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Tonja Nansel, left, and her mother, Betty Seibel of Hillsboro, share a cuddly moment on a couch Saturday with Chanel. When Nansel's duties as senior investigator with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Maryland, get to be too hectic, Nansel finds respite in her love of dogs.
Ginny Grimmett of Florence offers her pet parrot, Zark, a drink of Mountain Dew. The 26-year-old bird entertains its owners with songs and words.
With field events finished for the day, Hillsboro thrower Wesley Shaw totes his javelin Monday as he engages in conversation on the way to cheer on fellow Trojans in the James Thomas Invitational meet at Wiens Stadium.
Christian Pedersen, left, and Marty Fredrickson, right, plant a tomato seedling in the garden at the corner of Second and Miller Sts. where they have grown produce for themselves and others for five years.