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A peace(ful) vigil [Photo]

People gather to attend "Vigil of Remembrance for Peace" in front of the Boone County Courthouse on Tuesday. The vigil marks the deaths of 1,000 U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.

Protesting war [Photo]

Teri Sullivan participates in a "Vigil of Remembrance for Peace" held outside the courthouse on Tuesday.

Remembering the fallen [Photo]

Barbara Hawley holds a candle in remembrance of the thousand U.S. soldiers killed in the war in Afghanistan during a peace vigil outside the courthouse in Columbia on Tuesday.

John Sam Williamson [Photo]

John Sam Williamson

A family affair [Photo]

From left, Kimberly Mahaney, mother Denise McFarlin, and Kimberly's sister Kortni McFarlin, stand in their family owned G.O.A.L.S., a women's perfume and clothing shop near Columbia College, on Tuesday. Kortni is donating her kidney to her mother Denise, whose kidneys are failing for the second time in her life. After recovering from the transplant, Denise plans on taking over the family business.

Laura Nauser to face Chris Kelly [Photo]

Laura Nauser, shown here at a crime prevention news conference on June 6, has filed to run against Rep. Chris Kelly for the 24th District seat to the Missouri House of Representatives.

Mayoral Forum [Video]

Columbia residents, mostly from the Parkade Neighborhood Association, gathered to hear several candidates for city mayor speak at the Back Yager Funeral Home Monday night.

Mary Still [Photo]

Mary Still

Moving a cart of plotted plants [Photo]

Debbie Colton, who has worked at Strawberry Hill Farms for two years, moves flats of potted plants on a cart Monday afternoon. The plants must be moved to other greenhouses to make room for the younger plants now being potted.

Rows of strawberries [Photo]

Rows of potted plants sit inside one of 21 greenhouses located at Strawberry Hill Farms. Amy Sapp, who runs the farm with her husband, Steven Sapp, said the farm will open for business on March 21, the first day of spring.

Unloading potted plants [Photo]

Steven Sapp, the owner of Strawberry Hill Farms, unloads potted plants Monday afternoon. Sapp has managed the farm with his wife, Amy, since the beginning of 2009. His parents, Gary and Joyce Sapp , started the farm in 1980. "They have officially retired, but it's more of a semi-retirement. They still do quite a bit," Steven Sapp said.

Finding tags for flowers [Photo]

Amy Sapp, who runs Strawberry Hill Farms with her husband, Steven, selects identification tags for flowers on Monday afternoon. They grow and sell annuals, perennials and vegetables.

Playing with dirt [Photo]

Jerry Hemeyer receives a flat of pots from the soil filling machine at Strawberry Hill Farms on Monday afternoon. Hemeyer has been working at the farm since January of this year. "We get to play with dirt and water all day. Our mothers used to tell us not to do that," Hemeyer said.

Mizzou Idol judges [Photo]

Mizzou Idol student judges, from left, sophomore Emily Patterson, sophomore Katie Bickley, junior John Rufus Shealy junior and Andrew Lang discuss the performers they have seen while more wait for their name to be called behind them during auditions in Jesse Wrench Auditorium in Memorial Union. Mizzou Idol, held March 11 in Jesse Auditorium, will feature a panel of four community judges and will be open to the public to watch, listen, and also vote.

Auditioning for Mizzou Idol [Photo]

MU freshman Mickey Moulder sings "Smash into You" by Beyonce during auditions for Mizzou Idol on Monday in Jesse Wrench Auditorium in Memorial Union while MU junior and judge Andrew Lang watches. Mizzou Idol is a singing competition in the vein of American Idol, where a panel of student judges pick contestants to move to the final round held March 11 in Jesse Auditorium.

Planning for growth near future roads [Interactive graphic]

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC | The Columbia and Boone County Planning commissions will hold the second of three public meetings Tuesday to discuss the future of a 21-square-mile area east of Columbia. Several road projects, including a planned extension of Stadium Boulevard, are likely to spark significant development over the next decade. To prepare for growth, city and county officials have begun work on the East Columbia Area Plan — a document that will combine community input with a environmental and infrastructure data to inform future planning decisions.

Vancouver Winter Olympics Days 9 and 10 [Slideshow]

A compilation of photos from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Les Bourgeois Winery [Video]

Growing and producing wine in Rocheport, Les Bourgeois Winery produced over 600,000 bottles of wine last year. The winemakers of Les Bourgeois are currently creating the final blends of their wines and preparing the grape vines for this year's harvest.

Les Bourgeois Wine Cellar [Photo]

Gary Paxton carries a hose from the basement wine cellar of Les Bourgeois Winery in Rocheport on Wednesday. The winemakers of Les Bourgeois Winery complete the final steps of the winemaking process by blending flavors, as well as pruning the vines of the new year's crop.

Hometown diver finds success at Missouri [Video]

MU Diver Dante Jones attended Hickman High School before becoming a Tiger. He has set one record and hopes to break two more.
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