Women's doubles tennis medalists at the Show-Me State Games [Photo]

Gold medalists Kathie Lutz, third from left, and Belinda Masters, fourth from left, pose with the other medalists in the Women's Doubles Tennis Competition at the Show-Me State Games on Saturday.

Warren Funeral Chapel in Columbia [Photo]

Attorney General Jay Nixon has asked Boone County Circuit Court to close Warren Funeral Chapel, 12 E. Ash St.

Faith Wright wins talent show junior division [Photo]

Faith Wright, 8, celebrates with her mother after winning the Boone County Fair talent show. Faith performed a gymnastics routine.

Guilty Party performs at fair talent show [Photo]

Isaac Baker, left, Austin Culbertson, center, and Ross Menefee perform "Enter Sandman" by Metallica. The band, called Guilty Party, is from Columbia.

Jarrod Turner plays and sings [Photo]

Jarrod Turner, an aspiring session guitarist, made the talent show finals.

Anna Biswell in the spotlight [Photo]

Anna Biswell performs during the Boone County Fair talent show finals.

Shooting at the Show-Me State Games, Photo 2 [Photo]

“Pull,” said Edward Ruehter when he was ready for a clay bird to be released from the trap. He pulled the trigger, and the bullet hit the target, shattering the clay bird. Ruehter shot down 46 of 50 clay birds.

Shooting at the Show-Me State Games, Photo 1 [Photo]

Edward Ruehter and his son, Darrell Ruehter, joke around while Edward Ruehter loads his gun for the Show-Me State Games shooting competition. The competition took place Saturday morning at the Cedar Creek Rod and Gun Club.

Ham auction at the Boone County Fairgrounds [Photo]

Glenn Sapp auctions off one of 36 hams on Saturday at the Boone County Fair. Larry Atterberry, left, and R.E. Voorhies, below center, kept their eyes out for bidders in the crowd and pointed them out as they saw them.

Babies compete at fair [Photo]

Competitors in the girls' baby contest are presented on stage at the Boone County Fair on Thursday.

Map of Providence Road standoff [Graphic]

Profile picture of Cande Iveson [Photo]

23rd District candidate Cande Iveson speaks with a supporter at a campaign event at the Mule Barn in Columbia.

Chalkboard [Photo]

Students - buzzers [Photo]

Teammates in the Hickman High School Knowledge Masters club race to buzz in for a question at their practice on May 28.

Students at projector [Photo]

Katie Van Doren, 16, a junior at Hickman High School, presented a report of her science internship at MU to a panel of evaluators on May 29, 2008. Doren is part of the gifted education program at Hickman.

Student at desk [Photo]

Katie Van Doren, 16, is part of the gifted education program at Hickman High School.

Students at table [Photo]

From left, Elizabeth Choe, Chris Novosel, Abby Sun, and Adithi Vellori make jokes about the answers of the 30-second lighting round at the Knowledge Masters club meeting on May 28 at Hickman High School. The team met to prepare for the Academic Championship, a national quiz bowl competition in Chicago, Ill.

Students in classroom [Photo]

From right, Boiar Qin and Adithi Vellori think through a question during their Knowledge Masters club practice at Hickman High School on May 28.

Press release: Suicidal subject [Graphic]

Click here for a news release of the incident from the Columbia Police Department.

The Art of Luxury, ivory [Photo]

C.B. Whalen, left, and Gennie Pfannenstiel gaze at a silver mustache curler placed among portraitures and sandals made out of ivory from South India. Every object in the display was once owned and used by someone.