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The site of Green Acres, a cemetery that will use only green burial methods, is slated to have pathways cleared and a cremation pavilion built by September.

Five elementary schools to get energy-efficient heating and cooling systems [Photo]

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Bill Goddard, left, and Chuck Worstell operate Pushing Up Daisies, a natural burial cemetery marketing company.

Go fish! Philips Lake is now open to anglers [Photo]

Jesse Curry of Columbia reels in a bluegill while fishing on Philips Lake in Columbia on Friday morning. Curry and his fishing buddy, Woody Woodard, were the second to put a boat on the water after the lake had officially opened to the public for fishing at 7 a.m.

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Jesse Curry reels in a bluegill while fishing Friday morning on Philips Lake. Curry and his fishing buddy, Woody Woodard, were the second boat on the water after the lake had officially opened to the public for fishing at 7 a.m.

Garth Nature Area to get parking lot expansion [Graphic]

Electrical lines on parts of Ninth and Ash to go underground [Graphic]

Treasure Hunters Roadshow [Slideshow]

The Treasure Hunters Roadshow appraises and possibly purchases items that people bring in. Many Columbia residents took advantage of their presence this week and cashed in on jewelry, gold, old toys and other items.

The Columbia Missourian is updating its interactive Web site [Photo]

The new home page at ColumbiaMissourian.com, coming to a computer near you later next week.

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Anthony Harris

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Cindy Robinson

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E.J. Kopine

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Richard Lebens

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Lesley Fannin

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Joe Lurkins

Porter named interim dean of MU College of Education [Photo]

Rose Porter

Newton Learning summer program prepares first-time students for kindergarten [Photo]

Zachary Godbey, a participant in the Newton Learning summer school program offered by Columbia Public Schools, works at one of five activity stations on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. The activities help students work to fine-tune their motor skills.

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Debi Kupferer reads "Boom Chicka Rock" to her pre-K summer school students on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. The summer school lasts four weeks and teaches the kids the basic routines of kindergarten.

Boone County 4-Hers ready to start week at the fair [Photo]

Emily Sayre, 11, explains how she made confetti to a judge during the cake decorating portion of the 4-H competition for the Boone County Fair. "She won a blue ribbon!" Emily's proud mother said.

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"I wouldn't be able to get those rabbits to do this!" said judge Bill Helvey as he admires Kelly Wilsdorf's photo during the photography portion of the 4-H competition for the Boone County Fair. Projects will be on display for the fair next week.
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