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Hospice volunteers focus on comforting family, patients

Harry Simons has Alzheimer’s disease. He doesn’t know Glen Sapp’s name, but he enjoys his visits, said Alisa Calvert, Simons’ daughter.

Hospice volunteer comforts family

As a volunteer, Glen Sapp provides the Simons’ family a listening ear. “I can talk to Glen; he is ‘our Glen,’” Calvert said.

Sturgeon festival features cart race

From left, Lewis Smith, Betty Smith and Shawn Halliburton watching the cart race.

Tausha Fields scribbles notes

Tausha Fields scribbles notes on a piece of paper during a short recess Friday during the fifth day of her first-degree murder trial at the Boone County Courthouse. The prosecution showed videos from the 2008 interviews between Fields and detectives during both the morning and afternoon sessions.

Watching interview videos

Enforcement Officer Brandon Weber of the Boone County Sheriff's Department watched videos from the 2008 interviews between Tausha Fields and detectives during the fifth day of Fields' first-degree murder trial at the Boone County Courthouse on June 25. Weber was one of many in attendance during the afternoon.

David Wilson testifies

Boone County detective, David Wilson, testifies during the fifth day of Tausha Fields' first-degree murder trial at the Boone County Courthouse on June 25. The prosecution showed videos from the 2008 interviews between Fields and detectives during both the morning and afternoon sessions.

Opening the bids for new school

Columbia Public Schools' Superintendent Chris Belcher listens in as contractors' bids for construction work on the new high school are opened. The school is estimated to cost $75 million when completed. The district received dozens of bids for the project, which will be compiled and presented at the Columbia School Board meeting on July 15.

Helping out at work

Auben Galloway was surprised to learn that Friday was Take Your Dog to Work Day. His dog Bruno spent the morning walking around the office of Callahan & Galloway Inc. Bruno can typically be seen in the office.

Dogs in the office

Martha Hervey did not know that it was Take Your Dog to Work Day on Friday, but she enjoyed the company of her Norfolk terrier Gus, and her larger dog Buddy. The family business usually has three dogs at T's Etc. on Broadway including Truman, a golden retriever. The campaign is sponsored by Pet Sitters International to promote pet adoption. The group doesn't track how many workplaces participate but said in the months leading up to it last year, nearly 100,000 people visited takeyourdog.com.

Dieter Kurtenbach

Dieter Kurtenbach is a sports reporter at the Columbia Missourian and a senior at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Students on field trip tour Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park's rock bridge was the destination of choice for the Schuyler School's field trip. The students were led on a tour under the rock bridge, which was once part of The Devil's Icebox, the seventh longest cave in Missouri.

Photos of the week: June 19-25

Homes for Troops builds new kitchen

From left, volunteers Tom Reams and Danny John help put the final touches on the kitchen for veteran SSG Robert Canine's newly built house in Columbia on Monday, June 21. The counters are all built at a handicap-accessible level for Canine, who is a double amputee.

Homes for Troops volunteers build handicapped accessible door

Volunteer Zah Mayfield works on a handicap-accessible door for veteran SSG Robert Canine's newly built house in Columbia on Monday, June 21.

Homes for Troops newly built house

Homes for our Troops volunteer Earl Talbert walks through veteran SSG Robert Canine's newly built house in Columbia on Monday, June 21. Construction of the house begun in April and is now reaching completion. The key ceremony will be held Saturday, June 26, at which time the home will be handed over to the Canine family.

Homes for Troops builds handicapped accessible housing

Volunteer Jim Whitaker works on the windows for veteran SSG Robert Canine's newly built house in Columbia on Monday, June 21. The windows are all built at a handicap-accessible level for Canine, who is a double amputee.

Homes for Troops volunteers

Staff Sgt. Robert Canine sits on a window sill on the back side of his future home and talks to volunteers during the first day of the Homes for our Troops build on April 9 in Columbia.

Maggie Walter mug

Maggie Walter is a night news editor at ColumbiaMissourian.com and the Missourian. She is also an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and teaches copy editing and design.

Keith Jones identifies photos

Keith Jones identifies vacation photos taken while he was living in Florida with Tausha Fields. Jones was testifying during Fields' first-degree murder trial Thursday at the Boone County Courthouse.

Discussion with the defense team

Tausha Fields talks to her defense team during witness testimony in her first-degree murder trial on Thursday at the Boone County Courthouse.
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