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Crowd gathers for Tiger's fan day

MU sports backers line up on Faurot Field in Columbia to collect autographs and meet Tiger football players, coaches and cheerleaders at the team's fan day on Sunday.

Freshman safety Tavon Bolden autographs fan's cast

Freshman safety Tavon Bolden kneels down on Faurot Field to sign 9-year-old Carmen Sansone's leg cast at the Tiger football fan day on Sunday. Sansone hurt her leg as a result of a tumble during a soccer game.

Fans wait for rain to stop

Fans wait for the rain to stop Sunday during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at The Glen in Watkins Glen, N.Y. The race was postponed to Monday.

Brandon Deavers and Cindy Segafredo at piano practice

Brandon Deavers, 14, listens to his piano instructor, Cindy Segafredo, during his lesson at Palen's Music in Columbia on June 29. Segafredo urged Deavers to focus on the sheet music as he played, rather than allow his eyes to linger on the piano keys.

Brandon Deavers practices piano

Brandon Deavers, 14, squeezes in some last-minute practice for his piano lesson in the show room of Palen's Music in Columbia on June 29. Deavers has been able to play music from movies and video games by ear since he was young, but he began taking lessons to learn how to read sheet music.

Benefits of technology

Guy Wilson holds a clicker and explains the benefits of its use in a classroom at a seminar in the MU Memorial Union.

Wide receiver L'Damian Washington

Freshman wide receiver L'Damian Washington runs after catching a football at practice on Saturday.

Freshman wide receiver Jerrell Jackson

Freshman wide receiver Jerrell Jackson catches a football during practice on Saturday.

Wide receiver Jaleel Clark

Freshman wide receiver Jaleel Clark catches a football during practice on Saturday.

Wide receiver Rolandis Woodland

Freshman wide receiver Rolandis Woodland catches a football during practice on Saturday.

Paddle wrestlers

Missouri River 340 organizer Travis Worley presents Illinois residents Wally Werderich and Nick Josefik with their awards for third place in the men's tandem division at the Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center in St. Charles on Friday. Werderich and Josefik called themselves Los Humungos Paddleos and dressed as Mexican wrestlers during the race.

Cowboy casual

Chris Campbell, a member of the support crew for the Texan Lone Star team, dresses down for the Missouri River 340 barbecue held just before the awards ceremony honoring the finishers of the boat race on Friday.

Tandem win

Washington State brothers David and Will Anderson accept their first-place awards in the men's tandem division of the Missouri River 340 race from Travis Worley at the Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center in St. Charles on Friday.

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.
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