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Rock Bridge pitcher Ryan Phillips

Rock Bridge pitcher Ryan Phillips has a 6-0 record, 0.66 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 32 innings pitched. He is only 5-9, but he throws a fastball in the high 80s to accompany that breaking ball. He is the team’s ace, Bruins coach Justin Towe said.

Gov. Nixon greets Macon mayor before Obama's speech

Macon Mayor Dale Bagley greets Gov. Jay Nixon prior to President Barack Obama's speech at the POET Biorefining facility in Macon on Wednesday.

Obama greets audience members after speech

President Barack Obama greets members of the audience after finishing his speech at POET Biorefining in Macon on Wednesday.

After tour, Obama speaks to crowd

After being given a tour of POET Biorefining on Wednesday, President Barack Obama spoke to a small crowd of employees and guests.

Obama stresses importance of biofuels

President Barack Obama speaks to employees and guests at POET Biorefining in Macon on Wednesday. Obama spoke about the importance of biofuels after being given a tour of the facility.

Obama addresses crowd in Macon

President Barack Obama speaks to a small crowd of employees and guests at POET Biorefining in Macon on Wednesday.

Macon residents attend Americans for Prosperity rally

Marcia and John Behr show their support for the Tea Party movement at an Americans for Prosperity rally at the O'Laughlin concrete plant in Macon on Tuesday.

Pastor Greg Berglund speaks at Macon rally

Pastor Greg Berglund from the Church of the Open Door in Macon speaks at an Americans for Prosperity rally at the O'Laughlin concrete plan Tuesday. Berglund was one of six speakers to address the crowd.

Hundreds rally at O'Laughlin concrete plant

Hundreds gathered at an Americans for Prosperity rally at the O'Laughlin concrete plant in Macon on Tuesday.

Carl Bearden speaks at Americans for Prosperity rally

Missouri Americans for Prosperity director Carl Bearden speaks at a rally at the O'Laughlin concrete plan in Macon on Tuesday. The group called the rally to protest Wednesday's visit to the area by President Barack Obama.

State Senator speaks at Macon rally

At an Americans for Prosperity rally at the O'Laughlin concrete plant in Macon on Tuesday, Republican State Senator John Loudon holds up a sign that a rally attendant brought.

MU track and field athlete Lana Mims

Lana Mims, a sprinter and long jumper for the Missouri track and field team, is the daughter of three-time Olympian runner Madeline Manning Mims, who now serves as an Olympic chaplain.

Informing the public

Park ranger Rosanna Arens answers her cell phone at the Garth Nature Area after informing a park-user about the parks department's leashed dogs policy. She often visits the area to ensure visitors keep their unleashed dogs inside the dog park, which is a leash-free zone.

Park ranger Rosanna Arens

Park ranger Rosanna Arens closes a roadway gate that was left open at the Thomas E. "Country" Atkins Jr. Memorial Park. In addition to law enforcement, Arens said she also maintains the parks' appearances and helps with maintenance.

Denisha Midgyett

Denisha Shavon Renee Midgyett graduated from Hickman High School, despite poor health causing her to stay in school an extra year. She received her diploma and died 14 days later.

Alioto chases down ball

Rock Bridge sophomore Anna Alioto chases down the ball after fighting off Troy Buchanan's Tiffany Hazelwonder.

Boessen take shot on goal

Rock Bridge sophomore Carmen Boessen takes a shot on goal during the first half of Monday's game against Troy Buchanan.

Hindman garden What did Daniels See?

Francis Potter Daniels, University of Missouri botany professor circa 1907, inventoried native plant communities in Boone County and his work, today, provides a vivid reminder of the impact contemporary society has had on our local landscape. This garden will seek to recreate aspects of Columbia's pre-European native plant community.

Hindman garden Eye for Improvement Living Wall

This garden exhibit will demonstrate the value and purpose of plant selection and hybridizing. It's focus will be on significant contributions in hybridization that have had a major impact on how humanity grows and develop plants.

Hindman garden Council Ring

Based on designs by early-20th-century landscape architect Jens Jensen, the council ring was inspired by American Indian council rings and embraces the idea that all people come together as equals. It is a place where groups could gather for discussion or as a place for solitary reflection.
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