year’s series, showing Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”. The outdoor cinema program shows movies on the second Friday of each month from May to September.
Between June 8 and 13, the MU School of Music held the first annual Piano Camp for 7th through 12th grade piano students. At the end of the week-long piano camp, attendees had a piano recital at the Whitmore Recital Hall at MU.
Fathers of different generations tell you what is the best Father’s Day gift and share their opinions on the meaning of being a father. They may be various in many ways but they have one thing in common: love.
June 13, 2008
J. Kraig Kahler
J. Kraig Kahler. Missourian file photo.
Boone County Historical Society intern Travis Pringle gives guided tours of Boone Junction. The parlor is where guests were brought upon arrival to the Maplewood house, and it still contains the original piano of Lavinia, the daughter of Slater Ensor and Margaret Bradford Lenir who built the house in 1877.
The Gordon-Collins Cabin is thought to be Boone County’s oldest log structure still standing. The cabin was built in 1820 to house slaves and is decorated to show the living conditions of the time.
The Maplewood home where Frank G. Nifong and his wife, Lavinia, lived is open to the public for tours. Nifong was the last of four people to live in the house.
Thomas G. Dresner