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Larry Young carries the torch [Photo]

Olympic medal winner Larry Young carries the torch at the Show-Me State Games opening ceremony on Friday. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the games.

Carrying the torch [Photo]

Named the 2008 Show-Me State Games male athlete of the year, Rudy Oates helps carry the torch at the games' opening ceremony held at the Hearnes Center on Friday.

Show-Me Olympians [Photo]

Olympic medal winners Christian Cantwell, left, and Larry Young, right, are cheered by the crowd as Jim Riek, center, mentions that both Olympians are native Missourians. Young carried the torch later in the evening at the Show-Me State Games opening ceremony.

Singing of the national anthem [Photo]

The crowd stands silent as Jenna Ash sings the national anthem at the Show-Me State Games opening ceremony held at the Hearnes Center on Friday. This year's emcee was Jim Riek, left, of KOMU.

A parade of athletes [Photo]

A parade of athletes walks through the main floor at the Show-Me State Games opening ceremony held at the Hearnes Center on Friday. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the games, which has more than 40 sports categories.

2009 MWGA Amateur Championship winner Chelsea Schriewer [Photo]

Chelsea Schriewer enjoys the moment after shooting her first career hole-in-one Thursday on the 16th hole at The Club at Old Hawthorne en route to tying the overall course record with a 66.

MU graduate Matt Korklan is an WWE star with the stage name Evan Bourne [Photo]

Evan Bourne staggers WWE wrestler Jamie Noble with a jump spin kick at a WWE show in March in San Antonio.

Mathenys practice golf swings [Photo]

Rick Matheny, left, and his son Mike Matheny practice their swings at the A.L. Gustin Golf Course on Monday. The Mathenys plan to compete in four events at the Show-Me State Games, including the father-son golf tournament.

Brown School Road construction completed [Photo]

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completion of Brown School Road happened Thursday morning. Construction on the project lasted nine months. Some residents in the nearby Clearview subdivision said they are worried about the long-term effects of the construction on their neighborhood.

Show-Me State Games Participation [Graphic]

The Show-Me State Games have grown to become the largest state games in the nation and have enjoyed a rich history of promoting fitness for Missourians.

Helping out with the hams [Photo]

Matthew Hensley, 12, helps organize hams on Thursday for the youth and open ham shows to take place at the Boone Country Fairgrounds on Friday. Hensley has worked with the competition for 3 years and always enters in a ham of his own.

Kissing a ham good luck [Photo]

Mikaela Adams, 13, picks up her ham to kiss it good luck ahead of the 2009 ham competition on Thursday. Her mother, Jessica, said Mikaela is a member of 4-H. She said it is a great organization because "parents get involved, and it makes the kids get involved, and they get hooked on it. Now, it's like a competition for her. She tries to outdo herself every year."

A ham awaits judgment [Photo]

Hundreds of hams, such as this one from Uless Reeder, are tagged and sorted for the ham competition. The hams are to be judged in eight categories: Eye appeal, color, smoothness, fitting, trim, firmness, meatiness and aroma. The top 20 hams are expected to go up for auction next weekend.

Communications allocations [Graphic]

The Public Communications Resource Advisory Committee has proposed project funding for 11 applicants. Columbia Access Television (CAT TV) has since withdrawn its application, leaving $1,150 to be redistributed among remaining applicants.

Public Communications Resource Advisory Committee funding proposals [Document]

This PDF document includes funding requests submitted to the Public Communications Resource Advisory Committee, and funding recommendations by the committee.

Crawford escorted from courthouse [Photo]

Taron Crawford is escorted out of a Boone County Courthouse courtroom Thursday evening after being found guilty of second-degree murder and armed criminal action by a Johnson County jury in the Nov. 16, 2003, shooting death of MU student Charley Blondis.

Victims family thanks Crawford prosecutor [Photo]

From left, Charley Blondis' uncle Robert Krzeminski, and parents Tom and Alba Blondis thank Boone County Assistant Prosecutor Andrew Scholz Thursday evening after Taron Crawford was found guilty of second-degree murder and armed criminal action by a Johnson County jury in the Nov. 16, 2003, shooting death of MU student Charley Blondis.

Crawford found guilty [Photo]

Taron Crawford, center, reacts to a Johnson County jury's verdict Thursday evening at the Boone County Courthouse. Crawford was found guilty of second-degree murder and armed criminal action. Standing with him are defense co-counselor Sara Watson and public defender Tony Manansala.

Daniel Boone City Building bond payments [Document]

This PDF document illustrates the schedule of bond payments in connection with construction on the Daniel Boone City Building.

Daniel Boone City Building construction [Photo]

Phase 2 of construction on the Daniel Boone City Building continues. Construction has closed some streets, such as Eighth Street north of Broadway.
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