June 1, 2013
Competitors such as Justin Goolsby traveled to MU Recreation Center to compete in the powerlifting event on Saturday for the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games. For Goolsby, being a powerlifter in Special Olympics means he gets to compete in front of friends and family, and he has a way to fill his day. "It gives me something to do, keeps me out of trouble, gives me a chance to travel," he said. "It's just beautiful."
The 55th annual Art in the Park was held Saturday at Stephens Lake Park. Some attendees were able to create their own projects and take them home. The show continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Animals such as Lindsey Williamson's American Saddlebred horse, Rusty, and Jane Gaines' Jack Russell Terrier, MacKenzie, were blessed by church leaders during the Calvary Episcopal Charity Horse Show on Saturday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
May 31, 2013
Special Olympics Missouri held the opening ceremony of its annual State Summer Games on Friday night at the MU Student Recreation Complex.
Participants competed in volleyball for the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games. Greene County Sheriff's Department deputies awarded medals to the players.
Employees of Wilson's Fitness Center cleaned up after flooding Friday.
The Columbia Fire Department rescued a woman from her house near Northland Drive and Argyle Road on Friday morning after being trapped by flood waters. Her name was not available.
Heavy rain brought flooding to Columbia and Boone County on Friday.
May 30, 2013
Riders competed in the Calvary Episcopal Charity Horse Show on Thursday at the Boone County fairgrounds. The individual event championships will take place Saturday.
Sen. Claire McCaskill met with students as she hosted a discussion on new student loan legislation Thursday at the MU Student Center.
Judy Harris enjoys training her own standard poodles, as well as dogs from other owners, for American Kennel Club competitions.
Tim and Kristi Hughes try to help neglected children at Coyote Hill Christian Children's Home in Harrisburg.
May 29, 2013
Hickman High School hosted the second annual Hogsmeade Carnival on Wednesday. Visitors experienced Harry Potter-themed activities that included playing quidditch, tossing gnomes and using tokens called "Galleons."
Missouri residents of all ages who are uninsured or underinsured are struggling to get dental care. Free clinics at schools and other locations have been providing some relief for those in need of care.
May 28, 2013
The tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., May 20 left enough debris to stack a mile high. Residents must clean up the rubble before they can start to rebuild.
Mike Trial began collecting photos and journals about two years ago for his book that came out in April. Being the only family member alive, Trial wanted to record his family's stories and history. "Writing the book was a lot of work but I am glad I did it," Trial said.
May 27, 2013
Americans travel to museums, parks and parades to pay tribute to veterans for Memorial Day, Monday. In Macon, Ga., a Vietnam veteran presented a wreath at the town's parade. A New York man remembered his neighbor who was killed in the Vietnam War. High school ROTC color guard members celebrated their Memorial Day in the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. And in Boston, flags surrounded the Boston Common signifying every fallen service member from Massachusetts.
President Barack Obama and Moore, Okla., Mayor Glenn Lewis survey the damage caused by an EF5 tornado that destroyed Plaza Towers elementary school, where seven children were killed last week. This is the second time in 14 years that an EF5 tornado has hit Moore.
Missouri residents honor fallen veterans at Memorial Day gatherings around the state Monday. Jefferson City National Cemetery held a Two Bell ceremony honoring 100 veterans who died in the past year. In Columbia, rain dampened visitor turnout at Memorial Park Cemetery, but commemorative floral arrangements still stood on most grave markers.
The Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Parade was canceled Monday because of rain and storms.