July 19, 2010
Across the street from Shirley Livers' home in the Lower Ninth Ward, these houses are still in disrepair after Hurricane Katrina.
Shirley Livers, 72, on the front porch of her refurbished home in the Lower Ninth Ward.
July 18, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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 13-2, left, plays against CMVBC of Jefferson City during the Girl's 7th-grade division volleyball games of the 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.
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.”
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.
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.
Kyle Lisnbey of Columbia receives a popsicle stick from a volunteer after completing the 10K race of the Show-Me State Games on Sunday at Bethel Park in southwest Columbia. Volunteers recorded statistics on such popsicle sticks, so that racers could turn them in and have their results compiled. Lisenby said he likes to listen AC/DC and Bon Jovi while running.
From left, Anna Noble, Deidra Mattson and Hannah Hensel of the Club Como volleyball team listen carefully as coach Lei Wang discusses strategies right before their match with the Xplosion from Hannibal at the Columbia Armory on Sunday. Club Como 13-1 of Columbia won a bronze medal in the Girl's 7th-grade division.
Cindy Boyer, left, assists Debbie Simon in getting the last drops of water from a cooler after the Show-Me State Games’ 5K, 10K, and race walk at Bethel Park in southwest Columbia on Sunday. Boyer said she and a friend, Nancy Mueller, do a 5K every month.
Gage Hill, 3, shoots his grandfather Spencer Barron's arrows at the Show-Me State Games 3D archery competition. Barron is president of the NOMO Bowhunters Archery Range in Moberly where the events took place.