Darin Pearson is the new superintendent for Eagle Bend Golf Course.
This May 24, 2011, photo shows the Irving Elementary School, which was in the path of the May 22 tornado that ripped through Joplin, Mo. Joplin school officials estimate that about 54 percent of the district's 7,700 students lived in the path of the tornado, which damaged about 8,000 homes and more than 500 businesses. That is posing a challenge for educators in Joplin and surrounding communities because of uncertainty about how many of those students will return to their local schools in the fall or transfer to neighboring districts.
Terrible's St. Jo Frontier Casino is surrounded by floodwaters Tuesday, June 28, 2011, in St. Joseph, Mo. The casino has been closed indefinitely after its parking lot flooded and water went above a boat dock on the backside of the lot.
Dori Villalon, the new executive director for Lawrence Humane Society, is pictured with one of her dogs, Miss Millie, a 10-year-old Chihuahua.
President Barack Obama gestures during a news conference Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
Lavender bunches begin to pile up in a wagon while workers continue to cut Wednesday, June 29, 2011.
Like the rest of the building, the lower floor of the Masonic Temple needs plenty of work, but after restorative efforts, Maceli thinks that the building is capable of hosting multiple weddings at the same time.
Marcy Frank, of Bemidji, Minn., rests after a hard workout during Red Dog's Dog Days June 29, 2011. Frank plans vacation time to come to Lawrence and be part of Red Dog's Dog Days.