May 30, 2010
Martin Fox's hat is decorated with patches identifying his status as a veteran of the Navy, in which he served from 1976 to 1983. Fox is one of 10 veterans who currently live in the Welcome Home Shelter, located near downtown Columbia, which helps homeless veterans find proper housing.
Hickman's Marcus Whitt rounds a bend in the 4x200-meter relay at Saturday's state track and field meet in Jefferson City. The Kewpies placed sixth n the event.
Rock Bridge sophomore distance runner Caleb Wilfong stumbles as he leans across the finish line in the boys 1600 meters Saturday at the Class 4 state track and field championships in Jefferson City. Wilfong finished fourth for the Bruins in the event.
Craig Ginger of the Australian team lines up a shot Saturday at the Bianchi Cup shooting competition in Hallsville.
Missouri softball player Nicole Hudson signs autographs for Macenzie Staples, 11, left, Peyton McAtee, 2, and Kasie Tipton, 12, after the Tigers' victory over Oregon on Saturday in super regional play at University Field.
Missouri sophomore pitcher Kristin Nottelmann makes her delivery in Saturday's victory against Oregon.
Missouri's Lisa Simmons rounds third base on the way to scoring the winning running against Oregon on Saturday in a softball super regional victory at University Field.
Missouri sophomore pitcher Kristin Nottelmann, left, is congratulated by left fielder Lisa Simmons after Saturday's 1-0 victory over Oregon in the opener of the Tigers' super regional series at University Field.
May 29, 2010
Nellie Dodd gives a congratulatory hug to Missouri pitcher Kristin Nottelmann after Saturday's win against Oregon in the first NCAA Super Regional game. Dodd has attended every game this year. "Rain, snow, I've been here," she said.
Senior Airman Cameron J. Flint stands in formation with members of the base honor guard during a practice of a 21-gun salute during the Salute to Veterans 2010 air show held at Columbia Regional Airport on Saturday.
Marines Captain T.B. Sanders and Air Force Staff Sgt. Joe Kosal* talk about the day's activities during the 2010 Salute to Veterans air show on Saturday. Sanders flew an AV-8B Harrier in the show.
Visitors wait in line to tour an MH-53E Sea Dragon, a US Navy helicopter, at the Salute to Veterans 2010 air show held at the Columbia Regional Airport on Saturday.
Jacob Turner and his son Hayden, 3, take a moment away from the airplanes to cool off at a misting fan during the 2010 Salute to Veterans air show on Saturday. "He's not a big fan of big noises," Jacob said about his son wearing ear protection.
In this February file photo, patrons at Annadee's restaurant in Faribault, Minn., discuss how Gov. Tim Pawlenty's budget affects their town. From left are Ralph Brooks, 55; Dick Prokes, 59; and Craig Schuster, 60. Confronted with revenue shortfalls, some states have found a convenient way of softening painful cutbacks and avoiding statewide tax increases: They've passed the buck to their counterparts in cities and counties.
Harold Mauller, left, a World War II submarine veteran, speaks with USS Columbia Petty Officer Charles Laymon during the 16th annual reception for Columbia’s namesake partnership at Boone Tavern and Restaurant on May 28. Three USS Columbia crew members were invited to the event, which has been an annual tradition during Memorial Day Weekend since the submarine was christened in September 1994.
The homes at 106 W. Sexton Road and 108 W. Sexton Road have been purchased by Columbia from The Intersection, a nonprofit after-school program for children in the neighborhood. The homes were purchased through a federal grant and will be redeveloped with an emphasis on accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
In this February file photo, Delane James, director of the Buckham Memorial Library in Faribault, Minn., talks about how Gov. Tim Pawlenty's budget plan to cut local aid to cities affects her and the library.
May 28, 2010
China Collins 17, is surrounded by friends and family as she celebrates her graduation from Douglass High School. China Collins' sister, Kia Collins; 2-year-old daughter, Khiylaa Collins; friend Destiny Patrick; and her mother, Cassandra Collins, were there to support her. "My family is so precious to me really. They have been with me all along my journey and it's great to have them here now," China Collins said.
Destiny Patrick, Khiylaa Collins and Cassandra Collins watch as China Collins crosses the stage Friday night at the graduation ceremony for Frederick Douglass High School.
Jeremy Williams and Gary Lewis wait onstage to lead the Pledge of Allegiance on Friday at the graduation ceremony for Douglass High School.