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PHOTO GALLERY: Fantasy Fair in Kingdom City

Adam Boster hopes events such as Sunday's Fantasy Fair will make the 40-acre property he owns in Kingdom City a year-round family-friendly entertainment destination.

PHOTO GALLERY: Youth participate in Missouri High School Rodeo Finals

Students participated in the Missouri High School Rodeo Finals on Saturday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

PHOTO GALLERY: Juneteenth event brings people together

The annual Juneteenth celebration was held at Douglass Park on Saturday afternoon. The event continues Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Naturalists leads tour and bat viewing in Devil's Icebox cave

Roxie Campbell, naturalist, gave a presentation on the nine species of bats that can be found in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park and then led a viewing as the bats emerged from the caves. The presentation included an educational game for children, which mimicked bat's echolocation in a tag game.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fans gather at Hickman High School for Harry Potter Trivia Night

Harry Potter fans attended a trivia night on Friday at Hickman High School. Ticket sales benefited The Eliminate Project, which raises money toward the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus in Third World countries.

PHOTO GALLERY: Habitat for Humanity volunteers help complete new subdivision

A new subdivision at Route K and Old Plank Road will feature 30 homes built by Habitat for Humanity volunteers and future homeowners. The first, which will be finished in about two months, will be owned by Mohammad Mazban, who moved his family to Columbia from Iraq four years ago. The homes will be built on land donated by Boone County National Bank several years ago.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stickers frame new ideas for downtown Columbia

Stickers with the statement "I wish this was ______" are plastered on an empty storefront on Broadway. The stickers are part of a civic art project to gather community input on downtown development and the future of this vacant store.

PHOTO GALLERY: Clydesdale ranch raises Anheuser-Busch hopefuls

Twenty-eight foals have been born during this year's breeding season on Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville. Sixteen of the young horses have the correct physical traits to one day become Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales.

PHOTO GALLERY: Two compete for title of queen at 2012 Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals

Brooke Wright and Madeline Cuppy, both high school juniors, are competing for the crown in the 2012 Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals Queen Contest. The contest, held at the Boone County Fairgrounds, has multiple areas of competition, including speech, modeling and horsemanship. The winner will be announced Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman's Dumbledore's Army Club prepare for Harry Potter trivia night

The Columbia Kiwanis Club and the Hickman's Dumbledore's Army Club prepare for Harry Potter trivia night. The event is a fundraiser to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.

PHOTO GALLERY: Farmers use hail machine to emulate effects of a hailstorm

Crop insurance adjusters came to Columbia to learn about assessing hail damage. Eighty-five people attended the annual training, which was held at Bradford Research & Extension Center on June 12-13.

PHOTO GALLERY: Practice makes perfect before Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals

Ashton Glascock practices for different competitions before the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals.

PHOTO GALLERIES: Wildfires in West continue to rage, testing relief resources

Wildfires in the western part of the U.S. continue to rage, testing the aging fleet of firefighting relief aircraft.

Musicians perform at the Blind Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival

Musicians gathered Tuesday at the Missouri Theatre to perform sets during the Blind Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mel West's untold story years after Missouri football career

Mel West was the first African-American football player at Missouri. He didn't dwell much on the past and his stories of race, football career, later career and life went untold outside his family as he lost touch with former teammates.

PHOTO GALLERY: Chong's Oriental Market to offer more African ingredients

Chong's Oriental Market will be remodeled over the summer to make space for an even larger selection of African ingredients and comfort foods, as well as other ethnic foods.

PHOTO GALLERY: The Week in Photos

Images from Art in the Park, construction in the Thornbrook subdivision, the Missouri State Senior Games, the Chi Omega house and the transit of Venus were some of the best photos by Missourian staff last week.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fox Run hosts former Olympian Greg Best, equestrian clinic

Former Olympian Greg Best has teaching an equestrian clinic at Fox Run since Saturday. The clinic, which ends Monday, has been at Fox Run for the past six years.

PHOTO GALLERY: All-American Soap Box Derby brings wins, losses and crashes

Participants in the All-American Soap Box Derby raced Sunday. Some won, some lost and some crashed. Mayor Bob McDavid raced against Boone County Presiding Commissioner Dan Atwill.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri football players coach at Tiger Youth Football Camp

The Columbia Youth Football League and Missouri Athletics hosted their annual two-day camp Saturday and Sunday. Instead of being the players, Missouri football team members coached first-graders through eighth-graders at the youth camp.
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