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John Cauthorn

Francis Vangeli

Allen Icet

Refurbished home in the Lower Ninth Ward

Shirley Livers' refurbished home in the Lower Ninth Ward.

Homes in disrepair in the Lower Ninth Ward

Across the street from Shirley Livers' home in the Lower Ninth Ward, these houses are still in disrepair after Hurricane Katrina.

Home in the Lower Ninth Ward

Shirley Livers, 72, on the front porch of her refurbished home in the Lower Ninth Ward.

Hinkson Creek rises

A Jeep crosses an overflowing Hinkson Creek to access the Show-Me-State Games Ultimate Frisbee tournament on Sunday. Within an hour, the creek had risen substantially, making the road impassable. People wishing to access Hinkson Fields were required to find an alternate route, and those who were already at the fields had to wait until the water level fell before they could leave.

Helping a teammate up after Ultimate Frisbee match

Forest McCurren grabs the hand of team captain Alexander Cole, who is on the ground, just after their team The Dangerous Angels defeated the Southern Gentlemen in a playoff game of the Show-Me-State Games Ultimate Frisbee tournament.

Catching the disc at Ultimate Frisbee tournament

Kevin Miller of the Dangerous Angels reaches up to catch a disc as his defender, Michael Blackwell, of the Southern Gentlemen hurries to set a mark during a playoff game of the Show-Me-State Games Ultimate Frisbee tournament on Sunday.

Catching an Ultimate Frisbee

Forest McCurren of The Dangerous Angels catches a disc in the air with an open mouth after leaving his defender, Michael Fox of Southern Gentlemen, behind during a playoff game of the Show-Me-State Games Ultimate Frisbee tournament on Sunday.

Ultimate Frisbee players compete

Tyler Warner of the Southern Gentlemen trails behind as Bryan Meeker of The Dangerous Angels catches a disc during a playoff game of the Show-Me-State Games Ultimate Frisbee tournament on Sunday at Hinkson Fields. Despite having no substitutes and two people playing barefoot, Meeker included, The Dangerous Angels beat Southern Gentlemen before going on to lose to Ishmael Tater-Brown.

Show-Me State Games medal

Betsy Poehlman of the Club Como 13-1 volleyball team displays her bronze medal that the team won in their volleyball game Sunday at the Columbia Armory.

Grandfather helps wrestler prepare for Show-Me State Games

Larry Janes helps his grandson Tyler Janes of Wentzville High School loosen up before his match at the Show-Me State Games wrestling competition Saturday at the Hearnes Center.

Wrestlers grip each other in Show-Me State Games

Tyler Loethen, 17, of Helias High School in Jefferson City grips Michael Rodgers, 17, of St. Clair High School in St. Clair at the Show-Me State Games wrestling competition Saturday at the Hearnes Center. Loethen, who won the match, said of wrestling at the Show-Me State Games, “I love the sport. It’s always a good tournament. I love the competition.”

Wrestlers participate in Show-Me State Games

The Hearnes Center is filled with activity as 493 wrestlers participate in the Show-Me State Games wrestling competition on Saturday. This year’s turnout was the largest yet. Eight matches were held simultaneously on the arena floor from 10 a.m. until about 7 p.m. for some age groups.

Club Como takes the volleyball court

Club Como 13-2, left, plays against CMVBC of Jefferson City during the Girl's 7th-grade division volleyball games of the Show-Me State Games.

Squaring off against the Stars at Show-Me State Games

From left, Deidra Mattson and Bailey Lawson of the Club Como volleyball team play the ball against the Stars from St. Peters during the Girl's 7th-grade division volleyball games of the Show-Me State Games.

Compiling results of Show-Me State Games race walk

Nicole Kumar, left, and Kate Floros compile results of the Show-Me State Games 5K, 10K, and race walk after the event at Bethel Park in southwest Columbia on Sunday. Discussing why they volunteer, Kumar said, “because I hurt my ankle and couldn’t run.” Floros explained,” I want to be a race planner when I grow up.”

Club Como player blocks the ball

Deja Dennis, left, of the Club Como 13-2 volleyball team blocks the ball against Sydney Bennett of Xplosion from Hannibal during the Girl's 7th-grade sivision volleyball games of the Show-Me State Games at the Columbia Armory on Sunday.

Recording times at Show-Me State Games race walk

Tom Allen, a Show-Me State Games volunteer, records and prints racers’ times at the 5K, 10K, and race walk on Sunday at Bethel Park in southwest Columbia. About 120 people competed in the event, which was delayed by an hour due to heavy thunderstorms early that morning.
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