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Bruce Barkelew and Leslie Bratton go through the cache they placed in June to see what visitors have left behind. Barkelew and Bratton recently placed the cache in a wooded area near their house and uploaded the GPS coordinates of where it is located on geocaching.com for hunters to find.

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Bruce Barkelew and Leslie Bratton try to pinpoint where the cache in the Grindstone Nature Area is located using their GPS unit. Barkelew and Bratton are becoming avid participants in the new sport called geocaching.

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The Capen Park Cache, marked by an official geocache emblem, is hidden under a rock overhang in the Grindstone Nature Area. The small plastic container is full of coins, small figurines and a log book that visitors to the cache fill out when they have visited the site.

Sport of geocaching gaining in popularity [Photo]

Bruce Barkelew uses his GPS unit to mark the coordinates of the cache he hid near his house. Barkelew created the cache with Leslie Bratton on June 24 and has seen several visitors to the cache.

Race raises money for track team [Photo]

Participants of the 5K run to benefit the William Woods track team gear up as they listen to announcements before the race begins. One hundred and thirty-seven people showed up for the event on Saturday, July 12, 2008.

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The Smokin' Chick passes by Jeremy Phillips (left) and Danielle Proctor as they participate in the 5K run to benefit the William Woods track team on Saturday, July 12, 2008.

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Beth Revers takes a cup of water as she runs on Forum Boulevard. Revers was one of 137 participants in Saturday's 5K run to help the William Woods track team.

One day, one bloom, one day lily show [Photo]

"I'm looking for colors I don't have" said Dinah Pearson as she wrote down various color varieties of day lilies she would like to add to her garden. "Anyone can grow day lilies, it's an ideal flower," said Pearson, who attended the daylily show at the Public Library, Saturday afternoon.

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"The judges couldn't find anything wrong with it," said Bob Tankesley-Clarke of the the Best in Show day lily. The flower, a miniature day lily, was grown by Karl and Cecy Rice.

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"The judges couldn't find anything wrong with it," said Bob Tankesley-Clarke of the the Best in Show day lily. The flower, a miniature day lily, was was grown by Karl and Cecy Rice.

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Panelists debate: Jesus ... Who? [Photo]

Four Columbia police officers receive Meritorious Service Ribbon [Photo]

Interim police chief, Capt. Tom Dresner, right, presented Meritorious Service Ribbons to officers Lance Bolinger, Jared Fielding, Steve Wilmoth and Chris Hessenflow on Thursday in the City Council Chambers at the Daniel Boone Building. The officers were honored for rescuing a man from a burning building last month.

'Plan 9!' brings aliens, rock and 'n’ roll to Columbia [Photo]

Dana Naylor applies makeup for Thursday's rehearsal of "Plan 9! A Musical from Outer Space."

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The cast of "Plan 9! A Musical from Outer Space" rehearses at the Maplewood Barn Theatre. The show was adapted by Columbia residents Chris Bowling and Meg Phillips, and the music was written by Columbia native J. West.

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Craig Caldwell, middle, a representative from the First Student bus company, questions the driver of the bus involved in a four-vehicle accident near the intersection of Broadway and Stadium on Friday afternoon. There were no students on the bus at the time of the accident.

UPDATE: School bus involved in four-car pileup [Photo]

Craig Caldwell, center, a representative from the First Student bus company, questions the driver of the bus involved in a four-vehicle accident on Friday afternoon near the intersection of Broadway and Stadium Boulevard. Two people were taken to the hospital, according to police.

UPDATE: Officials say school bus caused chain-reaction accident [Photo]

Craig Caldwell, center, a representative from the First Student bus company, questions bus driver Virginia Johnson after the four-vehicle pileup on Stadium Boulevard. No students were on the bus when the accident occurred.

UPDATE: Paquin residents rally against proposed rec program cuts [Photo]

J.N. Fry, a resident of Paquin Tower, speaks out against the Park and Recreation Department's plans to cut the Adaptive Recreation programs housed in Paquin.

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Many of the Paquin Tower residents met in the picnic area on Friday to discuss how to preserve their beloved Adaptive Recreation programs. "A lot of folks here at Paquin need to do something outside the apartment for peace of mind," said Dave Foley.
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