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Fireworks stand employee fixes packaging

Dave Rasmussen, right, and Kammy Lai fix some packaging on some recently unloaded fireworks at the stand located off of St. Charles Road. Dave Rasmussen is the son-in-law of Bob Gerau of Bob's Fireworks. Rasmussen travels to Liuyang, China, every year to pick fireworks for the business. Lai is a fireworks exporter from Liuyang.

Bob's Fireworks employee chats with customer

Dave Rasmussen, left, talks to Nick Witthaus about what fireworks he should buy. Rasmussen helps to run the family business started by Bob Gerau of Bob's Fireworks. Gerau has sold fireworks in Columbia for 45 years and sets up three other stands during the fireworks season.

Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church cemetery houses tombstone of Revolutionary War veteran

The grave of John Woolfolk Jr. sits in the Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church cemetery. The tombstone dates back to the Revolutionary War era and was moved from the Woolfolk family farm when the farm was sold in 1987.

Missouri men's basketball team head manager helps out at summer camp

Mizzou basketball team head manager Michael Anderson Jr. gathers his players in a team huddle after running timed shooting drills with them. Anderson is helping at the youth basketball camp at Mizzou Arena.

Columbia Dart Association president Jason Snodgrass

Jason Snodgrass, president of the Columbia Dart Association, takes a shot during a match Wednesday at the Eagles Aerie in Columbia.

Missouri basketball player Kim English helps out at summer camp

Mizzou basketball player, Kim English, takes a shot at the basket during the Missouri Youth Basketball Camp on July 1, 2010. The camp is a two day camp for children ages 6-10 and takes place at Mizzou Arena.

Summer camper waits her turn

Lauren Shallert, 7, watches fellow players shoot after the lunch break at the Missouri Basketball Youth Camp July 1, 2010 at Mizzou Arena. This is Shallert's second year at the camp.

Columbia dart throwers

Rick Cole aims for the target as Mike Mudd watches at a regular gathering of Columbia dart throwers Wednesday at the Eagle's Aerie in Columbia.

Customers look at fireworks

Jeff Manion, left, and his employee Kale Trimble shop for fireworks at Bob's Fireworks on Friday.

Bob's Fireworks selects China's best

Bob's Fireworks at the Lake of the Woods Exit 131, off Interstate 70, are selected by Dave Rasmussen and are shipped directly from China. "When I see them they are just a brown box, then I watch them and select the best," Rasmussen said.

Fireworks selected in China

Bob's son-in-law Dave Rasmussen sells fireworks for Bob's Fireworks at the Lake of the Woods, Exit 131, off Interstate 70 on Friday. Rasmussen has traveled to China every fall since 2005 to select fireworks for the following Fourth of July.

Family shops at Bob's Fireworks

Ben Kunkler carries his son, Anthony, 2, and his wife, Katie who holds 1-year-old Tristan as they search for fireworks at Bob's Fireworks on Friday. "We live in town, my husband has been here his whole life," said Katie Kunkler.

Child looks at sparklers at Bob's Fireworks

Anthony Kunkler, 2, looks at fireworks with his mom, Katie, and the rest of their family at Bob's Fireworks on Friday. "We will let them play with sparklers, but that's about it," said Katie Kunkler.

Children are handed balloons during parade

Riley Nichols, 6, and Megan Nichols, 4, get balloons from the parade in Ashland on Saturday.

Home engulfed in flames when firefighters arrive

Damage from a fire at 5707 Candlewood Drive at 1 p.m. Saturday. Approximately 50 percent of the home was engulfed in flames when crews arrived earlier.

Artist's rendering of parking garage art

A sketch of the parking garage art from the artist.

Ragtag birthday celebration

Steve Ruffin, dressed up as Mr. Plum from the movie "Clue," prepares food and beverages before the beginning of the movie karaoke event at the Ragtag Theater on June 30th. Ragtag celebrated its 12th anniversary by holding a birthday bash with food and beverages supplied by the Uprise Bakery. Following the movie karaoke, there was a screening of the movie "Clue," where the staff of Ragtag performed a scene from the movie.

Child watches others play at youth basketball camp

Lauren Shallert, 7, watches fellow players shoot after the lunch break at the Missouri Basketball Youth Camp at Mizzou Arena on Thursday. This is Shallert's second year at the camp.

Kim English shoots during Missouri Youth Basketball Camp

Mizzou basketball player, Kim English, takes a shot at the basket during the Missouri Youth Basketball Camp on Thursday. The camp is a two-day camp for children ages 6 to 10.

Players gather to huddle

Mizzou basketball player Michael Anderson Jr. gathers his players in a team huddle after running timed shooting drills with them. Anderson is helping at the youth basketball camp at Mizzou Arena on Thursday.
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