May 13, 2011
Keonna Smith, 13, pulls Arkeevian Warifield, 4, through their flooded front lawn on Curry Street in Vicksburg, Miss., on Thursday. In rear right, Dejavian Lyons, 6, pulls Dequez Buck, 6, on a raft. The family said the lawn was completely dry on Wednesday night, but flooded as the river rose over the next day.
A house on Railroad Alley in the Kings area of Vicksburg, Miss., sits in floodwaters on Thursday. The Mississippi River has been rising and continuing to flood surrounding areas.
A carp tries to swim from the backwater that has flooded the corn fields across River Road north of Yazoo City, Miss., on Thursday. Fish displaced by the flooding of the Mississippi River and forced into the backwaters of the tributaries are trying to return to their natural environment. Thousands of acres of corn, wheat, soybean and cotton crops are now underwater as the tributaries are backing up from flooding along the Mississippi River.
Robert L. Hawkins Jr. speaks with media personality Betsey Bruce at the unveiling of a sculpture of Winston Churchill outside of the National Churchill Museum on Friday. Hawkins was a college student at Westminster College in 1946 when Winston Churchill gave his famous "Sinews of Peace" speech on the college campus in Fulton.
Richard J. Mahoney and Edwina Sandys offer a round of applause after the closing remarks given by Executive Director of the National Churchill Museum Rob Havers, at an event held to unveil a sculpture of Winston Churchill at Westminster College on Friday. Havers referred to the sculpture as a worthy addition to the museum.
Volunteer Dorothy Straider, 89, deftly removes a staple from World War II discharge papers at the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City.
Volunteer Dorothy Straider, 89, right, coaches Secretary of State Robin Carnahan on removing staples from World War II discharge papers at the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City.
Edwina Sandys and Richard J. Mahoney review the sculpture of Winston Churchill built by St. Louis sculptor Don Wiegand. The sculpture was dedicated and unveiled on Friday and will remain outside of the National Churchill Museum located on the Westminster campus in Fulton.
St. Louis sculptor Don Wiegand speaks at the unveiling ceremony of his sculpture of Winston Churchill on Friday outside of the National Churchill Museum at Westminster College in Fulton. It took Wiegand two years to complete the project, along with the help of others. "When I'm sculpting, it's not a one man project, I'm just the interpreter,” said Wiegand.
Volunteers, from left, Jean Ferguson; JoAnn French, standing; Jane Purcell; Dorothy Straider; and Lina Steenbergen work with World War II discharge papers at the Missouri State Archives, in Jefferson City on April 27. Since November, about 15 volunteers have been preparing the delicate carbon-copy DD-214 service records of an estimated 70 to 80,000 Missouri WW II veterans from all military branches to be scanned for online access.
From left, George B. Forsythe, Richard J. Mahoney and Robert Havers remove a green cover to unveil a sculpture of Winston Churchill on Friday built by St. Louis sculptor Don Wiegand. This year marks the 65th anniversary of Churchill's visit to the campus of Westminster College, when he delivered his famous "Sinews of Peace" speech on March 5, 1946.
Edwina Sandys, granddaughter of Winston Churchill, speaks about the life of her grandfather at an event held at Westminster College on Friday. "My grand pa-pa embodied the art of life, he belonged to us as family. He also belonged to all of you, who knew him as family," said Sandys.
Business graduate Justin Carr walks off stage after receiving his diploma during the Robert J. Trulaske College of Business graduation ceremony at the Hearnes Center on Friday, May 13, 2011. In addition to receiving their diploma, graduates received Trulaske College of Business keychains as well.
Business graduate Ben Loomstein sits among his peers wearing a graduation cap adorned with LED lights during the Robert J. Trulaske College of Business graduation ceremony at Hearnes Center on Friday. Loomstein graduated with a degree in Marketing.
Missouri alumnus and keynote speaker, Edward Rapp addresses the Business School's class of 2011 during the Robert J. Trulaske College of Business graduation ceremony at Hearnes Center on Friday. Rapp, Group President and CFO at Caterpillar Inc., emphasized striking the balance, following your passion, and acting with no regrets in his speech.
Business school graduate Brandon Mills, wearing tiger feet, converses among friends before the start of the Robert J. Trulaske College of Business graduation ceremony at the Hearnes Center on Friday. Mills received a degree in Marketing.
Business school graduate Deborah Wilson adjusts her tassel before the Robert J. Trulaske College of Business graduation ceremony at Hearnes Center on Friday.
MU business graduates put on their caps and gowns before the Robert J. Trulaske College of Business graduation ceremony at Hearnes Center on Friday. Graduates of the Master's Programs, the Department of Finance, the Department of Management, and the Department of Marketing were recognized at the ceremony.
Nancy White, left, watches intently as junior Renee Shivers, right, reads a poem to the class on Wednesday.
Nancy White, second to right, gives suggestions on a piece of writiing to juniors Ji Un Lee,third to right, Renee Shivers, right, and Brittany Holton, not pictured, during the American Literature and Writing class on Wednesday at Hickman High School.