May 31, 2009
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.
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 on Saturday in the Tigers' victory.
Missouri coach Ehren Earleywine, left, talks with pitcher Chelsea Thomas, center, during the fifth inning of the Tigers’ loss Saturday.
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.
May 30, 2009
Rock Bridge and Hickman high schools graduated their senior classes Saturday in Mizzou Arena.
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.
Patiently waiting for graduation to begin, April Pummill laughs at a classmate's joke. The Rock Bridge Class of 2009 graduated 528 seniors Saturday.
Graduate Kate Osborne, left, and family pose for a photograph after the conclusion of the Rock Bridge commencement ceremony.
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.
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 High School soon-to-be-graduates sit patiently for the commencement exercises to begin.
Raysha Sally delivers her commencement address to the class of 2009. Saturday’s commencement was the school’s 113th in its history.
Hickman High School graduates toss around a beach ball during commencement. The beach balls kept being confiscated and then reappearing throughout the ceremony.
Ziggy Woldeghebriel throws confetti on her newly graduated son, Amann, after Hickman High School’s commencement on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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 from Debbie Danforth inside of the Lenoir Community Center on Sunday April 19.