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After the wedding

Venant Nduwayo stands by himself outside the Westminster Chapel in Fulton after Drew and Ingrid Nishiyama's wedding. Venant met Drew and Ingrid at Adam Wheeler's Bible study group. This was the first "American" wedding Venant had been invited to.

From English to Swahili

Florence Buigut, center, translates the pastor’s sermon from English to Swahili (one of Burundi’s languages) at Christian Fellowship Church. Many Burundian refugees are Christian by faith and have formed a relationship with Americans from this church. The church has responded by helping the refugees find jobs and providing them with clothes for the winter. Buigut is from Kenya.

Driving lessons

Etienne’s brother, Venant, teaches Etienne how to drive.

Word by word

Etienne’s father, Yoronimu Buhegere, reviews a list of words in English and their Kurundi translations during a lesson taught by Etienne. Etienne knew no English when he came here from Tanzania in 2007 but now teaches English to other refugees.

'You have to help each other'

Niyonzima Etienne plays with his younger siblings, Esiron, right, and Jeanine. "If you are brothers, you have to help each other," Etienne said. "When someone needs something, you do (it) for them. . . . I help them because that's what brothers are for. Brotherhood is to help each other."

Planning for the future

Venant Nduwayo cleans a window at the Student Rec Center on the MU campus. Venant paints and cleans windows for Shepherd's Co., a job that the Christian Fellowship Church helped him find. "If I'm lucky to learn English and communicate with people effectively," Venant said. "I would like to go back to school . . . but for a job with skills that will enable me to work with my hands."

Helping with diapers and other duties

Etienne puts a diaper on his younger brother, Esiron. When they can, Etienne and Venant help their father raise their younger siblings.

This tree won't shed

Elm is a tree sculpture by Wayne Trinklein. Trinklein, from St. Peters, specializes in trees. He has developed various themes and ideas over the course of his 38-year career.

Protecting his work

Jacques A. Bachelier, leaded glass artist, considers putting away some of his pieces that were banging together in the wind. Bachelier has been making a living at his craft for 35 years and enjoys the creativity his profession allows him. He plays with colors and shapes. Sometimes he hides items in his glass. "Glass has a lot of color," said Bachelier. "It's beautiful to work with."

Playing to a full tent

Dan Sperry, musician and illusionist, performed at Art in the Park on Saturday. He will reappear on Sunday at 3:15.

The artist at work

Alice Jaeger Ashland, a printmaker from St. Ann, staffs her booth.

Getting started

Phillip Kahmann, a jewelry artist from Minneapolis, sets up his booth on Friday in preparation for the weekend.

A touch of green

Kate Baer lifts her 2-year-old daughter, Suri,* so that she can help decorate a tie-dye T-shirt, while her sister Oona*, 8, watches. Baer and her family traveled from Ponca, Ark., to display the silver jewelry she and her husband make using fossils and semi-precious stones.

How to make a tree

Gerald Sanders demonstrates how he crafts tree sculpures out of hundrends of twisted wires. Sanders lives in Nashville, Tenn. and has been making the trees since 1973.

Found art on display

Kevin and Lois Shelton look at the work of Joseph Farmer, a found-object sculptor from St. Charles.

'This wonderful little village'

Visitors check out the booths at the 51st annual Art Park Festival. The festival features more than 100 artists from numerous states. Patricia Patterson, a jewelry maker from Arkansas who has had a booth at the festival for several years said, "This wonderful little village just pops up and grows. Sunday night it all goes away."

Playing for the visitors

Ehren Oncken plays the accordian for passersby during the Art in the Park Festival at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday. Oncken has been playing accordian since he was 8 years old and plays with the Ironweed Bluegrass Band/Swampweed Cajun Band, who also performed at the festival.

Early lead wins it for the Bulldogs

Fort Zumwalt South celebrates its victory over the Rock Bridge Bruins on Friday. The Bruins fought hard, but couldn't overcome the early Bulldog lead.

Tough loss for the Bruins

Rock Bridge player Robert DeGraaff* bows his head after a disappointing 9-1* loss to Fort Zumwalt South on Friday. The Bulldogs took an early 4-0 lead at the bottom of the first inning. The Bruins will play for third place Saturday in Springfield.

MU Health Care Patient Care Tower

The Patient Care Tower will be seven stories tall and be built on the north side of University Hospital, behind the main lobby. It will include space for support services, Ellis Fischel outpatient services, operating rooms, pre- and post-operation bays and private patient rooms.
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