September 4, 2009
Football players from Hickman High School hold hands while walking to center field before the second half of the game on Friday.
Dylan Rodes (18), Hickman High School junior, gets tackled by a player from Vashon during the home game on Friday night. Hickman beat Vashon 42-14.
Mill Creek Elementary first-grader JaDe'la Bonaparte, 6, does the limbo under a yard stick on Friday during a birthday celebration for the school, which turned 20 this year. Along with limbo contests, students got to eat popcorn, play with noise makers and dance to music on the school yard.
Eartha Roulier takes a photo of Jill Ray's first-grade class during the 20th birthday celebration for Mill Creek Elementary School on Friday.
Mill Creek Elementary principal Mary Sue Gibson, far right, introduces, from left, Trish Crews, Chris Gambill and Carolyn Roof, who have worked at the school since it opened in 1989, during the school's 20th birthday celebration on Friday. Students, faculty, and staff gathered outside the school to help celebrate the occasion.
Along with the rest of the school, second grader Emily LeBlanc, right, gives the Mill Creek Elementary School building a hug during the school's 20th birthday party on Friday. Along with hugging the building, students danced, had limbo contests and played with noise makers during the celebration.
First-grader Turner DeArmond, 7, blows a horn in the face of classmate Riley Snider, 6, as she returns the favor on Friday at Mill Creek Elementary School. Students spent the last hour of the school day celebrating the school's 20th birthday with noise makers, popcorn and music.
Joe Schroeder wore the royal blue Adidas track spikes when he won the first Heart of America Marathon 50 years ago. He used taped cotton to cover the spikes of the shoes for running on concrete and later in the race, the spikes offered him a better grip on the asphalt.
Joe Schroeder puts on a pair of track shoes. Schroeder won the first Heart of America Marathon 50 years ago.
At 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, Trey Millard is surprisingly quick, with a 4.6 time in the 40-yard dash.
Rolla’s Sam Maples, left, watches as Hickman’s Kortney Heidy, center, falls attempting to set the ball for her teammates in Thursday's Bulldogs victory over the Kewpies.
Dave Steckel is entering his first season as the Missouri football team's defensive coordinator, but has been working for Pinkel at Missouri since 2001. Before that he worked for Pinkel at Toledo.
Clifford Schafer died Thursday morning after crashing his motorcycle.
Missouri National Guard Capt. Jordan Clark of Shawnee, Kan., left center, playfully sticks his tongue out to mimic his daughter, Abigail, 1, before the start of a deployment ceremony at the Ike Skelton National Guard Training Site in Jefferson City on Thursday. Clark and sixty other National Guard soldiers and the Agri-Business Development Team III will soon be deployed to Afghanistan to provide agricultural training and assistance to Afghan citizens.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the Missouri National Guard Agri-Business Development Team III during a deployment ceremony at the Ike Skelton National Guard Training Site in Jefferson City on Thursday. The team will soon be deployed to Afghanistan after additional training in Indiana.
Cpl. Michael Norman, left, is promoted to the rank of sergeant by Adjutant Gen. Stephen Danner of the Missouri National Guard, during a deployment ceremony at the Ike Skelton National Guard Training Site in Jefferson City on Thursday.
The Agri-Business Development Team III, consisting of 60 Missouri National Guard soldiers and airmen, listen as the guests of honor are introduced during a deployment ceremony at the Ike Skelton National Guard Training Site in Jefferson City on Thursday.
Members of the Agri-Business Development Team III, consisting of 60 Missouri National Guard soldiers and airmen, bow their heads in prayer at the conclusion of a deployment ceremony at the Ike Skelton National Guard Training Site in Jefferson City on Thursday.
Blaine Gabbert, left, shown while playing in high school at Parkway West High School, was ranked as one of the top recruits in the nation before becoming a Tiger.