April 15, 2009
Pinnacles Youth Park is a privately owned, 77-acre piece of land that is open to the public. The park is privately funded through donations and grants. It provides free camping for youth groups like the Boy Scouts.
Robert Wojcik, left, and Nadia Marks take a walk with their dogs. Wojcik said they came to Pinnacle Youth Park because the weather was nice and this park is generally less busy downtown.
The post office was busy Wednesday with taxpayers present to meet the April 15 tax deadline. Even with the current economy, Columbia residents said their outlook on taxes hasn't changed from previous years.
Pinnacles Youth Park provides wide open spaces, rivers, streams and cliffs to climb for any visitors who are daring enough. It's not easy to cross the water that surrounds the limestone bluffs, but the park's board members have no plans for a bridge, which would cost thousands of dollars and provide more access for the climbers who contribute to degradation of the limestone.
Rock climbing is a popular activity at Pinnacles Youth Park, which features tall limestone bluffs surrounded by creeks. Steve Pagan and Tuesday Critz practice on a ridge known as the Shelving Rock.
Betsey Bledsoe, Stephanie Sander and Rachel Wyss sing a song as the three ladies during Show-Me Opera's rehearsal of the opera "The Magic Flute" inside McKee Gymnasium on April 8. In the opera, the three had just finished slaying a serpent to rescue a prince.
Clare Huck peers out from underneath a serpent prop as she rehearses in her role as first spirit in "The Magic Flute" inside McKee Gymnasium on April 8. In the opera, the serpent makes a near-deadly attempt on Prince Tamino's life.
Betsey Bledsoe and Stephanie Sander rehearse in their roles as first and second ladies during practice inside of McKee Gymnasium on April 8. The rehearsal was for Show-Me Opera's upcoming performance of "The Magic Flute."
From left, JaNay Woolridge, Lana Mims and Alyssa Hollins participate in the March Against Racial Stereotypes on Tuesday. The three are members of Community About Raising Excellence, also known as CARE, an organization for minority athletes that focuses on community service.
April 14, 2009
Missouri catcher Trevor Coleman moves to throw out a Indiana State runner trying to steal second base Tuesday at Taylor Stadium.
Missouri players gather at practice Tuesday.
Missouri senior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon sidesteps a blocking dummy during a spring practice drill Tuesday at Devine Pavilion.
Matt Thompson is a 2008-'09 Donald W. Reynolds fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute.
From left, Joe and Corinne Remeike of Columbia buy Roma and Fireball tomato plants from Elaine Hodges of Lupus at the Columbia Farmers Market on March 21.
Beans and tomatoes at the Columbia Farmers Market, shown here in 2008.
From left, Therese Folsom of Columbia tells her friend Diana Denman of Lupus, owner of Wolf's Point Studio, about the birth of her twelfth grandchild. "I know Diana from belly dancing classes," Folsom said. Folsom is a regular at the Columbia Farmers Market. "It's ... a wonderful Saturday morning experience," she said. "It's just not a weekend without farmers market."
Bell peppers at the Columbia Farmers Market, shown here in 2008.