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William Edward Jones III [Photo]

William Edward Jones III

A sticky wicket [Photo]

Saqib Choudhry and Muhammad Hesan work to secure their wickets before a cricket match Sunday night at MU's Stankowski Field.

Cricket a game for all ages [Photo]

From left, Saqib Choudhry, 20, Tariq Khan, 55, Asad Khan, 34, and Nazif Ullah, 27, play cricket Sunday night at MU's Stankowski Field. Family and friends of all ages gather to play the sport whenever they can.

At bat in cricket [Photo]

Muhammad Hesan, an MU sophomore takes his turn at bat during a cricket match Sunday night at MU's Stankowski Field. Most members of the group Hesan plays with are of Indian or Pakistani descent, and many of them say the games have helped ease the transition to life in America.

Judging ham at the Boone County Fair [Photo]

Stan Lynn of the Ham Committee holds a piece of ham to place on the award stand at the Boone County Fair Ham Show on Tuesday afternoon at the Boone County Fairgrounds. The hams were judged based on criteria such as firmness, meatiness and aroma.

Hams on parade [Photo]

Entry cards are placed on top of each ham at the Boone County Fair ham show on Tuesday afternoon. At Tuesday's ham show, a total of 39 hams were selected to be sold at the ham auction on Saturday, July 31.

The Ham Committee deliberates [Photo]

From left, Linda Lynn and Elaine George of the Ham Committee write down scores and producers for each piece of ham at the Boone County Fair ham show on Tuesday, July 20 at the Boone County Fairgrounds. For Wednesday's Ham Show, a total of 39 hams were selected to be sold at the ham auction on Saturday, July 31.

Questions for Christianson [Photo]

J. Scott Christianson, left, Sean Spence, and John Sam Williamson listen as a Muleskinner member asks the two Democratic candidates, Christianson and Williamson, who are running for Boone County Presiding Commissioner, what they think about implementing a curfew for youth, during the Muleskinners weekly meeting Friday July 9 at noon located in Stamper Commons at Stephens College.

Christianson working the crowd [Photo]

J. Scott Christianson hands out flyers and shakes hands during the Fourth of July parade in Ashland. Christianson is running for Presiding Commissioner of Boone County in the November 2 election.

A view of Christianson's home life [Photo]

Presiding Commissioner candidate J. Scott Christianson, left, relaxes with his wife Ava Fajen in their backyard garden. The pair grow a variety of vegetables, along with apples, peaches, plums, pears and raspberries.

A big ol' profile [Photo]

Six-year-old Bruno, a playful bear in the Welde Big Bear Show, enjoys the ring toss game in his free time.

Big, Scary Kiss [Photo]

Johnny Welde, 53, kisses Ginger, a 16-year-old female grizzly bear that Welde has raised since she was a cub.

Lifesaving Mailman [Photo]

Ohio letter carrier Keith McVey walks his route delivering mail in Akron on Friday. The veteran mailman has gained a reputation for delivering people from life-threatening situations three times while on the job. Last week, he gave CPR to a man along his route who wasn't breathing and whose lips were turning blue.

Road race results [Photo]

Nicole Kumar, left, and Kate Floros, right, compile results of the Show-Me State Games 5k, 10k, and race-walk events at Bethel Park in Southwest Columbia on Sunday, July 18. Discussing why they volunteer, Kumar said, “because I hurt my ankle and couldn’t run.” Floros explained,” I want to be a race planner when I grow up.”

Preliminary rendering of parking garage [Photo]

A preliminary rendering of the northwest stair tower at the new Fifth and Walnut parking garage. Now that artist Stuart Keeler's concept has been approved, he will begin to finalize the design's specifics.

Smith-Sigler wedding, Missouri United Methodist Church [Photo]

Dr. C. Zoe Smith and James W. Sigler were married July 2, 2010, at Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia.

Smith-Sigler wedding [Photo]

Dr. C. Zoe Smith and James W. Sigler were married July 2, 2010, at Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia.

July 19 City Council Documents [Document]

Here are documents related to the $19.7 million Stadium Boulevard corridor improvement project.

Urban Ecology Restoration Project Tenative Time Frame [Document]

Columbia Parks and Recreation has received a $40,000 grant from 3M to undergo an Urban Ecology Restoration Project along the MKT trail close to the intersection of Flatbranch and Hickman Creek. The project is scheduled to begin this fall and is planned to include earthwork, such as digging, and planting different trees and plants as well as restoring much of the woodland and wetlands, according to Park and Recreation Director Mike Hood.

Show-Me State Games weekend wrapup [Slideshow]

The first weekend of the Show-Me State Games included competition and camaraderie.
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