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Tweets of the Week (MU vs. Colorado) [Graphic]

Cookin' with Blaine (MU vs. Colorado) [Graphic]

The Blitz (MU vs. Colorado) [Graphic]

Love Your Body Day is held to promote positive attitudes towards body image [Photo]

From left to right, Shreya Patel, 19, talks with Chayla Hisel, 20, while making buttons at the Love Your Body Day event at Lowry Mall on Thursday, October 7, 2010. The event is held to promote positive attitudes towards body image by allowing people to share what they love about their own body. "I went last year and wanted to come again," said Patel. "It's a cool event."

Love Your Body Day took place at Lowry Mall for the second time Thursday [Photo]

Suzy Day, left, Women's Center advisor, talks with Women's Center volunteer Emily Luft, 20, at the Love Your Body Day event at Lowry Mall on Thursday, October 7, 2010. Day said Love Your Body Day is a national event and has gone on for years at MU, but this is the second time it has taken place at Lowry Mall. "It's nice to have a space to be asked what you love about your body," she said.

Mother photographs daughter frolicking among pumpkins [Photo]

Lydia Casey plays among the pumpkins while her mom, Jessica Casey, of Ashland, snaps a photo at Hackman Farms in Hartsburg on Thursday. Jessica and Lydia are in town to visit Lydia's grandmother and to attend this weekend's annual Pumpkin Festival, which is in its 19th year.

Rock Bridge's Lauren Fuller at practice [Photo]

Rock Bridge junior Lauren Fuller prepares a throw after fielding a grounder during practice on Sept. 9. Fuller plays first base and pitches for the Bruins.

Vendors' booths for Pumpkin Festival measured out [Photo]

Jeri Mertensmeyer, of Hartsburg, measures off the boundaries of one of the vendor booths in preparation of 19th annual Pumpkin Festival in Hartsburg on Thursday. Mertensmeyer, a member of the festival's Board of Directors, had been out since 8:00 a.m. with other members measuring out the spaces.

Rock Bridge's Lauren Fuller shares softball love with mother [Photo]

Rock Bridge junior Lauren Fuller prepares to practice bunting during softball practice on Sept. 9. Fuller and her mother, Sue, share a passion for softball that has added a unique dynamic to their relationship.

Gourds ready to be sold at this weekend's Pumpkin Festival [Photo]

Boxes of gourds sit outside at Hackman Farms in Hartsburg on Thursday. The gourds will be sold over the weekend during Hartsburg's 19th annual Pumpkin Festival. Jo Hackman, a member of the festival's Board of Directors, said that the year's pumpkin crop was hurt by all the rain, as standing water causes pumpkins to rot.

Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival banner unrolled [Photo]

Shawn McCollom unrolls the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival banner in preparation to hang it over 2nd Street in Hartsburg on Thursday. McCollom had the help of Jason Thomas, but said that it should be a three person job. McCollom said that he and Thomas have been putting up the banner for the last four to five years.

Monsanto Co. vice-president gives speech at Missouri Tech Expo [Photo]

Steve Padgette, vice president for biotechnology at Missouri-based Monsanto Co., delivers the keynote address at the first Missouri Technology Expo on Thursday, October 7, 2010. Businesses and researchers networked at the event and discussed future investments.

Protesting Proposition B at Cafe Berlin [Photo]

Bill Sutton protests Proposition B outside Cafe Berlin, where CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, Wayne Pacelle, spoke on September 13. Sutton said he believes Proposition B will be the end of domesticated animals in Missouri, including beef, pork and chicken.

Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen vs. Hawaii [Photo]

Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen throws against Hawaii in a Sept. 18 victory in Boulder. Hansen emerged as Colorado’s No.1 quarterback in spring practices, ending Colorado’s quarterback controversy between Hansen and Cody Hawkins.

Talking about "Gumbo Bottoms" [Slideshow]

Meredith Ludwig discusses her play, “Gumbo Bottoms: A Big Muddy Musical,” which will be performed this weekend at Columbia College. Ludwig and her theater group have been traveling around Missouri the last three years performing the musical.


Andrighetto stays involved as MU soccer coach [Photo]

Kristin Andrighetto, center, fights MU soccer player Brittany Hopkins for the ball as Dominique Richardson, Molly Bear and Tyler Easley watch during a morning soccer practice on Wednesday. Andrighetto is a fifth-year senior who played for Missouri the last four years and now volunteers as an assistant coach since she is no longer eligible to play.

Ryo Okubo came from Japan to play for Columbia College [Photo]

Freshman Ryo Okubo, right, came from Japan to play for Columbia College. He looks up to Junior Brian Eike, left, for direction as a soccer player and as a person.

Six-year-old girl's painting wins national award [Photo]

Madisyn Hinkebein, 6, was inspired by the art of Wassili Kandinsky. Her painting won first-place in the preschool/kindergarten category of American Printing House' national BlindInSights 2010: Visions from the Mind art contest.

Hickman's Wesley Leftwich punts against Helias [Photo]

Wesley Leftwich punts against Helias in Hickman's homecoming game on September 24, 2010. Hickman won 20-17.

Sisters play at Cosmo Park [Photo]

Siblings (from left) Sierra Tavarez, 8, and Lucy Tavarez, 5, play at Steinberg Playground in Cosmo Park on Wednesday. A renewal of the park sales tax will be on the November ballot. Revenue from the tax will help improve the playground to meet ADA standards.
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