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Boone Life

BOONE LIFE: Centralia HS football team on a roll

Despite their flawless record this year, the Centralia Panthers work to keep their focus.

BOONE LIFE: Harvesting fuel

Most of the corn planted by farmer Dave Stemme goes to producing ethanol.

BikeMO ride to raise money for cycling advocacy

Saturday's event in Holts Summit promotes better conditions for cyclists in Missouri.

Columbia thrift store celebrates 40 years of service

The Wardrobe started with a few volunteers and a goal to centralize rummage sales for Columbia's needy. Today the thrift store is still a place to find a good bargain.

Hartsburg holds 19th annual pumpkin festival

Besides food and drinks, the festival offered plenty of pumpkin-related activities  including pumpkin carving, pumpkin pie eating competitions, hayrides in a pumpkin patch and pumpkin painting.

Missouri experiencing optimal weather conditions for spectacular color displays

The third week of October is the predicted peak of fall color.

Career Center, Village Glass Works partner through art classes

Village Glass Works now provides classes in partnership with the Columbia Area Career Center in order to help residents advance their adult education and express themselves creatively. 

BOONE LIFE: A first solo

Jonathan D. McQuilkin took his first solo flight Sept. 22 as part of his pilot's license training.

Rock Bridge to honor Hall of Fame inductees

The five news inductees are alumni who are being recognized for their achievements.

Rock Bridge, Hickman celebrate homecoming

The annual homecoming parade is Friday afternoon.

Retired group of Columbia men build homes for Habitat for Humanity

Since 1991, a close-knit group of retirees has helped to build 75 percent of the Habitat for Humanity homes in Columbia, and they have no plans to stop anytime soon.

Historic Preservation Commission discusses Maplewood Barn reconstruction plans

Commission members said they want historically appropriate materials and construction types from 133 years ago in the construction of the barn.

Family Fun Fest canceled

Because of the rainy weather and continued forecasts for showers, the Family Fun Fest scheduled to take placeWedensday in Flat Branch Park has been canceled

Finger Lakes State Park looks to improve parking

Two-phase plan would add additional parking spaces and improve existing lots.

UPDATE: Finishing touches applied to Bike Boulevard mural

A crew of volunteers lead by Sandra Eccles finished work on the Bike Boulevard on Sunday. Another mural is set to be painted Saturday at Windsor and Melbourne streets; all volunteers are welcomed to join in.

Pros and passers-by help paint Bike Boulevard mural

Art and mobility teamed up Saturday in the North Central neighborhood to beautify Columbia and promote biking.

PedNet urges drivers out of their cars and onto bikes

PedNet Coalition challenges Columbia drivers to think more sustainably and be more self-reliant.

USDA: U.S. corn, soybean headed for record year

USDA predicts that corn and soybean production will be a record high in 2010.

D & D Farm and Animal Sanctuary opens its gates for biannual open house

Endangered species, like Siberian tigers, share a farm with barnyard animals. The open house is one of the few times they also share it with the public.

PHOTO GALLERY: D&D Animal Sanctuary's open house shows off animals

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