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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.

Students perform at Providence Bowl Parade

Timothy Virgil performs during the Providence Bowl Parade on Friday, Sept. 26.

Oakland Junior High School performs at Providence Bowl

Oakland Junior High School marching band parades on Broadway during the Providence Bowl Parade on Friday, Sept. 26.

Jefferson, West and Oakland junior high schools play at Providence Bowl

Lena Piazz-Leman performs on the trombone before the Providence Bowl Parade on Friday, Sept. 26.

Junior high marching bands play at Providence Bowl

From left, drum director Travis Cearley gives Shaun Gladney's strap a final check before going to the Providence Bowl parade on Friday, Sept. 26. This is the first time for Oakland Junior High School, West Junior High School and Jefferson Junior High School marched in a parade.

Junior high marching bands play Providence Bowl

Zeke Rachow, left, and Stephen Turban prepare for the Providence Bowl Parade on Friday, Sept. 26. This is the first time for Oakland Junior High School, West Junior High School, and Jefferson Junior High School will march in a parade.

Sturgeon cheerleaders

Patty Brill, center, watches as the Sturgeon Middle School students prepare for cheerleading tryouts. Brill, the school's secretary, took over as the cheerleading coach this year.

Carl Edwards scrapes the wall

Carl Edwards (99) goes high and slides along the wall as he tries to pass Jimmie Johnson (48) on the final lap of Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. Johnson won the race and Edwards came in second and his 10-point lead over Johnson became to a 10-point deficit with seven races left in the Chase for the championship.

Cheering for a spot

Patty Brill, center, watches as Sturgeon Middle School students practice for the cheerleading team Sept. 18 at the school. Brill, the middle school secretary, started her first year coaching the cheer team.

"Energy Guy" promotes efficiency

David Mars, the "Energy Guy," is filmed by Tim Craft for October's installment of "Conservation Tips," which airs in the last five minutes of the "City Hour" on the Columbia Channel. Every month Mars gives a brief presentation on how citizens can conserve and save money on their energy bills.

Easing fears

Ivy White tries to comfort six-week-old William Leigh while he is being weighed.

Aiding babies and moms

Ivy White, a certified professional midwife in Columbia, holds 6-week-old William Leigh at the Columbia Community Birth Center before an appointment Sept. 18. A law upheld by the Missouri courts this summer made it legal for midwives like Ivy to assist in the birthing process without the presence of a physician.

"Best in Show" pottery

Artist Paul Pfrehm of Wewoka, Okla., won "Best in Show" at the Columbia Festival of the Arts. This year marks his sixth time in the show and his second time as winner. Pfrehm calls himself a "wannabe local" and spends much of his time showing in Missouri.

Festival of the Arts

Mary Verdi-Fletcher performs with Carly Dorman during the Columbia Festival of the Arts on Saturday. The Dancing Wheels company from Cleveland incorporates seated and standing performers in modern dances.

Downtown cleanup

Becca Brauer scrapes off a sticker from a mailbox downtown Saturday morning. Karis Community Church members worked to clear the streets in preparation for the Roots ’N Blues ’N BBQ Festival on Oct. 3.

Cleaning downtown

Jaylyn Salmons removes graffiti from a parking meter downtown Saturday morning. A Karis Community Church public service project to clean up graffiti and garbage took to downtown Saturday morning.

Sticker cleanup

Tracy Edwards and Jaylyn Salmons scrape stickers off a parking meter using razor blades Saturday morning on Broadway as part of Karis Community Church's "Shalom" community service program.

Graffiti cleanup

A member of Karis Community Church's service group carries cleaning supplies Saturday. The group worked to clean graffiti and stickers from downtown.

In tribute

Flowers were placed on Paul Newman's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Newman and Woodward

Actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward play an unhappily married couple in the 1960 film ''From the Terrace.'' In real life, the two Oscar winners were married for 50 years. When Playboy magazine asked Newman if he was ever tempted to be unfaithful, he said, "I have steak at home, why go out for hamburger?"
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