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Wide receiver L'Damian Washington [Photo]

Freshman wide receiver L'Damian Washington runs after catching a football at practice on Saturday.

Freshman wide receiver Jerrell Jackson [Photo]

Freshman wide receiver Jerrell Jackson catches a football during practice on Saturday.

Wide receiver Jaleel Clark [Photo]

Freshman wide receiver Jaleel Clark catches a football during practice on Saturday.

Wide receiver Rolandis Woodland [Photo]

Freshman wide receiver Rolandis Woodland catches a football during practice on Saturday.

Paddle wrestlers [Photo]

Missouri River 340 organizer Travis Worley presents Illinois residents Wally Werderich and Nick Josefik with their awards for third place in the men's tandem division at the Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center in St. Charles on Friday. Werderich and Josefik called themselves Los Humungos Paddleos and dressed as Mexican wrestlers during the race.

Cowboy casual [Photo]

Chris Campbell, a member of the support crew for the Texan Lone Star team, dresses down for the Missouri River 340 barbecue held just before the awards ceremony honoring the finishers of the boat race on Friday.

Tandem win [Photo]

Washington State brothers David and Will Anderson accept their first-place awards in the men's tandem division of the Missouri River 340 race from Travis Worley at the Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center in St. Charles on Friday.

Ultimate prize [Photo]

From left, Hannah Grow, 14, and Marissa Weber,12, walk up to the awards podium to accept their third-place prizes in the women's tandem division at the Missouri River 340 awards ceremony in St. Charles on Friday. Grow and Weber entered the race to raise funds for breast cancer research and several other winners chose to add their own winnings to the girls' cause.

Picture-perfect finish [Photo]

Friends and family photograph Columbia kayakers Wil Reeves and John Thomas just after their completion of the Missouri River 340 paddling race in St. Charles on Friday.

Providence, Mo. [Photo]

Shown at left is the former home of William A. Thornton, a night patrolman on the MKT Railroad, and a one-time general store and warehouse, later used as a barn, on Oct. 8, 1956.

The old chimney [Photo]

The fireplace chimney at the hotel in Providence on Nov. 7, 1973.

Abandoned house [Photo]

A house in Providence on Jan. 16, 1964.

The last house [Photo]

Luther Perkins poses for a portrait outside his house in Providence on Aug. 3. Perkins owns the last livable house in Providence. The town began faltering after Missouri's first railroads were built in the late 1800s.

Nashville founder's grave [Photo]

Rick Goodman shows the supposed burial location of Ira Nash, founder of Nashville, Mo., on his property on Aug. 3.

Folding clothes [Photo]

Gianina Beusan, a volunteer from Commerce Bank, folds clothes from the Salvation Army during the Project Homeless Connect event at the Silverthorne Arena of Stephens College on Friday. There were about 100 volunteers from various businesses and organizations at the event.

All spruced up [Photo]

Michael Walton enjoys a haircut and shave from Sarah Loaiza Hooibrink during the Project Homeless Connect event on Friday at Stephens College. "I love it," Walton said about his shave. Hooibrink is one of several students from Merrell University of Beauty Arts and Science who volunteered at the event.

Shave and a haircut [Photo]

John Kriegshauser and Michael Walton enjoy haircuts and shaves given by students from Merrell University of Beauty Arts and Science during the Project Homeless Connect event. The haircut booth, manned by Merrell students, was very popular throughout the event. The event was held to connect individuals experiencing homelessness with in-site medical care and a variety of social services.

A rough 150 years for Providence [Graphic]

The minuscule Providence, a once-thriving river town that peaked at about 3,000 residents and is now occupied by just one family, has faced more than a century of setbacks, beginning when the Missouri River changed course and left it high and dry in the 19th century. Now the Forum Development Group, which had consolidated the old Providence town site and about 1,200 acres in the area is, like the river before it, moving on. The property is for sale for about $36 million.

Truman VA Coverage Area [Graphic]

GRAPHIC | Truman Veterans Hospital covers 44 counties in Missouri as well as Pike County, Ill.

VA Hospital Expansion [Graphic]

GRAPHIC | On Monday, Truman Veterans Hospital will break ground on a new addition. Construction at the hospital will unfold in three phases — construction of the new building, followed by two phases of renovations within the old.
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