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Talking about an unused lot

Boone County Presiding Commissioner Ken Pearson (center) talks with Public Works Interim Maintenance Operations Manager Chet Dunn (left), and Boone County's District II Commissioner Skip Elkin (right) about potential plans for an unused Missouri Department of Transportation facility near Hallsville. The Boone County Commission is looking into purchasing the property to hold some of the equipment that's used in the north part of the county, along with salt and fuel. The Commission is also looking into using the property as a second location of the sheriff's station.

Presenting a plaque

Boone County Presiding Commissioner Ken Pearson presents a plaque to former commissioner Frank Graham during an event honoring Graham's life and service on Sept. 16 at the Boone County Extension Office. Pearson is not running for re-election this year.

Scott Boulevard construction continues

Scott Boulevard construction continues to divert traffic Friday. Ground was broken for the project in May 2009.

Scott Boulevard lane expansion

The construction project on Scott Boulevard covers more than 10,000 feet. Plans for the boulevard include an expansion to four lanes plus a center median.

Scott Boulevard construction machinery

The Scott Boulevard construction project that began last year continues to move forward. Once completed, additional bicycle lanes and sidewalks will be in place.

Walking with friends

MU student Kayla Meyers(left) walks with her friends around Stankowski Field for the Alcohol Responsibility Walk on Friday, Oct. 8. The MU Wellness Resource Center sponsored the event and is completely coordinated by students. Other activities include a comedy war, crafts studio and a tiger-X class.

RAWR Walk

Alcohol Responsibility Walk participant, Clarke Ford (left), does laps around Stankowski Field as part of the RAWR for Responsibility Month on Friday, Oct. 8. The event helps raise awareness by promoting alcohol-free activities and providing relative statistics.

GAMMA Walk

A mass of people walk laps around Stankowski Field for the Alcohol Responsibility Walk on Oct. 8. More than 600 people registered for the event and can walk anytime between noon and midnight.

Protest sign at new high school site

Mike Gerlt of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 513 stands with a protest sign around his neck Friday at the construction site of the new high school on St. Charles Road.

Protesting at new high school site

Mike Gerlt, left, Matt Enloe and Tim Miller form a picket line Friday to protest Questec subcontracting non-union company Sunbelt Environmental Services at the construction site of the new high school. "It doesn't matter if it's days, weeks, or months. We'll be here until we get something resolved," Enloe said.

The infamous fifth down game between the Tigers and Buffaloes

The Missouri football team is shown playing against Colorado in 1990. Colorado won the game 33-31.

Rolla man charged with child enticement

Boone County Court Marshals arrested James Thomas Swinney, 39, after he turned himself in to the Boone County Circuit Court on Thursday.

Overcoming medical obstacles

This undated photo shows Katelyn Nicole Lang in Bloomfield. Lang has battled three rare syndromes that doctors thought would leave her blind and require that she use a wheelchair.

Broken Big 12 clock

Love Your Body Day is held to promote positive attitudes towards body image

From left to right, Shreya Patel, 19, talks with Chayla Hisel, 20, while making buttons at the Love Your Body Day event at Lowry Mall on Thursday, October 7, 2010. The event is held to promote positive attitudes towards body image by allowing people to share what they love about their own body. "I went last year and wanted to come again," said Patel. "It's a cool event."

Love Your Body Day took place at Lowry Mall for the second time Thursday

Suzy Day, left, Women's Center advisor, talks with Women's Center volunteer Emily Luft, 20, at the Love Your Body Day event at Lowry Mall on Thursday, October 7, 2010. Day said Love Your Body Day is a national event and has gone on for years at MU, but this is the second time it has taken place at Lowry Mall. "It's nice to have a space to be asked what you love about your body," she said.

Mother photographs daughter frolicking among pumpkins

Lydia Casey plays among the pumpkins while her mom, Jessica Casey, of Ashland, snaps a photo at Hackman Farms in Hartsburg on Thursday. Jessica and Lydia are in town to visit Lydia's grandmother and to attend this weekend's annual Pumpkin Festival, which is in its 19th year.

Rock Bridge's Lauren Fuller at practice

Rock Bridge junior Lauren Fuller prepares a throw after fielding a grounder during practice on Sept. 9. Fuller plays first base and pitches for the Bruins.

Vendors' booths for Pumpkin Festival measured out

Jeri Mertensmeyer, of Hartsburg, measures off the boundaries of one of the vendor booths in preparation of 19th annual Pumpkin Festival in Hartsburg on Thursday. Mertensmeyer, a member of the festival's Board of Directors, had been out since 8:00 a.m. with other members measuring out the spaces.

Rock Bridge's Lauren Fuller shares softball love with mother

Rock Bridge junior Lauren Fuller prepares to practice bunting during softball practice on Sept. 9. Fuller and her mother, Sue, share a passion for softball that has added a unique dynamic to their relationship.
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