White Bird Swallow looks at a toy she was given from Larry Dunn's toy drive 
for Pine Ridge at David Swallow's home December 8, 2016. About 1,000 toys were collected from donations.

White Bird Swallow looks at a toy she was given from Larry Dunn's toy drive

for Pine Ridge at David Swallow's home December 8, 2016. About 1,000 toys were collected from donations. 

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Geena George has her makeup done before her Arangetram, a debut, for the Indian classical dance named Bharatanatyam. Geena, alongside her partner and friend Liz Luke, have been practicing and working for over eight years with their guru for their Arangetram.

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Girls wait to have their photo taken with Father Stan Schmit after their first communion Sunday, April 23 at Saint John 

Nepomucene Catholic church in Howells, Nebraska.

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Brayden Cunny holds up his new dinosaur as he leaves the gymnasium of Porcupine Elementary in South Dakota after getting to pick a holiday toy from Larry Dunn's toy drive he holds annually.

 Brayden Cunny holds up his new dinosaur as he leaves the gymnasium of Porcupine Elementary after getting to pick a holiday toy from Larry Dunn's toy drive. 

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Mrs. Balark, a member of the Zion Church raises her hands in praise at the Worship, Word & Wonders Conference in Jackson, Tennessee. 

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An Amur tiger cub shows the start of his fangs Thursday morning at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo. The cubs were vaccinated and chipped during their debut Thursday morning.

An Amur tiger cub shows the start of his fangs Thursday morning at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo. The cubs were vaccinated and chipped during their debut. 

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Hannah Thomas holds up a sign during a Donald Trump protest in downtown Omaha November 9, 2016.

Hannah Thomas holds up a sign during a Donald Trump protest in downtown Omaha November 9, 2016.

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A prayer vigil is held for James Star & Brandon Phelps December 11, 2015. The two were shot and killed outside of  Ernie Chambers Court apartments in Omaha while sitting in a vehicle.


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Ed Guthrie, Earl Brandes and Lawrence Osterbuhr (left to right) are the last three    living Pearl Harbor survivors in Nebraska.They gathered outside of the Central City veterans memorial for a photo after a ceremony in their honor. 

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A lion walks through South Africa's Kruger National park.

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Damaged homes. Tuscaloosa tornado aftermath — 04/2011.

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Nicholas Bell waits with his fiancee, Kris Charboneau, in the internal medicine lobby at UNMC. Kris accompanies him to nearly every appointment regarding his CF.

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Devanté Anderson, age 17, helps to clear debris on Sherwood drive in Jackson, Tennessee. A storm knoced down trees and trapped Minnie Thus in her home where the Jackson Fire department worked to remove her as well as debris from the area.

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The U.S. Army parachute team, the “Golden Knights” performed tandem jumps at over 13,000 feet. The Tuscaloosa Regional Airshow kicked off featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The annual airshow’s theme was, “Honoring our Heroes” and produced large crowds.

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James Foster, a passenger in a fleeing vehicle, is handcuffed and searched after a Jackson Metro Narcotics pursuit.

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Connie Byrum (left) and Zachary Byrum, 13, play with Buddy  Christmas day. Zachary, who has been featured in The Jackson Sun's annual Brighter Christmas Fund, was recently able to travel to Disney World where he met Buddy. The 4-month-old golden retriever

Connie Byrum (left) and Zachary Byrum, 13, play with Buddy Christmas day. Zachary, who has been featured in The Jackson Sun's annual Brighter Christmas Fund, was recently able to travel to Disney World where he met Buddy, a 4-month-old golden retriever.

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Michael Chism’s children look at a photo of their father during a vigil in February in downtown Bolivar. Chism was killed in an explosion at the Kilgore plant, where he worked.

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Around 11:40 p.m. on Monday Alexander Merriweather, age 23, was shot and killed at East Pointe apartments. Crew worked on clearing and cleaning the crime scene Tuesday afternoon.MEGAN SMITH/The Jackson Sun

Around 11:40 p.m. on Monday Alexander Merriweather, age 23, was shot and killed at East Pointe apartments in Jackson, Tennessee. Crew worked on clearing and cleaning the crime scene Tuesday afternoon.

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A car is searched late Saturday evening during Operation Checkmate 1.The saturation raid started at 2 p.m. and ended Sunday at 4 a.m. with an excess of 100 officers in the street. The goal was to reduce crime in "hot spot" areas while bringing more unity

A car is searched late Saturday evening during Operation Checkmate 1. 

The saturation raid started at 2 p.m. and ended Sunday at 4 a.m. with an excess of 100 officers in the street. The goal was to reduce crime in "hot spot" areas while bringing more unity
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The Tennessee Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team, Chain Saw Unit 108, started making stew Friday evening for its bake sale and stew benefit Saturday in Brownville. Each pot, made from chicken, beef, corn and tomatoes, will be made seperately and have a

The Tennessee Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team, Chain Saw Unit 108, started making stew for a bake sale and stew benefit Saturday in 

Brownsville, Tennessee. Each pot, made from chicken, beef, corn and tomatoes, will be made seperately.

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Ema McLaughen, age 5, met Miss Tennessee 2013 Shelby Thompson after the Miss Tennessee pageant in Jackson. MEGAN SMITH/The Jackson Sun

Ema McLaughen, age 5, met Miss Tennessee 2013 Shelby Thompson after the Miss Tennessee pageant in Jackson. 

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Amia Jones, age 12, and Nia Bond, age 11, prepare their costumes Tuesday evening. A Fashion and Fine Arts show was held at the Northside United Methodist Church. Proceeds from the event went to Hands Up!, an independent non-profit preschool for at risk ch

Amia Jones, age 12, and Nia Bond, age 11, prepare their costumes Tuesday

evening. A Fashion and Fine Arts show was held at the Northside United

Methodist Church with proceeds from the event going to Hands Up!, an 

independent non-profit preschool.

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Earl Privitt, 90, shows off his stretching skills while waiting for the Three Way Labor Day stew sale, an annual tradition, at the Fairview Community Club. Proceeds of the Three Way sale benefit the Community Club.

Earl Privitt, 90, shows off his stretching skills while waiting for the Three Way Labor Day stew sale, an annual tradition, at the Fairview Community Club in Tennessee. Proceeds of the Three Way sale benefit the Community Club.

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Jerusalem, Israel, Old City and Maket Tour. MEGAN SMITH/The Jackson Sun

A man sells goods to tourists in the Old City of Jerusalem.  

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