May 26, 2008
Erin Roesler, an MU freshman, walks through the Thomas Hart Benton 1930s exhibit on May 10. The exhibit is on display at the State Historical Society of Missouri on the MU campus and contains mostly lithographs from the 1930s. The display will run through August 9.
The State Historical Society of Missouri is showing some of Thomas Hart Benton's work from the 1930s. This is a lithograph titled "The Prodigal Son" done in 1939.
Miami players celebrate with the ACC baseball tournament trophy after their 8-4 win over Virginia on Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. The top-ranked Hurricanes will play host to No. 12 Missouri, Ole Miss and Bethune-Cookman at the NCAA Regional this week.
May 25, 2008
Douglass High School graduate Shane Clayton is awarded the DAR Good Citizen Award by Joyce Hulett during the school's graduation ceremonies at Columbia College on Friday.
Friends and family members of the 2008 graduating class of Douglass High School congratulate the students as they make their way into the auditorium at Columbia College on Friday. In all, the school had 59 graduates.
Frank Buckles looks at an exhibit as he tours the National World War I Museum in Kansas City today. Buckles, at 107, is the last known living American-born veteran of World War I.
This photo provided by the Buckles Family shows Frank Buckles' enlistment photo into the U.S. Army in August 1917. Frank Woodruff Buckles is the last known living American-born veteran of World War I and is being honored at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City.
Frank Buckles holds his hand over his heart during the pledge of allegiance at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City today. Buckles, at 107, is the last known American-born World War I veteran.
Leo Funk, left, listens to Kent Kurtz's story about playing golf with his grandson. The two men meet with several other local seniors every Monday through Friday at the Hy-Vee from 10 a.m. to noon. This picture was taken on May 20.
Ralph "Boot" Stewart listens to his friends chat during their daily coffee routine at Hy-Vee.
Kent Kurtz chat during his weekday coffee routine at Hy-Vee.
Captain William "Billy" Mitchell waves to a crowd gathered around his F-18 Hornet after performing a series of aerial stunts at the Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Weekend Celebration at the Columbia Regional Airport on Sunday.
An F-18 Hornet piloted by Captain William "Billy" Mitchell performs a series of aerial stunts high above a group fixated on the jet at the Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Weekend Celebration.
Barrett Knox watches as a series of small planes perform stunts for the crowd gathered at the Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Weekend Celebration.
Spectators at the Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Weekend Celebration eagerly await the next group of planes to take to the sky Sunday. Throughout the day people would see an F-18 and even several smaller planes from the World War II era.
Sam Kesel, top, slides down an inflatable play set sponsored by the National Guard at the Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Weekend Celebration. At first, Sam was hesitant to slide down, so his brother, Noah, left, and Hannah Rackers, right, helped ease him down the ride.
After being publicly honored earlier in the day, Buzz Aldrin met with the press to answer questions about his historic career at the Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Weekend Celebration.
Buzz Aldrin, famous for his historic Apollo 11 spaceflight, addressed the press during the Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Weekend Celebration. Aldrin explained that his ring, a crescent moon and star design, symbolizes mankind's future exploration of space.
May 24, 2008
Thomas Glas fires at a target during the Barricade Event of the NRA-sponsored Bianchi Cup on Friday. The competition has taken place since 1979 and includes events like the Barricade Event, Falling Plate Event, and the Moving Target Event.
A controversy has begun over whether to move the historic shotgun house from the corner of Garth and Worley to Boone Junction or Douglass Park.