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Early morning exercise

Dorie Clark, 65, bikes through his neighborhood on the early morning of June 1. Clark, a recent graduate of the MU Law Enforcement Training program exercises from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. every morning.

Dressing for comfort

Interviews do not worry Dorie Clark. At 65, he has been through plenty and says he is not worried about his interview with the Eldon Police Department. Clark chose to dress business casual for the interview because it was more comfortable.

Discussing career paths

Everett Rayl of Versailles, right, is Dorie Clark's pastor and close friend. The two worked together at the F.A. Smith & Company factory in Eldon until both were laid off. Clark and Rayl discuss employment options such as teacher certification or studying computer science.

Monitoring his blood pressure and pulse

Since 2006, Clark has been recording his pulse and blood pressure. He checks it before and after his morning workout and says doing so helps him keep track of "when I'm up, when I'm down and when I'm stressed out."

Clark awaits his interview

Dorie Clark awaits his interview for a position at the Eldon Police Department on Monday in Eldon. With only three officer positions available, Clark hopes his past experience as an officer in the 1980s and good relationship with the current staff will give him an edge of the competition.

Desk filled with important papers and people

Dorie Clark's desk is filled with important papers and important people. Aside from his current career choice as a future police officer, Clark started his own private investigation business, and he is also a minister. Photos of Dakota Miner, the child who Clark has cared for since the age of three, line the desk's main work space.

Snow cones at Mill Creek block party

From left, Cole Rackers, 9, and Levi Thiessen, 6, celebrate the last day of school and the beginning of summer with homemade snow cones. The Rackers family hosted a neighborhood block party at Mill Creek Manor on Tuesday.

Water balloon handoff at Mill Creek block party

From left, Emma Ayers, 11, hands off a water balloon to Laurel Ayers, 8, during a block party at Mill Creek Manor in Columbia on Tuesday. Members of neighborhood families organized the party to celebrate the last day of school.

Preparing for siblings near bus on last day of school

From left, Haley Evers, 13, and Ashley Reichert, 12, prepare to greet their younger siblings as they step off the bus Tuesday, the last day of school for many young students in Columbia.

Standing up for George Tiller

From left, across the front row, Vicky Wilson, State Rep. Mary Still, Sean Spence and Bonnie Trickey are among those at the vigil Tuesday night to remember George Tiller, the abortion doctor who was killed Sunday in his church. Heavy rain caused the gathering to move from Peace Park to MU's McAlester Hall.

A light to remember

“During this time of tragedy, it’s important to grieve, but it’s also important to stand up for what we believe in,” said Michelle Turpino, lobbyist and mid-Missouri spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood.

A horse fan

Dianne Lynch likes horses and is attracted to the Stephens equestrian program. "It is one of the truly unique parts of the school," she said. Her 11-year-old daughter, Annie, will learn to ride on a horse named Chopper when she arrives in Columbia.

Learning combat moves for the stage

Stephens College President Dianne Lynch stops to watch professor Erik Gratton's Stage Combat class on Tuesday. The students, who will perform a full fight scene toward the end of their summer class, showed off a few moves to Lynch.

That fear might be gone

Karren Prasifka and Stephens College President Dianne Lynch share a laugh. Prasifka said she decided to join the college's equestrian program to "get over my fear of riding a horse."

Meeting colleagues

Stephens College President Dianne Lynch introduces herself to employee Jim Klick, who has worked as the supervisor of the college's Mechanic Shop for more than two years. Lynch met a number of faculty, students and staff on Tuesday.

Cleaning desks

11-year-old Lucy Kingsley, left, looks on as fellow fifth-grade classmates clean out their desks on the last day of school at Fairview Elementary in Columbia on Tuesday.

Taking a picture on the last day of school

11-year-olds Da'Jon Gully, left, and Lucas Wadley pose for a photo on their last day of fifth grade at Fairview Elementary in Columbia.

Comden and Day

Barry Comden and singer-actress Doris Day are shown in this 1976 photo. Comden died of heart failure on May 25 in Los Angeles, according to his son.

Barry Comden with Doris Day

Barry Comden, a maitre d' at a Beverly Hills restaurant, became the fourth husband of singer-actress Doris Day. Comden died of heart failure on May 25 in Los Angeles, according to his son.

Hindman talks status of crime in Columbia

Mayor Darwin Hindman stands with Fifth Ward Councilwoman Laura Nauser and addresses the press about crime in Columbia. The mayor introduced an Internet-based program that residents can use to review crimes committed in their neighborhoods.
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