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Show-Me State Senior Games Softball

Members of a Topeka, Kan., softball team gather together before their game at the Show-Me State Senior Games on Saturday.

Show Me State Senior Games Soccer

Jim Ahearn of St. Louis and Craig Yager of Columbia fight over the ball at the Show-Me State Senior Games in the men's soccer over-50 division on Saturday

Injury timeout

Members of South St. Louis FC take a rest during an injury timeout Saturday.

Show Me State Games Ballroom Dance Competition

Steven and Jean Abernathy, front, and Steve Reichlin and Carla Johnson waltz on the dance floor during the ballroom dance competition at the Show-Me State Games on Saturday at the Christian Fellowship Church. The Abernathys, who said they have been dancing for three years, competed in the waltz, tango and foxtrot as well as the championships. Reichlin and Johnson, who said they have been dancing for six years, competed in the waltz, tango and foxtrot, cha-cha, rumba, and east coast swing.

Show Me State Games Ballroom dancing

Lynn Longseth and Jackie Johnston compete in the ballroom dancing competition at the Show-Me State Games on Saturday morning.

Missouri physician credited with two inventions

Bharat Shah, a plastic surgeon and an inventor at Inveno Health in Springfield, has developed a new way of Intermaxillary Fixation, also know as jaw wiring. The blue skull in his hand is wired with the new system that uses polymer bars and supports, while the white skull is wired with the method normally used.

Cheering section for pickleball

Mark Van Matre, center, and his wife, Joan Van Matre, right, had their own cheering section at the Missouri Senior Games Pickleball Tournament on Saturday, after Mark's mother Lee Van Matre, left, arrived to watch them play.

Aiming over the net

Diana Meyer, 67, fires a ball over the net during the Missouri Senior Games Pickleball Tournament on Saturday. "When you get good players out there, there's some fast action," said her doubles partner Skip Deming.

Having fun at pickleball

Mark Van Matre, 60, returns a serve during the Missouri Senior Games Pickleball Tournament on Saturday as his wife and doubles partner, Jan Van Matre, looks on. "It's the most fun game I've ever played," she said.

Over the top

Johnston Ewing, 66, competes in the pole vault category at the Missouri State Senior Games on Saturday at the MU Audrey J. Walton Stadium. Ewing has been competing in senior games since the age of 50.

Going for the jump

Mary Clark, 61, pole vaults at the Missouri State Senior Games on Saturday at the MU Audry J. Walton Stadium. Clark's final vault height of 4'6'' made her eligible to attend the National Senior Games next year.

Drag show performance

Audience members cheer for local performer D'Manda Respect during the drag show at the conclusion of the Mid-Missouri PrideFest on June 13, 2010. The show, originally planned to be on a stage on 8th Street, was moved indoors to the Tin Can Bar and Grill due to strong thunderstorms.

48-star American flag

Boy Scout Quinn Pestle, 14, holds a 48-star American flag during the Flag Day ceremony held by the Columbia Elks Lodge on June 13.

Flag retirement

As part of their Flag Day celebration, the Columbia Elks Lodge held a flag retirement ceremony for 28 well-worn flags donated by members and the community. The flags will be burned with dignity — cremated — at a private ceremony later in the week, according to tradition.

Historic flags

From left, Boy Scouts Grant Pestle, 14, Alexander Terry, 17, Dillon McCann, 12, and Drew Howard, 14, wait in line holding historic versions of the American flag before the Flag Day Ceremony at the Columbia Elks Lodge #594 on June 13.

Pledge of Allegiance

Boy Scout John Hiley, 13, holds the current United States flag and salutes during the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the Columbia Elk's Flag Day ceremony on June 13.

Waiting for the signal

Kelsey Zwonitzer, 15, receives last-minute advice from her brother Michael, 22, at the start line during the Super Stock division of the Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby Race on Sunday. The first time Kelsey raced in Columbia, she won, leading her to compete in the All American Soap Box Derby Race in Akron, Ohio.

Getting low to gain speed

To pick up speed, racers crouch down into their cars. Here, Levi Slate, 13, and James Duncan, 14, race in their super stock derby cars as they sail down Broadway during the Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby Race on Sunday. Overall heat winners are determined by the best of two races, alternating lanes to ensure fairness. Duncan won the overall heat by .374 seconds.

And they're off ... in Soap Box Derby race

Casey Glaude, 12, and James Duncan, 14, take off down Broadway during the Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby Race, super stock division, on Sunday. Overall heat winners are determined by the best of two races, alternating lanes to ensure fairness. In this race, Duncan beat Glaude by .730 seconds.

Completing tire swap for derby

Sam Williams, 8, secures the left rear tire of his Soap Box Derby car before his father, Dan Williams, 36, moves his car to the starting line. Prior to racing, opponents must swap two tires to ensure fairness. A coin toss determines which two.
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