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MAP: Downtown benches to be moved [Graphic]

Benches will be removed in downtown Columbia, and new benches will be placed in different locations. Five benches have been removed, but the Special Business District has not figured out where to place two of them.

Letter from Poppy complaining about downtown bench [Document]

Read a letter from the floor manager at Poppy, a retail business at Tenth and Broadway in Columbia, to City Manager Bill Watkins complaining about a sidewalk bench.

Ryan Ferguson [Photo]

The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District rejected Ryan Ferguson's appeal for a new hearing because he could not prove a previous ruling was erroneous. The court did say, however, that Ferguson has other options to plead his case.

Court of Appeals ruling on Ferguson motion [Document]

Read the text of the Missouri Court of Appeals ruling denying Ferguson's request to seek a new trial.

Bruins softball player Caroline Sicht [Photo]

Rock Bridge softball player Caroline Sicht talks with her 3-year-old cousin Adler Sicht Monday before Adler threw out the first pitch in the Bruins' game against visiting North Callway.

Rock Bridge softball player Nicole Jamison [Photo]

Rock Bridge's Nicole Jamison scores for the Bruins in the bottom of the third inning Monday in the Bruins' 15-0 victory over visiting North Callaway.

Rock Bridge softball player Breanna Logan [Photo]

Rock Bridge freshman Breanna Logan swings at the ball Monday in the Bruins' 15-0 victory over visiting North Callaway.

Rock Bridge softball player Lauren Fuller [Photo]

Rock Bridge junior Lauren Fuller slides into home plate in the bottom of the first inning Monday against North Callaway. The Bruins won the game 15-0.

Austin Stanton boxes eggs [Photo]

Austin Stanton, 14, boxes eggs on Monday. Stanton's chores start immediately after school as he gathers, washes and boxes eggs, which are to be delivered the following business day. Stanton owns 5,000 to 6,000 chickens along with his brother, Dustin, 17, and they have noticed an increased demand for local eggs since the salmonella outbreak.

Stanton brothers and their mother [Photo]

Austin Stanton, 14, Dustin Stanton, 17, and Judy Stanton take a break from their evening chores. Farming is a family affair for the Stantons on their Centralia farm. Although Austin and Dustin own the chickens for Stanton Brothers' egg farm, parents Judy and Andrew share the chores to help their sons balance the egg business and school.

Egg-laying chickens peck at Dustin Stanton's heels [Photo]

Chickens peck at the heels of Dustin Stanton, 17, after he gathers all the eggs for the evening on Monday. Stanton started raising chickens in the first grade, and over the years, his educational project evolved into a business. Now he and his brother Austin, 14, own 5,000 to 6,000 chickens, and sell eggs at more than 20 locations.

MAP: Jefferson Junior High Parking Lot Proposal [Graphic]

According to Jefferson Junior High School and the Columbia School Board, the lot proposal is intended to provide parents a safer way to pick up and drop off students.

Eggs from Todd Farm [Photo]

Dave Todd, owner of Todd Farm in Millersburg, sells his eggs at the Columbia Farmers Market on Monday. Since the salmonella outbreak, Todd has noticed an increase in demand for locally produced eggs.

Proposed parking lot for Jefferson Junior High School [Photo]

This lot at the corner of Sixth Street and Hickman Avenue is the proposed spot for a new parking area north of Jefferson Junior High School.

Joe Tonnies at Family Health Center Golf Tournament [Photo]

Joe Tonnies, a Columbia resident, looks over the silent auction items at the Family Health Center Golf Tournament on Monday at Old Hawthorne. The tournament was a benefit for the Family Health Center. The Columbia Missourian was one of the sponsors of the event.

Jerrell Jackson at practice [Photo]

Jerrell Jackson during a Missouri football team practice Aug. 25.

Landing a putt at Family Health Center Golf Tournament [Photo]

Following a short putt, Ryan Norris' ball lands in the 16th hole on Monday at Old Hawthorne during the Family Health Center Golf Tournament.

Ryan Norris putts at Family Health Center Golf Tournament [Photo]

Ryan Norris, director of magnetic resonance imaging at Columbia Orthopaedic Group, putts while co-worker Beau Baehman watches on Monday at Old Hawthorne during the Family Health Center Golf Tournament.

Gene Austin swings at Family Health Center Golf Tournament [Photo]

Gene Austin, chief executive of Columbia Orthopaedic Group, follows through Monday on a shot at Old Hawthorne during the first Family Health Center Golf Tournament.

Gene Austin and Beau Baehman at Family Health Center Golf Tournament [Photo]

Gene Austin, left, chief executive officer of Columbia Orthopaedic Group, receives a few pointers from co-worker Beau Baehman, the group's marketing director, at the first Family Health Center Golf Tournment on Monday at Old Hawthorne. The tournament was a fundraiser for the center, which offers health services to underserved families in Columbia. The Columbia Missourian was one of the sponsors of the event.
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