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The native of Columbia has fared well at the track and hopes Sunday's race will boost his chances of winning the Chase.
The proposed $200,000 project includes improvements such as increasing the size of dugouts and adding scoreboards.
Cosmopolitan Park hosted gymnasts Saturday who gathered to try to break the world record for the most people performing simultaneous handstands in celebration of National Gymnastics Day.
Justin Gillette, 28, of Goshen, Ind., was the overall winner of the 52nd annual Heart of America Marathon, held Monday in Columbia.
Monday's race was the 51st marathon Curtis Workman has completed in the past 51 weeks. The feat is part of a fundraising effort aimed at giving underprivileged children the chance to participate in a free training program and to compete in a marathon.
Joe Duncan, 77, is a longtime runner who first got his start with marathons in 1966 during the Heart of America Marathon.
The Generations Adult/Child Canoe-Kayak Race is scheduled for Sept. 24.
The annual Cattlemen Days Rodeo in Ashland marks its 35th year this weekend. It usually attracts about 5,000 people, organizers said.
The Banana Hammocks, who play in the BigBalls League in St. Louis, won their first game in this weekend's Show-Me State Games kickball competition.
The organization originated 10 years ago and now has 11 teams with players from various age groups and Columbia schools.
Officials plan to keep the heat safety plan the games used last weekend in full effect. Executive Director Ken Ash said the heat advisory did not overly affect competitors last weekend.
The new "sport" was periodically exciting, but left something to be desired at the Boone County Fair on Sunday.
The Terrells and Hoeppners of Higginsville became fast friends after their sons joined an archery and shooting club.
Engines roared during the demolition derby and car soccer Sunday at the Boone County Fair.
Experience levels varied at the Show-Me State Games sporting clays competition.
Six classes of riders came out to the Grandstand arena on Saturday to compete for cash prizes in the Boone County Fair ATV races.
Competitors showed off their best horses at the Boone County Fun Youth Horse Show on Saturday.
The event is for boys and girls ages 6 to 15 and will take place Aug. 13 at Cosmopolitan Park.
Deb Hartley, 57, injured her back two weeks ago when she started training for the Show-Me State Games triathlon this weekend after a 25-year hiatus from the sport. She still plans to compete.
The ESPN anchor hosted the second John Anderson Celebrity Golf Invitational on Monday, which raised more than $60,000 for Missouri school children.