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Veteran to view memorial for first time

John Uhlig, a World War II veteran who was stationed in the Samar province with the Navy in 1945, is flying to Washington, D.C., to visit the World War II Memorial. Uhlig said it will be his first visit to the memorial.

Veteran to visit World War II memorial

John Uhlig, a World War II veteran, is flying to Washington, D.C., as part of the Honor Flight program to visit the National World War II Memorial. In 1945, Uhlig was in the Navy and was stationed in Samar, a province in the Philipines.

Longtime Columbia DJ Charley Blackmore

Charley Blackmore has been a deejay since 1977 and often volunteers his services for wedding receptions, parties and events for family and friends. Blackmore said he didn't become a deejay to make money. It was "to support my addiction. My addiction was buying records and stereo equipment," he said.

Charley Blackmore discusses his DJ services

Charley Blackmore talks with a bride-to-be about his deejay services for her wedding reception.

Valentine's Day for volunteering

Maureen Harris places her hand on Robinson’s leg as the group of volunteers prays with Robinson on Feb. 14 in Columbia.

Valentine's Day for volunteering

Aaron Harris, left, looks on as Laura Kebede puts an arrangement of silk flowers back together before placing them in a box on Feb. 14 in Columbia.

Valentine's Day for volunteering

Virginia Robinson sorts items in her closet before Karis Community Church volunteers pack them into boxes on Feb. 14 in Columbia.

Valentine's Day for volunteering

Maria Nelson, left, and Emily Ponder fold a blanket to be packed away at the home of Virginia Robinson on Feb. 14 in Columbia. More than 30 volunteers from Karis Community Church who went out to several locations to help those in need as part of their “Love Thy Neighbor(hood)” event on Valentine’s Day.

Brown of the RiverCity Rage

Former Missouri safety Pig Brown spent this season playing for the River City Rage of the Indoor Football League. Brown received an invitation to attend the Green Bay Packers' minicamp this weekend to try out for a roster spot.

A man of many roles

Brian Coley is the owner-chef of Coley's American Bistro. Coley, a 23-year-old MU graduate, takes on several roles at the bistro, including chef, manager, owner and even dish washer. Coley said he sees the main attraction of the restaurant to be a mix between the food and the ambiance. Coley's American Bistro is located at 15 S. Sixth St. in the District.

Free and clear: The salvation of Josh Kezer

Convicted in 1994 for the murder of a 19-year-old nursing student, Josh Kezer's exoneration two months ago was only the second part of what he considers his salvation.

Hickman track coach Stewart Johnson

Stewart Johnson, left, the jumps coach for the Hickman track and field team, checks junior Alicia Wagner's form during practice.

Garage sale

A box of action figures awaits a potential customer next to Jeanie Musc in her front yard off of West Way in southwestern Columbia. Jeanie and her husband, Victor, had a garage sale on Saturday in effort to jump-start some spring cleaning.

Humane society wins million-dollar makeover

On Monday, the Central Missouri Humane Society announced the organization's first-place win in the Zootoo.com makeover contest. The winners are given up to $1 million in goods, services and cash. The campaign began after two 13-year-old students from Columbia Catholic School, Amanda Huhman and Libby Burkes, expressed interest in entering the shelter in the contest. The Humane Society came away from the national contest with first place, despite the fact that it was entered four months into the contest.

Students honored for commitment in humane society makeover campaign

Patty Forister, the executive director of the Central Missouri Humane Society, right, congratulates Columbia Catholic School students Libby Burkes, left, and Amanda Huhman, center, for their dedication and enthusiasm in the humane society's campaign for a million-dollar makeover from Zootoo.com. Specific plans for the makeover have not yet begun, but a wish list has been compiled, which includes more space in the shelter for cats and kittens to roam and play.

Firefighters respond to T-bone accident

Firefighters with the Boone County Fire District responded to the accident just before 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Two cars T-bone at intersection of U.S. 63 and state Highway CC

Four people were injured in a T-bone accident at the intersection of U.S. 63 and state Highway CC on Saturday afternoon, according to a Boone County Fire Protection District news release.

T-Bone crash injures four

A red 1993 Chevy pickup truck was struck on its passenger side by a black 2005 Jaguar while crossing U.S. 63 on Highway CC westbound on Saturday afternoon.

Flowers find a new pot

A toilet serves as a flower pot at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture garden, located at the intersection of Ash Street and St. Joseph Street in Columbia. The garden is nourished by compost collected by members of the Mizzou class "Sustainable Development in Downtown Columbia."

Edwards sprints across finish

Carl Edwards runs to the finish line.
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