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Keeping chickens

The Faaborg family of Columbia raises Barred Rock and Araucana chickens in a coop outside their home. Araucana chickens are known as 'Easter Egg' chickens because of the pink and sometimes blue eggs they produce.

Chickens eating

The Faaborg family owns 19 Araucana and Barred Rock chickens. Janice Faaborg chooses to own these laying chickens because she likes knowing where her eggs are being produced.

Chicken chores

MU Professor John Faaborg and his family perform everyday duties such as feeding and watering their 19 chickens.

Dogs memorialized in College of Veterinary Medicine scholarship

David and Gloria Lowell's golden retrievers Honee and Goldi were the reason for the Lowells' donation. MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announced today that the Lowells have committed $1 million of their estate to create two scholarships for students in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The scholarships were named in memory of the Lowell’s golden retrievers, who passed away in 2006.

Five hospitalized after three-car accident

Four children and one adult were in the Dodge Durango that was involved in the three-car accident at Brown Station Road and Route B on Wednesday afternoon. They were all taken to the hospital.

Brown Station Road accident injures five

A three-car accident at the corner of Brown Station Road and Route B in Columbia on Wednesday sent five to the hospital.

Handing out samples

Jayton Johnson stands ready to hand out samples of his group's taco salad in the cafeteria of Douglass High School on Wednesday. Amy Hoffman, coordinator for the Fun City Youth Academy's Kids in the Kitchen program, says this year's recipes include healthy options.

Learning new recipes

Jalyn King and Kiejah Clark add pudding to their fruit cups during Fun City Youth Academy's Kids in the Kitchen program, held every Wednesday during June and July at Douglass High School. The program focuses on promoting physical activity and encouraging healthy eating habits, such as introducing the kids to new foods and giving them recipes to make at home with their families.

Cran-licious creation

Bryant Brown Jr., left, gives a final stir to his group's 'Cran-licious Smoothie' as Thomas Johnson waits to pour in the cafeteria of Douglass High School on Wednesday in Columbia. Both are enrolled in the Fun City Youth Academy's Kids in the Kitchen program.

Taking a break for break dancing

Nick Rodriguez shows break dancing moves to Jayson Crawley during Fun City Youth Academy's Kids in the Kitchen program on Wednesday. They were preparing for the group's talent show to celebrate the end of the program later this month. Kids in the Kitchen is a summer program held at Douglass High School that encourages physical activity and healthy eating habits.

Dedication for more than 500 acres of land

Hal James takes a picture of Thomas Bell, John Burk and Tom Shryock at a dedication ceremony of more than 500 acres of land. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service combined with Ducks Unlimited and the National Wild Turkey Federation to purchase the land.

Steve Clayton and his propane-fueled Ford

Steve Clayton, general manager of Ferrellgas in Columbia, promoted liquid propane-injection fuel technology in Columbia last week by driving a propane-fueled Ford F-250 to consumers in the area interested in propane fuel for their vehicles.

Grato Ndunguru of Columbia

Grato Ndunguru of Columbia has been traveling in Nigeria and is scheduled to return to the U.S. on Monday.

MU's Sean Weatherspoon at Big 12 Media Day

Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon talks to reporters during Big 12 Media Day on Tuesday in Irving, Texas.

J.T. Jarnegan at CMU

J.T. Jarnegan makes a layup during his playing days at Central Methodist University in Fayette.

Volunteers serve lunch in Douglass Park

Bob Marshall, center, and Ryan Pruitt, left, volunteer by serving lunch in Douglass Park. The program is in its eighth year. The program runs Mondays through Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Picking up a free lunch

Kyra Lorthridge, 6, picks up her free lunch Tuesday from the Douglass Park pavilion. More than 130 people participated in the free lunch program Tuesday.

Tenth and Locust development

An artist's rendering of the proposed mixed-use development at Tenth and Locust streets downtown. The development was approved for tax increment financing at the July 20 City Council meeting.

Shampooing and pampering

Judi Smith gets her hair shampooed at Rumors hair salon. "I know it feels good when other people scratch your scalp," said stylist Sarah Brown, rubbing shampoo into Smith's hair.

A mother's approval

Sarah Brown has owned her styling business for five years. She has been designing and playing with hair since she was 15 years old, often experimenting on her own hair.

Brown's mother, Darlene, originally did not approve of this enterprise. "She wanted me to go to college, but I didn't end up making it to college. So when I told her I was going to hair school she was like that was good too," Brown said.
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