June 2, 2008
From left, Brian Flatt, 36, Jadon Flatt, 9, and Ron Flatt, 60, stand in a corn field on their farm in Audrain County on May 30. Because of an unusually wet season, only 70 percent of their corn crop has been planted. Ideally, all of the corn would have been planted by late April and the stalks would be about waist-high by now.
A corn plant about 1 inch tall grows on the Flatts' farm in Audrain County on May 30.
The corn in this Audrain County field is unusually small for this time of year. The plants visible are weeds, which tower over the inch-tall corn plants.
Nickie Peters, 30, stretches before a run at the Audrey J. Walton Track at MU on May 28. Peters said there is a good chance he will compete in the Summer Olympics, but first he needs to improve his speed. "Right now, I'm trying to figure out why I'm not running as fast as I should," he said.
Nickie Peters jogs to warm up before running. Peters says he has a good chance of competing in the Summer Olympics for St. Vincent & Grenadines.
June 1, 2008
Morten Gunnar Larsen plays ragtime favorites at the historic Missouri Theatre on Sunday afternoon. His was the opening performance of The "Blind" Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival.
Audience members watch in excitement as Morten Gunnar Larsen, ragtime pianist, begins the second half of his performance Sunday afternoon. The performance kicked off the "Blind" Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival held at the historic Missouri Theatre.
Lauren Borduin stretches before heading out on a four-mile training run Friday afternoon. Borduin, a recent graduate of Rock Bridge High School, will be running track for Georgetown University in the fall.
Lauren Borduin discusses her afternoon training schedule with her coach Neal Blackburn.
Racers compete at a motocross event at Finger Lakes State Park on Saturday. The event, organized by Motocross Parents, included competitors from ages four to sixty years old.
A racer crosses the finish line at a motocross event at Finger Lakes State Park on Saturday. The event was organized by Motocross Parents, a nonprofit organization.
Competitors wait for their race to begin at Finger Lakes State Park on Saturday.
A helicopter takes off with an injured rider during the motocross event at Finger Lakes State Park on Saturday. Brian Summers, part of the medical team, said that although many people think the sport is extremely dangerous, injuries occur just as frequently as they do in football.
The Kobush family relaxes before the races begin at a motocross event at Finger Lakes State Park on Saturday. Jerry Kobush, a former racer, stands over his son Travis and grandson Talon, who was to race later that day. Tammy Kobush sits next to Dalton Matthiesen, a family friend.
Missouri's Jacob Priday, left, slides past Mississippi's Tim Ferguson to steal second base in the top of the eighth inning during a baseball game in the NCAA Coral Gables Regional on Sunday on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.
Kyle Busch carries the checkered flag to his car after he won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Best Buy 400 auto race Sunday at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.
Bob Dynamite uses wood slabs instead of canvas and paints with Wite-Out, acrylics and watercolors. With the exception of the clown painting, which is titled The Toothache, the titles of Dynamite’s paintings are the same as the word that is in the speech bubble. Eight out of the 10 paintings shown at the CARE gallery were sold.
May 31, 2008
By 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, many people had already lined up for the Tiger Treasures rummage sale at Memorial Stadium, and by about 10 a.m., according to coordinator Steve Burdic, 2,500 people had come to the sale, and others were still arriving.
The Missouri Theatre hosted the "Art of it All Carnival" on Saturday. Brother and sister Sam and Rebecca Kurtz explored the rides, games and food offered down Ninth Street. The two, ages 5 and 6, said their favorite ride was the Ferris wheel.