June 16, 2012
The annual Juneteenth celebration was held at Douglass Park on Saturday afternoon. The event continues Sunday.
Roxie Campbell, naturalist, gave a presentation on the nine species of bats that can be found in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park and then led a viewing as the bats emerged from the caves. The presentation included an educational game for children, which mimicked bat's echolocation in a tag game.
June 15, 2012
Harry Potter fans attended a trivia night on Friday at Hickman High School. Ticket sales benefited The Eliminate Project, which raises money toward the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus in Third World countries.
A new subdivision at Route K and Old Plank Road will feature 30 homes built by Habitat for Humanity volunteers and future homeowners. The first, which will be finished in about two months, will be owned by Mohammad Mazban, who moved his family to Columbia from Iraq four years ago. The homes will be built on land donated by Boone County National Bank several years ago.
June 14, 2012
Stickers with the statement "I wish this was ______" are plastered on an empty storefront on Broadway. The stickers are part of a civic art project to gather community input on downtown development and the future of this vacant store.
Twenty-eight foals have been born during this year's breeding season on Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville. Sixteen of the young horses have the correct physical traits to one day become Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales.
June 13, 2012
Brooke Wright and Madeline Cuppy, both high school juniors, are competing for the crown in the 2012 Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals Queen Contest. The contest, held at the Boone County Fairgrounds, has multiple areas of competition, including speech, modeling and horsemanship. The winner will be announced Saturday.
The Columbia Kiwanis Club and the Hickman's Dumbledore's Army Club prepare for Harry Potter trivia night. The event is a fundraiser to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.
Crop insurance adjusters came to Columbia to learn about assessing hail damage. Eighty-five people attended the annual training, which was held at Bradford Research & Extension Center on June 12-13.
June 12, 2012
Ashton Glascock practices for different competitions before the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals.
Wildfires in the western part of the U.S. continue to rage, testing the aging fleet of firefighting relief aircraft.
Musicians gathered Tuesday at the Missouri Theatre to perform sets during the Blind Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival.
Mel West was the first African-American football player at Missouri. He didn't dwell much on the past and his stories of race, football career, later career and life went untold outside his family as he lost touch with former teammates.
June 11, 2012
Chong's Oriental Market will be remodeled over the summer to make space for an even larger selection of African ingredients and comfort foods, as well as other ethnic foods.
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.