Post-Dispatch photos: Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Date: 10/26/2011 Album ID: 1349423
Photos by Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Photographs by staff photographers
Mark Bauer, the service manager for Schweissguth Bros. agricultural supplier, dismounts a John Deere 9410 combine as he fixes an electrical problem on Don Mallinckrodt's 1,000 acres of farmland in Near Marthasville in St. Charles County. The agricultural supplier is at the center of the recent boom spurred by high land values. Mallinckrodt, who grows wheat, corn, soybean and raises cattle, represents the third generation of his family to work land in the area.
Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com
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Eric Rehmeier harvests soy beans near Marthasville in St. Charles County Tuesday Oct. 25, 2011. 
Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com
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A sign on the front porch of the Webster Groves Public Library was supposed to indicate $3.1 million renovation and expansion that has been in full swing until recently. Construction has been halted for more than a month due to conflict between the contractor and the library board. Frederich, the contractor, walked off the job after waiting for over 60 days to receive approval for its additional costs and costs due to delays.
Photo by Christian Gooden cgooden@post-dispatch.com
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Left (in hoodie), Bill Maxton, of DuQuin, talks with Greg Schlichte, of Minnesota, as they watch the opening game of the World Series from 360 Wednesday, October 19. Maxton said he arrived at the bar with his fiance Mary Gant at 4:30pm to get seats with a good view. They are selling tickets for $450. It's free up here, he said. 
Emily Rasinski  erasinski@post-dispatch.com
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Ray Jakmajian watches as his dog Belle, an English Cocker Spaniel, flushes a pigeon during a training session. Jakmajian, along with a group of Spaniel owners, is hoping to become the first Spaniel Hunt Test Club in Illinois. They practiced quartering in the field Saturday morning on the property of Danelle and Larry Oliver in Dorsey Ill. October 22.
Emily Rasinski,  erasinski@post-dispatch.com
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Danelle Oliver pets her English Springer Spaniel A.C. after he successfully completed a quartering training session. She has been training Spaniels since the late 1990's and currently owns 6 with her husband Larry. The Olivers, along with a group of other Spaniel owners, is hoping to become the first Spaniel Hunt Test Club in Illinois. They practiced quartering in the field Saturday morning on the property of Danelle and Larry Oliver in Dorsey Ill. October 22.
Emily Rasinski,  erasinski@post-dispatch.com
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Glen Martin of Wentzeville watches as his dog Roy quarters, or zig zigs across the field, in search of a bird that was planted for his training session. Martin is a member of the group that is hoping to become the first Spaniel Hunt Test Club in Illinois. They practiced quartering in the field Saturday morning on the property of Danelle and Larry Oliver in Dorsey Ill. October 22. Roy is a one-and-a-half-years-old English Springer Spaniel.
Emily Rasinski,  erasinski@post-dispatch.com
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John Forbes, 86, pets his bog Brodie as he waits for his turn to run his through a training session Saturday October 22.
Emily Rasinski,  erasinski@post-dispatch.com
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Workers from CEMROCK of Tucson, AZ, spray concrete onto rebar skeletons to form simulated rocks on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, in the sea lions' new home, Sea Lion Sound, which is slated to open sometime in summer 2012 at the Saint Louis Zoo.  The new $18 million, 10,400-square-foot Sea Lion Sound exhibit will allow visitors to walk through an underwater tunnel into the sea lions' habitat. It will also include Sea Lion Landing, a year-round outdoor pool and habitat features varying depths of water and rocky outcroppings.  

Photo by Stephanie S. Cordle, scordle@post-dispatch.com

See a more photos of the construction at stltoday.com/multimedia
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Mesquite seasoned chicken with herb and butter rice and maple baked beans, by Selena Williams of north St. Louis, at her home Monday, October 10, 2011. Photo by Erik M. Lunsford elunsford@post-dispatch.com
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Portrait of Selena Williams of north St. Louis, at her home Monday, October 10, 2011. Photo by Erik M. Lunsford elunsford@post-dispatch.com
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Headshot photograh of Selena Williams of north St. Louis, at her home Monday, October 10, 2011. Photo by Erik M. Lunsford elunsford@post-dispatch.com
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25 Oct. 2011 -- GRANITE CITY, Ill. -- Quincy High School soccer player Zach Merzouk (1) finds his path to the goal blocked by O'Fallon Township High School's Alex Reifschneider (12), Evan Figueroa (21) and Ryan McLean (2) during the IHSA Class 3A Normal Community sectional semifinal at Granite City High School in Granite City, Ill. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. Quincy won, 2-1, in overtime.

Photo by Sid Hastings  For the Post-Dispatch
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George and Marilyn Koob of Ellisville walk the Rock Hollow Trail in Wildwood. They say they walk the trail every weekend. 
(Harry Jackson Jr./P-D)
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A box turtle surveys its surroundings before burrowing beneath the leaves near a creek bed at Rock Hollow Trail. 
(Harry Jackson Jr./P-D)
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