March 23, 2008
MU wrestlers Nick Marable, Raymond Jordan and Max Askren finished third, fifth and seventh in their respective weight classes at the 2008 NCAA Wrestling Championships in St. Louis.
Two families share their thoughts about the transitions between rural and urban life in mid-Missouri.
The Columbia Farmers' Market opened Saturday, March 22. People shared their thoughts, their purchases and what they were planning for Easter weekend.
March 22, 2008
Adelyn Aber, 2, picks up an Easter egg filled with candy at Douglass Park Saturday afternoon. This was Adelyn's second time to the Easter egg hunt. She was brought to the event by her parents Julie and Ian Aber.
From left, twins Sophia and Isabella Corrado, 3, pose for their picture with the Easter Bunny. Their father Jason Corrado is taking their picture while their mother, Charlotte, tells them to say "cheese." Kids 12 and under were invited to participate in the egg hunt, and all ages were invited to play other games including toss games, sack races and face painting.
Missouri National Guard 2nd Lt. Timothy Grenke, mayor of Centralia, embraces his son Brian, 4, and is being hugged by his daughter Rose, 8, while Jessica, his older daughter, 17, watches them Saturday morning at the Hearnes Center. One-thousand seventy-six men and women of the Missouri National Guard are going to be deployed on a 18-month peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.
Soldiers from the Missouri National Guard walk inside the Field House on March 22 at the Hearnes Center in Columbia.
National Guard troops donned new patches as preparation for their deployment to Kosovo at the Hearnes Center on Saturday.
Soldiers from the Missouri National Guard salute during the intonation of the national anthem on Saturday morning at the Hearnes Center in Columbia.
National Guard troops donned new patches as preparation for their deployment to Kosovo.
Ryan Blaneck, 9, watches from the stands as his father, among 1,076 other National Guard Troops, was honored before his deployment to Kosovo.
Friends and family carried red, white and blue balloons in the stands of the Hearnes Center while National Guard troops were honored before their deployment to Kosovo.
Missouri’s Nick Marable beat Cornell’s Mack Lewnes during for third-place at 165 pounds Saturday at the NCAA wrestling championships in St. Louis.
MU’s Ian Berger threw seven innings of one-hit baseball Saturday against Baylor. Freshman Nick Tepesch didn’t waste the effort.
March 21, 2008
Jerry Thompson, a member of the Columbia Palette art group, prepares watercolor paints before sketching a cafe scene in Barnes & Noble on March 5. Thompson meets with fellow members of Columbia Palette each week to sketch scenes from daily life in Columbia.
Jerry Thompson observes the Barnes & Noble cafe while preparing a sketch for a watercolor painting March 5. Thompson shifted his focus to sketching and painting after practicing architecture for more than 42 years.
Jerry Thompson, a former architect and member of the Columbia Palette art group, adds watercolor paint to a sketch of a cafe scene in Barnes & Noble on March 5. Thompson's watercolor paintings lend an abstract quality to scenes from daily life in Columbia.
Jerry Thompson sketches a scene at Barnes & Noble on March 5.
Janette Pohlman creates cakes in many different current styles, including ones that resemble the bride's wedding dress. "The girls want the cake to look like their gown," Pohlman said. This cake, "satin allure," is made with a fondant to make it smooth and is garnished with edible pearlized and glitter icing, as well as edible flowers.
Puppet character Oyumi meets her daughter Otsuru, whom she had been forced to abandon as an infant ten years earlier in Tokushima, in the "The Scene of the Pilgrim's Song."