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ZooToo Girls

From left, Libby Burks, 14, and Amanda Huhman, 14, clean a desk area of the old Mid-City Lumber building on Saturday. The girls are affectionately called the 'ZooToo Girls' because they found and spearheaded the efforts to apply and win the ZooToo renovation on behalf of the Columbia Humane Society.

Sweeping the floor at Mid-City Lumber

Cooper Thornhill, 4, sweeps the floors of a future waiting area in the old Mid-City Lumber building, while volunteering on Saturday. The building will be a temporary location for the Humane Society adoption center during renovations funded by the $1 million ZooToo renovation contest.

Steve Tzeng competes in Missouri Kollaboration show

Steve Tzeng competes in the Missouri Kollaboration Movement show Friday at Jesse Auditorium. The show featured seven competitors. Tzeng won the competition as well as $500 for his musical talents.

Quest Crew dances for Kollaboration

Members of the dance group Quest Crew put on a special performance for the audience at the Missouri Kollaboration Movement on Friday at Jesse Auditorium. Quest Crew is based out of Los Angeles and is well-known for winning the third season of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew.

Bike blender

Isaac Young, 8, waits while Walt’s Bicycle, Fitness and Wilderness Co. employees Kelly Tanzeyand Tom Laury make sure the bike blender is working properly Saturday at Flat Branch Park. Young’s mom, Liz Peterson watches patiently. The event kicks off the 9th annual Bike, Walk & Wheel Week which is organized to promote alternative and active modes of transportation.

Admiring bikes

Liam Rose looks at a bike at the bike exhibition at Saturday at Flat Branch Park. The event kicks off the 9th annual Bike, Walk & Wheel Week which is organized to promote alternative and active modes of transportation.

Fun for the whole family

Jenna Rose and Simon Rose show their son, Liam Rose, a tall bike Saturday during the Bike, Walk & Wheel Kick Off Celebration in Flat Branch Park. The event kicks off the 9th annual Bike, Walk & Wheel Week which is organized to promote alternative and active modes of transportation.

Getting new shoes

Clydesdale trainer Doug Bousselot, front, replaces a shoe at Warm Springs Ranch breeding facility for Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales located in Boonville. The new portion of the facility will be opening to the public for tours on May 1.

Home to 100 horses

Clydesdale handler Matt Anderson and Berni stand in front of the main building of Warm Springs Ranch breeding facility for Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales located in Boonville. The facility is home to more than 100 Clydesdales. The new portion of the facility will be opening to the public for tours on May 1.

New facility opens for tours

The main building of Warm Springs Ranch breeding facility for Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales located in Boonville. The new portion of the facility will open to the public for tours on May 1.

New facility for Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales

The main building of Warm Springs Ranch breeding facility for Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales located in Boonville. The new portion of the facility open to the public for tours on May 1.

Peter Kinder discusses new Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale facility

Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder speaks during a news conference on Friday at Warm Springs Ranch breeding facility for Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales located in Boonville. The new portion of the facility will open to the public for tours on May 1.

Ken Paulson

Ken Paulson is president of the Newseum and Freedom Forum and a 1975 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.

Budweiser Clydesdale being groomed

Clydesdale trainer Doug Bousselot, front, replaces a shoe Friday at Warm Springs Ranch, the breeding facility for Anheuser Busch Clydesdalses located in Boonville. The new portion of the facility will be opening to the public for tours May 1.

Multigenerational learning thrives at Derby Ridge

Kindergarteners at Derby Ridge Elementary enjoy the company of 61-year-old Recil Skinner (left) and MU junior Lauren Morrison (right) during a rousing game of Candyland on Monday. Skinner and Morrison volunteer with a multigenerational program that works with kindergarteners to develop both academic and social skills.

RSVP volunteers play Candyland

Cameron Stout, 6, Recil Skinner, 61, and Abby Oreskovich, 5, select Candyland marker pieces at Derby Ridge Elementary on Monday. Skinner belongs to the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, which coordinates the multigenerational program that pairs a senior citizen with a college student to work with kindergarteners on "pre-academic skills and social skills."

Senior volunteers at Derby Ridge

Abby Oreskovich, 5, and Cameron Stout, 6, join 61-year-old Recil Skinner for a trip down the hallway at Derby Ridge Elementary on Monday. Skinner volunteers with a multigenerational program that pairs a senior volunteer with a college-age volunteer, who then work with two kindergarteners at a time to teach them social skills and reinforce classroom lessons such as colors, math and memory work. "We feel that it's a learning experience for everyone," Skinner said.

Joel Kowsky

Joel Kowsky is a senior photojournalism major who is working for the Columbia Missourian as a photographer as part of the Staff Photojournalism class.

Woodcarvers

Dennis Scroggins, left, Bob Berger, middle, and Norm Craig practice their woodcarving skills Thursday afternoon at the Senior Center located on Business Loop. They are part of the Mid-Missouri Woodcarvers Association and meet every Tuesday evening and Thursday afternoon at the Senior Center.

Helena Gray was forced to leave her son

Helena Glay sits in her apartment holding a photograph of her son Marvin on Wednesday. Due to legal and financial reasons, Glay had to leave her son with her aunt in Liberia when she came to the U.S. "It's really painful," she said. "I cried a lot when I had to go." Rock Bridge Christian Church is hosting a charity race Saturday to raise money to reunite Glay and her son.
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