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Ultimate prize

From left, Hannah Grow, 14, and Marissa Weber,12, walk up to the awards podium to accept their third-place prizes in the women's tandem division at the Missouri River 340 awards ceremony in St. Charles on Friday. Grow and Weber entered the race to raise funds for breast cancer research and several other winners chose to add their own winnings to the girls' cause.

Picture-perfect finish

Friends and family photograph Columbia kayakers Wil Reeves and John Thomas just after their completion of the Missouri River 340 paddling race in St. Charles on Friday.

Providence, Mo.

Shown at left is the former home of William A. Thornton, a night patrolman on the MKT Railroad, and a one-time general store and warehouse, later used as a barn, on Oct. 8, 1956.

The old chimney

The fireplace chimney at the hotel in Providence on Nov. 7, 1973.

Abandoned house

A house in Providence on Jan. 16, 1964.

The last house

Luther Perkins poses for a portrait outside his house in Providence on Aug. 3. Perkins owns the last livable house in Providence. The town began faltering after Missouri's first railroads were built in the late 1800s.

Nashville founder's grave

Rick Goodman shows the supposed burial location of Ira Nash, founder of Nashville, Mo., on his property on Aug. 3.

Folding clothes

Gianina Beusan, a volunteer from Commerce Bank, folds clothes from the Salvation Army during the Project Homeless Connect event at the Silverthorne Arena of Stephens College on Friday. There were about 100 volunteers from various businesses and organizations at the event.

All spruced up

Michael Walton enjoys a haircut and shave from Sarah Loaiza Hooibrink during the Project Homeless Connect event on Friday at Stephens College. "I love it," Walton said about his shave. Hooibrink is one of several students from Merrell University of Beauty Arts and Science who volunteered at the event.

Shave and a haircut

John Kriegshauser and Michael Walton enjoy haircuts and shaves given by students from Merrell University of Beauty Arts and Science during the Project Homeless Connect event. The haircut booth, manned by Merrell students, was very popular throughout the event. The event was held to connect individuals experiencing homelessness with in-site medical care and a variety of social services.

Blessed voyage

Dick Brumley holds the flag of the Chinook Tribal Nation a few moments after his team, the Its Woot Rivermen, completed the Missouri River 340 race in St. Charles on Thursday. Brumley is flanked on the left by Chinook Nation chairman Ray Gardner and Donnie Deerpath Wright. Wright blessed the canoe with a smudging ceremony before its departure from Kansas City, Kan., on Tuesday, and Gardner greeted the team in St. Charles with a gift of smoked salmon and uncirculated commemorative Lewis and Clark nickels.

'Green' boat

Adam Burns adds some donated trail mix to his provisions as his teammate Dave Hudson waits on the boat launch at the Klondike check point of the MR 340 race on Thursday. The teams' boat is constructed of recycled plastic barrels.

Family finish

Family and friends greet Matt and Mark Verslues, both of Jefferson City, as they arrive at the finish of the MR 340 race on the banks of the Missouri River in St. Charles on Thursday.

Eyes on the horizon

Jim Jarman and Kelly Pretz peer north on the Missouri River awaiting the arrival of the Back Woods team to the Hermann check point of the MR 340 race on Thursday. The tandem team is made up of Mike Hicks and Pretz's husband, Travis Pretz.

Chinook pride

Tom Ronk waves the flag of the Chinook Tribal Nation while Syd Stoffel holds the canoe steady and the Chinook Nation chairman embraces Dick Brumley after the Its Woot Rivermen team completes the MR 340 paddling race in St. Charles on Thursday.

Fresh supplies

Sixteen-month-old Tristan Loveland runs to greet Rob Bell and his father, Joel Loveland, after their arrival into the Klondike check point of the MR 340 race on Thursday. Loveland's wife, Rosanna Loveland, hands the team a bag of supplies for the last stretch into the race's finish in St. Charles.

Jimmy Burge performs a drill

Jimmy Burge, a defensive lineman, performs a drill during the second day of MU football fall practice Friday.

Jaron Baston waits between sets

Jaron Baston, defensive lineman, waits between sets of a drill during the second day of MU football fall practice, Friday morning.

Terrell Resonno performs drill

Terrell Resonno, defensive lineman, performs a drill during the second day of MU football fall practice Friday morning.

Players rest between drills

A group of offensive players rests between drills Friday morning, the second day of MU football fall practice. From left: J.T. Beasley, number 67; Kurtis Gregory, number 78; and Travis Ruth, number 53.
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