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Drew Lemberger

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River riders prepare for Missouri 340 race

Bryan Hopkins says he believes his connection to the Missouri River might give him an advantage over competitors who are coming to race from other parts of the country.

Residents debate whether Prairie Lane should be connected

Larry Bossaller explains the benefits of filling in a ditch and connecting two streets near his house Thursday afternoon on West Prairie Lane north of Columbia. Bossaller and some neighbors feel that connecting Prairie Lane and West Prairie Lane will improve safety and travel times.

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West Prairie Lane currently does not connect to the eastern portion of Prairie Lane, which lies across a deep ditch with stagnant water, weeds and rocks and is difficult to cross on foot. For a car to drive from Prairie Lane to West Prairie Lane on the other side, the driver must take a lengthy detour south that winds through several streets of both subdivisions.

Circles helps people looking to get out of poverty

Christina Schneider serves soup to her son, Jordan, 3, at a Circles meeting at Broadway Christian Church on Thursday. After dinner, Schneider and other Circles participants heard about opportunities on continuing their education and finding future employment.

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From left, Samantha Polk, Christina Schneider and Bonnie Koon serve themselves dinner at a Circles meeting at Broadway Christian Church on Thursday. "Basically the whole nine yards of getting your life together," Polk said. Koon came to the meeting to help watch the children of participants.

Age of elegance: Columbia woman wins second runner-up at Ms. Missouri Senior Pageant

Judith McKenney poses for a picture at the Ms. Missouri Senior America Pageant on Saturday at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre in Florissant. McKenney won second runner-up in the pageant.

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Judith McKenney poses for a picture with the other two winners of the Ms. Missouri Senior America Pageant on Saturday at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre in Florissn. From left with the trophies, McKenney; Ms. Missouri 2008 Queen, Christine DeHart, and first runner-up, Mary Lou Phipps.

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Margaret Donnelly

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Jeff Harris

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Voters size up candidates at Democrat Day

While prospective buyers survey the table of baked and donated items, Vicki Hobbs adds in the brownies donated by the Chris Kelly campaign for the auction at the Boone County Democratic Day at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

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Columbia resident Mark Piskulic chats with staff members of Jeff Harris' campaign during the Boone County Democratic Day at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Morning vehicle fire leaves one man in hospital with burns

Columbia firefighters remove the facade of the Columbia Car Rental repair building at 2115 Rangeline shortly after 8:15 on Saturday. The fire began in a vehicle being repaired in the drive in front of the building and spread to the building, according to a news release from the Columbia Fire Department.

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Bruce Barkelew and Leslie Bratton go through the cache they placed in June to see what visitors have left behind. Barkelew and Bratton recently placed the cache in a wooded area near their house and uploaded the GPS coordinates of where it is located on geocaching.com for hunters to find.

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Bruce Barkelew and Leslie Bratton try to pinpoint where the cache in the Grindstone Nature Area is located using their GPS unit. Barkelew and Bratton are becoming avid participants in the new sport called geocaching.
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