Playing the game for the first time, Eva Chien, 16, of Taipei, Taiwan, right, watches her ball roll towards the hole while playing putt-putt golf with her friends at Upper Moorman Park in Quincy, Thursday, July 30, 2009. Thirty-five high school students and teachers from Taipei and Tainan, Taiwan are visiting Hannibal and locations in Quincy, as part of the Taiwan Project. The project has been helping Hannibal High School students connect with high school students in Taiwan for almost eight years. Every summer, they hold a two week camp for the students in Hannibal, Taipei, and Tainan. On odd numbered years the camp is in the United States and on even numbered years Hannibal youth travel to Taiwan.
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Matt Carver near, from Sedalia, Mo., and Brian Bennett from Brighton, Il., members of World Changers, pull up the old flashing from the roof of Estel Griggsby’s home at 1913 Settles St., in Hannibal, Thursday morning. World Changers is a project of the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention with more than 23,000 volunteers this year expected to participate in repair projects across the world. H-W Photo/Michael Kipley
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Kody Graham with the Burton Flyers 4-H, chats with a friend while waiting in line to have his corn stalks judged in the Plants and Soil division at the Adams County Fair Wednesday morning. H-W Photo/Michael Kipley
Thomas Pierceall, near, from Hannibal, battles Rodney Troyer from Quincy, in a Guitar Hero contest at Best Buy Tuesday afternoon. The top 32 best scores battle next week for the top prize, a 40 inch 1080P LCD Samsung flat screen television. H-W Photo/Michael Kipley
Veteran bugler, Bob Ericson, stands by as the names of 22 veterans from Adams County, who were killed in the Korean War, are read aloud during a ceremony commemorating the 56th anniversary of the Korean War cease fire, held Monday, July 27, 2009 at the Illinois Veterans Home. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Sheridan Swim Club coach Paul Murphy, teaches swimming basics to sixteen children from the Redmon & Lee Center at the Sheridan Swim Club Monday, July 27, 2009. The lessons are made available from the Sammy Fund through the Quincy Community Foundation. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
Quincy Notre Dame High School cheerleaders lead cheerleading camp participants in warm ups prior to beginning work on cheer routines at QND Monday, July 27, 2009. The cheerleading camp for girls age 3 to eighth grade will continue through this week. (H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt)
First grader Zayne Lyon and his sister Michaella of Baylis, go through the basket of books brought to their home by Angie Ruebush, principal of Pittsfield South Elementary School. Ruebush uses her car to take books to the rural area’s making about 50 stops a day to keep the students reading over the summer. H-W Photo/Michael Kipley
Alyssa Farlow, 1, of Quincy, watches ducks, while visiting the duck pond at South Park Friday, July 24, 2009 with her brothers, Nathan, Matthew, and her grandfather, Mickey Farlow.
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Top photo: From front left, Mallory Ervin, Tori Bredlode, and Megan Ervin of Rushville, can’t believe their eyes as Chippendales take the stage and perform at the Oakley Lindsay Civic Center Thursday night. H-W Photo/Michael Kipley
This is a picture of a baby Turtle Dove in the nest with it’s mother. I have been patiently waiting to get a good picture of it and finally, today, July 23, 2009, there it was! The nest is in the tree right next to our front sidewalk, hidden nicely in the ornamental plumb tree. Love hearing the beautiful cooing coming from the tree. Traci Kirlin, Mendon, Il.
Nine-year-old George Orr, of Quincy, sings along to Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” while taking part in the Quincy Gems’ “Day at the Ballpark” event Thursday at QU Stadium. Hundreds of children turned out to run the basepaths, take batting practice with Gems players and throw pitches in the bullpen, among other activities. (H-W Photo/Philip Carlson)
Gems 2nd baseman Jacob White takes a wide throw from catcher Brian Ferris and lunges back across the bag to tag Bombers runner, John Hotta, out at second on a steal during the top of the sixth inning of the first game of a double header against the Dubois County Bombers Wednesday July 22, 2009. H-W Photo/Michael Kipley
Jamison Connley from troop 136 in Quincy, goes through and identifies the leaves he collected as part of the credit toward his Forestry merit badge Wednesday afternoon, July 22, 2009. The Quincy Museum hosted scouting sessions this week giving area scouts the opportunity to earn different merit badges from morning and afternoon session. H-W Photo/Michael Kipley
Quincy School Board member Curtis Lovelace, left, pleads with president Melvin “Bud” Niekamp Wednesday morning, July 22, to discuss with the board Niekamp’s decision to form ad hoc committees. “I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it,” Niekamp said. H-W Photo/Philip Carlson
Travis Smith keeps an eye on “Killer,” a nine-pound miniature pinscher, as he surveys the wet weather Tuesday, July 21, 2009, in West Quincy, Mo. Killer belongs to Travis Smith’s mother, Betsy Heckenkamp, who was filling the car with gas. H-W Photo/Philip Carlson
Made a one day trip to some friends at Lake of the Ozarks, MO and spent this morning, July 21, taking tons of pic’s of their numerous hummingbirds. Was lucky enough to catch this little guy sitting on a limb in the weeping willow tree. Jan Seiber Quincy, IL
Bow-wow! A “canine captain” points the way from the bow, as its owner’s boat makes it way through Quincy Bay Monday, July 20, 2009. H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt
Mike Coyne-Logan of Living Lands and Water, left, and volunteer John Engelmeyer of Quincy, unload a refrigerator from their boat. The pair are participating along with an army of volunteers from ADM and other local volunteers to clean up the Quincy Bay area Monday, July 20, 2009. Living Lands and Water, a non-profit river cleanup organization, which organizes and partners with local volunteers to clean up the waterways of the Midwest, spearheaded the operation. H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt
Reflection of clouds in pond. Photo submitted by Traci Kirlin.
Kassidy Westerman, 9, of Palmyra helps bag cotton candy at St. Anthony’s Church annual picnic held Saturday night, July 18, 2009. The church is celebrating its 150th year this year. H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt
Jesse and Jane Schiltz of Neenah, WI., take a nap in their tent after eating lunch at the annual Midwest Primitive Rendezvous Saturday, July 18, 2009 at Flower City Park in Palmyra. The event is sponsored by the National Rendezvous and Living History Foundation Inc. Participants reenact the time period of 1640 – 1840.
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Bransen Miller flips his skateboard coming up a ramp at CoolBykes LLC in the Huck Finn Shopping Center recently. H-W Photo/Michael Kipley
Beat Daddy’s singer, Larry Grisham, clears the sweat from his brow in between rockn’ the crowd during the Quincy Blues Fest in Washington Park Friday night, July 17, 2009. H-W Photo/Steve Bohnstedt