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Pipe organ serviceman learned trade from his father

Ken Kavanaugh has been a pipe organ serviceman in Columbia since 1967. His father was also a pipe organ serviceman and would bring young Kavanaugh to assist on jobs.

Missouri United Methodist Church's organ built in 1930

Ken Kavanaugh has been the serviceman for the pipe organ in Missouri United Methodist Church since 1968. The pipe organ was built in 1930 and is a Romantic style four-manual organ with unpainted zinc pipes and hand-carved wooden details.

Ken Kavanaugh carefully navigates through organ when making repairs

Ken Kavanaugh describes the internal structure of the organ. Behind the organ's facade is a complex structure of pipes and bellows approximately 40 feet tall. Kavanaugh must carefully navigate through the organ to repair damaged pipes and remove dirt from the electrical contacts which connect the keyboard and the rest of the pipe organ.

Ken Kavanaugh demonstrates organ tuning

Ken Kavanaugh demonstrates basic organ tuning on Thursday, April 10. Temperature, humidity, and use can cause an organ to fall out of tune.

Cleaning pipe organ parts requires finesse

Ken Kavanaugh demonstrates how he would clean and test an electrical contact which communicates between the keyboard and the rest of the organ Thursday, April 10. This is only a small section of the internal structure of the pipe organ. Other areas have even less space to maneuver and are more susceptible to damage.

Hawks score Game 1 upset

Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague shoots against Indiana Pacers' George Hill during the first half in Game 1 in an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Saturday in Indianapolis.

Nets take Game 1

Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce, right, is fouled by Toronto Raptors' Amir Johnson, center, as Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas watches during the second half of Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, in Toronto on Saturday. The Nets won 94-87.

Curry leads Warriors

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan defends during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday in Los Angeles.

Corey Crawford makes a save in the NHL playoffs

Chicago Blackhawks' goalie Corey Crawford, right, makes a glove-save against St. Louis Blues' David Backes during the second period in Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series on Saturday in St. Louis.

Missouri pitcher John Miles throws during seventh inning

Missouri pitcher John Miles throws the ball during the seventh inning at Taylor Stadium in Columbia on Saturday. Missouri lost 6-2 to Mississippi.

Natalie Fleming celebrates after home run against Ole Miss

Missouri's Natalie Fleming celebrates with teammates after scoring a home run against Ole Miss.

Sami Fagan hits a ball against Ole Miss

Missouri's Sami Fagan hits the ball on Saturday.

Angela Randazzo tagging Ole Miss at first

Ole Miss' RT Cantillo tries to run to first base as Missouri's Angela Randazzo prepares to tag her at University Field on Saturday.

Tori Finucane prepares to throw against Ole Miss

Missouri's pitcher Tori Finucane prepares to throw the ball as Ole Miss' RT Cantillo runs for first base at University Field on Saturday Missouri won the series finale 9-1.

Mississippi baseball's Bret Pirtle slides past Joh Lester

Mississippi's Brett Pirtle slides into second base past Missouri's Josh Lester as Missouri's Brett Peel reacts at Taylor Stadium in Columbia on Saturday. Missouri lost 6-2.

Missouri baseball's Jake Ring slides into first

Missouri's Jake Ring slides into first base around Mississippi's Brett Pirtle and Ross Mitchell at Taylor Stadium in Columbia on Saturday. Missouri lost 6-2.

Sandy Ward prepares chapel for Easter

Sandy Ward at Missouri United Methodist Church hands a lily plant to her son in the main chapel for Easter services on Saturday. Ward has been a member of the church for 13 years.

Royals' Holland claims sixth save

Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Greg Holland delivers to a Minnesota Twins batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Saturday. Holland registered his sixth save of the season as the Royals defeated the Twins 5-4.

Lily plants line chapel for Easter

Cameron Ward arranges lily plants on Saturday at the Missouri United Methodist Church to prepare for Easter service. Fifty lily plants decorate the main chapel.

Corbin Berkstresser looks to throw

Missouri quarterback Corbin Berkstresser scans the field for an open receiver during the Black and Gold game at Faurot Field on Saturday.
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