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Secret Garden of Columbia [Slideshow]

Joanne and Jerry Berneche live tucked away from rest of their neighborhood. From the street, their property looks like a small forest someone forgot to cut down. But inside those woods is the Berneche's own private Italian-styled villa that Joanne has spent 40 years tending.

Ed's Quick Stop [Photo]

Ed's Quik Stop on Rte B in Hallsville will be the site of library-to-go lockers, managed by Daniel Boone Regional Library. Once installed, books can be ordered by residents and picked up from lockers with a library card. According to Daniel Boone Regional Library's website, the lockers should be installed in August. Demonstration lockers can be seen at Hallsville's Heritage Days festival on Saturday.

Quick Stop Books [Photo]

Katlyn Daly, left, chats with Theresa Brink and her grandmother Rhonda Daly at Ed's Quik Stop in Hallsville on Thursday. The store, which Rhonda Daly co-owns, will be the site of library-to-go lockers in August. The lockers will allow residents of Hallsville, which has no library, to pick up books ordered from Daniel Boone Regional Library with a swipe of a library card. Katlyn Daly's favorite book is, "Anne of Green Gables."

Budget informational session [Photo]

Jan Mees, school board president, left, listens as Superintendent Chris Belcher, right, adds specific details pertaining to Columbia public schools during an informational session on the districts budget on June 10 at the Columbia Public Schools' district office.

Budget specifics [Photo]

Linda Quinley, chief financial officer for Columbia Public Schools, right, clarifies budget specifics to Christine King, school board member, during an informational session covering the district's yearly budget on June 10 at the Columbia Public Schools district office.

Cooks in the kitchen [Video]

Through "Cooks in the Kitchen," program coordinator Mark Ohrenberg teaches people with disabilities how to cook. The volunteer-based program is a collaboration between Services for Independent Living and the Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Department. The class is open to the public. For more information, contact Mark Ohrenberg at Services for Independent Living, 874-1646.

Getting ready for the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals [Photo]

Holly Miller gives water to her horse Choc Lit Nic before competing in an exhibition barrel racing event Wednesday in preparation for the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals that begin Thursday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Workers prepare for high school state rodeo [Photo]

Dennis Morris, Cody Morton and Austin Kaiser tie supports to the fence that will line the arena inside a multipurpose building at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Wednesday in preparation of the Missouri High School Rodeo state final.

Justin Becker practices calf roping [Photo]

Justin Becker practices his calf-roping skills in preparation for this week's Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals.

High school rodeo competitor Justin Becker [Photo]

Besides competing in rodeo, Justin Becker played baseball and basketball at New Bloomfield High School.

West Bend, Wis., Police Department reports no issues with bikers in city, despite shooting [Photo]

Bosco, from Shreveport, Louisiana, serves up style as the main course Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at the 27th Annual National Bikers Roundup at the Washington County Fair Park near West Bend, Wis.

Wisconsin fair park reported trouble with bikers during roundup [Photo]

Hippie, from Texas, rides his ultra-rare 1948 Harley Panhead through the camping area Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at the 27th Annual National Bikers Roundup at the Washington County Fair Park near West Bend, Wis.

Bikers celebrate as next roundup destination is chosen [Photo]

Bikers from North Carolina celebrate on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, during the last day of the Bikers' Roundup near West Bend, Wis., after a vote for next years' destination was tallied. Their home state was chosen, narrowly beating out Ohio, Tennessee and Michigan.

Bikers vote for roundup destinations [Photo]

Tennessee native Toni Jackson shows some love for her home state Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, during the last day of the National Bikers' Roundup near West Bend, Wis. A vote was held to determine next year's destination, and North Carolina beat out Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan as the place to celebrate in 2005.

Dyno test checks bikes for torque, speed [Photo]

Chris Waddell of Cycle Solutions, Inc. puts Fernando Bates' motorcycle on the dyno test which checks to see if the horsepower, torque and air/fuel ratios are at optimum. Bates, from Greenville, S.C., said it did well and was within specifications. Waddell said the dyno test is the best and safest way to find out if you've got the fastest bike out there, rather than racing it on the street.

International Cafe moves location [Photo]

A hot, summer day in June at International Cafe and Bambino's located at 209 and 203 Hitt Street in Columbia, Missouri.

Moving restaurants' property [Photo]

A hot, summer day in June at International Cafe and Bambino's located at 209 and 203 Hitt Street in Columbia, Missouri.

Recycling bin program [Photo]

Recycling bins wait outside on W. Texas avenue for pick-up on Friday. Columbia's Pilot Recycling program replacing the blue plastic bags with the bins has increased the weight of recycled products from 10 to 14 percent on each route.

Pilot recycling bin program [Photo]

Samuel Lange, left, and Jeremiah Lange set out the recycling early Friday morning. Their mother Cindy Lange said, "I think the bins could be bigger, and (have) lids for those high wind days."

Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe [Photo]

Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe answers questions during a news conference at Big 12 headquarters Tuesday in Irving, Texas. Although the Big 12 does not have a new TV contract, Beebe says future contracts will put the conference on par with any conference in the country.
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