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A fellow turner, Tom Stauder, left, watches Jeff Ferguson cut through logs to begin the process of turning a bowl.

Masonic Museum and Library opens in Columbia

A portrait of former U.S. President Harry S. Truman sits on display at the Missouri Masonic Museum and Library. President Truman is featured in the "Leadership" gallery, which also focuses on how democratic methods guide lodges. Also shown is a reflection of Truman's Grand Master's Jewel; Truman is a past Grand Master of Missouri.

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Items sit on display in the "Living Well" gallery at the Missouri Masonic Museum and Library in Columbia. The "Living Well" gallery is one of five themed galleries at the new museum and focuses on American writer Laura Ingalls Wilder and how music and education are valued in Masonry.

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The main rotunda at the Missouri Masonic Museum and Library in Columbia. The museum features five themed galleries, with each gallery representing a leader or a particular quality emphasized in Masonry.

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The Grand Master's Jewel and gavel of former President Harry S. Truman sit on display at the Missouri Masonic Museum and Library in Columbia. Truman was a former Grand Master of Missouri from 1940-1941. The gavel was given to the Grand Lodge in 1949.

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Virginian-Pilot photographer takes first at POYI contest

This photo of a young woman whose lantern exploded in her face was taken by Stephen M. Katz of The Virginian-Pilot, who was selected as Newspaper Photographer of the Year by the Pictures of the Year International contest.

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Forum discusses gap between adults and teens

Nannette Ward of the Columbia Human Rights Commission, leads the discussion at the Let's Talk, Columbia! community forum.

In search of a little comfort

Spill it: A conversation with Bryan Fulcher

Bryan "B-Love" Fulcher is a disk jockey for radio station KOLQ/106.1 FM in Columbia.

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Bryan "B-Love" Fulcher, disk jockey for radio station KOQL/106.1 FM in Columbia, talks to a listener during his 6 p.m. to midnight show on Feb. 14.

Hollins can't rescue MU women's basketball team

Missouri's Alyssa Hollins fights Kansas State's Danielle Zanotti for a layup at Mizzou Arena on Sunday. The Tigers lost 56-40.

Colleges offer church management programs to protect church tills from embezzlers

Theology professor Thomas Groome works Thursday in his office where he now directs a program in church management at Boston College in Newton, Mass. A large number of U.S. churches have been victims of embezzlement over the years, and experts say one reason is that many budgets are managed by volunteers or employees without proper guidance or training. Now, some colleges are hoping to prevent such faith-shattering abuses by offering programs devoted specifically to managing church finances and personnel.

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Professor Thomas Groome, left, talks with church management student Jon Jakoblich, 25, of Burnsville, Minn., on Thursday.

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In this Sept. 12, 2007, file photo, the Rev. Michael Jude Fay, 56, former pastor of St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Darien, Conn., leaves U.S. District Court in New Haven, Conn. Fay pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of money obtained by fraud.

Busch's Florist part of a 117 year mid-Missouri floral tradition

Caroline Baker, manager of Busch's Florists on Paris Road, prepares a flower arrangement for a delivery on Feb. 11.
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