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Mixed martial arts promoter coach Robert Hulett

Mixed martial arts promoter and coach Robert Hulett instructs two of his pupils during a recent training session. Hulett has helped increase the popularity of the sport throughout the Midwest. He recently promoted fights as part of the Roctoberfest biker rally.

Rock Bridge runners Jordan Crook and Caleb Wilfong

Jordan Crook and Caleb Wilfong run with a pack of Rock Bridge runners during practice Sept. 25 on Bethel Road in Columbia.

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Nixon's son keeps shoe collection

Jer Nixon keeps a shoe collection that highlights the latest trends; among these pairs, Jer has a pair of retro, re-released Reebok pumps.

Jer Nixon helps with dad's campaign

Jeremiah "Jer" Nixon has been helping out with his father's gubernatorial campaign. The MU sophomore is also a parody rapper and has an impressive athletic shoe collection. His dad, Jay Nixon, is the Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Missouri.

Order up

Mississippi Fish Shack owner Kim Perry places an order of friend okra under the heat lamps at the restaurant in Columbia. "I'm just a plain Jane," Perry said. "I really love the people and cooking the food."

Food waits under heat lamp

A dish of fried okra and red beans and rice bask under the heat lamps before being served at The Mississippi Fish Shack in Columbia.

The Heibel-March building

The Heibel-March building, also known as "The Corner," on Rangeline Street on Tuesday. Central Missouri Community Action tried for eight years to renovate the building and turn it into a community center, but the group wasn't able to raise enough money.

Vandalism at 'The Corner'

Darin Preis, executive director of Central Missouri Community Action, struggles to open the front door of the Heibel-March building on Rangeline Street on Tuesday. About a month ago, the glass front door was shot in by a vandal, Preis said. There is still glass on the floor inside.

Failed renovations

The inside of the Heibel-March building on Rangeline Street remains in decay Tuesday. The names on the wall include those who have painted the building and have tried to turn the building into a community center, but Central Missouri Community Action has not been able raise enough money over the past eight years to renovate the building and recently had to return it to the city.

Cheerleaders perform at Providence Bowl game

Rock Bridge cheerleaders perform on the sidelines of Faurot Field during the match off football game between Hickman and Rock Bridge on Friday, Sept. 26.

Fans cheer teams on at Providence Bowl

Drew Crumbo, 8, gets a high five from the Hickman High School mascot during the rivalry football game between Hickman and Rock Bridge at Faurot Field on Friday, Sept. 26.

Bruins rush the field at Providence Bowl

The Rock Bridge Bruins football team rushes the field at the beginning of the Providence Bowl on Friday, Sept. 26. The Bruins played their homecoming game against the Hickman Kewpies.

Hickman's Josh Williams rushes the ball

Josh Williams rushes the ball for Hickman on Friday night. The Kewpies overran the Bruins at Faurot Field.

Fans cheer on at Providence Bowl

Rock Bridge senior Christopher Haris cheers on his team during the rivalry game between Hickman and Rock Bridge on Faurot Field on Friday, Sept. 26.

Bruins battle Kewpies at Providence Bowl

Skyler Hinton runs the ball for the Rock Bridge Bruins on Friday, Sept. 26. The Bruins battled the Hickman Kewpies at Faurot Field in the annual Providence Bowl.

Kicking off the Providence Bowl match

Hickman football players raise their helmets before a kickoff during their match off against Rock Bridge on Faurot Field on Friday, Sept. 26. Hickman won the game 41-7.

Hickman cheerleaders perform at Providence Bowl match

Hickman cheerleaders rattle up the crowd during the rivalry match between Hickman and Rock Bridge on Faurot Field on Friday, Sept. 26.

Hickman, Rock Bridge face off at Providence Bowl

Rock Bridge's Andre Washington faces off with Hickman's Damoree Dampier on Friday Night. The two teams met for the annual Providence Bowl at Faurot Field.

West Junior High students perform at Providence Bowl Parade

West Junior High School marching band warms up before the Providence Bowl Parade on Friday, Sept. 26.
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