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Photo of the Day: Paint party

Photo of the Day: Paint party

By Morgan Timms
February 19
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Chris Lampley, of Benton, right, laughs with Sandra Roye, of Paducah, Kentucky, on Sunday during a Splash & Dash Paint Party hosted by Lisa Hicks, of Jonesboro, at StarView Vineyards in Cobden. It was the pair's first time attending the paint party and Roye said they both appreciated the opportunity...

Photo of the Day: Dousing the engine

Photo of the Day: Dousing the engine

By Jacob Wiegand
February 13
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Carbondale firefighters respond to a vehicle fire Monday in the parking lot of the Senator Paul Simon Federal Building. Crews responded about 6:35 p.m. to what Assistant Fire Chief Mike Hertz described as a “small fire in the engine compartment.” Hertz said the operators of the vehicle smelled...

Photo of the Day: Melting iron

Photo of the Day: Melting iron

By Bill Lukitsch
February 12
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Charlie Scott, a second year graduate student from West Virginia studying art, dumps a bucket of iron into a furnace on Saturday at the SIU Foundry. Scott helped run the sculpture program’s annual metal pour, when the community is invited to observe work performed by graduate and undergraduate...

Photo of the Day: Watchful Eyes

Photo of the Day: Watchful Eyes

By Anna Spoerre
February 10
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Robin Russell sips a chai latte while reading the novel "In Country" by Bobbie Ann Mason on Thursday at Longbranch Cafe and Bakery. “I love coming here," she said. "It just feels like being in my own living room." Russell said she comes to the local restaurant and bakery about once a week. The...

Photo of the Day: Modeling a musk ox

Photo of the Day: Modeling a musk ox

By Morgan Timms
February 9
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Barbara Cosgrove, of Murphysboro, brushes hair away from the face of George McNeal, of Murphysboro, as he tries on a cloak made from the wool of a musk ox Wednesday at George's Resale and Antiques, the used furniture store he owns in Murphysboro. Cosgrove said she tries to visit the family-run store...

Photo of the Day: The love of dance

Photo of the Day: The love of dance

By Anna Spoerre
February 7
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CJ Bathiany, a senior from Fort Thomas, Kentucky, practices variations of jazz and ballet Thursday at a studio in Altgeld Hall on SIU’s campus alonside his instructor, Katelin Coursey, a senior from Henderson, Kentucky. As musical theater majors, the two said they take time to practice enhancing...

Photo of the Day: Grown boys, toy cars

Photo of the Day: Grown boys, toy cars

By Bill Lukitsch
February 5
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Skip Starkey, Joe Roach, Eddie Gaines, Ashton Brewer and Wayne Summers race radio controlled cars Saturday at the Alpha RC Raceways in Carbondale. The track is home to a group of radio-controlled car enthusiasts who meet on weekends to practice and race against one another competitively inside a large...

Photo of the Day: Tunnel of honor

Photo of the Day: Tunnel of honor

By Morgan Timms
February 4
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Bobby Wood, a senior from St. Louis studying aviation management, attempts to slide on his stomach through a tunnel created by the rest of the Saluki Swimming and Diving team Saturday during a ceremony honoring the seniors at Edward J. Shea Natatorium. Passing through the tunnel is a right of passage...

Photo of the Day: The “Cadillac” of horse tricycles

Photo of the Day: The “Cadillac” of horse tricycles

By Anna Spoerre
February 3
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Marion Mitchell, of Carbondale, poses for a portrait inside his workshop Wednesday after restoring his second horse tricycle. The retired teacher, who considers himself a local expert on antique toys, said the pre-Depression era plaything was originally manufactured in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, before...

Photo of the Day: A family business

Photo of the Day: A family business

By Branda Mitchell
February 2
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Irma Tomas prepares food at Doña Camila, a local restaurant and grocery store, Wednesday in Carbondale. “I started as a dishwasher,” Tomas said. “But I made my way up to head cook.” Tomas, who co-owns the store with her brother, purchased the business just over a year ago after working...

Photo of the Day: Grazing by gravestones

Photo of the Day: Grazing by gravestones

By Morgan Timms
January 31
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A white-tailed deer bows its head to graze at dusk Monday in Oakland Cemetery on North Oakland Avenue in Carbondale. Oakland Cemetery is one of two municipal cemeteries in Carbondale, the other being Woodlawn Cemetery on East Main Street. Staff photographer Morgan Timms can be reached at mtimm...

Photo of the Day: Practice makes perfect

Photo of the Day: Practice makes perfect

By Branda Mitchell
January 28
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Yilin Yin, 6, practices playing the piano Wednesday in the Student Center. Yin said she was practicing after her lesson earlier in the day. She and her mother were waiting for her father, Xunwu Yin, to finish work for the day. He is a visiting scholar in the mathematics department. Staff photographer Bran...

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