Ethan Strobel, 10, of Russelville, shovels fresh chips into the pen for his pigs at the Cole County Fair at Jefferson City Jaycee Fairgrounds on Monday, July 31, 2017. Strobel cleaned their pen before washing them in preparation for the show.
Members of the crowd chant, “We are Pro Life,” as a protestor is escorted out during the Pro Life rally at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The protestor interrupted the speaker to voice her opinion in favor of a woman’s right to choose.
Somalian refugee Abshir Abdirahman hugs his daughter, Iqro Abdirahman, 13, in the Columbia Regional Airport while being reunited after nine years of separation on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Abshir has been in America for three of those years. "It was only after I saw my wife that I recognized those were my kids," Abshir said.
Helias Catholic High School takes on Blair Oaksat Blair Oaks Sports Complex in Wardsville, Missouri on Tuesday, September 05, 2017.
Dirt flies intot he air as Brody Rhodes mows in preparation for an upcoming event at the Fischer Farms corn maze near Noren River Acess on Monday, August 18, 2017. An eclipse crop circle corn maze will be open to the public Saturday, August 19 - Monday, August 21 in honor of the eclipse.
81-year-old Martin Leroy Heman places a helmet on his 50-year-old daughter, Jan, who who has disabilities, before biking down their neighborhood streets in Jefferson City on Wednesday, August 17, 2017. Heman bikes with Jan about once a week by towing her behind him. Jan said biking with her father is one of her favorite activities.
During the chaos of the Easter egg hunt, Raylene Thompson,9, (middle) grabs eggs at River's Den Resort in New Braunfels, Texas on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Thompson's mom teaches classes at the YMCA and is an active member of the organization.
Emory, 7, and Evangeline McNeal, 5, wait in line to make candles during Folkfest at The Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture in New Braunfels, Texas on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Folkfest is a 19th century family heritage festival that featured activities of the time period, crafts, activities food and music.
Students study in the middle of Jesse Hall at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, during the Black Lives Matter Study Hall protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. The event's mantra was "racism lives here, and so do we.” The protest was a step toward the creation of Concerned Student 1950 and their movement to bring attention to racist incidents at the University of Missouri.
Missouri gymnast Morgan Porter concentrates during her bar routine at Mizzou Arena on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Porter scored 9.825 on bars. Missouri gymnastics ranked 14 upset Georgia ranked 9 for an overall season record of 3-1.
Missouri guard Namon Wright reaches for the ball at the game against Florida at Mizzou Arena on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Missouri lost by 10 points during their last game of the season.
Rock Bridge forward Karson Ringdahl reacts to the team's close loss to Blue Springs South at Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia during the Class 5 District 9 championship on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Rock Bridge lost 48-51.
Church member Dana Gillig holds her candle and sings "Amazing Grace" along with the crowd at the candlelight vigil held for the First United Methodist Church in downtown Sedalia on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The historic church burned down the night of Wednesday, March 2, 2016 and will be torn down.
A worker welds a part of a truck on Sept. 22, 2015 at the Henderson truck manufacturing plant in Fulton, Missouri. The factory’s opening was beneficial to Fulton’s economy by creating more jobs in a city with a large unemployment rate of about five percent. "If you look at these trucks they're very complicated and sophisticated trucks. There's a lot of electronics, hydraulics, cutting and welding, very, very high skill set requirements," said Henderson product’s President Marty Ward.
Staff nurse Connie Bartholomew demonstrates how she would normally turn an obese patient by using a dummy wrapped in a sling at Harry S. Truman Veterans' Hospital on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. The sling helps caregivers lift patients because they are not allowed to lift more than 35 pounds at a time.
Misty Mitchell cries as she accepts her diploma during the Missouri Adult Education and Literacy high school equivalency student recognition program at the Miller Performing Arts Center in Jefferson City on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Mitchell and her youngest son both received their high school diplomas this year.
Lefatshe Lefatshe laughs after being pulled down by the bungee run while racing his friend, Thomas Sparkman, at Mizzou After Dark's welcome back event at the student center on Aug. 26, 2016. The object of the game is to race a friend to the end of the ride.
The MU gymnastics team waves to the crowd after their introduction before the meet against Florida State in the Hearnes Center on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. The Tigers scored 196.650 overall which is the highest for the team since 2010.
2016 District 7 Queen Dorothy Velma Strader shows off her crown during the District 7 Ms. Missouri nursing Home Pageant at Capital West Christian Church event center in Jefferson City on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Strader was second runner-up in the statewide pageant last year.