Anchor driving a family affair [Photo]

Matt and Caleb Bryson, sons of Circuit Judge Larry Bryson, compete in the team division of the Anchor Driving Contest in Centralia. The pair drove a 38-inch land anchor into the ground but lost to the father-and-son pairing of Larry and Luke Bryson.

Young anchor driver [Photo]

Abbigale Cloven, age 3, was the youngest competitor in the Anchor Driving Contest. The contest was sponsored by the Centralia Rotary.

Cheering for family at Anchor Fest [Photo]

The Hargis family watches family member Ethan compete in the Boys 8-and-under division of the Anchor Driving Contest in Centralia. Halia Hargis, cheering her brother, also competed in the competition.

Singing at the Anchor Festival [Photo]

The Ball Brothers were this year's entertainment at Centralia's Anchor Festival. Real brothers Steven, Andrew, Daniel and Josh are a harmonic gospel group who tour around the South and Midwest.

Wild hair [Photo]

Feathers, glitter and plenty of hair spray were used to create wild hair styles at the All-Night Senior Party. Students had the option of visiting the hair salon, massage spa or nail salon throughout the evening.

Combined graduation party [Photo]

Dozens of students from the high school graduating class of 2009 gathered at the All-Night Senior Party held Saturday at Hearnes Center. Karaoke, bingo, basketball and sumo wrestling were just some of the activities available at the event, which lasted from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Playing with hair [Photo]

Paula Nguyen, a recent Hickman High School graduate, gets her hair done by a stylist from High Maintenance salon. "I've never had my hair done like this before. It's pretty awesome," Nguyen said.

Karaoke with new grads [Photo]

From left, Sam Stanley and fellow Rock Bridge High School graduate Tarin Smith sing karaoke with Hickman High School graduate Eric Pyle at the All-Night Senior Party.

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.