June 13, 2010
Holli the alpaca gets lots of attention at Hidden Lakes Care Center from Helen Parsons, 89, left; Virgalee Shoptaugh, 92, center; and Ruth Seris, 91, in Spanish Lake. When retirees in wheelchairs recently gathered at a nursing home to trade some stories, a guest with perhaps the most improbable story had nothing to say. She was Holli, not a person but an alpaca, maybe the only one on wheels.
Michelle Zumwalt, 48, does massage therapy on Holli, the injured alpaca, while Bill Silkwood, 72, holds her steady on an exercise ball in Spanish Lake.
John and Kristin Nies were married Saturday at the only place that made sense to the two elementary school teachers — the playground at Grant Elementary School.
Kristin Nies and her husband, John, were married on Saturday at the only place that made sense to the two elementary school teachers — the playground of Grant Elementary School in Columbia.
Even Mother Nature couldn't dampen the spirits of newlyweds Kristin and John Nies as they sealed their vows on the playground of Grant Elementary School on Saturday.
June 12, 2010
Bobby Johnson and Edwina King of the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture demonstrate how to construct and maintain a worm bin at the Farm to Table Festival on Saturday. "A worm bin shouldn't smell at all," Johnson said. "If it does, it's due to either too much moisture or too many food scraps."
Mexico soccer fans, Jesus Ramirez, Mario Perez and Elmer Jimenez cheer after Mexico scored to tie the game against South Africa during the second half of the World Cup open Friday morning at The Blue Fugue. The fans could be heard cheering, "Si se puede!" or "Yes, we can!"
Mexican fans, from left, Cassidy Shearrer, Autumn Nixon, Victor Cruz, Jesus Ramirez, Mario Perez, Roberto Lopez and Elmer Jimenez cheer after Mexico scored to tie the game against South Africa during the second half of the first World Cup game Friday at The Blue Fugue.
June 11, 2010
Sonja Daniel, who has a house on the Fort Morgan Peninsula, wears a mask Sunday as she sunbathes on the beach of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Baldwin County, Ala. Cleanup crews were working Sunday to remove tar balls and oily patches from the shoreline as managers at the refuge readied plans to construct dunes and berms to protect sensitive lagoons and wetlands.
Marcela Chavez and her family watch Mexico play South Africa in the FIFA World Cup at Ragtag CInema on Friday morning. The free event was the first time that Ragtag had ever shown the World Cup.
The Routine Maintenance section of the YouZeum shows visitors why exercise is important, different ways to exercise and different types of bones and muscles and how they work. The videos provide an interactive way for children to learn about their bodies.
Gary Forsee, president of the University of Missouri System, answers questions from the media during a news conference June 11. Missouri is still a proud member of the Big 12, Forsee said.
June 10, 2010
Gov. Jay Nixon signs legislation that requires insurers to cover autism treatment for children up to 19 years old at the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at MU on Thursday. Insurers would be required to cover up to $40,000 of care effective August 20, 2010. In the background, left, Tammy Maasen, an activist for the legislation and a mother of an autistic child, and William and Nancy Thompson, founding donors to the center, watch the signing. Maasen and William Thompson spoke at the signing event.
Gov. Jay Nixon greets Madeleine Carter, age 7, who has autism, after signing legislation that requires insurers to cover the treatment of autism in children 19 years old and younger on Thursday at Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at MU. "It's a joyous day," Paula Carter, Madeleine's mother, said. "It means that autism counts."
Nick Schneider applies a shark decal to the side of a soapbox derby car. "I used to race. I kept doing it as long as I could, and went to nationals in Akron, Ohio three times. A few years ago I bought a vinyl cutter for an outside business, and got recruited to do decals," he said.
Dylan Soper, 9, of Columbia, Mo. works on his soapbox derby car with his father *Matt Soper at the Soapbox Construction Clinic held at the Downtown Optimist Club on Tuesday, June 8, 2010.
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2010, Prince Sagala covers her face as she arrives at her home in Montclair, Calif. Prince Sagala's first husband, Faustino Utrera, kidnapped their children 15 years ago: a daughter who was 3-years-old, at the time, and their son 2-years-old. Sagala found them on Facebook. Utrera has been arrested in Florida, and their children are now in protective custody.
The Routine Maintenance section of the YouZeum shows visitors why exercise is important, different ways to exercise and shows different types of bones and muscles and how they work. The locker room set up with videos makes this room interactive for children to learn about their bodies. Similar setups can be found throughout the YouZeum.
Molly Harbarger is a columnist for the Missourian.
June 9, 2010
Composer and musician Reginald Robinson plays a piano piece titled "Freedom Dance" at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts on Wednesday. Robinson also held a short seminar discussing the documentary he is making, and he also talked about the contributions of performers like Scott Joplin.