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Homes away from home [Video]

The Walters-Boone County Historical Museum is one of several museums in the Columbia area. There, visitors can tour through Boone Junction, which is made up of three historic buildings. Tour guide Travis Pringle talks about the three, the Maplewood house, the Gordon-Collins log cabin and the Easley Country Store.

Rock Bridge student to portray Ben Franklin in competition [Video]

During his senior year at Rock Bridge High School, Chris Ghan won first place in the senior performance category at the state level for National History Day. He will bring Benjamin Franklin to life at the national competition this month.

Islamic School celebrates accreditation [Video]

The Islamic School of Columbia celebrates its accreditation Sunday. As a religious school, Arabic language and Islamic studies count as one third of its curriculum. The school is open to students with various religious backgrounds.

Missouri Humane Society rescuing pets in Iowa floods [Photo]

Bonnie Dean of the Humane Society of Missouri counts pet rats in cages trapped in an apartment as her colleagues search in a bedroom for the 11 cats also in the apartment in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Saturday, June 14, 2008.

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Karen Teel, right, hugs Bonnie Dean of the Humane Society of Missouri, thanking her for saving her pets that were trapped in her apartment in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Saturday, June 14, 2008. Eleven cats, 18 rats and 2 birds were removed from the apartment and taken to Kirkwood College to be housed.

Youth group works to make homes more energy-efficient [Photo]

Alyssa Buchanan, left, along with other members of Impact Generation, clean out the shed of a Columbia resident who is unable to do the work herself. "We Will Change Tomorrow" is the Christian group's motto as they learn how to minister to others and develop leadership skills while helping others.

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Youth members of Impact Generation clean out the shed of a Columbia resident who can't do the work herself.

Bringing history to life: Two Columbia students to compete at National History Day competition [Photo]

Chris Ghan, 18, a graduate of Rock Bridge High School presents his ten-minute monologue as Benjamin Franklin to his parents. Ghan attended a National History Day competition in Washington D.C. this weekend.

Islamic School of Columbia celebrates accreditation [Photo]

With water dripping down his face and shirt, Yaser Alrawi, 4-years-old indulges in a blue snow cone at the Islamic School of Columbia's cookout Sunday.

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Hend Alrawi, 10, left, gets a pink butterfly painted on her face by Marwa Ithman. Alrawi was the first of many kids who got their face painted at the Islamic School of Columbia's cookout.

PrideFest hosts Gayest Dog Show [Video]

People weren’t the only ones celebrating PrideFest on Saturday in Columbia at Stephens Lake Park. Some four-legged friends accompanied their owners to the celebration for the Gayest Dog Show. Carol Browne and Michele Porter entered three of their dogs in the contest and won the Gayest Dog award, while Jim Treanor’s dog won Crowd Favorite.

OUTDOOR CINEMA [Video]

Around 100 people watched the Outdoor Cinema Series at the Stephens Lake Park on Friday. It was the second movie of this year’s series, showing Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”. The outdoor cinema program shows movies on the second Friday of each month from May to September.

Piano Recital [Video]

Between June 8 and 13, the MU School of Music held the first annual Piano Camp for 7th through 12th grade piano students. At the end of the week-long piano camp, attendees had a piano recital at the Whitmore Recital Hall at MU.

WHEN I BECAME A FATHER [Video]

Fathers of different generations tell you what is the best Father’s Day gift and share their opinions on the meaning of being a father. They may be various in many ways but they have one thing in common: love.

Mid-Missouri LGBT Coalition celebrates PrideFest at Stephens Lake Park [Photo]

Amy Williams and her dog Carly take a break from the bright sunlight at PrideFest, which was held at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday.

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Megan Boyer of the Megan Boyer Band performs at PrideFest. About 1,000 people came out to the fifth annual celebration.

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From left, Michele Porter, Elisa Cisims, Brian Smith and a friend participated in the Gayest Dog Contest.

19th Annual National Red Power Roundup held at the Boone County Fairgrounds [Photo]

The 19th Annual National Red Power Roundup was held at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

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Willard Murphy of Macon showed a tractor in the 19th Annual National Red Power Roundup held at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

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A train of children are pulled by a tractor at the 19th Annual National Red Power Roundup held at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday.
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