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Edwards third at Dover

Greg Biffle (16) passes Carl Edwards in the final laps to claim the lead of the Sept. 21 Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway. Biffle won the race and Edwards finished third, but Edwards leads the point standings with 5390 points. Jimmie Johnson and Biffle trial with 5380 points each.

Doing her part

Daija Lee Watson, 5, colors a sign she or a peer will later carry as her youth group marches in the Community Peace Rally Against Crime and Violence on SundayDoing her. Fifth Street Christian Church’s youth group, Kids Appraised, joined in the march and rally to raise awareness about local violence.

"...And let it begin with me"

Freya Hopkins attended Sunday’s peace rally with her parents (Justin and Laura Hopkins) to promote peace in the Columbia community. She rode atop her father’s shoulders as he marched from Douglass Park to the Boone County Courthouse in the Community Peace Rally Against Crime and Violence. Then she stood displaying her sign for participants and passers-by to see. The march and rally were held Sunday and were sponsored by the Youth Community Coalition.

Marching for peace

From left, Deborah Muberarugo, 7, and Consolee Mbabazi, 10, march from Douglass Park to the Boone County Courthouse on Sunday. The Community Peace Rally Against Crime and Violence was held by the Youth Community Coalition and was sponsored by several local organizations, including Mid-Missouri Peaceworks and the Imani Mission Center.

International Day of Peace

The Youth Community Coalition hosted the Community Peace Rally Against Crime and Violence on Sunday. Columbia citizens gathered at Douglass Park and marched to the Boone County Courthouse to raise awareness of local violence and the promotion of prevention and peace on the 25th anniversary of the United Nations declaring September 21 the International Day of Peace in honor of global ceasefire.

Digging deep

Megan Wilson, a junior, looks toward her teammate Julianna Klein, a sophomore, who positions to dig for the ball during the first MU home game at Hearnes Center on Sunday afternoon. MU lost the four sets.

Blocking the kill

Catie Wilson, a sophomore, prepares to block an attempted kill from Briana Tolbert, a Baylor freshman, during the first MU home game at Hearnes Center on Sunday afternoon. MU lost four sets: 22-25, 23-25, 25-23 and 22-25.

Teaming up against violence

Columbia Police Interim Chief Tom Dresner, left, and Community Operations Division Commander Zim Schwartze, socialize with attendees at the Youth Community Coalition’s Community Peace Rally Against Crime and Violence on Sunday. From left, Gire Ngezahayo, 11, Terry Mwizerwa, 5, Deborah Muberarugo, 7, and Desire Iraibona, 11, participated in the rally at the Boone County Courthouse with a group from the Imani Mission Center, one of the event’s sponsors.

A peek at the beacon

"We're hoping to preserve a piece of aviation," says Dan Adams of a beacon that currently sits in Boone County Fairgrounds. Along with several others, Adams is trying to preserve the beacon by moving it to the Columbia Regional Airport.

Dripping Spring cemetery

The cemetery next to Dripping Spring Christian Church has gravestones dating back to 1883.

150th anniversary

Dripping Spring Christian Church is celebrating its 150th anniversary.

Gravestones near Dripping Spring

The cemetery next to Dripping Spring Christian Church, north of Columbia, has gravestones dating back to the 19th century. The church is celebrating its 150th anniversary.

A piece of history

Dan Adams and Don Miles pose in front of the airport beacon in Boone County Fairgrounds. "This is going to be more work than I thought. There's a lot of weight on top," Miles comments to Adams about the rusty beacon. The beacon was originally built in 1933 at the old airport, which is now Cosmopolitan Park. Miles says they are trying to make sure the beacon gets preserved and is not lost in history.

Bosnian baklava

Zerina Omeragic tries a sample of baklava before the premiere of the documentary "Neither Here Nor There," a film about a Bosnian family in Columbia who fled their country to come to the United States. Baklava is a sweet pastry native to the Bosnian area and is made with several layers of thin, crispy dough and usually stuffed with chopped nuts and honey.

South Side Bosnians

Mirnes Kelestura, a singer of the South Side Bosnians, a rap group out of St. Louis, performs one of the group's songs from the film "Neither Here Nor There."

Traditional Bosnian music

Before the premiere of the film, Armin Karabegovic plays traditional Bosnian music on his guitar. Karabegovic's music was featured in the documentary "Neither Here Nor There," which is about a family that lives in Columbia after having fled Bosnia-Herzegovina to escape the war that was raging in their hometown of Srebrenica in the mid-1990s.

Looking for bugs

Marian and Braeden Morris take a moment to look for bugs during a nature walk through Forum Nature Area.

A hawk sighting

Chris Hansen, a graduate student in the MU fisheries and wildlife department, points toward a night hawk at Forum Nature Center in Columbia on Friday afternoon as Julie Hansen and others look on. Two-hour nature walks were led through the Forum Nature Area by several MU graduate students as part of the fifth annual BioBlitz environmental outreach program.

Selimovic family

Nermina Selimovic laughs with her son, Adnan, during a question-and-answer session after the premiere of the documentary film "Neither Here Nor There." The film centers around the Selimovic family, who traveled to Columbia following the war in their hometown of Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in the 1990s.

Look at this

Shauna Marquardt of the Missouri Department of Conservation shows off tadpoles she caught at the Forum Nature Area on Friday afternoon as part of the fifth annual BioBlitz. Caroline Bocklade, 10, and friends examine the catch.
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