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Ernie Timbrook Jr. maps out the course for the Missouri Lottery team at the Columbia Balloon Invitational.

Clear-headed Crossett strong in preseason [Photo]

Adam Crossett made changes to his punting style in the offseason.

Tigers’ reserve QBs look settled in roles after final scrimmage [Photo]

Dominic Grooms slips by and eludes the Missouri defense at practice Thursday.

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Missouri Tigers quarterbacks Dominic Grooms, a redshirt freshman, and Chase Patton, a redshirt junior, take a moment’s rest during an intra-squad scrimmage at Faurot Field on Thursday. The Tigers take the field against Illinois on Sept. 1 in St. Louis.

Taylor Cowan stingy for Kewpies' softball team [Photo]

Before shutting down Westran on Thursday, Hickman junior Taylor Cowan threw a no-hitter in the season opener.

Conditions can't slow Bruins' tennis team [Photo]

Rock Bridge senior Elizabeth Worsowicz steps in front of senior teammate Whitley Zitsch to make a return in doubles play against Hickman on Thursday.

The last hurrah: Ironweed banjo player reflects on time in China [Photo]

The fascinated little girl tried to come close to us.

The saga of the Warrens [Photo]

Ray Warren surveys the vacant property on Lynn Street where he had planned to build the Ruth Warren’s Children’s Mortuary.

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Ray Warren

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Harold Warren

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A scale model of the planned funeral home, designed by Packerman and Wright Architects, sits on the property on Lynn Street near Garth Avenue where Ray Warren had intended to build.

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Ruth Logan Warren is buried at Log Providence Cemetery south of Columbia next to her husband, Forrest. Her date of death was never added to the headstone.

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On an afternoon trip to his property on Lynn Street, Ray Warren visits with Margaret Wilson at her nearby home. She has lived in the neighborhood for 40 years.

Advocacy groups accuse state of violating federal voter law [Graphic]

Fishing in a storm [Photo]

Matthew Robertson, a senior at MU, fishes at Stephens Lake on Friday afternoon after a brief thunderstorm. Robertson fishes at Stephens Lake about one to two times a week.

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Live bait sits on the shore of Stephens Lake waiting to be used for fishing.

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Kyle McAllister, a senior at MU, fishes at Stephens Lake on Friday after a brief thunderstorm. McAllister said that the parks department keeps the lake well stocked and that the best time to fish is after it rains.

Bike shop owner can’t stop collecting [Photo]

Karl Kimbel, owner of Klunk Bicycles and Repair, repairs brakes on a used bike Thursday. Incoming students keep Kimbel busy with 12-hour workdays.

District’s after school program closes because of heat [Photo]

Hickman High School students wait for the Columbia city bus after being released from school early because of the heat during their first week back to school Wednesday.