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Blueberry bush entered in workshop

Participants in a berry growing and marketing workshop sponsored by the Beginning Farmer Program listen to Jefferson Farm's horticulture specialist Catherine Bohnert give a brief lecture about growing blueberries on Tuesday at the Jefferson Farm and Gardens in Columbia. Bohnert explained that the bushes on display at the farm are of varying sizes because of the plant's age at original planting, as well as some that needed to be replaced in the last year. "Some plants heaved out of the ground in the winter and dried up," she said, "so we had to replant." The new bushes are notably smaller than the older, more hearty ones.

Missouri Theatre CEO not discouraged by theater's financial troubles

Eric Staley has been the CEO of the Missouri Theatre since September. "I love the arts and doing things on behalf of the arts and the not-for-profit community in general. When you have a place as beautiful as this, it's hard not to be inspired," Staley said.

Displaying pride in U.S. soccer team

Fans of the U.S. national soccer team display their pride while watching a U.S. versus Algeria match at Bengal's Bar and Grill on Wednesday. The U.S. defeated Algeria by a score of 1-0 with a goal in the 89th minute of the game.

Celebrating U.S. victory

Tyler Bishop, center, and friends celebrate at Bengal's Bar and Grill after the U.S. soccer team scored a goal against Algeria in a World Cup match on Wednesday.

Gregory Morton gets emotional

Gregory Morton gets emotional during his testimony in the first-degree murder trial of Tausha Fields on June 23 at the Boone County Courthouse.

Gregory Morton examines evidence

Gregory Morton examines a photograph during his testimony in the first-degree murder trial of Tausha Fields on June 23 at the Boone County Courthouse. Morton, Fields' ex-husband, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2009 in the death of Fields' previous husband, Mitchell Kemp.

MU dogwood tree named state champion

Roughleaf Dogwood, latin name cornus drummondii, berries grown outside Waters Hall at MU.

MU buttonbush tree named state champion

A bee pauses briefly on a buttonbush tree, latin name cephalanthus occidentalis, behind Tucker Hall at MU on Tuesday.

MU blackhaw tree named state champion

MU Junior Aaron Gist plays baseball in the field beyond the shade of this Blackhaw tree, latin name viburnum prunifolium, near the intersection of College Avenue and Rollins Street on Tuesday.

MU sugarberry tree named state champion

A sugarberry tree, named celtis laevigata, grows at the West end of Peace Park.

MU dogwood tree named state champion

A rough leaf dogwood tree, latin name cornus drummondii, grows near the corner of Waters Hall at MU.

MU black maple tree named state champion

Jenny Dixon, left, and Keri Smith enjoy the shade of a large black maple tree, latin name acer nigrum, in Peace Park on Tuesday.

A beautiful Buttonbush tree

A Buttonbush, latin name cephalanthus occidentalis, grows behind Tucker Hall at MU.

MU fringetree named state champion

A fringetree, latin name chionathus virginicah, grows in front of Mumford Hall at MU.

Black bear

A bear on Jeff Ford's property in Webster and Douglas County — his property extends into both counties. The image was made by a motion activated trail camera. Ford has been using trail cameras since he bought the property in 2005.

Bear caught on camera

A yearling bear on Jeff Ford's property in Webster and Douglas County — his property extends into both counties. The image was made in June 2007 by a motion activated trail camera. Ford has been using trail cameras since he bought the property in 2005.

Locally grown with Mike Burden

Tausha Fields

Tausha Fields is charged with the death of her husband, Mitchell Kemp.

Witness testimony during Fields murder trial

Carolyn Kemp examines evidence as Boone County prosecutor Andrea Hayes displays it during witness testimony in the first-degree murder trial of Tausha Fields on June 22 at the Boone County Courthouse. Fields is charged with the death of her husband, Mitchell Kemp, who was Carolyn Kemp's son.

Tausha Fields listens at her trial

Tausha Fields listens to the prosecution's opening statements June 22 at the Boone County Courthouse.
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