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Sturgeon festival features cart race [Photo]

From left, Lewis Smith, Betty Smith and Shawn Halliburton watching the cart race.

Musicians host a celebration to commemorate local storeowner’s 35 years of service [Slideshow]

Hennessy Music on West Broadway will be closing its doors to the public on June 30. It is important to accept the things you cannot change, according to owner Frank Hennessy. Hennessy said that at 77 years of age, he couldn’t justify renewing the five-year lease and being responsible for the store until he was 82. After its closure, he plans to continue tuning and restoring pianos.

Tausha Fields scribbles notes [Photo]

Tausha Fields scribbles notes on a piece of paper during a short recess Friday during the fifth day of her first-degree murder trial at the Boone County Courthouse. The prosecution showed videos from the 2008 interviews between Fields and detectives during both the morning and afternoon sessions.

Watching interview videos [Photo]

Enforcement Officer Brandon Weber of the Boone County Sheriff's Department watched videos from the 2008 interviews between Tausha Fields and detectives during the fifth day of Fields' first-degree murder trial at the Boone County Courthouse on June 25. Weber was one of many in attendance during the afternoon.

David Wilson testifies [Photo]

Boone County detective, David Wilson, testifies during the fifth day of Tausha Fields' first-degree murder trial at the Boone County Courthouse on June 25. The prosecution showed videos from the 2008 interviews between Fields and detectives during both the morning and afternoon sessions.

Opening the bids for new school [Photo]

Columbia Public Schools' Superintendent Chris Belcher listens in as contractors' bids for construction work on the new high school are opened. The school is estimated to cost $75 million when completed. The district received dozens of bids for the project, which will be compiled and presented at the Columbia School Board meeting on July 15.

Helping out at work [Photo]

Auben Galloway was surprised to learn that Friday was Take Your Dog to Work Day. His dog Bruno spent the morning walking around the office of Callahan & Galloway Inc. Bruno can typically be seen in the office.

Dogs in the office [Photo]

Martha Hervey did not know that it was Take Your Dog to Work Day on Friday, but she enjoyed the company of her Norfolk terrier Gus, and her larger dog Buddy. The family business usually has three dogs at T's Etc. on Broadway including Truman, a golden retriever. The campaign is sponsored by Pet Sitters International to promote pet adoption. The group doesn't track how many workplaces participate but said in the months leading up to it last year, nearly 100,000 people visited takeyourdog.com.

Dieter Kurtenbach [Photo]

Dieter Kurtenbach is a sports reporter at the Columbia Missourian and a senior at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Students on field trip tour Rock Bridge Memorial State Park [Photo]

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park's rock bridge was the destination of choice for the Schuyler School's field trip. The students were led on a tour under the rock bridge, which was once part of The Devil's Icebox, the seventh longest cave in Missouri.

Photos of the week: June 19-25 [Photo]

Homes for Our Troops builds a house [Video]

In three days, Homes for Our Troops volunteers took Army Sgt. Robert Canine's house from a slab of concrete to a house with a roof and garage door.

Homes for Our Troops house-opening ceremony [Video]

VIDEO: Homes for Our Troops volunteers built a house for Army Sgt. Robert Canine, who is a double amputee, and his family. The opening ceremony for the house took place on April 9. "I feel so honored that volunteers are willing to do so much for me and other veterans. It is humbling and I appreciate it so much," Canine said.

Homes for Troops builds new kitchen [Photo]

From left, volunteers Tom Reams and Danny John help put the final touches on the kitchen for veteran SSG Robert Canine's newly built house in Columbia on Monday, June 21. The counters are all built at a handicap-accessible level for Canine, who is a double amputee.

Homes for Troops volunteers build handicapped accessible door [Photo]

Volunteer Zah Mayfield works on a handicap-accessible door for veteran SSG Robert Canine's newly built house in Columbia on Monday, June 21.

Homes for Troops newly built house [Photo]

Homes for our Troops volunteer Earl Talbert walks through veteran SSG Robert Canine's newly built house in Columbia on Monday, June 21. Construction of the house begun in April and is now reaching completion. The key ceremony will be held Saturday, June 26, at which time the home will be handed over to the Canine family.

Homes for Troops builds handicapped accessible housing [Photo]

Volunteer Jim Whitaker works on the windows for veteran SSG Robert Canine's newly built house in Columbia on Monday, June 21. The windows are all built at a handicap-accessible level for Canine, who is a double amputee.

Homes for Troops volunteers [Photo]

Staff Sgt. Robert Canine sits on a window sill on the back side of his future home and talks to volunteers during the first day of the Homes for our Troops build on April 9 in Columbia.

MAP: West Ash [Graphic]

West Worley Street, West Broadway, West Boulevard and McBaine Street mark the West Ash Neighborhood Association boundaries.

MAP: Bourn Avenue [Graphic]

Homeowners on Bourn Avenue north of Rollins Road received city approval to organize a new neighborhood association.
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