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Starting stash [Photo]

Blackjack, craps and roulette tables offered students the chance to win big at the All-Night Senior Party held Saturday at Hearnes Center. The chance to win prizes such as laptops and iPods kept students gambling, with fake money, late into the night.

Fight for fake cash [Photo]

Atlande Guajardo, left, beats out his friend Garth Kirkham for a prize of $1,000 in fake money Saturday at the All-Night Senior Party held at Hearnes Center. Students were given $20,000 in fake money to start and could increase their funds by playing bingo, gambling at the "casino" or competing in activities.

Missouri's Kyle Gibson pitches against Monmouth in the NCAA Oxford Regional [Photo]

Missouri's Kyle Gibson pitches against Monmouth on Saturday in the Tigers' victory.

Missouri eliminated from Women's College World Series [Photo]

Missouri coach Ehren Earleywine, left, talks with pitcher Chelsea Thomas, center, during the fifth inning of the Tigers’ loss Saturday.

Hickman shot-putter Josh Harvey at 2009 state meet [Photo]

Hickman senior Josh Harvey threw 59-1/2 for third in the shot put finals Saturday at the Class 4 state track and field meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City.

Commencement champions [Photo]

Rock Bridge and Hickman high schools graduated their senior classes Saturday in Mizzou Arena.

A day to be proud [Photo]

Aurora Wolters whispers "I love you" to her daughter Meagan after the Rock Bridge commencement on Saturday. While many of the students rushed out of Mizzou Arena to commence the party activities, others stayed around, taking a plethora of pictures to remember the special occasion.

Waiting for the cermony to start [Photo]

Patiently waiting for graduation to begin, April Pummill laughs at a classmate's joke. The Rock Bridge Class of 2009 graduated 528 seniors Saturday.

All smiles [Photo]

Graduate Kate Osborne, left, and family pose for a photograph after the conclusion of the Rock Bridge commencement ceremony.

Caught up in the excitement [Photo]

Garry Phillips Jr. yells over to his classmate before the start of the Rock Bridge commencement ceremony. The Bruins graduated with 528 students in their senior class.

Getting ready for the big walk [Photo]

Amanda Sandstedt, left, gets help from fellow Rock Bridge graduate Heather Slansky before commencement on Saturday. Rock Bridge graduates met beforehand to organize themselves before the long walk across the stage.

Hickman class of 2009 [Photo]

Hickman High School soon-to-be-graduates sit patiently for the commencement exercises to begin.

Commencement address [Photo]

Raysha Sally delivers her commencement address to the class of 2009. Saturday’s commencement was the school’s 113th in its history.

Beach ball graduation fun [Photo]

Hickman High School graduates toss around a beach ball during commencement. The beach balls kept being confiscated and then reappearing throughout the ceremony.

Confetti celebration [Photo]

Ziggy Woldeghebriel throws confetti on her newly graduated son, Amann, after Hickman High School’s commencement on Saturday.

The youngest graduate [Photo]

Steven Tufts holds nephew Ethan Abadi, who wears Tufts’ mortarboard. Four children from the Tufts family have graduated from Hickman High School, with one more to go.

A double celebration [Photo]

Brothers Chavis and Chadrick Butler celebrate their graduation from Hickman High School with their mother, Cynthia Simmons, left, and Monique Prince. The twins were two of more than 600 students to graduate at Saturday’s ceremony.

Mass at Lenoir [Photo]

From left, Rush George, Esther Ehly, Elsie Hughes, Peggy Cline, Margaret Hauschild and Bea Fray sing "Amazing Grace" during Mass inside of Lenoir Community Center on April 19.

Bible study at Lenoir [Photo]

Chaplain Jerry Riggert gives a Bible study as Nora Mank and Mary Jo McBride participate at Lenoir Woods Senior Living center on April 22. The bible study is based on the Andy Griffith Show. On this particular day, the Bible study watched the "High Noon in Mayberry" episode. Chaplain Riggert made connection between the episode and the Bible.

Peggy Cline receives communion [Photo]

Peggy Cline receives communion from Debbie Danforth inside of the Lenoir Community Center on Sunday April 19.
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