Outdoors

Brooklyn Black fields grounders

Brooklyn Black, of Stover, fields grounders during the third practice for the Mid-Mo Fusion Monday, May 18 at the Versailles City park. The team, made up of girls ages 14 and under, is a traveling team from Versailles, Stover, and Eldon. The team is coached by James Davidson. (photo by Desiree Mueller)

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Butterfly project

Butterfly project Elam Hoover and Stevie Hoover show off their recent butterfly project. They were learning about butterflies and watching metamorphosis. Then they wrote a “compare and contrast” essay about the butterflies and moths. (submitted photo)

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Never ‘tired’ of having fun

Never ‘tired’ of having fun Eli Evans, 7, swings on his tire swing Saturday, May 16 at his home in Versailles. It was a warm and wet day, but Evans was taking advantage of the opportunity to get some fun in outdoors. (photo by Bryan E. Jones)

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“Bump, Set, Spike”

Nevin Shirk, left, strategically bumps the volleyball for his brother Jason to set up a spike during a game of “Bump, Set, Spike” Monday, May 18 at Dunham Park in Versailles. (photo by Desiree Mueller)

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Something fishy going on

Something fishy going on Dave Vogt, superintendent of the Versailles Parks Department, works Wednesday, May 6 cleaning the fish pond at Memorial Park in Versailles. Each spring, the pond has to be drained, cleaned of sediment and debris, washed, filled, and stocked with goldfish. (photo by Bryan E. Jones)

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Lilly in the field

  Lilly in the field Brianna Trotter, right, and her daughter Brooklynne Trotter, 7, enjoy a warm and windy spring day Tuesday, May 5, taking their dog “Lilly” for a walk near a field off Kidwell Drive in Versailles. Brooklynne holds her bunny rabbit “Watermelon.” (photo by Bryan E. Jones)

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