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Ready, set, roar ... in Soapbox Derby [Photo]

TJ the Tiger and Tim Fete, chairman of Children's Health at University Hospital, take off down Broadway during the third and final celebrity race for Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby Race on Sunday. Fete, originally slated to race Dan Rothery, CEO of Boone Hospital & Clinics, beat the tiger by 5.591 seconds.

Ready to bowl [Photo]

Edward Hinderberger bowls during the Missouri State Senior Games, held at the Columbia AMF Bowling Lanes on June 13. Four teams, each composed of four individuals over the age of 50, participated in the team bowling event. The Singles and Doubles events were held on June 12.

Missouri State Senior Games Bowling [Photo]

Steven Thompson bowls during the Missouri State Senior Games, held at the Columbia AMF Bowling Lanes on June 13. Four teams, each composed of four individuals over the age of 50, participated in the team bowling event. The Singles and Doubles events were held on Saturday, June 12.

Bowling a spare [Photo]

Audrey Ashley congratulates Stephen Thompson after he bowled a spare during the teams event in the 2010 State Senior Games bowling competition, held at the AMF Bowling Lanes on June 13. Four separate teams, each composed of four individuals, participated in the competition, which also featured singles and doubles events.

First place winners [Photo]

Gina Green and Joe Clark are all smiles after their bowling team won first place in the 50-54 age group during the 2010 Missouri State Senior Games on June 13.

Alpaca in wheelchair gets attention from seniors at care center [Photo]

Holli the alpaca gets lots of attention at Hidden Lakes Care Center from Helen Parsons, 89, left; Virgalee Shoptaugh, 92, center; and Ruth Seris, 91, in Spanish Lake. When retirees in wheelchairs recently gathered at a nursing home to trade some stories, a guest with perhaps the most improbable story had nothing to say. She was Holli, not a person but an alpaca, maybe the only one on wheels.

Paralyzed alpaca receives massage therapy [Photo]

Michelle Zumwalt, 48, does massage therapy on Holli, the injured alpaca, while Bill Silkwood, 72, holds her steady on an exercise ball in Spanish Lake.

Teachers marry at Grant Elementary School [Photo]

John and Kristin Nies were married Saturday at the only place that made sense to the two elementary school teachers — the playground at Grant Elementary School.

Couple marries on elementary school playground [Photo]

Kristin Nies and her husband, John, were married on Saturday at the only place that made sense to the two elementary school teachers — the playground of Grant Elementary School in Columbia.

Rain doesn't stop teachers from sealing vows on playground [Photo]

Even Mother Nature couldn't dampen the spirits of newlyweds Kristin and John Nies as they sealed their vows on the playground of Grant Elementary School on Saturday.

Scenes from Boone County Relay for Life 2010 [Slideshow]

This year's Boone County Relay for Life featured 93 teams and several fundraising events. As of Saturday morning, participants raised $187,000 for cancer research. Fundraising continues until Aug. 31.

Candidate Mack Thompson [Video]

Mack Thompson, Columbia Water and Light director candidate, met with residents on Friday in City Hall.

Candidate Timothy G. Luchsinger [Video]

Timothy G. Luchsinger, Columbia Water and Light director candidate, met with residents on Friday in City Hall.

Candidate Tad Johnsen [Video]

Tad Johnsen, Columbia Water and Light director candidate, met with residents on Friday in City Hall.

Residents share opinions about candidates, city's needs [Video]

Residents of Columbia reflect on the Water and Light director candidates and the opportunity to meet them in City Hall on Friday.

Cherry Hill Summer Fest show art, provides games [Slideshow]

Cherry Hill held its fourth annual Summer Fest & Art Show on Saturday. The festival helped raise money for the Central Missouri Food Bank.

Moberly Area Community College hosts Art on the Block [Slideshow]

The Art on the Block festival was for people of all ages on Saturday at Moberly Area Community College. The event was free for anyone attending, and it gave attendees the opportunity to observe or participate in a variety of art activities.

Farm to Table Festival explains worm composting [Photo]

Bobby Johnson and Edwina King of the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture demonstrate how to construct and maintain a worm bin at the Farm to Table Festival on Saturday. "A worm bin shouldn't smell at all," Johnson said. "If it does, it's due to either too much moisture or too many food scraps."

Farm to Table festival introduces attendees to worm composting [Slideshow]

The festival provided sustainability workshops, including one about worm composting, which uses almost any kind of box to compost worms.

City Candidate Finances Released [Graphic]

Mayoral candidate Bob McDavid raised the most with $61,624.80. City Council candidate Rick Buford raised the least with $1,200.00.
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