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Lampo Magma painting

Lampo Leong: Molten Magma I, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 34×51 inches, 2008

Leong painting

Lampo Leong: Magnificence (ink on rice paper)

Volunteer firefighters in Nebraska

Ben Van Pelt, right, and Wes Schmer of the Ogallala Volunteer Fire Department put out a hay fire in an agriculture field near Paxton, Neb., July 15, 2008. They and other Ogallala firefighters responded to the fire because the closest volunteer department couldn't.

August 2008 splash graphic

Caray family of broadcasters

Skip Caray, far right, shown in in this May 13, 1991 file photo, died Sunday at his home. He was 68. His father, Hall of Fame Cubs announcer Harry Caray, and his son, fellow Atlanta Braves broadcaster Chip Caray, prepare to broadcast a game between the Cubs and Braves in this file photo.

Flipping for a win

NASCAR driver Carl Edwards celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 500 auto race in Long Pond, Pa., on Sunday.

Edwards wins at Pocono

Columbia native Carl Edwards does his trademark backflip off his car after winning NASCAR's Sprint Cup race at Sunday at Pocono Raceway. It was Edwards fourth victory of the season, and it lifted him from fifth into third place in the point standings.

Larry Monroe and Deacon Lonnie Ratliff pray at Warren fundraiser

Larry Monroe, left, and Deacon Lonnie Ratliff, right, pray over the $1,681.51 offering Sunday night at a fundraiser for the Warren Funeral Chapel.

Kathy Johnson protests at Warren Fundraiser

Kathy Johnson protests the Warren Funeral Chapel fundraiser given by Mary Ratliff of the NAACP on Sunday. Johnson and her family have been searching for the whereabouts of their mothers burial plot, which are unknown by Warren.

Mary Ratliff speaks at Warren fundraiser

Mary Ratliff addresses the crowd at the fundraiser held for Warren Funeral Chapel, thanking them for their support and attendance. The fundraiser was held Sunday evening at the Second Missionary Baptist Church.

Romanian church

The Evangelical Free Church of Craiova (Biserica Evanghelica Libera din Craiova) is finally being built. 17 years ago, the E-Free Church of Columbia started a church in Craiova, Romania. It is slated to be complete this year.

Young Scott Laws

A young Scott Laws shows Romanian children a story book of the gospel of Christ on a mission trip to Craiova Romanian in the early 1990s.

Pennytown Reunion

Friends of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Pennytown attend the annual reunion near Marshall on Sunday.

Virginia Houston

Virginia Huston wipes away tears during a church service as part of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Pennytown reunion near Marshall on Sunday. The church and town were founded by freed slave Joe Penny in 1871.

Lacrosse rivals meet up again at Show-Me State Games

The Braves, in white jerseys, play against the St. Louis Samurai, in black jerseys, in the final lacrosse match at the Show-Me State Games in Cosmopolitan Park on Sunday.

Braves, Samurai battle in the Show-Me State Games lacrosse finals

The Braves, wearing white jerseys, play against the Samurai, in black jerseys, in the final lacrosse match at the Show-Me State Games in Cosmopolitan Park on Sunday.

Ebert celebrates after a win

Missouri Valley College's Amberlee Ebert is ecstatic after receiving her third-place medal in the 67-kilogram weight class at the Dave Schultz Memorial Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo. From left, teammate Angelee Homma and assistant coach Clarissa Calibuso congratulate her.

Ebert signs autographs during an invitational

Missouri Valley College wrestler Amberlee Ebert signs autographs during the Dave Schultz Memorial Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Fee rests after a match

Exhausted from the long bus ride from Marshall, Missouri Valley College's Samantha Fee (far right) leans against the window while the team travels to Oklahoma City University for a dual.

Ebert awaits a match

Missouri Valley College wrestler Amberlee Ebert stands behind the bench, motionless, before her match against Oklahoma City University's Ashley Sword at Missouri Valley College. While most wrestlers jump rope or move around to warm up, Ebert likes to stand still and get her mind ready for the match.
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