Hunter Chapman, 9, reaches for the podium microphones ahead of the Missouri Bicentennial Ball on Saturday, September 18, 2021 in Jefferson City, Mo. “He’s a future president,” his mom 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.
A combine harvests the last row of soybeans on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 in a field near Interstate 63. As fall wears on soybean harvesting season is nearing its end.
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.
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.
Ashley Forck watches as Lacey Flaugher gives Forck her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at the Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson City vaccination clinic. “My baby is here now,” Forck said. “It’s just time to keep our family safe.”
Feeling a little shy Harper Scheppers stands back away from Santa on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 at Busch’s Florist and Greenhouse in Jefferson City, Mo.
The senior boy cheerleaders run on to the field ahead of the Capital City High School powderpuff football game on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 in Jefferson City, Mo. The school's senior girls took on the juniors in the annual homecoming event. Unfortunately for the seniors the juniors put up too much of a fight and ended up beating the outgoing class 22-6.
José Guillen, center, and his sons Juan and Jesus help remove debris from a neighbors yard on May 23, 2019 after a tornado hit Jefferson City, Mo.
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.
Blair Oaks High School’s Autumn Bax spikes the Balla cross the net while Jefferson City High School’s Hannah Linthacum and Hannah Vogt attempt to block it on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Wardsville, Mo. The Lady Falcons will face off against Hallsville High School on Thursday in Wardsville.
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."
Kaiden Holland, 6, and his brother Kyle Holland, 5, help remove overgrown roots at the Brown United Methodist Church near Port Republic, Md. The site will become part of the American Chestnut Land Trust's heritage trail once it's restored further.
Capital City High School’s Landon McNeil drops Southern Boone High School’s Dane Donigian to the mat on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 at Capital City High School in Jefferson City, Mo. Donigian won his match.
Tony Minnick checks some of the growing seedlings in the soil blocks at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture’s urban farm on March 12 in Columbia. Minnick has been the urban farm’s manager for about four seasons.
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