Julia Williams of Columbia writes that all people are looking for role models, and queen pageant contestants should exhibit qualities of royalty others want to emulate.
Boone County Sheriff's deputies participated in a high-speed chase Friday. The chase ended when the car ran off the road. Two more suspects have not yet been located.
Edwinna Clutter and Thomas Parker received moderate injuries, and a Ryan Snow sustained serious injuries.
The National Bikers Roundup continues through the weekend at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Terrell Barrett, 19, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. Police think he, along with Kirk Jones, robbed a woman at gunpoint on July 19.
The Republican National Committee has approved a 2012 presidential primary calendar in which caucuses and primaries begin after Feb. 1.
Almost three dozen African ministers of trade, economics and agriculture were heading to a small western Missouri town Friday to learn about modern farming practices.
Nearly all 407 acres of Big Lake State Park were swamped when an agricultural levee on the swollen Missouri River gave way in June. The waters have now receded, but a big mess remains.
The program brings medical students to rural communities in Missouri to learn from local medical professionals.
A fire early Friday morning off of Highway VV damaged an educational trailer, but it caused no injuries.