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Found art on display

Kevin and Lois Shelton look at the work of Joseph Farmer, a found-object sculptor from St. Charles.

'This wonderful little village'

Visitors check out the booths at the 51st annual Art Park Festival. The festival features more than 100 artists from numerous states. Patricia Patterson, a jewelry maker from Arkansas who has had a booth at the festival for several years said, "This wonderful little village just pops up and grows. Sunday night it all goes away."

Playing for the visitors

Ehren Oncken plays the accordian for passersby during the Art in the Park Festival at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday. Oncken has been playing accordian since he was 8 years old and plays with the Ironweed Bluegrass Band/Swampweed Cajun Band, who also performed at the festival.

Early lead wins it for the Bulldogs

Fort Zumwalt South celebrates its victory over the Rock Bridge Bruins on Friday. The Bruins fought hard, but couldn't overcome the early Bulldog lead.

Tough loss for the Bruins

Rock Bridge player Robert DeGraaff* bows his head after a disappointing 9-1* loss to Fort Zumwalt South on Friday. The Bulldogs took an early 4-0 lead at the bottom of the first inning. The Bruins will play for third place Saturday in Springfield.

MU Health Care Patient Care Tower

The Patient Care Tower will be seven stories tall and be built on the north side of University Hospital, behind the main lobby. It will include space for support services, Ellis Fischel outpatient services, operating rooms, pre- and post-operation bays and private patient rooms.

Steven Bowen

Steven W. Bowen, 38, is wanted on the charge of failing to register as a sex offender. Bowen has four previous convictions on this charge.

Mike Alden gets roasted

Mike Alden, right, and his wife Rockie laugh during a roast of the Missouri athletic director held Thurday night to raise money for Alzheimer’s research.

Mazda sedan after collision with garbage truck

The driver of this Mazda sedan was taken to University Hospital with neck injuries after his vehicle collided with an oncoming garbage truck on Thursday near Vandiver Mobile Home Park, Columbia Police Officer Ted Anderson said.

Pamela Benoit

Pamela Benoit will be leaving MU where she served as dean of the graduate school to accept a position at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

Checking the hail pads

John Moon, right, throws a softball at his "hail pad" used to measure the impact of hail. Professor Tony Lupo, left, and MU student Marshall Wave have both worked with Moon on his experiments during the year.

Continuing a childhood interest

John Moon checks one of his "hail pads" placed at the top of the Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building at MU on Thursday. Moon has always been interested in the weather; even as a boy, when he used to pretend he was a reporter.

Teens bond over similiar struggles

Zach Smith and Danielle Dement, center, share a quick hug while hanging out with Sol House residents Carl Lewis, left, Heather Brown and Sol House's evening supervisor, John Paul Perez, right, before the weekly house meeting and life skills class at the Sol House in Columbia.

Sharing a meal

STEVE REMICH
Carl Lewis takes steamed broccoli out of a colander while cooking dinner with his fellow Sol House residents for members of Karis Community Church on April 15. Once a month a church group comes in to the Sol House in Columbia, cooks and shares a meal with Sol House residents and staff, but this month, the residents decided that they would cook.

Leaving Sol House

Sol House resident Tyler Caldwell erases his name from the board that tells staff where residents are because he is leaving the house to go back to Michigan.

Going in a new direction

Sol House resident Tyler Caldwell waits for a friend to pick him up who will be taking him to back to his home in Michigan since Caldwell is leaving the Sol House. Caldwell signed up for the National Guard and plans to begin boot camp in July.

Describing Sol House's residents

The wall at Sol House's office apartment is adorned with the names of residents and staff with adjectives that describe them such as, "Heather: playful, happy, passionate."

Art In the Park

A bicycle decorated like a giant camel was one of several art bicycles displayed at Stephens Lake Park for Art in the Park in June 2008. The St. Louis Banana Bike Brigade designed the camel for the ArtCycles project.

Learning to manage emotions

Sol House intern Chris Radigan, center, and Deron Young, left, listen to Zach Smith during a life skills class about teaching residents how to manage manage their emotions. As part of the program for staying at Sol House, residents attend classes each week that are organized by the staff.

Working toward independence

Zach Smith walks two miles, each way, five days a week along Clark Lane in Columbia to the Wendy's on Clark Lane near U.S. 63, where he works the lunch shift. The four mile round trip walk takes Smith 45 minutes each way. The job, which took him 10 months to find, is the second he has ever had. "It's a pretty stressful job, but you got to laugh about something," Smith said. Finding and keeping employment is a constant concern for Sol House residents.
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