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There since the beginning [Photo]

Mill Creek Elementary principal Mary Sue Gibson, far right, introduces, from left, Trish Crews, Chris Gambill and Carolyn Roof, who have worked at the school since it opened in 1989, during the school's 20th birthday celebration on Friday. Students, faculty, and staff gathered outside the school to help celebrate the occasion.

Big bear hug [Photo]

Along with the rest of the school, second grader Emily LeBlanc, right, gives the Mill Creek Elementary School building a hug during the school's 20th birthday party on Friday. Along with hugging the building, students danced, had limbo contests and played with noise makers during the celebration.

Happy Birthday, Mill Creek Elementary [Photo]

First-grader Turner DeArmond, 7, blows a horn in the face of classmate Riley Snider, 6, as she returns the favor on Friday at Mill Creek Elementary School. Students spent the last hour of the school day celebrating the school's 20th birthday with noise makers, popcorn and music.

Indigent Burials Bar Chart [Graphic]

By August 2009, the Boone County Commission had used up all of the funds set aside for indigent burials for the year.

Joe Schroeder's spikes from 50 years ago [Photo]

Joe Schroeder wore the royal blue Adidas track spikes when he won the first Heart of America Marathon 50 years ago. He used taped cotton to cover the spikes of the shoes for running on concrete and later in the race, the spikes offered him a better grip on the asphalt.

Joe Schroeder puts on track shoes [Photo]

Joe Schroeder puts on a pair of track shoes. Schroeder won the first Heart of America Marathon 50 years ago.

Rock Bridge tailback Trey Millard [Photo]

At 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, Trey Millard is surprisingly quick, with a 4.6 time in the 40-yard dash.

Hickman volleyball drops game [Photo]

Rolla’s Sam Maples, left, watches as Hickman’s Kortney Heidy, center, falls attempting to set the ball for her teammates in Thursday's Bulldogs victory over the Kewpies.

Missouri defensive coordinator Dave Steckel [Photo]

Dave Steckel is entering his first season as the Missouri football team's defensive coordinator, but has been working for Pinkel at Missouri since 2001. Before that he worked for Pinkel at Toledo.

Motorcycle accident victim lies in hammock [Photo]

Clifford Schafer died Thursday morning after crashing his motorcycle.

Clifford Schafer [Photo]

Clifford Schafer.

National Guard Clark and daughter [Photo]

Missouri National Guard Capt. Jordan Clark of Shawnee, Kan., left center, playfully sticks his tongue out to mimic his daughter, Abigail, 1, before the start of a deployment ceremony at the Ike Skelton National Guard Training Site in Jefferson City on Thursday. Clark and sixty other National Guard soldiers and the Agri-Business Development Team III will soon be deployed to Afghanistan to provide agricultural training and assistance to Afghan citizens.

National Guard and Jay Nixon [Photo]

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the Missouri National Guard Agri-Business Development Team III during a deployment ceremony at the Ike Skelton National Guard Training Site in Jefferson City on Thursday. The team will soon be deployed to Afghanistan after additional training in Indiana.

National Guard promotion [Photo]

Cpl. Michael Norman, left, is promoted to the rank of sergeant by Adjutant Gen. Stephen Danner of the Missouri National Guard, during a deployment ceremony at the Ike Skelton National Guard Training Site in Jefferson City on Thursday.

National Guard Assembly [Photo]

The Agri-Business Development Team III, consisting of 60 Missouri National Guard soldiers and airmen, listen as the guests of honor are introduced during a deployment ceremony at the Ike Skelton National Guard Training Site in Jefferson City on Thursday.

National Guard prayer [Photo]

Members of the Agri-Business Development Team III, consisting of 60 Missouri National Guard soldiers and airmen, bow their heads in prayer at the conclusion of a deployment ceremony at the Ike Skelton National Guard Training Site in Jefferson City on Thursday.

Blaine Gabbert high school [Photo]

Blaine Gabbert, left, shown while playing in high school at Parkway West High School, was ranked as one of the top recruits in the nation before becoming a Tiger.

Blaine Gabbert pocket pass [Photo]

Sophomore quarterback Blaine Gabbert has taken over as the centerpiece of Missouri's spread offense.

Blaine Gabbert practice [Photo]

Sophomore Blaine Gabbert, left, will be the starting quarterback in David Yost's first season as the Missouri offensive coordinator.

Lance Cpl. Joshua Bernard [Photo]

This undated photo provided Sept. 1 by the US Marine Corps shows Lance Cpl. Joshua Bernard.
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