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Willie Nelson vists the MRCC in Columbia

Willie visits with Missouri Rural Crisis Center regarding the Pork Checkoff in Columbia in 1995.

Martin wins Chase opener

NASCAR driver Mark Martin celebrates Sunday after winning the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H.

Carthage courthouse gets Route 66 display

In this Sept. 11, 2009, photo, Chris Wiseman, Route 66 exhibit designer, pulls a protective layer off a Route 66 monument-style sign at the Jasper County Courthouse, in Carthage. The historic courthouse is a frequent stop for tourists traveling Route 66. Now, Route 66 history is a part of the courthouse, in a display that mimics Carthage's former Boots Drive-In.

Route 66 display goes up in Carthage courthouse

In this Sept. 11, 2009, photo, Chris Wiseman, Route 66 exhibit designer, adds some detail work to the exhibit's display case at the Jasper County Courthouse in Carthage. The historic courthouse is a frequent stop for tourists traveling Route 66. Now, Route 66 history is a part of the courthouse, in a display that mimics Carthage's former Boots Drive-In.

Dustin Lane plays night golf

Dustin Lane, a manager at Perche Creek Golf Club, stands at the 13th tee of the three-par course on Thursday, Sept. 10. Lane said "it's nicer out at night" and he prefers to golf when the temperature and humidity are lower. While most people play the course in the daytime, Lane said Perche Creek anticipates night golfing will become more popular. While there are several lights already illuminating the course, the golf club plans to install more in the near future.

Finance committee to start voting on health care

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., whose proposed bill on health care legislation comes to vote Tuesday, speaks at a press conference on Sept. 16 on Capitol Hill in Washington. His bill has both Democrats and Republicans in arms over its possible effect on the nation's health care system.

Pastel painting for Au Plein-Air

Jean Neely sketches with pastels along the entrance to the MKT trail by the MLK Jr. Memorial at Battle Garden during the Au Plein-Air Art Day contest on Saturday. Artists using various mediums worked on pieces outdoors in several locations throughout Columbia. They submitted their art at the end of the day to be judged for the contest. Neely has been working with pastels for a few years and uses a tray made by her husband to hold her colored chalk.

Retiree enjoys the challenge of watercolor

Bonnie Zelenak and Shirley Keller share a laugh as they paint with watercolors under the guidance of professional artist Chris Frederick (not pictured) while overlooking Stephens Lake during the Au Plein-Air Art Day contest on Saturday. Zelenak had always admired watercolor, so when she retired one year ago, she picked up the brush and started taking classes. "It was a real challenge at first, but when you see what Chris can do, it makes you want to try hard."

A blushing canvas

Shirley Keller mixes pigment with water at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday as part of the Au Plein-Air Art Day contest, where participants sketch and paint outdoors, then submit their day's work for judging. Keller uses liberal amounts of water in her watercolors and paints on slick Yupo synthetic paper that allows her paint to roll around and bleed more than usual, an effect she likes.

Checkers at the Heritage Festival

Logan Wallace, 4, left, and Braedan Wallace, 2, play checkers with wooden pieces at the Heritage Festival on Saturday. The Heritage Festival offers many activities for children including puppet shows, hayrides, a petting zoo and the opportunity to try walking on stilts.

Weaving at the Heritage Festival

Linda Coats weaves a shawl at the Heritage Festival at Nifong Park on Saturday. Coats uses alpaca fur to create different types of crafts and sells them at the festival. It only took Coats the afternoon to weave this purple shawl.

Bluegrass girls at the Heritage Festival

From left, Haley Leal and WIlla Lensenmeyer play bluegrass music at the Maplewood Barn Stage at the Heritage Festival on Saturday. Both girls are part of "Pixie Chicks and the Fiddle Stick," a bluegrass group in Columbia. The girls played many songs on stage, one of which was written by a member of the group while sitting on a bucket on Bass St., entitled, "Sitting on a Bucket on Bass St."

Photos at the Heritage Festival

Left to right, Roberta Power and Emma O'Connell pose for a vintage photograph after getting dressed up in old-time clothing at the Heritage Festival on Saturday.

Alexander hops into end zone

Missouri's Danario Alexander, 81, hops into the end zone past Furman's Julian Hicks, 31, during the second quarter of Saturday's game.

Stricker knocks ball loose against Furman

Missouri's Kerwin Stricker, center, uses his head to knock the ball loose from the Furman Paladins' Tyler Maples in the third quarter Saturday. The Tigers defeated the Paladins 52-12.

Egnew is brought down against Furman

Missouri tight end Michael Egnew, 82, is wrapped up by Furman players Rick Furman, 37, and Josh Lynn, 91. The Tigers defeated the Paladins 52-12.

Simmons recovers fumble against Furman

Missouri safety Jasper Simmons recovers a fumble from the Furman Paladins during the third quarter of Saturday's game.

Lost shoe against Furman

Missouri running back Kendial Lawrence runs downfield despite losing a shoe during the Tigers' game against the Furman Paladins.

Smith runs interception back against Furman

Mizzou defensive lineman Jaquies Smith, 3, runs for the end zone after intercepting a pass during the third quarter of Saturday's game at Memorial Stadium.

Perry and Kemp bump chests against Furman

Missouri wide receivers Jared Perry, left, and Wes Kemp celebrate following one of Perry's two touchdowns in the first quarter of Missouri's 52-12 victory over Furman.
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