Flat Branch Park tunes

Members of the John D'Agostino band perform on the stage in Flat Branch Park during the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival.

Tammy Pryor BBQ

Barb Sonderman enjoys her BBQ meal she bought at the Tammy Pryor BBQ stand during the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival on Friday afternoon.

Potato chips

Potato chips were fried while customers waited at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival on Friday.

Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ at Peace Park

Aubrey and Lori Ghent perform at the Peace Park stage.

James "Slim" Hand

James "Slim" Hand performs on Friday at the 8th and Cherry streets stage downtown at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival. He has played country music for more than 40 years and has appeared at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry.

Enjoying a barbecue meal

Barb Sonderman enjoys the barbecue meal she bought at the Tammy Pryor barbecue stand during the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival on Friday afternoon.

Vendors sell more than barbecue

Besides barbecue, some vendors offer real potato chips — potatoes sliced and fried in front of your eyes.

Roots 'N' Blues 'N' Tambourine

Shannon Diaz plays her tambourine at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival rehearsal on Friday afternoon. Diaz is a member of the band The Record Collector.

Practicing her tunes

Andrea Kanevsky practices her tunes at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival rehearsal on Friday afternoon. Kanevsky is a member of the band The Record Collector.


Strong safety Quan Hord Bush runs the ball down the field but was unsuccessful in scoring Friday night in Hickman's 41-0 loss to Rockhurst at Robert M. LeMone Field.


Rock Bridge's Jason Carmichael goes after Helias's offense in a 45-13 loss Friday at Helias High.

Trying for a sustainable lifestyle

Jennifer Enders and Brett Wilbanks pick a bowl of Vidalia onions at the Farmers Market in Columbia. The couple does not own a car and eat locally grown foods almost exclusively.

Paul A. Albert

Paul A. Albert at the Gasconade River near Lebanon when he was about 21 years old.

The Albert family

Paul Albert and his family circa 1962.

Scanning documents

Kurt Albert looks over a document concerning the land donation the Alberts made in 1964.

Pond serves as water hazard in Albert-Oakland Park

An abandoned tire floats in a pond at Albert-Oakland Park. The pond, in the center of one of the park’s disc golf courses, serves as a water hazard for disc golfers.

Family addresses City Council

Marjorie Simpson and three of her children sit in the City Council chambers on April 19, 2004. Paul A. Albert’s son Paul E. Albert addressed the council on the matter of naming Albert-Oakland Park. From left are Paul E. Albert, Cedar Joan Albert, Simpson, Kurt Albert and his wife, Patrice Albert.

Deciding on a name

Kurt Albert and his dog Sadie pose at an entrance sign reading C.M. Albert Memorial Park and Albert-Oakland Park. Albert is fighting to keep his family’s name on the park.

Shawn Wallace

Shawn Wallace — who was born a woman, but identifies as a man — must consider how others interpret his gender before choosing to use the men's or women's bathroom. An academic advisor in the MU School of Journalism, Wallace is also a member of Transaction, a group dedicated to working for transgender inclusion.

Scout Merry

Scout Merry, who was born a female, said she doesn't fit in the black-and-white dichotomy of gender labels. An advocate and manager at The Shelter, which provides services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, Merry sees the either-or options of male and female public bathrooms as the epitome of the struggles faced by transgender people.