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Summer sabbatical program offers local pastors opportunity

Pastor Paul H. Moessner of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church is attending the summer sabbatical program of Institute for the Study of Evangelism and Congregational Development, an institute of the Theological Faculty of the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, in Greifswald, Germany. Moessner stands in the foreground of Greifswald's gothic-baroque town hall and central market square.

Show-Me State Games youth football

Columbia Colts player Nash Sutherlin, center, glances to his right before being tackled by Isaiah Johnson of the St. Louis Prime Time Panthers. Alexander Dupree, left, and Zachary Balentin, right, surround the tackle.

Don't look back

Caleb Rankin (34) of the Columbia Colts carries the ball as Qian Johnson (44) of the St. Louis Prime Time Panthers looms behind him. The teams played in the sixth-grade division of the Show-Me State Games youth football competition June 27, 2009. Rankin, much smaller than most of his opponents, was cheered from the sidelines for his contribution to the Colts, who beat the Panthers 22-6.

K.C. Hinton

K.C. Hinton of the Columbia Colts holds the ball for teammate Kenneth Jackson during the Show-Me State Games youth football competition June 27, 2009.

Mid-Missouri sky divers

(Top row) Tandem master Ben Crowell, jumper Tom Smith, jump staff leader Kevin Holbrook, jumper Robert Kimpling and tandem master Jim Horak, along with jump master Neagle Ledet (bottom row), prepare to skydive June 22, 2009, over Mt. McKinley in Alaska.

Gridiron sweat

Kenneth Jackson, left, and Josh Green, right, of the Columbia Colts cool off during their game against the St. Louis Prime Time Panthers in the sixth grade division of the Show Me State Games, June 27, 2009. Coaches had several water coolers near the field to help keep players cool.

Log jammed

Steve Schrader, driver of the overturned log truck, surveyed the damage at the intersection of U.S. 63 and Breedlove Drive. Schrader says he lost control of his truck after he heard a tire pop. He was not injured in the crash.

Inquiring minds at VBS

Landon Herd poses a question during a Scripture reading at Parkade Baptist Church's Vacation Bible School — Sun Rock Kids Camp.

Volunteers at VBS

Volunteer Luke Miedema, left, helps Zach Robertson, 8, work through an activity at The Quest Kids Club Vacation Bible School at The Crossing on June 11, 2009.

Giddy the Horse's VBS appearance

For creating the best graham cracker fortress, the Black Bats team was rewarded with Giddy the Horse at The Quest Kids Club Vacation Bible School at The Crossing on June 11, 2009.

Preparing for a contest

Katherine Dudley, 9, left, and volunteer Ashleigh Robertson practice a dance for an upcoming contest at the The Quest Kids Club Vacation Bible School at The Crossing on June 11, 2009.

Inside fun

Children at the Victory Christian Church Kidz Zone Vacation Bible School played with a parachute when a thunderstorm prevented them from going outside on June 10, 2009.

Silliness at VBS

Children's pastor Donna Palmeter, left, and volunteer Rita Jackson try to quiet the children before an activity during the Victory Christian Church Kidz Zone Vacation Bible School on June 10, 2009.

Shaving cream brings the laughs

Nick Collins, left, holds a balloon while Isaiah DeShon, center, and Ethan Line, right, laugh at spilling shaving cream on Jeremiah Rutherford's face.

VBS begins with singing

Ethan Line plays the drums during opening worship for the Victory Christian Church Kidz Zone Vacation Bible School on June 10, 2009.

Singing at Victory Christian Church Kidz Zone Vacation Bible School

Rita Jackson, left, and Donna Palmeter, in lab coat, lead opening worship at the Victory Christian Church Kidz Zone Vacation Bible School on June 10, 2009. The program ran four nights, and the children raised money for a Guatemalan orphanage.

Looking both ways

Cedar Albert stops traffic on Rangeline Road to allow Samantha Calvert, 10, to cross the street safely. Albert graduated from MU in 1964.

Hula hooper

Heather Hughes, 24, spins a hula hoop around on June 18, in the backyard of her Dresden, Mo., home.

Fancy footwork

Colette Nolin and her partner practice the fox trot at the Ballroom Academy of Columbia on Thursday. Nolin is competing in the Show-Me State Games dance competition this Saturday.

Demonstrating the fox trot

Instructors Amanda Buchana, left, and Jason Shearin demonstrate a fox trot move during a class at the Ballroom Academy of Columbia on Thursday.
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