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ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com A Cape Girardeau Public Works sanitation truck picks up household waste from homes on Etherton Road Friday, June 14, in Cape Girardeau.

One of the things I love about my job is that it isn’t a 9 to 5 gig, every day is different including when I go to work and when I leave. As much as I enjoy this it can be problematic from time to time, such as last week when my workday ran from 8:30 a.m. to nearly two in the morning. This wasn’t a case of some calamitous event or big happening, just the usual mix of news, sports and features.

My day started with a news assignment to get a photo of a city garbage truck to go with a story on a rate increase, I know, exciting stuff. Of course finding a garbage truck isn’t as easy as it sounds even when you’ve called to find out where they’re doing pickups. I spent about an hour driving around before I snagged the sure fire clip contest winner above.

I went back to the office to file my masterpiece and check in with my editors to see if anything else was cooking before heading to assignment number two: The final round of the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship. I’d spent much of my week covering this tournament which featured the top ranked girls golfers in the country. I simply can’t overstate how good these girls are and I had a blast covering this.

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Alison Lee, of Valencia, Calif., hits out of the bunker on the twelfth hole during the final round of the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship Friday, June 14, at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. Lee won the tournament shooting 7 under-par after 72 holes.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Karen Chung, of Livingston, N.J., walks to the thirteenth tee during the final round of the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship Friday, June 14, at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. Chung tied for second place with Abbey Carlson, of Lake Mary, Fla., in the tournament shooting 6 under-par after 72 holes.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Alison Lee, of Valencia, Calif., watches her drive on the fourteenth hole during the final round of the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship Friday, June 14, at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. Lee won the tournament shooting 7 under-par after 72 holes.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Karen Chung, of Livingston, N.J., watches her tee shot on the thirteenth hole during the final round of the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship Friday, June 14, at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. Chung tied for second place with Abbey Carlson, of Lake Mary, Fla., in the tournament shooting 6 under-par after 72 holes.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Allisen Corpuz, of Honolulu, Hawaii, drives off the eighteenth tee during the final round of the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship Friday, June 14, at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. Corpuz placed fourth in the tournament.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Karen Chung, of Livingston, N.J., reacts after missing the green from the seventeenth fairway during the final round of the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship Friday, June 14, at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. Chung tied for second place with Abbey Carlson, of Lake Mary, Fla., in the tournament shooting 6 under-par after 72 holes.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Allisen Corpuz, of Honolulu, Hawaii, left, Karen Chung, of Livingston, N.J., and Alison Lee, of Valencia, Calif., awalk from the eighteenth tee during the final round of the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship Friday, June 14, at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. Lee won the tournament shooting 7 under-par after 72 holes while Chung tied for second place with Abbey Carlson, of Lake Mary, Fla. second place with Abbey Carlson, of Lake Mary, Fla., and Corpuz placed fourth.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Karen Chung, of Livingston, N.J., walks from the eighteenth green during the final round of the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship Friday, June 14, at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. Chung tied for second place with Abbey Carlson, of Lake Mary, Fla., in the tournament shooting 6 under-par after 72 holes.

 

Finishing up with golf a little before three I ran back to the office to dump my cards and get started on editing before heading to assignment number 3: a portrait for a feature that would run in a few days on a girl who used a lemonade stand to raise money for a family whose 8-month-old son was being treated for a rare form of cancer.

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Savannah Smith, 7, left, hugs 8-month-old son Braxtyn Wysocki, Friday, June 14, on the front porch of his Cape Girardeau. Smith opened a lemonade stand to help Wysocki and his mother Brittni Wysocki, right, after Braxtyn was diagnosed with dermatofibrosarcoma, a rare skin cancer.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Brittni Wysocki holds her 8-month-old son Braxtyn Wysocki, Friday, June 14, on the front porch of his Cape Girardeau. Seven year-old Savannah Smith opened a lemonade stand to help the Wysockis after Braxtyn was diagnosed with dermatofibrosarcoma, a rare skin cancer.

 

Back to the office for editing, editing and more editing of the nearly 2,000 frames I’d taken by now and then back out for some American Legion baseball

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Cape Ford and Sons Post 63 Senior Legion first baseman Trevor Propst runs for third base in the fourth inning of their game against Dunklin County Post 303 Legacy Equipment Friday, June 14, at Capaha Field in Cape Girardeau.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Cape Ford and Sons Post 63 Senior Legion's Thomas Crocetti runs for second base in the fourth inning of their game against Dunklin County Post 303 Legacy Equipment Friday, June 14, at Capaha Field in Cape Girardeau.

 

before heading over to my final assignment of the day, Relay for Life.

ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Sybil Whitworth, of Scott City, Mo., walks around the course during the Relay for Life of Cape Girardeau County, Friday, June 14, at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. This is the 15th year for the event, which serves to raise awareness about cancer while also serving as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Participants form teams which raise money before and during the event. Whitworth is a 16-year survivor of breast cancer.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Landyn Fleming, 2, plays with a strand of lights while being held by his mother Dana Fleming during the Relay for Life of Cape Girardeau County, Friday, June 14, at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. This is the 15th year for the event, which serves to raise awareness about cancer while also serving as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Participants form teams which raise money before and during the event.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com The Relay for Life of Cape Girardeau County, Friday, June 14, at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. This is the 15th year for the event, which serves to raise awareness about cancer while also serving as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Participants form teams which raise money before and during the event.
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Participants walk past luminaries, paper bags in honor of a cancer survivor or remembrance of friends or family, during the Relay for Life of Cape Girardeau County, Friday, June 14, at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. This is the 15th year for the event, which serves to raise awareness about cancer while also serving as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Participants form teams which raise money before and during the event.

 

I then ran home for a much needed shower before going back to the office to finish up my editing and start making photo galleries,

AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship

AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship Awards

Cape Ford and Sons Post 63 Senior Legion 

Cape County Relay for Life

Finally I headed home around 1:45 to get some sleep before my 8 a.m. assignment Saturday morning. Just another day in the life of a newspaper photographer.

 

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