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Slicing through rice roll pole

Ed Ponder slices through the top of a rice roll pole during the Show-Me State Games' Martial Arts Event at the Armory Sports and Recreation Center on Saturday.

Waiting for the next match

Corey Kilgallon, 17, waits for her next match during the Show-Me State Games Sabre Fencing contest at the Dorsey Gym at Columbia College on Saturday.

Vincezno Nibaldi races through Stage 20

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, strains during the 20 stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time-trial more than 33.6 miles with start in Bergerac and finish in Perigueux, France, on Saturday.

Competitor holds position

Corey Kilgallon, 17, holds position before the start of the match during the Show-Me State Games on Saturday.

Only female in tournament takes on competitor

Corey Kilgallon, 17, from Millstadt, Illinois, competes in a match against Mike Roth from Kansas City during the Sabre Fencing competition on Saturday.

Facing off for fencing

Sean Horan from St.Louis faces Mike Roth from Kansas City during the Show-Me State Games's Sabre Fencing Division on Saturday.

Getting ready to fence

Declan Forth, 15, looks toward his opponent before competing in a match during the Show-Me State Games' Sabre Fencing Division at the Dorsey Gym at Columbia College on Saturday.

Kevin Harvick takes pole at Brickyard 400

Kevin Harvick, left, is congratulated by Kurt Busch after winning the pole for the Brickyard 400 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis on Saturday.

Eric Berry defends a pass

Kansas City Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman, right, attempts to catch a pass under pressure from safety Eric Berry during training camp Saturday in St. Joseph.

FROM READERS: Terry and Barbara Buckley volunteer at the food bank

Terry and Barbara Buckley volunteer at the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.

Metal house, inside and outside

Constructed from the same porcelain enameled steel as the exterior, the interior of a Lustron home in Joplin, Missouri, features built-in cabinets also made of the same materials.

Lori Stoll paints the top of a wall

Lori Stoll paints the top of a wall at the home of a family of refugees from Myanmar. Stoll is on the board of City of Refuge, a nonprofit organization that helps refugees and immigrants navigate life in mid-Missouri and has worked with Klo Paw's family since they arrived in Columbia.

Dan Cornell talks to Klo Paw

Dan Cornell, cente,r talks to Klo Paw while Grant Cornell secures a stake in the backyard of Paw's home in Columbia on Thursday. The Cornells are parishioners at the Fairview Road Church of Christ who have spent the week helping to remodel Paw's home.

Klo Paw paints his ceiling

Klo Paw paints the ceiling of his Columbia home on Thursday. Paw and his family moved to Columbia in 2010 from a refugee camp in Thailand, where they lived for 12 years after escaping Myanmar's military government.

Islamic Center of Columbia

The Islamic Center of Central Missouri, established in 1983, is home to a diverse and dynamic community composed of indigenous Muslims, international students and immigrants. The center hosts guest lecturers and events to encourage community involvement and diversity.

Montana man re-creates relative's famous journey

Churchill Clark, who spent two and a half months carving his dug-out canoe, poses Monday for a photo in Great Falls, Mont., during his float from Twin Bridges to St. Louis, Mo. Clark is a descendant of Capt. William Clark, a leader of the Corps of Discovery, and first learned about Clark, whom he said is his great-great-great-great-grandfather when he was 5.

Katie Smith carries the U.S. flag

Katie Smith carries the U.S. flag before the 2014 Wild West Shoot-Out during the Boone County Fair at the Central Missouri Events Center on Friday.

Ben Denney places his thumb on his gun

Ben Denney places his thumb on the butt of his Taylor's & Company Runnin' Iron, a balanced, single-action pistol designed specifically for mounted shooting, during the 2014 Wild West Shoot-Out on Friday.

Shayla Harmon blasts a red balloon

Shayla Harmon blasts a red balloon during the 2014 Wild West Shoot-Out at the Central Missouri Events Center on Friday. No projectiles are used in the competition. Rather, the heat and grit from blanks loaded with black theatrical powder burst the balloons, the announcer said.

Laura Wilson concentrates while taking aim

Laura Wilson concentrates while taking aim at one of 10 balloons during the 2014 Wild West Shoot-Out at the Central Missouri Events Center on Friday.
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