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Woman promotes Pirate Fest in Kingdom City

Barbara Raines laughs during the Earth Day festival. Raines helped promote the Central Missouri Renaissance and Pirate Fest in Kingdom City at the annual Columbia event.

Face-painting part of Earth Day activities

Clementine Penrose, 4, has a dragon painted on her cheek by artist Rena Ruth during the Earth Day Festival in downtown Columbia.

Father, daughter enjoy Peace Park during Earth Day festival

Brian Matney catches his daughter, Maddy, who is almost 2, in Peace Park during the Earth Day Festival Sunday. Peace Park was filled with booths and activities geared toward children.

Violinist Grace Easley plays at Earth Day festival

Grace Easley, a traveling musician, plays the violin outside Lee Hills Hall on Elm Street during the Earth Day Festival Sunday.

Thomas goes the distance

Missouri pitcher Chelsea Thomas pitches during the third inning of Sunday's game against Oklahoma at University Field. Thomas allowed no runs in the 11-inning game.

Missouri softball celebrates

The Missouri softball team celebrates the winning run scored by Abby Vock in the 11th inning as the Oklahoma Sooners look on in disbelief. It was the second straight day the Tigers won in extra innings.

Vock scores winning run

Missouri's Abby Vock slides into home plate past the tag of Oklahoma catcher Jessica Shults to score the winning run in the 11th inning of Sunday's game at University Field. Nicole Hudson's hit allowed Vock to score.

Scardino pitches for Missouri

Missouri senior Jeff Scardino pitches during the seventh inning of Sunday's game against Kansas at Taylor Stadium. Scardino was the third of five pitchers used in the game by the Tigers.

Picked off at first base

Missouri sophomore Dane Opel reacts to being picked off at first base by Kansas pitcher Alex Cox in the sixth inning of Sunday's game at Taylor Stadium.

Los Cuates Latin Market has a wide variety of good for its customers

Los Cuates Latin Market on Paris Road offers a wide variety of Hispanic foods, clothes, cosmetics, piñatas and more.

Owner greets patrons of his store

Francisco J. Garcia, owner of Los Cuates Latin Market on Paris Road, laughs with patrons as they pay for their groceries on March 25. Garcia owns the store with his wife, Maria Carmen Romero Ortiz.

Grandmother reads to her grandchildren

Xavier Schultz, 2, reads a book with his grandma, Mitzi Faisca who holds twins Nicholas and Zachary Schultz, 6 weeks while Gabriel Schultz, 4, reads a book and the children's mother Terra Merriweather-Schultz, 36, watches on. Merriweather-Schultz also has an 18 year old daughter, Ariana Merriweather, who cannot be seen in the picture.

Having quality family time

Terra Merriweather-Schultz, far right, interacts with her children Ariana Merriweather, 18, far left and Gabriel Schultz, 4, center, holds his little brother, Zachary Schultz, 6 weeks, and Xavier Schultz, 2, kisses, Nicholas Schultz, also 6 weeks.

Mother holds her child close

Terra Merriweather-Schultz ,36, holds her 6-week-old twin son, Zachary Schultz in her home on March 25. Merriweather-Schultz works one eight hour shift a month as a unit secretary at Boone Hospital and spends the rest of her time taking care of her other four children.

Expanding the pharmacy

After business increased, Kinkead Pharmacy expanded in 2004 by moving into their larger, current location at 105 S. Allen St. Since then, the pharmacy has added an ice cream parlor in the name of the original owner Roscoe Kinkead.

Checking out at Centralia Pharmacy

Karla Stites checks out Bertie Williamson at the register on March 31 at Kinkead Pharmacy in Centralia. According to 2010 Census data, Centralia's population increased only 6.7 percent compared to Ashland's which increased by 98.3 percent.

By the Numbers: a project by the Missourian

2010 census figures paint a new picture of Columbia.

English language class at Douglass High School

Students Maryam Issa, Huwaida Hameed and Tekle Testay turn in an in-class writing exercise to their instructor, Dan Murphy, during an adult English language class at Douglass High School on April 4.

Proofreading writing assignments at Douglass High School

Huwaida Hameed and Maryam Issa, who are both from Iraq, look over their written assignments during an adult English language class at Douglass High School on April 4.

Dan Murphy teaches the English language at Douglass High School

English language instructor Dan Murphy points out an error in Tekle Testay's written assignment during an adult English language class at Douglass High School on April 4. Murphy has been working for Columbia Public Schools as a language instructor for six years.
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