Rob Long raises 75 alpacas on a 20-acre ranch in Boone County. He says alpacas are a business and a way of life.
Retiree Fred West spends his free time line dancing at various locales in mid-Missouri. He is the lone male in a group of female senior citizen line dancers who call themselves "Wild Older Women."
The Worleys live in a small house filled with memories and collectibles.
The Hallsville junior varsity boys basketball team lost badly to its rival Southern Boone High of Ashland. Although the team was beaten by 33 points, the loss strengthened the team's morale.
Midway Travel Plaza embodies the spirit of the sublime American travel experience and the Back Door Lounge promises honky-tonk nights just west of town.
Coyote Hill is a professional home for abused and neglected children established 17 years ago by Larry McDaniel and his wife, who had a lifelong desire to help children. One way McDaniel and the other professionals at Coyote Hill work at relationship building is through a technique known as horse therapy where children learn to work and handle horses on their own with the guidance of a therapy professional.
A small Hallsville hair salon has provided a fun place for residents to change their look for around four years.
Justin Nabors, a music instructor for the Southern Boone School District, teaches his fifth-grade students through a combination of singing and dancing.
Two young men from Harrisburg aren't strangers to cold weather and a little hard work. The two do odd jobs such shoveling snowy driveways and mowing lawns in order to raise cash.
Alan Austene, a 32-year veteran postal worker in Hallsville, makes more stops on his route than he used to. Over the years, new subdivisions have grown where development was once sparser, punctuating his route with more and more mailboxes.
Elise Wilson, a mother of five in Rocheport, home schools her four oldest children year-round.
Mike Criner is hoping to sell 10 German shepherd puppies for $100 apiece.
Kent Finlay of Centralia is the discipline head for the shooting group Bullseye, a National Rifle Association conventional pistol group within the Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club. He schedules tournaments, coordinates getting association approval for the events and sends out awards to participating shooters.
After 32 years in the automotive business, Michael Gamble said this is the worst he has seen the economy trickle down to affect buyers.
A retired equestrian teacher volunteers to drive food to people at least once a week with Meals on Wheels. She sees the volunteer work as a way to pay back a community that has helped her.
On Oct. 4, the Thompson family of Centralia celebrated their son Caleb's third birthday. Caleb puttered around the house, breaking in his birthday gift — a minitature red car. It's a tiny vehicle, dwarfed by his dad's semi-truck parked in the driveway.
During the barbecue, church members sell fudge and mutton to raise money to sustain the congregation.
The 17th annual Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival starts Saturday with a 9 a.m. parade.
The echoing voices and clapping of Sturgeon Middle School students fill the gymnasium as they chant cheers while practicing for upcoming cheerleading auditions.
Kim Sorensen of Centralia, owner of The Hair Wrangler, balances her life between riding her horses and keeping up with her dog grooming business.