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'Charlie Brown' wraps up [Photo]

Charlie Brown believes that "Happiness is finding a pencil," in Columbia Entertainment Company's production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," on Sunday. The cast of (from left:) Craig Cooper (Schroeder), Emma Plott-Olson (Woodstock), Mary Shaw (Sally), Tony Killian (Charlie Brown), Casey Palmisano (Snoopy), Stephanie Flakne (Lucy) and Eric Seeley (Linus) concluded their three-week run on Sunday.

Beginning the day at Lucy's [Video]

In the tiny town of McBaine — the 2000 Census recorded 17 residents — farmers begin their day with coffee and cards at Lucy's.

Stambaugh prepares tree sample [Photo]

Michael Stambaugh prepares a tree sample from Medicine Creek, Mo. at the Missouri Tree-Ring Laboratory where he works as a research associate. Stambaugh is a dendrochronologist who has learned how to measure tree rings to determine climate changes or cultural influences that occurred during a particular time and in a particular region.

Tree rings show tree's age [Photo]

A cross section of red pine sample from Huron Mountain Club, in the upper peninsula of Michigan shows that the tree grew from 1707 until it died naturally in 1998. The numbers in black identify the actual years that the tree healed over wounds caused by fire.

Dendrochronologists Tree Rings [Graphic]

Dendrochronologists, scientists who study tree rings, are able to determine the history of past events, such as wildfires, by studying tree rings. Here, the places that MU dendrochronologists have traveled to and collected samples of tree rings for study.

Playing Pitch at Lucy's [Photo]

Bill Sontag, left, and Robert Grant play a game of Four Point Pitch on a rainy morning Wednesday at Lucy's Burgers and Beverages in McBaine. The two farmers could not work their fields until they dried out, but started their day early by having breakfast, drinking coffee and sharing stories at the diner.

Pagan Pride Festival 2009 [Video]

The seventh annual Mid-Missouri Pagan Pride Day was held in Peace Park on Sunday, Sept. 27. According to coordinator Victoria Chance, the program intended to promote tolerance and understanding of the earth-centric non-Judeo-Christian religion. Apart from the several vendor stalls, the program featured a pagan ritual, music concert and dances.

Teen performs at Pagan Pride Day [Photo]

Katie Masters, 15, dances with a hula-hoop to the sound of the band Elvendrums at the 7th annual Pagan Pride Day at Peace Park on Sunday, Sept. 27. Masters goes by the stage name Virtuous Luna.

Members of Elvendrums perform at Pagan Pride Day [Photo]

Susan Mohlman, left, and Dee Solindas, two members of the group Elvendrums, play at the 7th annual Pagan Pride Day in Peace Park on Sunday, Sept. 27. Mohlman goes by the stage name of 'Phookasoo', a combination of the name of a shape-shifting fairy and a pun off of a southern name. Solindas goes by 'Devan', a reference to an Earth spirit.

Deva Dancers perform at Pagan Pride Day [Photo]

Shena Thomas of the Deva Dancers performs at the 7th annual Pagan Pride Day in Peace Park on Sept. 27. The dance troupe has been performing for 15 years in mid-Missouri.

Stephens College student performs in "The Laramie Project" [Photo]

Stephens College student Kiely Schlesinger waits to give her lines during the final dress rehearsal of "The Laramie Project" on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Macklanburg Playhouse. The play, which runs Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 2-4, is about the 1998 murder of a gay University of Wyoming student. Although she does not personally relate to the events in the play, Schlesinger said, "I feel strongly that this is a story that needs to be told."

Stephens College students perform "The Laramie Project" [Photo]

Kiely Schlesinger, a third-year Stephens College student, performs alongside fellow Stephens College student Ashlee James in the final dress rehearsal for "The Laramie Project" on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Macklanburg Playhouse. Schlesinger performs six different roles in the play, which is about a gay University of Wyoming student whose 1998 murder is considered to be a hate crime.

Radio Adelante Episode 30 [Audio]

No. 30
Aired September 26, 2009

Episode 30 Contents

Radio Adelante offers more information on health care in the United States and reports on the Dream Act. International and national news and the community calendar complete the show.

Radio Adelante ofrece más información sobre el sistema de salud en los estados unidos y reporta sobre el acto Dream. Las últimas noticias nacionales e internacionales, así como el calendario comunitario completan el episodio.

Host/Reporter: Dolores Obregon
Reporters: Alana Nunez, Juan Pablo and Tracey Straight
Producer: Tracey Straight
Translator: Juan Pablo

Radio Adelante Episode 29 [Audio]

No. 29
Aired September 19, 2009

Episode 29 Contents

Radio Adelante talks about healthcare in the United States and reports on the Latin Food Summit, a local festival in town . International and national news and the community calendar complete the show.

Radio Adelante habla sobre el sistema de salud en los estados unidos y el Latin Food Summit, un festival en Columbia. . Las últimas noticias nacionales e internacionales, así como el calendario comunitario completan el episodio.

Host/Reporter: Dolores Obregon
Reporters: Alana Nunez and Virgina Pasley
Producer: Tracey Straight
Translator: Juan Pablo

Radio Adelante Episode 28 [Audio]

No. 28
Aired September 12, 2009

Episode 28 Contents

Radio Adelante reports on the recent increase in Hispanic students at the University of Missouri and offers some advice on how to protect yourself from the swine flu. International and national news and the community calendar complete the show.

Radio Adelante reporta sobre el aumento de estudiantes en la Universidad de Missouri y ofrece algunos consejos para protegerse de la influenza por sina. Las últimas noticias nacionales e internacionales, así como el calendario comunitario completan el episodio.

Host/Reporter: Dolores Obregon
Reporters: Elise Hasty and Virgina Pasley
Producer: Tracey Straight
Translator: Juan Pablo Garcia

Radio Adelante Episode 28 [Audio]

No. 28
Aired September 12, 2009

Episode 28 Contents

Radio Adelante reports on the recent increase in Hispanic students at the University of Missouri and offers some advine on how to protect yourself from the swine flu. International and national news and the community calendar complete the show.

Radio Adelante reporta sobre el aumento de estudiantes en la Universidad de Missouri y ofrece algunos consejos para protegerse de la influenza por sina. Las últimas noticias nacionales e internacionales, así como el calendario comunitario completan el episodio.

Host/Reporter: Dolores Obregon
Reporters: Elise Hasty and Virgina Pasley
Producer: Tracey Straight
Translator: Juan Pablo

12 Pack Porkers discuss their barbecue techniques [Slideshow]

The path from bowling team to barbecuing team was easy for the 12 Pack Porkers. "We all remembered the days when we used to bowl a couple nights a weeks so we just started saying 'Why don't we take all our old bowling trophies and put pigs on top of 'em and say we won these cooking pork?'" team member Jim Littig joked. Comprised of a dizzying mix of friends, family and coworkers who have known each other for more than 25 years, the barbecue team hails from Jacksonville, Ill., and loves the camaraderie of barbecue as much as the good grub.
The team is one of 54 that competed at the Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival this weekend.

Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ ends with performance by Blind Boys of Alabama [Photo]

Bishop Billy Powers, Jimmy Carter and Ben Moore take their seats at the start of their closing show at the Peace Park stage on Saturday. Powers, Carter and Moore - all vocalists for the gospel band - are blind. Carter and the other four original band members started up the group at the Talladega Institute for the Blind.

Blind Boys returns to Roots 'N Blues 'BBQ [Photo]

The Blind Boys of Alabama perform "Amazing Grace" to the tune and beat of "House of the Rising Sun" at the end of the Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival on Saturday, at the Peace Park stage. The band played at the first Roots 'N Blues festival in 2007.

Steel drivers concert [Photo]

SteelDrivers fiddler Tammy Rogers performs on Saturday at the Peace Park stage near the end of the third annual Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival. Although the bluegrass band hails from Nashville, Tenn., two of the band members met and played at MU in the late 1970s.
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