June 5, 2010
From left, Glenda Bell and her granddaughter Brianna Brinkman, 10, sit to have their caricature drawn by James Dyke during the Art in the Park festival at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday.
Ornaments made out of metal are displayed outside Amy Ludwig's booth at the Art in the Park festival at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday.
Steve Hoskinson holds one of his miniature hot air balloons at the Art in the Park festival, which was held in Stevens Lake Park on Saturday. Steve and Susie Hoskinson have been turning recycled light bulbs into miniature hot air balloons for four years.
On Saturday a black Chevrolet Cobalt rolled over on East State Highway WW west in Columbia. State trooper Gary Gundy was the only officer at the accident site. According to the Gundy, Jennifer Sapp, who is pictured wearing a white shirt, failed to notice Stacy Taylor's, right, red Mercury Sable that was stopped in front of her to make a left turn, resulting in a collision that turned Sapp's car over.
June 4, 2010
Samaranjay Goyal, 7, attended Mrs. Krumm's first-grade class at Grant Elementary this year.
Stacy Cooper, right, grasps her flowers as she leaves Mill Creek Elementary's graduation reception on June 4 at Woodcrest Chapel on W. Nifong Road. Cooper teaches a class of 25 students who all graduated. The fifth graders gave their teachers roses as a gift of appreciation.
Andrew Stanowski crosses the stage at Woodcrest Chapel during Mill Creek Elementary's fifth grade graduation on June 4. Teachers handed students a folder full of their certificates and accomplishments during their time at the school.
Bethany Rigdon, 4, and Jack Taylor, 4, circle around the Flat Branch Park Sprayground on June 4.
Adeline Rigdon, 17 months, leans forward in her mother's grasp to come into contact with the fountain spray at the Flat Branch Park Sprayground on June 4. Adeline's mother, Sarah, commented at how pleased she was that Columbia offered activities such as the Sprayground for kids. Rigdon moved to Columbia last summer from Lawrence, Kansas, which she considered less family friendly.
Jack Taylor, 4, covers his hands over a little water spout at the Flat Branch Park Sprayground on June 4. The Sprayground is open May 1 to Sept. 30.
Hope Taylor, 8, and Mason Justice Davis, 3, play at the Flat Branch Park Sprayground on June 4. Justice Davis was running around tweeting, and later explained that, "yes" he was a bird.
The dugout floor is strewn with athletic gear as the Missouri women's softball team took to the practice field Friday.
Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine watches practice from the edge of the outfield.
After a tough practice in 96-degree heat, pitcher and first baseman Lindsey Muller retreats to the shade of the bus to cool off Friday.
Infielder Abby Bock zeros in on a speeding softball during batting practice on Friday.
Missouri's Gina Schneider meets the press after practice on Friday.
Scott Swafford is the senior city editor for the Missourian and an associate professor for the Missouri School of Journalism.
Natalia Hernandez dozes beneath a beach umbrella with her friends after a day spent at the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla. "We don't really support a specific team," said fellow napper Lizzy Cervantes. "We're here to watch everybody play," she said.
Sarah Froese, left, and Cindy Samuels relax in style after a day at the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla. Their tailgate setup includes a flatscreen TV, so the softball watching doesn't have to end when they leave the stadium.