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Chicken chores [Photo]

MU Professor John Faaborg and his family perform everyday duties such as feeding and watering their 19 chickens.

Dogs memorialized in College of Veterinary Medicine scholarship [Photo]

David and Gloria Lowell's golden retrievers Honee and Goldi were the reason for the Lowells' donation. MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announced today that the Lowells have committed $1 million of their estate to create two scholarships for students in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The scholarships were named in memory of the Lowell’s golden retrievers, who passed away in 2006.

Raising urban chickens in Columbia [Video]

Columbia citizens are looking forward to the urban chicken ordinance passing soon. According to Director of The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, Adam Saunders said there has been a trend throughout the country towards urban food production and one of the pieces of the puzzles is raising chickens in an urban setting. Fulton resident Ashley Haubner said if the ordinance passes this would mean more customers for her chicken hatchery business.

Five hospitalized after three-car accident [Photo]

Four children and one adult were in the Dodge Durango that was involved in the three-car accident at Brown Station Road and Route B on Wednesday afternoon. They were all taken to the hospital.

Brown Station Road accident injures five [Photo]

A three-car accident at the corner of Brown Station Road and Route B in Columbia on Wednesday sent five to the hospital.

Handing out samples [Photo]

Jayton Johnson stands ready to hand out samples of his group's taco salad in the cafeteria of Douglass High School on Wednesday. Amy Hoffman, coordinator for the Fun City Youth Academy's Kids in the Kitchen program, says this year's recipes include healthy options.

Learning new recipes [Photo]

Jalyn King and Kiejah Clark add pudding to their fruit cups during Fun City Youth Academy's Kids in the Kitchen program, held every Wednesday during June and July at Douglass High School. The program focuses on promoting physical activity and encouraging healthy eating habits, such as introducing the kids to new foods and giving them recipes to make at home with their families.

Cran-licious creation [Photo]

Bryant Brown Jr., left, gives a final stir to his group's 'Cran-licious Smoothie' as Thomas Johnson waits to pour in the cafeteria of Douglass High School on Wednesday in Columbia. Both are enrolled in the Fun City Youth Academy's Kids in the Kitchen program.

Taking a break for break dancing [Photo]

Nick Rodriguez shows break dancing moves to Jayson Crawley during Fun City Youth Academy's Kids in the Kitchen program on Wednesday. They were preparing for the group's talent show to celebrate the end of the program later this month. Kids in the Kitchen is a summer program held at Douglass High School that encourages physical activity and healthy eating habits.

Students escape violence in Nigeria [Graphic]

Student from UMKC and Lincoln University were performing research in Nigeria when violence erupted in the area. They escaped and are scheduled to arrive in the U.S. on Monday.

Dedication for more than 500 acres of land [Photo]

Hal James takes a picture of Thomas Bell, John Burk and Tom Shryock at a dedication ceremony of more than 500 acres of land. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service combined with Ducks Unlimited and the National Wild Turkey Federation to purchase the land.

Steve Clayton and his propane-fueled Ford [Photo]

Steve Clayton, general manager of Ferrellgas in Columbia, promoted liquid propane-injection fuel technology in Columbia last week by driving a propane-fueled Ford F-250 to consumers in the area interested in propane fuel for their vehicles.

Grato Ndunguru of Columbia [Photo]

Grato Ndunguru of Columbia has been traveling in Nigeria and is scheduled to return to the U.S. on Monday.

MU's Sean Weatherspoon at Big 12 Media Day [Photo]

Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon talks to reporters during Big 12 Media Day on Tuesday in Irving, Texas.

J.T. Jarnegan at CMU [Photo]

J.T. Jarnegan makes a layup during his playing days at Central Methodist University in Fayette.

Comparison of Alternative Fuels [Document]

An Excel document describing differences in fuels.

Church gives an extreme home makeover [Slideshow]

Members of the Fairview Road Church of Christ teamed up with the Boone County Council on Aging to give 78-year-old Mary Sutton’s home a needed makeover. The project lasted from July 24-27 and included new carpets, ceiling tiles, paint, porch supports, landscaping, a couch and some appliances. Kourtney Sebben of the Council on Aging shared her vision for similar projects, and 11-year-old congregation member Justin Hajiceck talked about his experience working on Sutton’s home. The project was completed in time for Sutton, who is a mother of 12, to host a family reunion in her new home.

Friendly Collision [Video]

Veteran drivers Eddie Chick and Rob Heuer went head to head at the 63rd Boone County Fair Demoliton Derby Sunday night. Both paid tribute to their friend and fellow driver Andy Bell, who died last August, a few days after his final demolition derby.

Downtown development map [Graphic]

After years of discussions about the need to revitalize and redevelop parts of downtown, some projects are well under way, others are breaking ground and still more are in the works.

Correction: The Daniel Boone City Building is located between Seventh and Eighth streets on Broadway. An earlier version of this map showed it in an incorrect location. The 10-story garage will take up half the block between Fifth and Sixth streets on Walnut Street.

Volunteers serve lunch in Douglass Park [Photo]

Bob Marshall, center, and Ryan Pruitt, left, volunteer by serving lunch in Douglass Park. The program is in its eighth year. The program runs Mondays through Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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