June 6, 2007
Emily Stoker, 7, is one of the students at Russell Boulevard Elementary School rewarded with time to spend with Buster, a 5-year-old yellow lab.
Jose Lindner hugs his wife, Barbie, after accepting the Citizen of the Year award from the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. “This could not be a bigger surprise,” he said.
David Sapp, left, explains an antique canning machine to future tour guides and proprietors Deborah Slade Thompson, Nancy Badger and Pat O’Meara of the replicated Easley Store during a training session Tuesday.
David Sapp points to photos taken in the 1920s of the Rutland Station and the Easley Store.
Alyssa Bustamente (forground) advances toward Joseph Galbraith as Nick Bateman observes during Tuesday’s fencing lesson. Bustamente has practiced for six months at the jefferson City YMCA.
Ed Curtis, 85, poses in his yard with a shot that he practices with between competitions on Tuesday in Columbia. In the 27 years he’s been competing, he has won numerous medals. “When you have some degree of sucess, you keep on going,” he said.
Joesph Galbraith, 11, practices advancing during a fencing class at the Jefferson City YMCA on May 29. Galbraith, who has been taking lessons for about seven months, says he started fencing because his older brother wanted someone to practice with.
Jude Galbraith carefully holds his sword and waits for his younger brother Joseph Galbraith to advance. Both brothers said they love fencing and practice often at home.
June 5, 2007
Jared Gayler, a 23-year-old Special Olympics athlete from Maryville, salutes members of the Columbia chapter of the Knights of Columbus on Monday during the opening procession of the Special Olympics at MU.
From far left, Randy Werner, Mike Blackwell, Randy Wood, Victor Kurtz and Mike Eivins lead the Law Enforcement Torch Run on its final leg down Rollins Street toward the MU Student Recreation Complex to kick off the Special Olympics Missouri Summer Games on Monday.
EDDIE JACKSON is accused of shooting a man at a Break Time, police say.
SARAH HERMAN falsely said she had cancer and took $1,800 raised for her at a benefit.
Missouri players show their disappointment while enduring an embarrassing loss to Louisville in the Columbia regional championship game.
MATTHEW MONTGOMERY will compete today in the 2007 Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games.
Anna Fleischer works at a small table in her Columbia apartment to finish an order of 13 shoes for a client. She paints a custom design on each pair, which takes about 2 hours.
Anna Fleischer paints a pair of shoes called "Los Angeles is Crazy About Skulls" on Thursday, May 31.
Finished shoes by Anna Fleischer titled "For My Mother."