Photojournalism A man is carried away on a stretcher after being struck by a vehicle while riding a bike at the intersection of West Nichols Street and North Homewood Avenue on Wednesday night. The injuries were not expected to be life threatening, according to police. / Michael Gulledge/News-Leader Trevor Selley, 5, of Springfield, plays with new water sprays at Westport Park’s new pool, which opened May 24. Elsberry junior Kyle Turnbull boards a school bus to Elsberry after football practice at Winfield Middle School on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in Winfield, Mo. Elsberry entered a co-op agreement with Winfield to play as one team for the 2021 season. Michael Gulledge, Special to STLhighschoolsports.com A fireman fights a small brush fire near the intersection of Grand Street and West Bypass on Sunday. Smoke from the fire decreased visibility along West Bypass causing officials to close part the roadway for about an hour. Battlefield and Springfield fire department responded to the fire with about six apparatus, according to Battlefield Fire Protection District Captain John Kendall. Runners celebrate after the Color Run in Springfield on April 6. Michael Gulledge/News-Leader The next generation of farmers Brody Seitz, 5, and Aiden Weldy, 6, hold corn that’s been eaten by bugs and is small at Seth Seitz’s farm near Aurora on Tuesday. Despite a few dry growing seasons, Seth Seitz said he enjoys teaching his son and nephew about farming. Danny and Connie Moore work on Christmas decorations at the grave of their daughter, Julie Moore, who died in September 2012 of breast cancer. Michael Gulledge/News-Leader CBC celebrates after defeating Rockhurst for the Class 6 state football championship, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Columbia, Mo. Michael Gulledge, Special to STLhighschoolsports.com Kids, including some from the Dobbins family, run into a cave at Sequiota Park in Springfield on Friday. The park was filled with visitors who were exploring caves, feeding geese and using trails. Winfield head coach Cody Spegal oversees his team during practice at Winfield Middle School on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in Winfield, Mo. Michael Gulledge, Special to STLhighschoolsports.com A fan plays catch during the Edwardsville-De Smet football game, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at De Smet Jesuit High School in Creve Coeur, Mo. Michael Gulledge, Special to STLhighschoolsports.com Gov. Jay Nixon made his first campaign stop at the Greene County Democrat watch party at the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center on Tuesday night. Nixon said he’s crossing party lines to move Missouri forward. Members of the Missouri State women’s ROTC team compete in the Ranger Challenge at Ft. Leonard Wood on Oct. 15, 2011. The women’s team placed first and will advance to the next level of the Ranger Challenge. Briana Adams sings for Missouri State University a cappella group A Cub Bella at the Gillioz Theatre during the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella 2012 tournament quarterfinals on Feb. 25, 2012. Missouri State students and staff gathered for a candlelight vigil on Jan. 21, 2010, which concluded the “Bears Backing Haiti” 50 in 50 campaign, which raised $34,000 for victims in 50 hours.