April 15, 2010
Bruins track team members junior Callie Floyd and sophomore Emily Wright practice Tuesday at Rock Bridge.
April 14, 2010
Tenesha Frazier, 8, works on her double dutch jumping skills while Daisy Bryant, 8, helps turn the rope for her outside the Armory Sports and Community Center on Tuesday.
Daisy Bryant, 8, jumps double dutch at a jump-rope class held outside the Armory Sports and Community Center on Tuesday. The jump rope class is held every Tuesday at the Armory Center.
Liam Fogle, 9, jumps double dutch while Olivia Coyne, 7, tosses the ropes outside the Armory Sports and Community Center on Tuesday.
Children participate in the jump rope class held by Columbia Parks and Recreation outside the Armory Sports and Community Center on Tuesday. The class is held every Tuesday and has about fifteen participants.
Alie de Boton has been painting for more than 70 years. She and her husband, Robert, have traveled the world. They were married in Europe during World War II and spent time fleeing the Gestapo before settling in Columbia.
Alice de Boton uses wax, pigments, and a blowtorch to burn an image into the canvas. She began this type of painting, called encaustics, in the 1980s.
Patsy Sampson, former President of Stephens College.
Kiana Grant, site facilitator for the Benton Elementary School's Adventure Club, and Jonathan Garr, a first-grader at Benton, work on an experiment under the shade of the "Giving Tree".
The "Giving Tree" has given countless members of the community comfort, shade and stability. Ann Alofs, a third grade teacher at Benton Elementary School, said the removal of the tree is almost symbolic. "Benton has been experiencing big changes in terms of lots of teachers retiring," she said. "It’s almost as if the tree knew it was time to go. All good things come to an end and I guess this is one of them, but it is sad.”
The "Giving Tree" is an old Hackberry tree located on the Benton Elementary School playground. The Tree has been on the school's property since 1896, when the school opened. Students and residents of the Benton-Stephens community have enjoyed its many benefits since then. The "Giving Tree" is to be removed on Monday, April 19. “It speaks to longevity and stability because it’s a piece of Benton history. With it leaving, it’s sad,” said Cathy Cox, home/school communicator.
April 13, 2010
Michael Reagan, a conservative author and talk show host, speaks to reporters on the steps of the Missouri state Capitol building on Tuesday after a tea party rally.
Isaac Yoder looks back at his sister Patience Yoder, his mother Katie Yoder, his sister Sunshine Yoder and his brother Ezekiel Yoder during a tea party rally Tuesday at the Missouri Capitol. They attended the rally to circulate an anti-abortion petition.
Conservative speaker Michael Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan, speaks to a crowd at a tea party rally held Tuesday at the Missouri Capitol.
A 2002 Honda Civic is towed after being involved in an accident on S. Providence Road near Nifong Boulevard on Tuesday. The vehicle was crossing Providence when it was struck by a Chevrolet truck heading south on Providence.
Two Rock Bridge High School students get backpacks out of their car after they were in an accident on Tuesday. One of the students, a 17-year-old who was sitting in the passenger seat, had to be taken to the hospital. The accident occurred as they were crossing S. Providence Road near Nifong Boulevard to turn onto a side road in front of Sophia's.
Former Mayor Darwin Hindman sits at his home office while taking a call from a citizen about the census.
April 12, 2010
Rock Bridge's Anna Alioto, right, kicks the ball away from Hickman's Maggie Pace in Monday's game at Rock Bridge.
Outgoing Mayor Darwin Hindman and City Coucilwoman Laura Nauser hug after a proclamation and gifts were presented to Hindman in the City Council Chambers on Monday. Hindman was presented with a proclamation about his service to the city.
Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid is sworn in during a special meeting of the City Council on Monday. McDavid is the first new mayor of Columbia in fifteen years.