June 2, 2013
Bella's Pet Carnival was outside the MU Animal Science Building on Sunday. It was sponsored by No Kill Columbia's Spay and Neuter Project. The carnival is named after Bella Harver because she came up with the idea for the event.
The third day of the Calvary Episcopal Charity Horse Show was Saturday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Horses and riders were competing for championship titles. Winning horses at the Calvary Episcopal Charity Horse Show received a ribbon around their neck and another pinned to their bridle. The show hosted many different categories, including Friesian English Pleasure riding, Stock Seat Equitation and Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving.
Artists Kris and Al Clement were selling things from wine goblets to tea pots to knitting bowls at their booth, Clement Clayworks, as part of the Art in the Park festival on Sunday at Stephens Lake Park. They throw 12 tons of clay a year to make enough pieces to sell at the 30 or so art shows they attend throughout the year around the country. Children who visited the "Young Collectors Tent" were allowed to chose a small piece of art and then meet the artist who made it.
June 1, 2013
The Missouri Contemporary Ballet is rolling out a contemporary interpretation of the classic story "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." The final performance takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday.
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.