January 19, 2009
A small crowd gathers at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Garden as Valerie Shaw, treasurer of the local and state NAACP chapter speaks about the events going on to celebrate what would be Martin Luther King Jr.'s 80th birthday. The crowd then loaded in to their cars and proceeded in a motorcade to Second Baptist Church Monday.
Columbians honored Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday at an early morning meal, called the Poor People’s Breakfast, and a late-morning memorial service at Second Baptist Church. George Farris, who received a lifetime achievement award at the service, reflected on King’s vision.
January 18, 2009
Lyn Williams directs Ben Ogawa to put packages of bottled water on the bus before a group of Columbia residents departs for Washington, D.C. on Sunday. Ogawa, a junior at Rock Bridge High School, was one of many high school students and others from around Columbia who were making the trip to the nation's capital for the Barack Obama's inauguration on Tuesday.
President-elect Barack Obama speaks during "We Are One: Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial" in Washington on Sunday.
Sarah Ludeman, left, applauds as Lyn Williams announces the bus is set for departure to Washington D.C. on Sunday. A group of nearly 60 people from Columbia, including several high school students, headed to the nation's capital for the inauguration of Barack Obama.
Leonore Templeton poses with a portrait of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Conn., on Jan. 15. The portrait of King is part of an exhibit of paintings of civil rights leaders painted by Templeton's husband, the late Robert Templeton. The portrait of King was painted from photographs provided to the artist by King's wife, Coretta Scott King.
January 17, 2009
MU forward Leo Lyons (5) attempts to score over Iowa State forward Craig Brackins (21) on Saturday.
MU forward Leo Lyons (5), center, and teammates Justin Safford (23), left, and Kim English (24) celebrate a basket scored by their teammate Jarrett Sutton, late in the game against Iowa State on Saturday.
MU forward DeMarre Carroll (1) tries to get the ball past Iowa State guard Bryan Petersen (22) and Craig Brackins (21) on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
MU guard Matt Lawrence (33), left, fights over the ball with Iowa State forward Craig Brackins (21) on Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena.
MU guard Zaire Taylor (11), right, plays defense against Iowa State guard Wes Eikmeier (12) on Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena.
County firefighters extinguished a home fire Saturday morning at 1351 W. Akeman Bridge Road. No injuries were reported, but the the Boone County Fire Protection District said the house was a "total loss."
The Boone County Fire Protection District responded to a 911 call about a house fire at 3630 Old Ridge Road just before 1 a.m. Saturday. The house is vacant and for sale and sustained extensive damage; no injuries were reported.
January 15, 2009
Robin Hubbard gives her thoughts on issues she thinks should be addressed in the newly created Black Parents Association of Columbia Public Schools on Thursday night at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Hubbard spoke of social distance and how it affects educational achievement.
Iowa State's Craig Brackins, center, defends against Missouri's DeMarre Carroll in a Tigers victory in March of 2008 at Mizzou Arena. Brackins has been named Big 12 player of the week twice in 2009.
Mr. Kid Bars was a champion barrel racer and won a Missouri State Fair competition in 1988. Joe Henry Shallenburger, riding Kid, is 2 years older than the horse. Shallenburger and Kid have competed in pole racing and the American Royal event in Kansas City.
Mr. Kid Bars hangs out around Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center during the winter with Karen Grindler, director of Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center. Mr. Kid Bars wears a lightweight coat from New Zealand, donated to keep him warm.
Mr. Kid Bars turned 40 this year. When asked the secret of Kid's old age, Grindler joked that he doesn't drink alcohol and doesn't smoke, but said lots of love and attention help keep him in great condition.
Karen Grindler, director of Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center, kisses Mr.Kid Bars after his lunch Thursday afternoon. Kid eats three times a day to keep his shape while other regular horses eat twice a day, which might account for his unusually old age. "His favorite snack is a carrot," Grindler said.