Raylan Campbell fell in love with the stray beagle that wandered up to the family gathering. Campbell tried to convince his parents to let him bring the dog home with him before they left but they wouldn’t let him. “He looks well fed, he probably belongs to someone,” his parents said.
University of Missouri's Cierra Porter, Sophie Cunningham and Jordan Roundtree celebrate after Mizzou sinks a basket. Mizzou Women's Basketball faced off against Alabama in their final home game of the season.
Emily Million receives a cross of ash during evening mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Columbia. Traditionally, members of the Catholic Church receive crosses made of ash on their forehead, symbolizing repentance.
Young dancers watch the performance from backstage during the Dancearts’ spring recital in Jesse Auditorium. Dance Arts turned 40 in 2019. The dance studio hosts classes for all age groups and has become particularly popular among older people.
Foam sprays out of a gash in the big bur oak as firefighters try and cool off the inside of the tree after it was struck by lightning Friday morning. Cody Spencer, who was the first person to find the tree after it was struck, said, "It was like a bomb had gone off."
Members of the Osceola High School football team prepare for an onside kick at the Osceola versus Appleton City eight-man football game in Appleton City, Mo. St. Clair County, where Osceola and Appleton City are located had a spike in COVID-19 cases following the start of the school year. Michael Crawford, the publisher of the St. Clair County Courier and other local papers, said football parents didn’t want school to be virtual this year so the sports programs could continue.
Dust flies as a cowboy hogties a calf during the annual Saline County rodeo in Marshall, Missouri.
Joe Gingrich is an Amish man who helps maintain the “English”-owned Amish Trading Post. “For our group, it’s not that common (to work in an English store)” he said. “I couldn’t work in the store, per se, but I’m maintaining the store.” Gingrich helps stock items the trading post buys from Amish communities, including some in other states.
Tony Minnick checks some of the growing seedlings in the soil blocks at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's urban farm. Minnick has been the urban farm's manager for about four seasons.
Broken limbs and debris fill the yard of Juentino Guillen after an EF-3 tornado hit parts of Jefferson City, Mo. Guillen, with the help of his father José Guillen and sons Juan and Jesus, got to work early the next day cutting limbs and hauling them away from the property.
Dalton Key swings off a rope attached to an overpass to cannonball into the Big River near Cedar Hills, Mo. The river is mostly safe to swim in but because of lead contamination, it has a fishing advisory.
A car drives between a flooded field and the Missouri River south of Easley, Mo. Communities near the river have to deal with unpredictable flooding.
On warm summer evenings, hot air balloons are often seen gliding serenely over Columbia, Mo. In the mid 90s the area was home to the US National Hot Air Balloon Championships
A distant spring storm is an ill omen during the summer of 2019 which has near record flooding in Missouri and other parts of the mid-west.