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A year-round snowman [Photo]

Shane Brockman, left, gets advice from the Paquin Tower recreation ceramics instructor, Anna Meyer, about his snowman ceramic figure. "If you want to use it year round," Meyer suggested, "then avoid using green and red together."

Painting ceramics [Photo]

Helen Sherrod, a Columbia school bus driver, left, and her mother, Fausta Morales, paint their ceramics at Paquin Tower on Feb. 2. Sherrod planned to fix and antique Santa's moustache after she finished painting his beard.

Grinding the stones [Photo]

Vernon Barr, 92, of the Central Missouri Rock and Lapidary Club polishes a leopardskin agate as part of the group's instructional event on Saturday near Midway as wife, Jeanne, reads in the background. The Barrs have belonged to the club since 1965. "I dearly love to go hunting for rocks but I don't do anything. Vernon does the lapidary part — it's noisy and messy," Jeanne said.

Result of hard work [Photo]

Vernon Barr displays a leopardskin agate that he polished and fitted with a buckle during the Central Missouri Rock and Lapidary Club meeting Saturday. The agate started as a slab and was ground and polished by Barr within a matter of hours.

A new Day in MU tennis [Photo]

MU freshman Danielle Day poses for a portait after several hours practicing her game. Day was home-schooled throughout middle school and high school, so being on a campus is unique for her. Of the many adjustments Day has made, playing on a team is one that she said she has most enjoyed. Day played junior tournaments in Florida but was never on a high school team.

Camaraderie and tennis [Photo]

Danielle Day, an MU freshman, returns the ball to a teammate during practice on January 27. She started playing tennis at the age of eight and is originally from Tampa, Fla. Day is majoring in broadcast journalism. Day said she enjoys playing tennis here and her teammates are a part of that reason. "I just really want to do well for the team and myself," she said.

Show-Me State Games Championship [Slideshow]

The St. Louis Hawks and Yanders Law basketball teams squared off Sunday for the Missouri Show-Me State Games championship. The league has 13 divisions and 85 teams grouped by age, competitiveness and gender.

How to handle a horse [Photo]

Horse therapy trainer Jessica Fry shares a laugh with one of the Coyote Hill residents during a discussion about how difficult it is to bridle a horse.

Advice on horses [Photo]

Horse therapy trainer Jessica Fry gives a young Coyote Hill resident some helpful advice before a training session begins.

Goats, because the kids like them [Photo]

Three goats warm themselves in front of the red barn on the Coyote Hill property. "The goats don't do anything. We just got them because the kids like them," said executive director and founder Larry McDaniel.

Livestock exhibition [Slideshow]

Livestock exhibitors welcomed warm weather during the 16th annual AGR Classic Steer and Heifer Show this weekend. More than 350 youth ages 21 and under exhibited 510 head of cattle at the two-day event held at Midway Exposition Center. Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity sponsored the show, which dates back to 1993. Exhibitors represented eleven states including: Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Boone Life photo column: "A place to be a child" [Photo]

One of the residents of Coyote Hill tries some soft words and a gentle pat on Roy the horse's head in an effort stop his stubbornness and get him to go for a walk during a session of horse therapy. Coyote Hill is a foster home set on a 155-acre farm near Harrisburg.

RecycleMania hits Columbia [Graphic]

Fire Station No. 7 [Graphic]

Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church [Photo]

Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Blvd.: Constructed in 1917, the church was built for workers of the Hamilton-Brown Shoe Co. The church originally featured a red tile roof, which has since been replaced. Additions were made in 1944 and 1961, with the main entrance being designed by local architect John Hurst. The church is owned by Wilkes Boulevard UMC Inc.

Exploring the new fire station [Photo]

Firefighter Rich Harris helps Elisha Bender, 6, down from a fire truck after an exploratory walk-through at the grand opening of Columbia Fire Station No. 7 on Sunday.

JJ at the fire station [Photo]

A Chihuahua named J.J. listens to speeches with owners Nancy Hadfield and Rich Hadfield, right, at the opening of Columbia's Fire Station No. 7 on Sunday. Rich Hadfield joked that he thought about adding black and white spots to J.J. before they arrived at the celebration.

St. Clair Hall at Columbia College [Photo]

St. Clair Hall at Columbia College, 1001 Rogers St.: The Elizabethan-style building was constructed in 1900 and features symmetrical towers as well as multiple gables and dormers. It was named in memory of Luella St. Clair’s husband, Frank, during her term as president of the college. The building originally housed administrative offices and classrooms and served as a student dormitory.

Hindman at the fire station [Photo]

Mayor Darwin Hindman makes opening remarks to the crowd at the grand opening of Columbia's Fire Station No. 7 on Sunday.

Quarry Heights neighborhood and quarry [Photo]

Quarry Heights neighborhood and quarry: Adjacent to the MKT Trail, the Quarry Heights quarry serves as a private recreation spot for residents of the Quarry Heights neighborhood. The former limestone quarry features an artificial lake for swimming. The neighborhood was formed in 1951.
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