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Samantha Thames watches as her children, Severyn and Halle, have the idea to go down a slide backwards on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022 at Community Park. Thames said the family took advantage of the warm weather respite before it gets cold again.
Ann Young hugs her son Kendel Young on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022 at Adkins Stadium in Jefferson City. Kendel was announced as the Jefferson City High School Homecoming King during the Powderpuff halftime show.
People flock to varying floors to pray on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. Attendees were part of the Missouri Prayer Fest and prayed for Missouri leaders in the Capitol.
A spider crawls on top of a lightbulb on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the Missouri River in Jefferson City, Mo. People from Jefferson City and surrounding areas woke early to help clean up different parts of the river with Missouri River Relief.
Marquise Bostic lays her head against her brother, Bobby Bostic, on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. Bostic was released from prison after having applied and granted parole from his orginal 241-sentence. Bostic was sentenced to the “de facto life sentence” in 1995 at age 16 after committing a series of non-homicide offenses. Marquise spoke at the event and said that Bobby's going away hurt more than just the victims, it hurt their family too.
Laird Okie, a member with the Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, holds a sign outside the Governor Office's on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Laird said that he has always been against the death penalty and has come to numerous protests of scheduled state executions at the Capitol. Laird added that McLaughlin's case is especially bizarre as the jury did not unanimously vote for the death penalty.
Pastor Fennis Brown cradles a bible on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 at the Missouri State Capitol. Brown came to Jefferson City from St. Louis to pray at Bobby Bostic's press conference after being released from prison.
Benetha Sampson picks okra on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 at the Rent-A-Garden plots in North Jefferson Recreation Area. Sampson said she has a surplus of okra because she planted extra after it didn't grow the year before. Sampson gardens because she likes knowing her food was planted by her and that it was grown organically. Sampson is originally from Liberia in West Africa and says harvesting her own food is what she was raised on.
Madison Windsor, 10, skips around outside the front of her new house during the welcome party for the Windsor's new Habitat House on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022 in Jefferson City, Mo. Windsor's mother, Amanda, said the Habitat Housing Program helped the family leave a high-crime neighborhood.
Chrystian Happy, 12, makes a shot as Micah Wood, 7, left, Jamison Wood, 9, and Lincoln University basketball players watch on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 at the YMCA in Jefferson City. Members of the LU basketball team came out to the YMCA to play basketball, take photos, and sign autographs with the public.
Gannon Hite, 9, aims to shoot a play bow with his twin brother Korbin Hite, 9, on Tuesday, Oct, 4, 2022 at the United Way Kid Funfest in Jefferson City. The event was hosted at the Boys and Girls Club and was the result of multiple partner organizations.
Paige Loyd slides down a makeshift water slide on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Ellis-Porter Riverside Park in Jefferson City. The slide was a large sheet of plastic that was sprayed with a water hose and Dawn dish soap to make it slippery.