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1991 Chris Janku advertisement

Chris Janku published this advertisement in the Columbia Missourian a few days before his first City Council election in 1991. Janku has served six terms on the council.

Chris Janku speaks at council meeting

Chris Janku, Second Ward councilman, speaks at a Columbia City Council meeting on Jan. 5. Janku is not running for re-election.

Dogs in cages in Ava

Dogs are seen in cages on property in Ava belonging to puppy breeder Marilyn Shepherd. Shepherd, who sells puppies via the Internet, has been the subject of three federal licensing complaints but still maintains a state license. Missouri is the "puppy mill" capital of America, home to more than 4,000 shoddy and inhumane dog-breeding businesses, by one estimate. But now the state is trying to shed its reputation, with the chief of the Agriculture Department pledging to do more to crack down on bad breeders.

Members of Columbia Farmers Market discuss local food

Eric Reuter, member-at-large of the Columbia Farmers Market. Reuter, along with Joanna Reuter, brings produce and herbs from his farm, Chert Hollow Farm, to sell at the Columbia Farmers Market. Reuter took part in a Q & A about local food Friday evening at Sycamore restaurant.

Columbia Farmers Market holds Spring Round Up Community Day

Dr. Kamyar Enshayan, director of the University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy and Environmental Education, was in Columbia to speak at the Spring Round Up Community Day held by the Columbia Farmers Market on Saturday.

Members of Columbia Farmers Market meet at Sycamore restaurant

Dr. Kamyar Enshayan (center), director of the University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy and Environmental Education, makes a point during a discussion with members of the Columbia Farmers Market on Friday evening at Sycamore restaurant.

Columbia Farmers Market treasurer talks about local food

Columbia Farmers Market Treasurer Vera Gelder speaks at Sycamore restaurant with other members about various topics concerning local food. Gelder and her husband, Art, own Walk-About Acres farm and are vendors at the Farmers Market.

Residents unharmed in duplex fire

The left side of the two-story duplex on Creeks Edge Court was scorched, and the other side suffered minor smoke damage. None of the residents were injured in the fire.

Three fire engines respond to duplex fire

Three engines responded to a call at Creeks Edge Court, when the garage of the two-story duplex caught fire. A neighbor's visitor saw and alerted the tenants.

Firefighters respond to fire at duplex

Firefighters enter the duplex at Creeks Edge Court. A visitor at a neighbor's house saw flames from the garage at around 11:40 a.m. and immediately alerted the occupants.

An angel for a child

An angel stands beside many others that Mike Stephens has made to sell or give away to a family in need. Stephens said he sometimes gets help from his family members to make the angels, but he still does most of the work himself.

Mike Stephens makes angels

Mike Stephens places wings on one of the many angels that he makes for terminally ill and disabled children and their families on March 10 in Sedalia.

Raw food smorgasbord

Columbia Raw Food Meetup Group members Shirley Fairchild, left, and Dorothy Sutherland survey the smorgasbord of raw food offerings including eggplant pizza, mango tart and banana cream pie.

Blazin' Jane

Columbia Raw Food Meetup Group founder Jane Smith, who goes by "Blazin' Jane" online, listens to a member speak during the group's monthly meeting.

Colorful nutrients

A group member samples raw entrees prepared by other members during the monthly get together in Columbia. "It's colorful because we don't cook all of the nutrients out of it," said Jane Smith.

Anderson awarded co-coach of the year

Missouri coach Mike Anderson was named the National Association of Basketball Coaches Co-Coach of the Year on Sunday.

Break the streak

Jeff Gordon celebrates his first win in 48 races. "How ironic is this that when we go into this streak and we end it here in Texas, a place that's just eluded us for so long," Gordon said.

Clark pitches against Oklahoma

Sophomore Tyler Clark pitches against Oklahoma. Clark recorded the final out of the seventh inning and the first two outs of the eighth inning.

Liberto makes contact

Missouri's Michael Liberto makes contact as his teammates watch from the dugout. Liberto struck out three times, walked and scored a run.

Making a 'greener' school

Tim Mclaughlin, left, and Gary Smith help in removing the playground fence at Lee Elementary School on Saturday. The school is expanding the playground area to incorporate more green space for students to learn and explore the outdoors.
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