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Coming in for a landing

Dylan Bebeszko, 14, takes flight as he ramps off the concrete formations at Cosmopolitan Park's skate park. Bebeszko didn't land this trick but got a little closer with each attempt.

Columbia picks ‘The Whistling Season’ for One Read

Ivan Doig’s novel ‘The Whistling Season’ has been chosen as the 2008 One Read book.

Columbia residents change food consumption habits

Walter Bennet, left, and Kay Davis compare prices while shopping at Moser's on Friday afternoon. "They used to give you deals on frozen pizzas, three for the price of one, but they don't do that anymore," Bennet said.

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"I'm trying to find a cheap version of Bush's Baked Beans," said Kay Davis while browsing the aisles of Moser's on Friday afternoon. Davis prefers the Bush's brand but searched extensively for an alternative with a lower price.

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Kay Davis said she opted to purchase a 28-ounce can of baked beans while shopping at Moser's on Friday afternoon because it was a better value than a smaller can.

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Kasmir Lawson purchases Enfamil baby formula for her newborn, Maliah, using Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) vouchers. Lawson said that with increasing food prices, WIC has "tried not to change how much you can get, just what you can get."

Missouri Humane Society rescuing pets in Iowa floods

Bonnie Dean of the Humane Society of Missouri counts pet rats in cages trapped in an apartment as her colleagues search in a bedroom for the 11 cats also in the apartment in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Saturday, June 14, 2008.

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Karen Teel, right, hugs Bonnie Dean of the Humane Society of Missouri, thanking her for saving her pets that were trapped in her apartment in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Saturday, June 14, 2008. Eleven cats, 18 rats and 2 birds were removed from the apartment and taken to Kirkwood College to be housed.

Youth group works to make homes more energy-efficient

Alyssa Buchanan, left, along with other members of Impact Generation, clean out the shed of a Columbia resident who is unable to do the work herself. "We Will Change Tomorrow" is the Christian group's motto as they learn how to minister to others and develop leadership skills while helping others.

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Youth members of Impact Generation clean out the shed of a Columbia resident who can't do the work herself.

Bringing history to life: Two Columbia students to compete at National History Day competition

Chris Ghan, 18, a graduate of Rock Bridge High School presents his ten-minute monologue as Benjamin Franklin to his parents. Ghan attended a National History Day competition in Washington D.C. this weekend.

Islamic School of Columbia celebrates accreditation

With water dripping down his face and shirt, Yaser Alrawi, 4-years-old indulges in a blue snow cone at the Islamic School of Columbia's cookout Sunday.

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Hend Alrawi, 10, left, gets a pink butterfly painted on her face by Marwa Ithman. Alrawi was the first of many kids who got their face painted at the Islamic School of Columbia's cookout.

Mid-Missouri LGBT Coalition celebrates PrideFest at Stephens Lake Park

Amy Williams and her dog Carly take a break from the bright sunlight at PrideFest, which was held at Stephens Lake Park on Saturday.

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Megan Boyer of the Megan Boyer Band performs at PrideFest. About 1,000 people came out to the fifth annual celebration.

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From left, Michele Porter, Elisa Cisims, Brian Smith and a friend participated in the Gayest Dog Contest.

19th Annual National Red Power Roundup held at the Boone County Fairgrounds

The 19th Annual National Red Power Roundup was held at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

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Willard Murphy of Macon showed a tractor in the 19th Annual National Red Power Roundup held at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

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A train of children are pulled by a tractor at the 19th Annual National Red Power Roundup held at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

Remembering a friend

Nathaniel JaRoe “Nate” Bentley
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