August 17, 2011
Safety Kenji Jackson leads a group of his teammates in a chant before they break off in to drills at fall camp Wednesday. Jackson is a senior from Mansfield, Texas.
Elvis Fisher, left, and Travis Ruth stand beside each other Monday at fall camp. Ruth, from Jefferson City, is replacing all-conference center Tim Barnes.
Redshirt junior Travis Ruth watches his teammates perform drills Monday at fall camp. Ruth is currently sidelined with a strained right Achilles tendon, causing a shift in the offensive line's depth chart.
Senior Holly O'Dell carries donated school supplies to a classroom on the first day of school at a temporary high school in a converted big-box store in Joplin.
Students in a cadet teaching class carry donated school supplies Wednesday to a classroom at a temporary high school in a converted big-box store in Joplin. School started on time in the district nearly three months after a tornado destroyed six schools and damaged four others.
August 16, 2011
Junior defensive back Kip Edwards tosses the ball to a teammate will practicing punt returns during Tuesday's practice. "... if you drop it, everyone in America is going to know ..." Edwards said.
Columbia for Joplin creator Neil Riley stands in front a poster promoting the event.
A “clothesline of quilts" loops through three central Missouri counties, marking barns that are at least a half-century old. Quilt block patterns are painted on 8-by-8-feet lightweight metal panels and hung on the face of a barn, where they can easily be seen from roadways in Cooper, Saline and Howard counties.
Carol Leigh is the owner of Hillcreek Fiber Studio. Established in 1982, the outlet has since served as a marker for the importance of traditional weaving and dyeing both to customers and students who come seeking knowledge about weaving, spinning and dyeing. The studio has been producing hand-made fabrics for 29 years.
Mark June, a well-known and respected member of the trapping community, talks about what trapping means to those who take part in it, what it's like to go trapping and why he makes his living in the trapping business at the National Trapper Association Convention at the Boone County Fairgrounds. The convention ran Thursday through Saturday last week.
Demonstrators hold signs outside the MV Mississippi in New Madrid on Monday. Residents expressed concern at a hearing about the Army Corps of Engineers' plan to rebuild the Birds Point levee to 51 feet after the levee was intentionally breached at 62 feet this spring.
August 15, 2011
Osage County attorney Brandon Jones, left, showed pictures of Kraig Kahler's two daughters Lauren, left, and Emily, center, along with his wife Karen, during opening statements on Monday. Kahler is charged in the shooting deaths of his wife, her grandmother and his two daughters.
Prosecutors Brandon Jones, center, and Amy Hanley, right, and defense attorney Tom Haney, back right, talk to Chief Judge Phillip Fromme on Monday at Kraig Kahler's Kansas trial. Monday was the first day in the capital murder trial of Kahler, who is charged in the shooting deaths of his wife, her grandmother and his two daughters.
Incoming kindergartner Conner McCullah and her mother, Meghan McCullah, review orientation materials in Mrs. Walentik's classroom during Fairview Elementary's kindergarten orientation Monday.
Student teacher Morgan Kraus, an MU senior, reads to incoming kindergartner D'Vonte Nelson and his younger brother Deonte in Mrs. Walentik's classroom during Fairview Elementary's kindergarten orientation Monday.
Steve Dieckmann in the No. 24 car races in the Sportsman class at the Callaway Raceway in Fulton on July 1.
Steve Dieckmann reattaches his front bumper in his Centralia garage on June 29, 2011. The car's body and front bumper were mangled during a race the previous Friday.
A coloring book, prescription bag, a blanket and other belongings lay in a ditch after they were thrown out of a vehicle that rolled down a hill on U.S. 63 at the Grindstone Parkway exit. Two cars were involved in the accident that sent one person to the hospital.
Two cars are lifted to the shoulder of U.S. 63 at the Grindstone Parkway exit on Monday.
Senior Elvis Fisher, who suffered a season-ending knee injury Monday, has started at left tackle for the past three seasons. He was one of four players named a team co-captain last week.