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YMCA photo gallery

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This picture shows girls preparing to leave YMCA girls summer camp in 1963. This photo from the Myers collection. Diane (David) Hobbs remembers this summer camp Oko-Tipi. "That year we had a horrible rain storm one day which then parlayed into a "mud slide" on one of the many hills surrounding the camp. Sounds kind of dangerous today especially as I think about my osteoporotic bones, but sure was fun then. Becky Musgrove was there as well and did our hair after all the mud was washed out. Her skills coupled with the rain water rinse made for some really good-looking hair-dos. My camp experience was a little abbreviated by a bad case of "swimmers' ear" from the spring-fed pool but I still had a good time. I am located right in the middle of the picture with only my head showing. I think Patty Cooper is camper #7 on the first row and Laura Sweets may be #8 in the first standing row." Debbie Hoag is also in this photo, and was a regular at the summer camp. Kim (Ledbetter) Dryden wrote that she is in picture; she is the little one, fourth on the front row. "My sister, Debbie Ledbetter, is directly to my right shoulder behind me. She was the one going to camp; I was just in the picture. I was 4 and she was 10 years of age. Courier-Post file photo

Kent Porter was the coach of the YMCA 1964 swim team. Standing on the deck, from left, Milton Baumgardner, Wayne Baumgardner and Marsha Best. Standing in the water, from left, Tony Rhoades, Bucky Richmond, Kim Shores and unknown. Milton is now the pastor of the Monroe City Baptist Church (the one destroyed in the tornado a few years ago) and Wayne was killed in an accident in Florida (where he was stationed in the Navy) in 1974. Tony Rhoades remembers that they were wearing shirts to increase the drag on their bodies. He said one of the Hickman twins might be the swimmer on the right. Courier-Post file photo

This photo shows YMCA volunteers during the annual fund drive. Seated are, from left, Earl Myers, general secretary; R.E. Long Jr., campaign chairman; and J. Penrod Jones, president of the board of directors. Back row, Neil Ingerslew, Earl Wilson and Milton Baker, division leaders. AAU swim meet, April 4, 1965, at the outdoor pool in Hannibal, Mo. This is part of the Marilyn and Earl Myers photo collection. Courier-Post file photo

Raise your hand if you recognize anyone in this photo of the fall 1966 women's exercise class at the old Hannibal YMCA building at Fifth and Center streets in Hannibal. The program consisted of exercise from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and swimming from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Babysitting was available from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at a cost of 25 cents for the first child and 10 cents for each additional child. Maximum cost of 50 cents per parent. Note the gym floor and how it stands out. The gym was stripped of old finish, resanded and refinished in September 1966. This photo was contributed by Marilyn Myers. Her husband, Earl, was general secretary at the Hannibal Y during the 1960s and early 1970s. Courier-Post file photo.

1964 YMCA Youth and Government program. Standing, Kent Porter and Bert Catlett. Seated, from left, Cassandra Jones, Joyce Lehenbauer, Vicki Baker, and Jeanne Shields. Courier-Post file photo

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