May 7, 2011
Timothy Russell dances with his mother, Ann Russell, at An Elegant Evening, an alternative to prom for home-school students. The evening started with the Senior March — senior-year students were escorted in by their parents. Traditional choreographed dances followed. More than 100 students attended the event, which was held at The Tiger Hotel.
Shelby Butterworth and Alex Chavez dance together during the "mixer" part of An Elegant Evening, a prom-like event for home-schoolers. The event includes classical dances and a Senior March. Local home-schoolers have held the event for the past five years.
May 6, 2011
Former President Bill Clinton received an honorary degree Friday during the commencement ceremony of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.
A graduate waves to the crowd as she walks to her seat Friday at the beginning of the graduate commencement ceremony at the University of Central Missouri.
Former President Bill Clinton spoke about the importance of energy efficiency and global interdependence during Friday's commencement at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.
Former President Bill Clinton speaks to the graduating class of the University of Central Missouri on Friday during commencement in the Multipurpose Building in Warrensburg. Clinton spoke about the importance of energy efficiency and global interdependence.
Medical examiners finish covering the body of an unidentified female on an overhang of the new parking garage at Fifth and Walnut streets. Emergency responders received a call at 4:49 p.m. notifying them of the body.
After walking through the MU Columns on Friday, seniors headed to Mel Carnahan Quadrangle, where they were given food and refreshments by the Mizzou Alumni Association.
MU seniors congratulate one another Friday during the 2011 Tiger Prowl.
Hickman High School outfielder Adam Kopriva slides safely into third base as Troy Buchanan third baseman Brock Byington catches the ball during Friday's game at Hickman High School.
Seniors celebrate the end of their time spent at MU on Friday during the 2011 Tiger Prowl.
Hickman High School senior pitcher Clint Ross pitches in the game against Troy Buchanan on Friday at Hickman High School. Ross pitched for three innings. He had two strike-outs, gave up one run, and had no walks.
MU senior Fallon Long drinks a beer at Mel Carnahan Quadrangle after walking through the MU Columns during the 2011 Tiger Prowl. Seniors received a coupon for one free beer after the prowl.
Hickman catcher and designated hitter Colby Fitch hits the ball during his perfect 4-for-4 day against Troy Buchanan on Friday at Hickman High School. Fitch had nine RBIs and two home runs. Hickman beat Troy Buchanan 14 to 3.
Some seniors high-fived Truman the Tiger on Friday as they ran through the MU Columns during the 2011 Tiger Prowl.
Seniors pose for pictures after they ran through the MU Columns during the 2011 Tiger Prowl on Friday. MU freshmen walk through the Columns toward Jesse Hall during Tiger Walk, but during Tiger Prowl, seniors walk in the opposite direction. After walking through the Columns, seniors headed to Mel Carnahan Quadrangle, where they were given food and refreshments by the Mizzou Alumni Association.
Verdell Nash and Tavisha Franklin react to the sight of a body being covered Friday after the body was noticed on an awning at the new parking garage at Fifth and Walnut streets around 4:49 p.m.
Missouri senior Aaron Dixon runs part of a 500-meter workout during practice on Friday at Audrey J. Walton Stadium.
Members of the Missouri National Guard work to construct a temporary sandbag levee on Tuesday in Caruthersville. Officials are hoping the secondary levee catches any spillover if the Mississippi River tops the town's 50-foot floodwall. The forecast calls for a crest of 49.5 feet on Sunday afternoon in the town still recovering from a tornado six years ago that damaged more than 500 homes and businesses.
A barge makes its way up the flooded Mississippi River on Tuesday at Caruthersville. The recent onslaught of rain has caused significant flooding on the Mississippi and other rivers in southeast Missouri, and the U.S. Coast Guard closed a five-mile section of the Mississippi at Caruthersville on Friday over concerns that the wake from barges could send water spilling over the floodwall protecting the town of 6,700 residents.