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Kevin Rafferty participates in a simulated traffic stop

Kevin Rafferty participates in a simulated traffic stop as part of the last evening of classes at the Citizens Police Academy on Thursday.

Sgt. Michael Hestir runs a gun simulation

Sgt. Michael Hestir of the Columbia Police Department runs a gun simulation at the Columbia Police training facility Thursday. Participants had to determine when the use of deadly force is necessary and act or not using a pistol that fires a laser at a video screen.

Derek Roe of the public defender's office

Derek Roe, assistant public defender in the Columbia public defender's office, looks through files in his office on East Walnut Street on Thursday. Roe said the cleanliness of his desk space is always one of the first things to be sacrificed when he gets busy.

Roots 'N' Blues' grand champion trophy detail

The headstock of a guitar decorated as the trophy for the grand champion of the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ barbecue contest sits in the Thumper Entertainment office on Thursday.

Roots 'N' Blues' trophies for pork and brisket

First-place trophies for five barbecue categories sit in the Thumper Entertainment office on Thursday. The trophies were designed and constructed by artist Lisa Bartlett.

Rock Bridge volleyball player Niki Collier vs. Helias

Rock Bridge senior Niki Collier hits the ball out of bounds against Helias Catholic on Thursday night at Rock Bridge.

Roots 'N' Blues' grand champion barbecue trophy

The trophies for the reserve grand champion and grand champion are held up by barbecue contest coordinator Millie Rambis and assistant Branna Still outside of Thumper Entertainment on Thursday.

Lisa Bartlett holds a model of the Roots 'N' Blue trophy

Lisa Bartlett, designer of the trophies for the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ competition, holds a model similar to one of the trophies outside of Artlandish Gallery on Thursday. Bartlett has designed prizes for other Columbia events, including the True/False Film Festival. "We're kind of the trophy people now," Bartlett said.

Rock Bridge volleyball player Nici Thaler vs. Helias

Rock Bridge junior Nici Thaler reaches for a dig against Helias Catholic on Thursday at Rock Bridge. Thaler said she knew many of the Crusaders players, who were her past teammates on a club volleyball team in Jefferson City.

Locally harvested prawns part of campus menu

Tim Reinbott holds prawn that were raised at the Bradford Research and Extension Center, one of the Agricultural Experiment Stations owned by the University of Missouri. The majority of the prawn, which have been growing since June, were harvested this week and sent to Campus Dining Services.

Columbia College volleyball player Ola Shawky vs. William Woods

Columbia College senior Ola Shawky attempts a kill against William Woods defenders Nicole Mannino, center, and Lauren Fleming in Thursday's Cougars victory.

Columbia College volleyball coach Melinda Wrye-Washington

Columbia College volleyball coach Melinda Wrye-Washington talks to her team during a break in the second game of Thursday night's sweep of William Woods. The Cougars swept the Owls, but Wrye-Washington said her team could have played better in the match.

Today Show couple cuts cake

Melissa McMillin, 21, and Jeremy Gebhardt, 22, share cake after exchanging vows on the Today Show.

Today Show couple dancing

The couple, who found out in August that they won a contest to have their wedding planned by Today Show viewers, married Thursday.

Public Defender

Derek Roe, assistant public defender at the Columbia Public Defenders office on East Walnut, looks through files in his office on Thursday. Roe said that the cleanliness of his desk space is one of the first things to be sacrificed when he gets busy.

Peaches on pizza

Red and Moe, a new restaurant next to The Blue Note, uses peaches as a pizza topping on a pizza with goat cheese and a balsamic syrup on Friday.

Red and Moe pizza

Trey Quinlan, Chef-Manager at Red and Moe—a new restaurant next to The Blue Note on Ninth Street, stands beside Sarah Riely, baker, after he tried the pizza he made for himself Friday. Quinlan's pizza was topped with free range chicken, roasted peppers, jack cheese and bleu cheese.

tomatoes

Tomatoes used for tomato salads rest on a rack at Red and Moe, a restaurant that opened Sept. 15 next to the Blue Note on Ninth Street on Friday.

Kathy Steinhoff reviews a geometry quiz

Jefferson Junior High School teacher Kathy Steinhoff reviews a geometry quiz with her class on Sept. 17. Steinhoff was selected as a recipient of the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence.

Kathy Steinhoff teaches geometry class

Jefferson Junior High School teacher Kathy Steinhoff teaches a geometry class on Sept. 17. Steinhoff was selected as a recipient of the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence.
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