Rodeo brings Brady Chasteen closer to brother, family

Brady Chasteen, left, of Columbia, throws his lasso to catch the ankles of the steer while his brother Tory Chasteen holds tight onto the rope around its neck during the team roping event of the Missouri High School Rodeo state finals on Friday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. The brothers won the event in 7.37 seconds.

 The Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals give the Chasteen brothers a chance to compete against each other with friendly sibling rivalry, while still strengthening their brotherly bond.



Jeremy Kempker has big dreams in the rodeo

Jeremy Kempker finished third in calf roping in Saturday's Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals. Kempker plans to pursue calf roping professionally instead of going to college.

Carl Edwards wins Nationwide race

Columbia native Carl Edwards won his first road-course race in any of NASCAR's three national touring divisions Saturday at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc.

Deaton new chairman of Big 12 group

Big 12 leaders held a board of directors meeting by phone Thursday to move forward with plans for a beefed-up television contract, to reassign some leadership duties and to restore unity. Missouri chancellor Brady Deaton was chosen as the groups' new chairman in the meeting, replacing Texas president Bill Powers for a one-year term.

Philips/Phillips family reunion held in Columbia in 139th year

About 50 "kindred cousins" came from across the country to celebrate their ancestry. The Philips/Phillips family has been in the U.S. since 1755.

Congressman says television money makes college football playoffs a possibility

Texas Rep. Joe Barton, who has introduced anti-BCS legislation in Congress, says the television money that persuaded Big 12 members to reject Pac-10 overtures shows the financial jackpot awaiting a college football playoff.


Field of Dreams Rescue holds Pet Adoption Day

Field of Dreams Rescue hosted Pet Adoption Day at Petco on Saturday. Three of 14 dogs were adopted.

Florist arranges Father's Day bouquet

Flowers are a popular gift for Mother's Day, but My Secret Garden receives about one-tenth as many orders on Father's Day, the shop's owner, Ruth LaHue, said.

Relatives of missing people gather in Missouri

In 2008, Missouri became the first state to set aside a date for missing people — making June 17 Missouri Missing and Unidentified Persons Day.

53rd annual Olivet Christian Church barbecue benefits local organizations

The 53rd annual chicken and mutton barbecue at Olivet Christian Church raised money for local agencies and was expected to feed more than 2,000 people.

Wind knocks down tree at Broadway and College Avenue

Before 3 p.m. Saturday, wind caused a tree to fall onto Broadway by the College Avenue intersection on the Stephens College campus.

Go Skateboarding Day canceled

The free event Go Skateboarding Day was canceled Saturday, but might be rescheduled at a later date.

Missouri Roundup Committee seeking more security for National Bikers Roundup

Boone County Sheriff Dwayne Carey is working with the Missouri Roundup Committee to determine security arrangements for the National Bikers Roundup at the Boone County Fairgrounds Aug. 3 to  8.

More than 50 miles of bike trails coming to Kansas City

Kansas City will get more than 50 miles of bike trails broken up into three sections. Twenty miles will be built in the Swope Park system, which is more than twice the size of New York City's Central Park.

Improperly disposed painting rags start residential fire

Used painting rags caused a small garage fire Friday night in southwest Columbia, according to the Columbia Fire Department.