April 17, 2009
Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, R-Mo., greets West Boulevard Elementary School first-grader Harmony Houg, 6, as she gets off the school bus on Pershing Street on Friday. Bond walked a group of students through Again Street Park to West Boulevard Elementary as part of the Walking School Bus project.
From left, William Crum, 6, Taurean Knedler, 6, both kindergartners at West Boulevard Elementary School, Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, R-Mo., and Silvia Aguila, 9, a third-grader at the school, walk through Again Street Park toward West Boulevard Elementary as part of the Walking School Bus on Friday. The Walking School Bus is a project organized by GetAbout Columbia and carried out by the City Council to promote nonmotorized transportation.
MU students stood in Speakers Circle while Brother Jed spoke on Friday to show support for the LGBT community. The "90%" logo represents the percentage of transgender students who have been verbally harassed at school, according to a recent report by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.
Elizabeth Behrens, left, Nick Heuer and Joelle Fronzaglio hold hands with other members of a human circle while Brother Jed speaks at MU on Friday. The "90%" logo represents the percentage of transgender students who have been verbally harassed at school, according to a recent report by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.
Scott Gibson III refers his only French class student, Taylor Liscum, to the board of relevant vocabulary words during their daily 10 a.m. class on Monday. Gibson has been the headmaster of Columbia Independent School since their board of trustees' unanimous decision in November.
Glen Hoffman takes Arvilla McClellan out for a spin on the dance floor during the Older American Klub dance on March 20 in Columbia. The Klub will hold another dance on Friday.
Wayne and Marie Crump take a turn on the dance floor during the Older American Klub dance on March 20 at the Stephens Lake Activity Center in Columbia. The Crumps go to dances not only to socialize, but also for exercise. Wayne Crump is from Ashland while his wife is from Illinois. "I took a city girl and made a country girl out of her!" he joked.
Glen Hoffman takes Arvilla McClellan out for a spin on the dance floor during the Older American Klub dance on March 20.
Clare Connors plays piano with The Missouri Rail Riders band during the Older American Klub dance on March 20. Connors is also a freelance pianist with her own business, Simply Beautiful.
Bob Rankin plays guitar in The Missouri Rail Riders band at the Older American Klub on March 20 in Columbia. Rankin plays a Gibson guitar and says it's worn in the area where his hands have played over the years.
Scott K. Gibson III teaches the one French class student, Taylor Liscum, left, at Columbia Independent School. At 10 a.m. every day for 40 minutes, Taylor learns new vocabulary and verb conjugations from Gibson, who became fluent during his military service.
April 16, 2009
Quincy's Hayley Womack, center, follows the ball downfield against Rock Bridge's Beau Reiske, left, and Rachel Rutter. Womack scored the winning goal Thursday against the host Bruins during the game's second overtime.
Junior running back Derrick Washington played in all 14 of the Tigers' games last season.
Sophomore Andrew Jones hopes to follow in the footsteps of standout Missouri tight ends Martin Rucker and Chase Coffman.
Missouri sports fan Gerry Moore is also a member of the MU Alumni Association, even though he never attended the university.
Vice President Joe Biden is greeted by the crowd at the ABB Transformer Factory in Jefferson City on Thursday afternoon. Biden said the workers of the ABB factory are building the new economy. The transformers built at the ABB plant are being used in Missouri's Lost Creek Ridge wind farm, which is expected to generate enough electricity to power 50,000 houses.
Vice President Joe Biden makes his opening remarks at the ABB Transformer Factory after being introduced by ABB employee Charlie Fisher.
Vice President Joe Biden addresses a crowd at the ABB Transformer Factory in Jefferson City on Thursday afternoon. Biden's speech focused on renewable energy and the infrastructure behind it. The transformers built at the ABB factory are used in Missouri's Lost Creek Ridge wind farm project.
Friends in the Columbia running community hung a bell and a poem in memory of the late Mark "Kona" Volek, who died April 4 at A.L. Gustin Golf Course at MU. The memorial items were temporarily placed at the entrance to the MKT Trail on Forum Boulevard and will later find a permanent home along the trail. Friends gathered together at the MKT Tail on Thursday for a memorial run in Volek's honor. His death is under investigation as an apparent suicide.
An oak tree at Stephens Park is dedicated to the memory of James Perry, the father of MU gymnast Adrianne Perry. James Perry died last June.