June 28, 2008
Four-year-old Kaden Fugate gazes up at the new slide at the Oakland Family Aquatic Center on Saturday. The slide, which cost $180,000, opened Friday.
Four-year-old Kaden Fugate gazes up at the new slide at the Oakland Family Aquatic Center on Saturday. The slide, which cost $180,000, was opened for the first time later in the afternoon.
Jill Zulovich, 6, will represent Missouri on July 16 at the Tee-Ball on the South Lawn All-Star Game in Washington D.C.
Jill Zulovich waits her turn to bat Thursday at Daniel Boone Little League Field. After the rained-out game, teammates yelled out, "Say hello to the president!" before heading home.
Jill Zulovich played her final game of the season Thursday at Daniel Boone Little League Field. "I don't think she understands the scope," her father, Joe Zulovich, said of the opportunity to play tee-ball at the White House and meet the President.
Jill Zulovich smiles after reaching first base in her tee-ball game Thursday at Daniel Boone Little League Field.
Retiring police Chief Randy Boehm, center, hugs Donna Hargis before the start of a farewell ceremony held for him at the Daniel Boone Building on Friday.
Retiring police Chief Randy Boehm, left, shakes hands with Les Kerr from the U.S. Attorney General's office during a farewell celebration held at the Daniel Boone Building on Friday.
June 27, 2008
About 50 people participated in a disaster drill organized by Columbia’s Office of Volunteer Services on Thursday, June 26, 2008. The purpose of the drill was to practice and test the community’s management of volunteers in the event of a disaster. Volunteers registered, were interviewed and placed, and then received identification and training for a position in response to a hypothetical major power outage.
BOTTOM LEFT: Traci Wilson-Kleekamp’s grandmother, Mary Ella Wilson, and her brother-in-law Arthur Wilson with Kenneth, Robert and William E. Wilson Jr., Traci’s father.
BOTTOM RIGHT: The Rev. Nathaniel P. Wilson and his granddaughter, Tonie Wilson-Buie.
TOP: A Wilson family reunion in Quincy, Ill., in 1970.
Traci Wilson-Kleekamp, who traces her own genealogy and hires herself out as a researcher for others trying to find their roots.
“I’ve learned one little missing link can put everything off. But one little piece can set everything right.”
TOP RIGHT Cobb (center, tallest), with mother Connie and his brothers and sisters.
BOTTOM: The brother of Cobb’s great-great-great-grandmother on his mother’s side, Leslie E. Fonza, who lived in Quincy, Ill.
TOP LEFT: Marc Cobb’s great-great-grandfather, Henry James, from Knox.
Marc Cobb, who has traced his family back four generations.
“This has been a time of healing. By going back into family history, it gets people talking again. People are trying to get the stories straight.”
RIGHT: Linda Palmer’s relative, Mollie Rogers, on her 100th birthday.
LEFT: Mollie and Henry Rogers around 1930.
Linda Palmer (right) about her friend and possible cousin, Traci Wilson-Kleekamp (left)
“We call each other ‘cuz.’ We keep circling around the same family, the same town. I know we are related somewhere.”
The Hardimans, a group of Linda Palmer’s family members.
Eugene D. Cobb, Marc Cobb’s grandfather.
Moss Johnson, Traci Wilson-Kleekamp’s relative.
June 26, 2008
Listen to KBIA's report on the gathering Wednesday night at the Columbia Public Library for a discussion on the role of the news media. The citizen dialogue was sponsored by the City Human Rights Commission, the Columbia Missourian and the Reynolds Journalism Institute.