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Family strikes it big at Games

Five-year-old Spencer Robarge of Springfield smiles after taking his turn Saturday in the Show-Me State Games' Parent/Grandparent and Child Doubles event.

Paquin Tower recreation program threatened by city budget cutbacks

George Bonnell, a resident of Paquin Tower, paints a scene of a sailboat, dock and house using acrylic paints provided by the Parks and Recreation Department. Bonnell learned to paint four years ago through classes provided by at the residential center. He has also taken trips to Amish country and St. Louis.

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George Bonnell, a resident of Paquin, paints a scene of a sailboat using acrylic paints. Bonnell learned to paint four years ago through classes provided by the Parks and Recreation Department through the Adaptive Recreation Program.

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Emily Carson

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Father and son spend a day on the greens

Tim Kuchta, right, and his 10-year-old son, Austin, play a round of golf in the parent/child division of the Show-Me State Games golf competition Sunday at A.L. Gustin Golf Club. The Kuchtas finished fourth out of 10 teams.

Father and son golf team

Austin Kutcha watches his father, Tim Kuchta, on the golf course during the Show-Me State Games golf competition. Both Tim and Austin began learning to play golf at the age of 6.

Range Line Street construction makes drivers think about alternate routes

The Show-Me State Games have begun

Renee Alvarez carries the Show-Me State Games torch with Michelle Elliot, Roger Fillmer, Cody Anfinson, Connor Gundy and Amy Gundy. The group ran the torch from the Boone County Courthouse to Hearnes Center on Friday afternoon.

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MU quarterback Chase Daniel lights the Show-Me State Games torch at the opening ceremony on Friday night at Hearnes Center.

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Don Lawrence catches the ball during the kickball event at the Show-Me State Games on the morning of Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Rock Bridge High School. Lawrence's team, The Runs, lost its game, 14-1, to the team Chuck Norris' Left Foot.

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Steve Dominique fires a round during the single-bird skeet shoot at Cedar Creek Rod and Gun Club on Saturday, July 19, 2008. Skeet shooting is one of three types included in this year's Show-Me State Games.

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Sixteen-year-old Seth Hill spots his teammate, Kaleb Sanders, 17, as he warms up with a 205-pound press before the bench press event of the powerlifting competition at the Show-Me State Games in Columbia. Hill and Sanders are both athletes on the Kingston High School weightlifting team in Cadet, Mo.

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"It was kind of luck," said Tiffany Urwiler pitcher and soon-to-be freshman at School of the Osage, about how she ended up with the Revolution. The team is a mix of players from all over mid-Missouri and is the only Columbia-based team participating in the Show-Me Games 14-and-under softball tournament this weekend. Catcher Sammi Bell is at left, and centerfielder Paige Fredrich is on the far right.

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During a Show-Me State Games ultimate frisbee match, Gordan Mahanoy, a member team Cleveland Steamers, attempts to block a frisbee toss by Jay Froude, a memer of Team X.

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Tony Clinesmith, top, wrestles against Mitch Schmidt on the afternoon of Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Hearnes Center. Clinesmith won the match.

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Ashleigh McKinley rolls up her sleeves as she returns to the judging table after using her pool noodle to alert the referee of the time. The 8-year-old volunteered for the noodler position to have something to do while her brother wrestled.
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