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Judge scores Corvettes at 15th annual Corvette Cup

Engine judge Tinker Dawson takes notes under the hood of a C6 Corvette at the Mid-Missouri Corvette Club Corvette Cup at the Quality Inn on Saturday. The cars start with a total score that gets points deducted from it for things like scratches and dirt.

Emergency response crews investigate motorcycle accident

Emergency response crews begin their investigation of a motor vehicle collision Friday night just north of the Providence Road and Stewart Road intersection. The driver of the motorcycle was taken to Boone Hospital Center. None of the occupants of the car (pictured in background) were injured.

Motorcyclist taken to Boone Hospital after accident

Emergency response members load a motorcyclist that was involved in a vehicle collision into a Boone Hospital Center ambulance on Friday night. A motorcycle and a four-door Pontiac Grand Prix collided on Providence Road just north of Stewart Road. None of the four occupants of the passenger car were injured. The emergency response members would comment on the status of the motorcyclist.

Ambulance ready for motorcyclist injured in accident

A paramedic from the Boone Hospital Center prepares an ambulance to receive a motorcyclist involved in a vehicle collision with a late model Pontiac Grand Prix just north of Stewart Road on Providence. None of the four passengers in the car were injured, and the status of the motorcyclist is unknown at this time.

Hatchery employee moves baby chicks

Nichole DeVorss, a sales clerk at Orscheln Farm & Home Supply, gets a fresh batch of roughly 200 chicks ready for customers Tuesday in Sedalia. The store receives 200 to 300 chicks each week and nearly sells out before each delivery.

Baby chicks

Three chicks fill Nichole DeVorss' cupped hands as she places them in a coop Tuesday in Sedalia. The chicks will grow into egg-laying hens.

High schools dems hear school board candidates

Members of the Rock Bridge High School Dems listen to school board candidates answer questions on Tuesday. The students hosted the forum event for the candidates in the upcoming election. They collected the questions from students and audiences who participated in this event.

Prayer vigil outside Iowa Judicial Building

A group of citizens gather for a prayer vigil Friday to await the Iowa Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage in front of the Iowa Judicial Building in Des Moines, Iowa.

Reactions to the ruling

Dawn BarbouRoske, second from left, of Iowa City leans towards her partner, Jen BarbouRoske, after learning of the Iowa Supreme Court ruling Friday in favor of legalizing gay marriage. Between them is their daughter Bre, 6. Their other daughter, 11-year-old McKinley, left, reacts to the ruling.

Wrapping saplings

A member of the TreeKeepers wraps pitch loblolly pine saplings at the Parks Management Center in Columbia on Friday. The TreeKeepers organization is sponsored by Columbia Parks and Recreation, and volunteers exchange 36 hours of their time over two years for 12 hours of free forestry classes per year. The TreeKeepers helped wrap 700 saplings from seven different species that will be given away for free in the Activity and Recreation Center parking lot starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Wrapping pitch loblolly pine saplings

Bob Bailey wraps pitch loblolly pine saplings at the Parks Management Center in Columbia on Friday. As a member of the TreeKeepers organization, sponsored by Columbia Parks and Recreation, Bailey volunteers 36 hours of his time over two years in exchange for 12 hours of free forestry classes per year. The TreeKeepers helped wrap 700 saplings from seven different species that will be given away for free in the Activity and Recreation parking lot starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

MU pitcher Kyle Gibson on the mound

Missouri ace Kyle Gibson is expected to be a first-round pick in Major League Baseball draft.

MU pitcher Kyle Gibson with childhood friend Todd Lewis

Missouri pitcher Kyle Gibson and childhood friend Todd Lewis, who died in 2006 of lymphatic cancer and pneumonia.

MU pitcher Kyle Gibson's hat shows signs of motivation

Written inside the bill of Kyle Gibson’s cap, WWNFY TML is for “We Will Never Forget You Todd Michael Lewis,” followed by the date his childhood friend died. FEWDM is for “For Everyone Who Doubted Me.” Gibson wears jersey No. 44.

Gary Forsee speaks to advisory council

UM System President Gary Forsee speaks to the Intercampus Staff Advisory Council on March 18 about how the economic recession is affecting decisions at MU.

Tons of Trucks fun

Columbia firefighter Gary Oliver, left, helps 5-year-old Owen Abney out of a firetruck at Tons of Trucks on Thursday at Cosmopolitan Park. Despite the cold rain, many still turned out to the event, which featured a wide assortment of municipal and service trucks.

Showcasing the shovel-nosed sturgeon

From left, Cliff Wilson of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows Gracie Nicklas, 4, and Brad Nicklas, 7, a shovel-nosed Atlantic sturgeon at Tons of Trucks on Thursday afternoon. The event featured municipal service vehicles such as delivery trucks and fire and rescue trucks.

Pointing out the sturgeon's features

Andy Plauck of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service points out various features of a sturgeon to a crowd of children at Tons of Trucks on Thursday afternoon.

Captain explains function of truck

Capt. David Hanks of the Boone County Fire Protection District explains the function of a truck to visitors of Tons of Trucks on Thursday afternoon. The event, which was held at the Rainbow Softball Center parking lot at Cosmopolitan Park, featured various municipal service trucks, including fire and rescue trucks, delivery trucks, tow trucks and one trawler boat from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Slapping a sticker on his chest

Eight-year-old Kristofer Larson, right, slaps a sticker on his chest as he walks out of the back of Troy Clordy's FedEx truck on Thursday afternoon at Tons of Trucks. The event allowed children to check out various municipal service vehicles up close.
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