June 2, 2008
The Vipassana Buddhist Church-Center for Buddhist Development held its seventh annual Vesak ceremonies in Jefferson City. Vesak is a major Buddhist festival celebrating the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. The center had crafts for children, such as face painting and mandalas, or sand painting. There was also a birthday cake for Buddha.
June 1, 2008
Morten Gunnar Larsen plays ragtime favorites at the historic Missouri Theatre on Sunday afternoon. His was the opening performance of The "Blind" Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival.
Audience members watch in excitement as Morten Gunnar Larsen, ragtime pianist, begins the second half of his performance Sunday afternoon. The performance kicked off the "Blind" Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival held at the historic Missouri Theatre.
Lauren Borduin stretches before heading out on a four-mile training run Friday afternoon. Borduin, a recent graduate of Rock Bridge High School, will be running track for Georgetown University in the fall.
Lauren Borduin discusses her afternoon training schedule with her coach Neal Blackburn.
Racers compete at a motocross event at Finger Lakes State Park on Saturday. The event, organized by Motocross Parents, included competitors from ages four to sixty years old.
A racer crosses the finish line at a motocross event at Finger Lakes State Park on Saturday. The event was organized by Motocross Parents, a nonprofit organization.
Competitors wait for their race to begin at Finger Lakes State Park on Saturday.
A helicopter takes off with an injured rider during the motocross event at Finger Lakes State Park on Saturday. Brian Summers, part of the medical team, said that although many people think the sport is extremely dangerous, injuries occur just as frequently as they do in football.
The Kobush family relaxes before the races begin at a motocross event at Finger Lakes State Park on Saturday. Jerry Kobush, a former racer, stands over his son Travis and grandson Talon, who was to race later that day. Tammy Kobush sits next to Dalton Matthiesen, a family friend.
Missouri's Jacob Priday, left, slides past Mississippi's Tim Ferguson to steal second base in the top of the eighth inning during a baseball game in the NCAA Coral Gables Regional on Sunday on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.
Kyle Busch carries the checkered flag to his car after he won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Best Buy 400 auto race Sunday at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.
Bob Dynamite uses wood slabs instead of canvas and paints with Wite-Out, acrylics and watercolors. With the exception of the clown painting, which is titled The Toothache, the titles of Dynamite’s paintings are the same as the word that is in the speech bubble. Eight out of the 10 paintings shown at the CARE gallery were sold.
May 31, 2008
Erin Roesler, an MU freshman, walks through the Thomas Hart Benton 1930s exhibit on display at the State Historical Society of Missouri at MU.
Benton's lithograph "The Prodigal Son," completed in 1939, is on display at the State Historical Society of Missouri.
The Hickman High School class of 2008 waits to receive their diplomas during commencement at Mizzou Arena on Saturday.
Michael Jeffers, principal of Hickman High School, addresses the class of 2008 at commencement at Mizzou Arena in on Saturday.