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Building a stage for graduation [Photo]

A group from the University of Missouri custodial and special services install another panel for a stage on Thursday afternoon by the MU Columns on the Francis Quadrangle. One of the workers, Ja-mas Watson, referred to the special services group as the "can-do crew."

Setting up for graduation [Photo]

A group from the University of Missouri custodial and special services levels a stage in preparation for this weekend's commencement ceremonies on Thursday afternoon in front of Jesse Hall on the Francis Quadrangle. The May 2011 Honors Convocation will be held Saturday morning on the quad as long as the weather stays dry.

Mary Lehmann's one-room home [Photo]

Mary Lehmann passes through the sheet that separates the bathroom from the main space in the room where she lives at the Regency Hotel on Friday, April 29, 2011. The main room serves the purpose of an office, a living room, a kitchen and a bedroom.

Checking the graduation gown [Photo]

Sachithri Fernando checks the size of her graduation gown for this weekend's commencement ceremonies on Thursday afternoon May 12, 2011 in the MU Bookstore. Fernando is graduating with an Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts.

Mary Lehmann's book collection [Photo]

Mary Lehmann observes part of her book collection on her desk in the single room that is her home at the Regency Hotel on Friday, April 29, 2011. Lehmann finds living in this room to be very satisfying and that it is "going to be sad to tear it down."

Mary Lehmann's children [Photo]

Photos of Mary Lehmann's children sit on top of the television in her room at the Regency Hotel. Lehmann lives alone, for her children are now grown.

Tassels at graduation [Photo]

Graduation tassels lie organized by color on Thursday afternoon in the MU Bookstore. The colors symbolize the different schools University of Missouri students will graduate from during commencement ceremonies this weekend.

Cleaning up after flood in Morehouse [Photo]

Dave Phillips adds floorboard from his uncle's house in Morehouse, Mo. to the pile of ruined furniture and household items in the front yard on Wednesday. Floodwater has receded in Morehouse, but the cleanup from flooding is just beginning.

Matt Clark looks at flood-ravaged neighborhood [Photo]

Matt Clark stands on the porch of his flood-ravaged home on Boone Street in Morehouse, Mo. on Wednesday. Floodwater has receded in Morhouse, but the cleanup from flooding is just beginning.

Baby frisked at Kansas City International Airport [Photo]

In this handout photo from Saturday, a baby boy, held by his mother, is frisked by security screeners at Kansas City International Airport. Federal officials insisted Wednesday that the screeners were just doing their jobs when they frisked the baby, an incident that gained worldwide attention after a pastor posted a cellphone picture of the pat-down online.

Rock Bridge soccer player Carmen Boessen vs. Lee's Summit West [Photo]

Rock Bridge forward Carmen Boessen, left, tries to head in the ball off a corner kick. Boessen scored the Bruins' only goal Wednesday against Lee's Summit West.

Rock Bridge soccer player Mary Bowman vs. Lee's Summit West [Photo]

Rock Bridge midfielder Mary Bowman, center, pushes past two Lee's Summit West defenders to get possession of the ball in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Titans.

MU baseball player Jonah Schmidt [Photo]

Missouri's Jonah Schmidt was named the Big 12 Player of the Week for driving in five runs and batting .500 last weekend against Kansas State

Rock Bridge tennis player Ford Zitch vs. Jefferson City in district final [Photo]

Rock Bridge junior Ford Zitsch makes a return in his victory at No. 1 singles in the Class 2, District 9 team championship on Wednesday at Cosmo-Bethel Park.

Students enjoy the pool at MU Recreation Complex [Photo]

MU students congregate in the final bits of fading sunlight on Wednesday evening at the MU Student Recreation Complex. Temperatures in Columbia reached the upper 80s on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Andrea Braxton [Photo]

Andrea Braxton is a sophomore magazine journalism major at MU and a Missourian columnist.

Duy Tran's new Battle High School mascot [Photo]

The winning design for the new Muriel Williams Battle High School Spartan mascot was drawn by student Duy Tran and digitally converted by school district employee Gary Nagel.

Hickman senior Mary Kettlewell is a vocalist [Photo]

Mary Kettlewell will perform at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 14, at Fairview Road Community of Christ Church, 1111 S. Fairview Rd.

Rock Bridge senior Michael Wang hangs out with friends after the church service [Photo]

Michael Wang, right, spends time with friends Clark Walters and Celestyn Wyatt after helping out with the middle school and junior high Saturday service at Woodcrest Church on April 30.

Rock Bridge senior Michael Wang hugs his date when he was crowned Courtwarming King [Photo]

Michael Wang hugs his date, Ellissa Starr, after being named Courtwarming King on Feb. 10 at Rock Bridge High School.
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