June 15, 2013
A sculpture called "Jazzy Bird," used as part of the Community Garden Coalition's garden tour scavenger hunt, sits near the back of the health department community garden on Saturday. Objects were hidden in each garden on the tour as clues that guests would combine for a chance at winning prizes in a raffle.
Jean Newcomb, 83, sits by her raised garden bed during the Community Garden Coalition's Garden Cruise on Saturday at the health department. Newcomb recently switched to a raised bed when the ground-level bed she has tended since the garden opened became too difficult for her to reach.
Logan Huckstep, 11, tastes some slow-cooked squirrel meat Saturday near Mark Twain National Forest. Although none of the groups were able to hunt down a squirrel, they were able to try cooked squirrel meat.
Luke Anderson, 10, points at a pot of cooked squirrel meat after a morning of squirrel hunting Saturday near Mark Twain National Forest. The hunting group did not capture any game during the morning but they were able to taste cooked squirrel meat from a hunt during the past week.
Alec Montie, 14, rests and waits by a tree as he spends a morning squirrel hunting in Mark Twain National Forest on Saturday. Montie has been hunting since the age of 12 but this is his first time squirrel hunting.
Alec Montie, 14, drops the squirrel call into his shell pouch after unloading his gun Saturday in Mark Twain National Forest.
Alec Montie, 14, left, and Bo Scribner, 14, spent a morning squirrel hunting Saturday in Mark Twain National Forest. The two friends hunt together frequently and will be attending Rock Bridge High School in the fall.
Mason Croy loses his hat during the saddle bronc event on the second night of the Missouri State High School Rodeo State Finals on Friday at the Central Missouri Events Center.
People gather to watch the evening performances of the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals on Friday at the Central Missouri Events Center.
The Hickman High School cheerleaders perform for the Hickman class of 1943 at their 70-year class reunion Friday at D. Rowe's Restaurant & Bar.
The Hickman High School class of 1943 viewed yearbooks at their 70-year class reunion Friday at D. Rowe's Restaurant & Bar. Anna Dean Ballew Teague, 87, displays the page announcing the winners of "Most Popular" from that year.
The 1941 yearbook is displayed at the 70-year class reunion of the Hickman High School class of 1943 Friday at D. Rowe's Restaurant & Bar. Members of the class brought their yearbooks to show to their former classmates.
June 14, 2013
MU Chancellor Brady Deaton speaks to the UM System Board of Curators about his plans after stepping down Friday at Reynolds Alumni Center. Deaton will lead the Institute for Brady and Anne Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development, which will focus on issues of global food safety, water quality and health care.
From left, UM System Board of Curators Chairman Wayne Goode, System President Tim Wolfe and MU Chancellor Brady Deaton speak to reporters after their board meeting Friday at the Reynolds Alumni Center. The curators voted at this meeting to allow university employees to extend benefits to same-sex partners.
Rob Moritz, left, and John Scully, right, compete in the Missouri State Senior Games pickleball tournament Friday at Cosmo Park. Moritz and Scully both traveled from the Kansas City area to compete in the tournament.
Rob Moritz returns the ball during the Missouri State Senior Games pickleball tournament on Friday at Cosmo Park.
Fred Merrell putts the ball during the Missouri State Senior Games on Friday at the Lake of the Woods Golf Course. Fred placed first in the men's age 80-84 bracket.
James Hogan smiles after his swing during the men's golf tournament of the Missouri State Senior Games on Friday at the Lake of the Woods Golf Course. "Three years ago, I was dead in the hospital," Hogan said about a heart surgery he had in the past. He placed third in the men's age 80-84 division.
William Cannon, 83, tosses a horseshoe during the Missouri State Senior Games horseshoe tournament Friday at Cosmo Park. Cannon was the only participant in his age bracket, but still played a game with Robert Ruble, 72. "I'll play with the kids," Cannon said, joking.
Fifteen munchkins welcome Dorothy, played by Andrea Dotto, to the Land of Oz and thank her for killing the Wicked Witch of the East in the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre's production of The Wizard of Oz in Arrow Rock, Mo. Eight of the munchkins were played by children from from Columbia.