May 24, 2009
Bob Kennish hugs a Southwest Airlines employee during the veterans reception at the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, in Washington D.C. on May 5. Kennish was part of a group of mid-Missouri veterans who went to see the World War II National Memorial.
Clete Heidbreder touches the flag of a fallen comrade at the World War II Memorial. He was part of a group of veterans from central Missouri who were flown to the capital to see the memorial. As the number of World War II veterans drops by nearly 1,000 per day, the Honor Flight Network is trying to ensure that veterans get to see the memorial.
The Pedaler's Jamboree, pegged as Missouri's first bike-powered music and camping festival, kicked off Saturday morning in Columbia's Flat Branch Park. Participants could choose between a 60- or 75-mile bike ride back and forth to Boonville.
Kevin and Sandy Collins, who regularly participate in cross-country biking, said they were looking forward to Pedaler's Jamboree because it would be a less taxing experience than their usual rides. "It's fun to do something physical and not throw up afterward," Sandy said.
Nick Smith, left, and Justin Neely inspect Neely's bicycle before they embark for Boonville. The bike ride followed the Katy Trail and featured stops along the way for various live bands and entertainment.
From left, Nick Stiles, Jared Wylan and Tom Chapline fill up the truck ready to transport Pedaler's Jamboree participants' bags and camping gear to Kemper Park in Boonville.
From left, Cale Littrell, 6, James Rioux, 4, and Pearl Zwingle, 4, hang out at Flat Branch Park before the bikers departed for Boonville.
A participant in the Pedaler's Jamboree rides along Flat Branch Creek in Columbia. The event drew bikers young and old for the ride to Boonville's Kemper Park, where Springfield, Mo., band Big Smith was scheduled to perform as the headline attraction Saturday night.
The Pedaler's Jamboree brought biking enthusiasts throughout Columbia and mid-Missouri together at Flat Branch Park.
Participants in the Pedaler's Jamboree dropped off camping gear, food and clothing to be delivered to Boonville upon their arrival at Kemper Park after the 30-mile ride from Columbia.
One of the AeroShell T-6 Demonstration Team planes takes off at the Salute to Veterans AIr Show on Saturday at the Columbia Regional Airport.
David Ivancic looks through some Native American necklaces on sale Saturday at the For The People Pow Wow at Boone County Fairgrounds.
The For The People Pow Wow, held at Boone County Fairgrounds this weekend, is a celebration of Native American dance, arts, crafts and culture.
Justin Stegeman kicks up dust during an inter-tribal dance Saturday at the For The People Pow Wow at Boone County Fairgrounds. Saturday was Stegeman's 16th birthday and a drum circle performed "Happy Birthday" for him during the celebration.
Christina Barnham applies tribal makeup to Roy Barnham on Saturday afternoon in a tepee at Boone County Fairgrounds. The Barnhams have a tepee set up outside the pavilion where the For The People Pow Wow took place this weekend.
Jorge Romero of the Apache Indian tribe participates in a gourd dancing ceremony during the second annual For The People Pow Wow at Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday.
May 23, 2009
Missouri second baseman Austin Holt, left, looks on as shortstop Michael Liberto, top right, tosses the ball to first base to complete the double play after forcing out Oklahoma's Matt Harughty at second base in the ninth inning of the Tigers' 5-4 victory over the Sooners on Saturday at the Big 12 baseball tournament.
The Columbia Regional Airport is the host of the Salute to Veterans Air Show on Saturday and Sunday. Spectators sat through 110 degree temperatures on the tarmac.
Sergeant Kyle Louks is bitten by Bodo, a 6-year-old German Shepherd narcotics detective, during the Army K-9 Corps demonstration at the air show on Saturday. Louks wears a jacket made for K-9 training, which is bite resistant.
The AeroShell T-6 Demonstration Team fly in unison at the Salute to Veteran Air Show on Saturday.