Some of my favorite pictures in a gallery

The Nashville Hornettes celebrate a play at home against Pinckneyville on Sept. 11, 2019.
Jaxon Goforth (87) celebrates in the air with Nick Miller (10) after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter Friday night. The Hornets kept off a Lions rally to win 41-38.
Jullian Metcalf rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns in the Hornets win over Carlyle in Week 1.
Isaac Turner catches a pass from Cole Malawy to score a touchdown in the opening game of the 2019 season.
Big brother and Captain America Connor Toomey, 6, of St. Charles, MO, wraps his arm around Yoda (Bryce, 3) during the annual Superhero Parade at the 2019 Nashville Fall Festival. Their mom is Megan Toomey, who is originally from Nashville.
Balloon Fest
Balloon Fest spectators watch the night sky light up during the Balloon Glow on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2012. Published: Centralia Sentinel.
Matthias Wright, 4, has a blast on a bouncy house at the 2012 Oakdale Eggstravaganza.
Belle, played by Alexa Smith, reads will the rest of the town mocks her odd behavior during the first act of Salem Community High School’s rendition of “Beauty and the Beast” in March 2014. Published: Centralia Sentinel
Viola Walker celebrates her 100th birthday with family at the Second Baptist Church in Central City. Published: April 2014.
Nine-year-old Jeremiah “Kirk” Johnson sneaks a hug from his dad Joshua Johnson, 29, on Nov. 1, 2006, during a “Parade of Recognition” celebration that ended at the Drury Inn in Mt. Vernon. Joshua Johnson was home after serving a tour in Iraq. Kirk was particularly glad to have his dad home and retired from the military, hugging him constantly during the ceremony and making plans to play games later. “If I didn’t have him, I’d be alone in this world,” Kirk said. “So I’m glad to have him.”
Community members and American Red Cross volunteers survey the damage on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2013, a few hours after a tornado ripped through New Minden. Published: Centralia Sentinel
Tornado Cleanup
Volunteers clear debris from the St. John Lutheran cemetery after a tornado touched down in New Minden on Nov. 16, 2013.
Centralia Fire Department extinguish a garage fire on Moonglow Drive over Thanksgiving weekend in 2015.
Mt. Vernon firefighters rescue a pit bull from the icy waters of Veterans Park. Published: February 2007.
Hal Wolfe and his photo
In this photo taken in October 2006, Hal Wolfe of Mt. Vernon goes through photographs taken during his days serving in World War II. Wolfe was among the soldiers who fought on the island of Iwo Jima.