June 10, 2012
Images from Art in the Park, construction in the Thornbrook subdivision, the Missouri State Senior Games, the Chi Omega house and the transit of Venus were some of the best photos by Missourian staff last week.
Former Olympian Greg Best has teaching an equestrian clinic at Fox Run since Saturday. The clinic, which ends Monday, has been at Fox Run for the past six years.
Participants in the All-American Soap Box Derby raced Sunday. Some won, some lost and some crashed. Mayor Bob McDavid raced against Boone County Presiding Commissioner Dan Atwill.
The Columbia Youth Football League and Missouri Athletics hosted their annual two-day camp Saturday and Sunday. Instead of being the players, Missouri football team members coached first-graders through eighth-graders at the youth camp.
June 9, 2012
Family and friends gathered at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday to raise money to buy a headstone for Leanna Myers' grave. Myers was killed in 2000 when she was 17, leaving behind a 2-month-old daughter, Lea-johna.
June 8, 2012
Athletes compete in the football distance throwing contest at the Missouri State Senior Games on Friday at the Audrey J. Walton Track-Soccer Field Stadium.
Golfer Bob Patterson won the silver medal at this year's Missouri State Senior Games, despite recovering from a rare disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Boone Hospital Center celebrated the opening of its Healing Garden on Friday morning. The garden, which was built with around $220,000 in donations, offers a place for patients and families to escape the hospital atmosphere.
For the past four years, Kendall Mathews has served as the Salvation Army's regional coordinator and his wife, Katrina, has been director of special services for Columbia/Jefferson City. The couple is leaving Columbia to start a new assignment with the Salvation Army in St. Louis.
June 7, 2012
The Missouri Symphony Orchestra presented its "Strike Up the Band" concert Thursday evening at Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater.
Pickleball competition at the Missouri State Senior Games opened Thursday
Terry Durham and other farmers and researchers are building up the elderberry industry. Durham is a partner in the River Hills Harvest Elderberry Producers, a cooperative that buys elderberries from farmers and processes them into juice, cordial and jelly.
June 6, 2012
Demolition of the Chi Omega sorority house, built in 1922 was started Wednesday and is expected to continue for a couple of days. A new house will be built in its place.
Cancer survivors and their guests met at MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital Health Pavilion to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day. Kim Becking, breast cancer survivor, was the guest speaker at the event Tuesday evening.
June 5, 2012
Spectators gathered Tuesday at the MU Physics Building to view the transit of Venus.
Yun Fan, a leaf cutting artist from Weifang, China, gave demonstrations Saturday at the 54th annual Art in the Park event at Stephens Lake Park.
The Gathering Place, a bed-and-breakfast operated by MU hospitality management students, hosted its 10,000th breakfast Tuesday.
Hella DeTrempe, who turns 86 next month, will be participating in the 2012 Missouri State Senior Games.
June 4, 2012
Elementary school students were back in class Monday for the first day of summer school.
June 3, 2012
Images from the Memorial Day parade, the fire at the Brookside on College apartments, Shred Fest and the Art in Park festival were some of the best photos by Missourian staff in the past week.