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A group leaves the hidden letterbox under a table as they move on to find new clues around library. The groups then continue the activity by stamping their own book and the one they find.

Children go on quest for hidden letterbox at the Columbia Public Library [Photo]

Lindsay Martin, 14, left, and Ellie Cole, 13, found the letterbox on a bottom bookshelf in the Columbia Public Library on Tuesday. Teams followed clues to locations around the library in search for the hidden box containing a unique stamp and booklet.

School district aims to make new teachers’ transition easy [Photo]

Lily Long, a literacy coach at West Junior High, finds papers for Colleen Goss, an incoming business teacher at Hickman High School, at the Columbia Public Schools’ welcome center on Wednesday.

Bistro owners work hard to please every customer. [Photo]

Sarah and Craig Cyr, co-owners of The Wine Cellar and Bistro on Cherry Street, show off their extensive wine selection. The couple has worked at the same restaurants for many years.

Crayton picked for black leadership summit [Photo]

First Ward Councilwoman Almeta Crayton

Developers’ road detour spares homeowners’ yards [Graphic]

Full Steam Ahead [Photo]

J’Sheree Peal races down Broadway in downtown Columbia on Sunday in the stock car division of the Super Kids Classic soap box derby race.

University President [Photo]

Young scholars gather [Photo]

Dustin Visentin from Sedalia, center, explains his stance on bomb scares during discussions at the Missouri Scholars Academy on Monday. Included in Visentin’s circle are, from left, Kevin Robb, Chastity Pashia, Mack Su and David Lopez.

UM official follows Floyd to new job [Photo]

JOHN GARDNER will leave UM and will join Elson Floyd at Washington State University.

Seniors in service [Photo]

Dale Sechler has been volunteering at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center for more than 18 years. Sechler and his wife, Carol, are among 87 volunteers at the cancer center. He works at the information desk and delivers papers around the building. Sechler also delivers for Meals on Wheels every Wednesday.

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Kenneth Spry, 77, shows off a firefighting boat that he built. Spry spends his time building models and donates them to the Boone County Council on Aging where he volunteers. “Every little thing I can do to help, that’s what I do.”

Residents list merits of paving Wilhite Road [Photo]

Researcher crowned Miss Missouri [Photo]

Lindsay Casmaer, right, of Hazelwood, Mo., reacts to winning the 2007 Miss Missouri Pageant as runner up Abigail Eden of Omaha, Neb, holds her hand in Mexico, Mo., on Saturday, June 9, 2007.

Celebrating Scandinavia [Photo]

Nancy and Rex Couture, left, and Diana and Bill Blanchard, right, traveled from St. Louis to show off traditional Scandinavian dances at Sunday’s Midsummer Scandinavian Festival. The couples belong to a folk dancing association that travels the Midwest to perform the dances.

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Participants in the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival carried on the tradition of dancing around the maypole.

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Terry Lambert, right, minister of Cowboy Church, delivers a sermon to Eric May, Dominic Sprock and Greg Sprock while his wife, Pamela, looks on. The children often take pony rides on Sweetie, center, before and after services.

Preaching on the prairie [Photo]

Terry Lambert, right, minister of Cowboy Church, delivers a sermon to Eric May, Dominic Sprock and Greg Sprock while his wife, Pamela, looks on. The children often take pony rides on Sweetie, center, before and after services.

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Terry Lambert, left, and the Cowboy Church congregation join Pamela Lambert in prayer.

Seeking clues in a glacier [Photo]

George Tsoflias, a scientist from the University of Kansas, works on his radar device, which he’ll use to peer through the ice of Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier to the ground two miles below.
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