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The state's agriculture history

Jeff Pewitt talks with his hands while explaining the history of Missouri agriculture at the Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association's 47th annual Back to Farm reunion on Saturday at Brady Showgrounds in Boonville. "Agriculture as a whole, all across the nation is still important," Pewitt said.

Loading fuel into the steam engine

Bob Gallo loads lumber into a friend's scale model of a steam engine at the Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association's 47th annual Back to Farm reunion on Saturday at Brady Showgrounds in Boonville. Even at such a small size, the steam engine still takes about an hour and a half to warm up. "They take quite a bit of attention," Gallo said.

Flags and an International Harvester

American flags decorate a tractor at the Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association's 47th annual Back to Farm reunion on Saturday at Brady Showgrounds in Boonville. Red tractors of all sizes were displayed as a part of the International Harvester Mobile Museum.

Billowing steam

Steam billows out of a model steam engine at the Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association's 47th annual Back to Farm reunion on Saturday at Brady Showgrounds in Boonville.

A traditional sawing technique

Toshio Maeda and Hisanobu Yoshioka saw a log in a traditional Japanese method at the Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association's 47th annual Back to Farm reunion on Saturday at Brady Showgrounds in Boonville. They arrived in Missouri from Japan on Wednesday night.

Welcome to Tiger Country

Russell and Betty Stokes have collected tigers for 33 years and arrange them on their car when they tailgate. They have 27 tigers from across the country and one from Israel.

Tailgating at the home opener

Tailgaters gather outside of Faurot Field on Saturday before MU's home opener against McNeese State.

Inflatable Truman

Mark Jr. Barhorst displays his father Mark Barhorst's inflatable Truman the Tiger while tailgating Saturday before the MU v. McNeese State football game at Faurot Field.

At the scene of the accident

Andrew Ford speaks with an MU police officer behind his vehicle at the intersection of College Avenue and Ashland Road after a male pedestrian was stuck by the car on Saturday.

Columbia College's mascot mingles with fans

Cougar, Columbia College's mascot, rubbed the top of Ted Krause's head at Friday's soccer game. The mascot mingled before the game hugging little kids and taking pictures with fans.

Columbia College soccer player Nikola Velickovic vs. Illinois Institute of Technology

Columbia College's Nikola Velickovic defends the ball from sophomore Liam Barrett of Illinois Institute of Technology during the second half of Friday's soccer game.

Author Dan Chaon answers questions about his book.

Dan Chaon answers questions about his book during a One Read event at Launer Auditorium on the Columbia College campus.

Author Dan Chaon signs books at Launer Auditorium

Tatum Owens, 11, and her dad, David Owens, talk to author Dan Choan during a book signing at Launer Auditorium on the Columbia College campus Friday. Owens is the general manager of 89.5FM KPON, which broadcasts the One Read author talks. Owens says he enjoys hearing the authors speak at the events and comes out to support the One Read program.

Flags scatter the Carnahan Quadrangle

The 2,977 flags set up on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle represent each person killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Flags set up on Carnahan Quadrangle

Flags set up on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle behind Tiger Plaza commemorate the anniversary of 9/11. As part of the 9/11 Never Forget Project, 2,977 flags are set up representing each person killed in the terrorist attacks.

MU soccer players introduced vs. Arkansas

MU senior Krista Kruse high-fives freshman Dominique Richardson while freshman Danielle Nottingham, left, and sophomore Haley Krentz watch during pregame introductions on Friday.

MU soccer player Danielle Nottingham vs. Arkansas

MU freshman Danielle Nottingham, right, attempts to steal the ball from Arkansas's Jesse Givens during Friday's game at Walton Field.

Hickman football player Wesley Leftwich vs. Hazelwood West

Hickman's Wesley Leftwich runs for the first touchdown of the game on Friday at LeMone Field.

Mustapha Salau plays at Cosmo Park after the Eid prayer

Mustapha Salau, 2, climbs up the steps dressed in traditional Muslim garb on the playground at Cosmo Park on Friday.

Children play at Cosmo Park after Eid prayer

Khdijka Abdi, 4, left, plays keep away with Muzzammil Salau, 5, at the post-Eid prayer picnic at Cosmo Park on Friday. Abdi's family moved to the U.S. from Somalia before she was born, while Salau's family moved from Nigeria just over a year ago.
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