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Boone Life: Clippin' in Columbia [Slideshow]

Kim Sorensen dreamed of being a veterinarian as a child, but instead turned to dog grooming. After starting in her parent's garage at 17, she now has her own shop called the Hair Wrangler. The business has been in operation for five years. Her goal is to groom 10 dogs a day.

VIDEO: Firefighters on the scene at Maplewood Barn Community Theatre [Video]

The Maplewood Barn Community Theatre, located in Nifong Park, was destroyed by a fire Monday. The fire was reported at about 8 p.m. and it took firefighters about 45 minutes to control the blaze.

Flames destroy theater [Photo]

The Maplewood Barn Theatre, located in Nifong Park, burns Monday as Columbia Fire Department firefighters work to extinquish it. The call came in at 7:56 p.m. that Maplewood Barn Theatre was on fire. Units from the Boone County Fire Protection District and the Columbia Fire Department responded to the scene. The building was fully involved upon their arrival. It took approximately 45 minutes to bring the fire under control. The cause of the fire is not yet determined.

Lacrosse Youth League begins [Video]

The Mid Missouri Lacrosse League held its first practice session on April 5 in Cosmo Park. This is the league’s first full season after holding its first informational meeting last August.

League president Stacey Tonyan explains why she feels her club is necessary. Garrick Webster and Madelyn Ehler discuss why they like the program.

Extinguishing the fire at the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre [Photo]

Firefighter at Maplewood Barn Community Theatre fire [Photo]

Fire at the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre [Photo]

Maplewood Barn Community Theatre before the fire [Photo]

Actress Sue Ellersieck, center, as "Kent" from Shakespeare's "King Lear", rehearses her lines as other actors look on Tuesday evening, May 6, 2008, at the Maplewood Barn Theater in Columbia.

MAP: U.S. Attorney's office investigates hazardous waste containers [Graphic]

A federal inquiry has been launched to investigate hazardous waste containers illegally stored at StorageMart at 2403 Range Line St. in Columbia.

Bulger released by Rams [Photo]

The Rams released quarterback Marc Bulger on Monday perhaps clearing the way for them to take Sam Bradford with the first pick of the draft.

'Oncology On Canvas' art exhibit on display at Boone Hospital Center [Photo]

Estella Cupp, left, and Joyce DeWeese look at artwork on display in the Boone Hospital Center bridge over Broadway on Monday. The artwork on display was made by cancer patients and healthcare professionals and will be on display in the hospital's center bridge until April 23.

Gregory Triplett accepts 2010 Kemper Fellowship award [Photo]

Professor Gregory Triplett accepts the 2010 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence on Monday. The Kemper Fellowship award, presented by University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton and Commerce Bank Chairman Jim Schatz, is given to five MU professors and is accompanied by a $10,000 award.

Anand Prahlad named 2010 Kemper Fellowship recipient [Photo]

Michael Middleton, middle right, hugs 2010 Kemper Fellowship recipient Anand Prahlad, far right, after University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton, far left, and Commerce Bank Chairman Jim Schatz, middle left, presented him with the award on Monday. The Kemper Fellowship is awarded to five University of Missouri professors and is accompanied by $10,000 award.

Jason LaRue congratulates Albert Pujols [Photo]

The St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols, right, is congratulated by Jason LaRue. Pujols had just scored a home run against Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aaron Harang in the first inning of the Cards' season opener in Cincinnati on Monday.

DIAGRAM: Spring allergies [Graphic]

Spring weather means two things: great times for outdoor activities and lousy conditions for those who suffer seasonal allergies. What might feel like the longest cold you've ever experienced might actually be a reaction to allergens including pollen, dust and dander. To minimize discomfort, one has to understand how allergens affect the body and take precautions to counteract the symptoms.

Conserving competitively [Photo]

This photo, taken March 13, shows Will Ward, left, and Roxanne Ward in St. Louis. The Ward family are Missouri's entry in a national competition to conserve household energy. The family in the city's Oak Hill neighborhood will strive to cut their energy consumption for three months. Their home was built in 1911. (AP Photo/The Post-Dispatch, Sid Hastings)

Thigpen gets rare start [Photo]

Missouri junior infielder Andrew Thigpen had two hits in his five at bats in Sunday's game against Baylor.

Missouri baseball beats Baylor [Photo]

Missouri sophomore right-handed pitcher Jeff Emens pitched the last two innings in the win against Baylor Sunday at Taylor Stadium.

Playing by the rules [Photo]

The Siege, a.k.a. Cynthia Jean Etzkorn, referees as the St. Louis Gatekeepers take on the Race City Rebels in a roller derby bout March 21 at the All American Sports Mall in south St. Louis County.

Cheering on the team [Photo]

Downtown Dallas, left, and Jean Slay, both of the Smashinistas roller derby team, cheer on the St. Louis Gatekeepers as the St. Louis Gatekeepers take on the Race City Rebels in a roller derby bout at the All American Sports Mall March 21 at the All American Sports Mall in south St. Louis County.
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