A ring under repair by Kenneth Greene [Photo]

Kenneth Greene restores a ring for one of his customers on Aug. 3.

Kenneth Greene at his downtown workshop [Photo]

Kenneth Greene has had a presence in downtown Columbia since the late 1970s. After a few moves, he now has a store on Walnut Street near Tenth Street.

Columbia Golf Championship [Slideshow]

Head Golf Professional at the Country Club of Missouri, Jonathan Tips, golfer Cruz Buchanan, tournament chairman Hardeep Bhullar and golfer Bob Martin discuss the history, prestige and opportunities provided by the Columbia Golf Championship.

Chris Johnson won the 2009 City Championship.

Kenneth Greene repairs a ring [Photo]

In addition to restoration work like this, Kenneth Greene also makes custom pieces at Monarch Jewelry.

Kenneth Greene at work, er, play [Photo]

Kenneth Greene makes and repairs jewelry at his store, Monarch Jewelry, in Downtown Columbia. "From the moment I walk in the door, I'm at play," he said while working at his jeweler's bench Aug. 5.

Baptismal candidates pray at convention [Photo]

Baptismal candidates pray at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention at Mizzou Arena on August 8.

Ryan Stone from Hult Summitt Congregation [Photo]

Ryan Stone, from the Holts Summit congregation, presents an informational session at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention at Mizzou Arena on August 8.

Renee Green baptized at convention [Photo]

Nathan Karr, left, and Chris Upchurch, center, watch as Renee Green is baptized by William Lane at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention at Mizzou Arena on August 8.

Ashlie Vincent baptized at concention [Photo]

Ashlie Vincent is baptized by Nathan Karr while William Lane watches at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention in Columbia on August 8.

Baptisms at Jevhovah's Witness Convention [Photo]

In the foreground, Nathan Karr, left, greets Ricky McDay while Chris Upchurch baptizes Archie Cable at the Jehovah's Witnesses Convention at Mizzou Arena on August 8.

Nikko Sansone examines Tiger-themed toilet [Photo]

Freshman player Nikko Sansone examines the Jayhawk logo on the bowl of a Tiger-themed toilet before adding his signature to the seat of the commode at football fan day on Faurot Field in Columbia on Sunday. The toilet will be auctioned off to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Tiger fan Mark Cooley poses with Sean Weatherspoon [Photo]

Tiger fan Mark Cooley poses for his father, David Cooley, to take a photograph of him with senior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon at Faurot Field in Columbia on Sunday.

Missouri fans descend on Faurot Field for fan day [Photo]

Missouri football supporters file onto Faurot Field for the Tiger's seventh annual fan day to collect autographs and meet the players, coaches and cheerleaders in Columbia on Sunday.

Crowd gathers for Tiger's fan day [Photo]

MU sports backers line up on Faurot Field in Columbia to collect autographs and meet Tiger football players, coaches and cheerleaders at the team's fan day on Sunday.

Freshman safety Tavon Bolden autographs fan's cast [Photo]

Freshman safety Tavon Bolden kneels down on Faurot Field to sign 9-year-old Carmen Sansone's leg cast at the Tiger football fan day on Sunday. Sansone hurt her leg as a result of a tumble during a soccer game.

If you can't stand the heat [Graphic]

GRAPHIC | The Columbia Public School District changed its policy on heat-related dismissals in 2008. Under the new policy, only schools without air-conditioning will be released early.

Fans wait for rain to stop [Photo]

Fans wait for the rain to stop Sunday during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at The Glen in Watkins Glen, N.Y. The race was postponed to Monday.

Acoustic piano sales fall [Graphic]

Brandon Deavers and Cindy Segafredo at piano practice [Photo]

Brandon Deavers, 14, listens to his piano instructor, Cindy Segafredo, during his lesson at Palen's Music in Columbia on June 29. Segafredo urged Deavers to focus on the sheet music as he played, rather than allow his eyes to linger on the piano keys.

Brandon Deavers practices piano [Photo]

Brandon Deavers, 14, squeezes in some last-minute practice for his piano lesson in the show room of Palen's Music in Columbia on June 29. Deavers has been able to play music from movies and video games by ear since he was young, but he began taking lessons to learn how to read sheet music.