(from left) Rick Hardin of Bartlesville, Okla., Robert Serio of Neosho, Mo. and Matthew Frye of Bartlesville, Okla., playing members of the 3rd Louisiana Infrantry, load their muskets during living history demonstrations to commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Wilson's Creek at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield in Republic, Mo. on Aug. 8, 2015.
Mechanical engineering junior Zainab Rassiwala has a turban tied to her head by G P Singh at the Desi Culture Night held at the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas on March 1, 2013. The event was organized by the Sikh Students Association to showcase South Asian culture.
A child slides down a water slide in Grant Beach Pool in Springfield, Mo. during the opening day for city pools on May 28, 2016.
A Centerville High School cheerleader runs the length of the visitor side bleachers at B. E. Birkelbach Field in Georgetown, Texas as she and fellow cheerleaders decorate the side before fans arrive to watch the Tigers take on the Mason Punchers in a 2A state semifinal game on Dec. 12, 2014. Mason would defeat Centerville 27-7 and punch their ticket to the state championship game to be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Members of the Professional Outdoor Media Association, POMA, take part in a tour of the soon to be opened "America's Wildlife Museum & Aquarium," formerly known as Wonders of Wildlife, in Springfield, Mo. on March 18, 2015. John Morris, founder and majority owner of Bass Pro Shops, addressed POMA members and local media after the tour and announced the name change as well as the conservationist focus of the museum, which will be located next to the Bass Pro Shops national flagship store in Springfield.
Members of St. Anthony's drumlinewalk to the field enveloped in trash bags and ponchos to guard against the heavy rain in which the Yellow Jackets played their week 5 high school football game against St. Stephen's Episcopal played on September 27, 2014 at Lang Field in San Antonio, Texas. Along with most other private schools in the state, St. Anthony is barred from entering UIL competition, under which most high school football in Texas is organized. Instead, St. Anthony competes under the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAAPS) along with over 200 other private schools in the state.
Aaden Barnett, 6, gets ready to go down a water slide during the 11th annual back-to-school bash at the John B. Hughes apartments in Springfield, Mo. on July 31, 2015. The bash, which is organized by the complex's compliance manager Sophia Smith, serves to give every kid living at the apartments a new backpack filled with school supplies for the coming year.
�I support the local merchants, and I�m pleased they were able to weather it,� said Scott Hill, a barber who works in downtown Anderson. His costumer, Charles Land, owns a heating and cooling company in Anderson, and said as he got his hair cut, �I don�t know what they could do with it, except for a convenience store, and we have so many of those now.�
Anna Hall (center), a 14-year-old Nixa freshman, dances during one of her ballet classes at Springfield Ballet in Springfield, Mo. on Nov. 19, 2015. Hall has been dancing at the academy for 11 years, and currently commutes six days a week from Nixa in order to attend lessons and rehearsals.
Springfield Cardinals game day volunteer Al Gautieri waits for the start of the Minor League Baseball game between the Springfield Cardinals and the San Antonio Missions played at Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo. on April 14, 2016. The Missions won the game 5-0.
Kickapoo High School freshman Jordan Simmons (left) and his bandmates perform during marching band practice at Pottenger Stadium in Springfield, Mo. on Sept. 22, 2015. Simmons and the rest of the band have been bitten by microscopic bugs that are affecting the Ozarks.
Nixa High School cheerleaders huddle prior to the start of the game between Nixa High School and Ozark High School held at Tiger Stadium in Ozark, Mo. on Oct. 7, 2016. The Ozark Tigers won the game 28-27.
Katera Jones, 6, ponders her shoe options during a Big Brothers Big Sisters shopping spree sponsored by Academy Sports and Outdoors at the Academy store in Springfield, Mo. on Aug. 5, 2015.
Christian rapper LeCrae in concert at the O'Reilly Family Event Center in Springfield, Mo. on April 29, 2015.