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Want to see a 4-H/FFA dog show? Sit. Stay.

Candace Decker and her bulldog, Smedley, won second place in showmanship at the 4-H/Boone County Fair Dog Show.

K.C. publication aims to provide consistency in covering race and ethnicity

Janice Ellis looks over a copy of RiseUp while at her office in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, July 8, 2008. She started RiseUp to ignite a new national conversation about race.

Chiropractor aims to finish 100 triathlons in 100 days

"My muscles are a little fatigued," John Curtin said. "But I'm not sore and have had no injuries so far."

Primary Primer: Tom Schauwecker, Boone County’s Tax Man

Boone County Assessor candidate Tom Schauwecker speaks to the crowd during the Boone County Democrat Days at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Schauwecker, 54, has been Boone County's assessor since 1989.

Returning to the earth

Sugar Creek Cemetery sits across the street from Green Acres, a planned green cemetery west of Columbia off Route UU.

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The site of Green Acres, a cemetery that will use only green burial methods, is slated to have pathways cleared and a cremation pavilion built by September.

Five elementary schools to get energy-efficient heating and cooling systems

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Bill Goddard, left, and Chuck Worstell operate Pushing Up Daisies, a natural burial cemetery marketing company.

Go fish! Philips Lake is now open to anglers

Jesse Curry of Columbia reels in a bluegill while fishing on Philips Lake in Columbia on Friday morning. Curry and his fishing buddy, Woody Woodard, were the second to put a boat on the water after the lake had officially opened to the public for fishing at 7 a.m.

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Jesse Curry reels in a bluegill while fishing Friday morning on Philips Lake. Curry and his fishing buddy, Woody Woodard, were the second boat on the water after the lake had officially opened to the public for fishing at 7 a.m.

The Columbia Missourian is updating its interactive Web site

The new home page at ColumbiaMissourian.com, coming to a computer near you later next week.

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Anthony Harris

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Cindy Robinson

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E.J. Kopine

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Richard Lebens

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Lesley Fannin

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Joe Lurkins

Porter named interim dean of MU College of Education

Rose Porter

Newton Learning summer program prepares first-time students for kindergarten

Zachary Godbey, a participant in the Newton Learning summer school program offered by Columbia Public Schools, works at one of five activity stations on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. The activities help students work to fine-tune their motor skills.

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Debi Kupferer reads "Boom Chicka Rock" to her pre-K summer school students on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. The summer school lasts four weeks and teaches the kids the basic routines of kindergarten.
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