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Photo of the Day: Modeling a musk ox

Photo of the Day: Modeling a musk ox

By Morgan Timms
February 9, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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...

Photo of the Day: Butchering the Bark

Photo of the Day: Butchering the Bark

By Jacob Wiegand
January 25, 2017
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Louis Butcher, of Carbondale Public Works, works at trimming trees Wednesday on West Walnut Street in Carbondale. “There is no typical day [on the job],” Butcher said. “One minute we could be doing a traffic control setup for a water break for the water department. Or we could be dealing with...

Photo of the Day: Breakfast at the Barn

Photo of the Day: Breakfast at the Barn

By Anna Spoerre
January 24, 2017
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Savannah Pitts, a junior studying animal science with a specialization in equine science, leads Rolo, a foal owned by the university, from the barn to the pastures after an early morning feeding Tuesday at SIU’s Equine Center. Raised in Hawaii, Pitts said she picked SIU for its four-year equestrian...

Photo of the Day: A warm winter’s day

Photo of the Day: A warm winter’s day

By Morgan Timms
January 23, 2017
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Kaitlyn Byrne, of Senatobia, Miss., and Keegan Reid, a second year law student from Ocean Springs, Miss., relax in a hammock Sunday on an unusually warm winter's afternoon at Crab Orchard Lake. Byrn and Reid have been engaged since Dec. 28, 2015. "We used the hammock a lot back home in Mississippi,...

Photo of the Day: ‘Bingo!’

Photo of the Day: ‘Bingo!’

By Jacob Wiegand
January 20, 2017
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Rudy Larocca, originally of Du Quoin, places a chip during a blackout game of bingo, which she later won, on Thursday at Prairie Living at Chautauqua in Carbondale. “It was nice [to win the blackout game],” Larocca said. “You get so many points for a game and blackout you get more points.” She...

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