Mike Patel drives at A.L. Gustin Golf Course [Photo]

Mike Patel of Columbia enjoys Monday evening's warm weather by practicing on the driving range at A.L. Gustin Golf Course.

Smashing pumpkins [Slideshow]

The Columbia Farmers' Market held its third annual pumpkin smash at 9 a.m. Oct. 30 on the west end of the market. Members from the Agriculture Education Leadership class managed the project, and Columbia residents were able to participate in catapulting donated pumpkins into an open field.

Rebecca Wippold reads in Peace Park [Photo]

Rebecca Wippold, an MU senior, reads for her Spanish class in Peace Park on Monday. It was unseasonably warm in Columbia, and the high temperature reached 75 degrees. The forecast calls for highs in the 70s and upper 60s through Thursday. Thursday and Friday could see rain.

Muriel and Eliot Battle together. [Photo]

Muriel and Eliot Battle together. A committee has recommended, "Muriel Williams Battle" as the name for the new high school.

Rev. Patricia McCarty at the James T. Scott Benefit Program [Photo]

Rev. Patricia McCarty delivers the benediction at the James T. Scott Benefit Program at Second Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday.

Bob McDavid at the James T. Scott Benefit Program [Photo]

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid makes some remarks about the James T. Scott Benefit Program at the Second Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday. McDavid was one of several speakers at the event.

James T. Scott death certificates [Photo]

From the left, Scott Wilson, a member of the James Scott Monument Committee, and Dr. Mike Panella, display the original and revised death certificates for James T. Scott at Second Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday. Wilson and Panella have been working together for the past few months to fix the certificate for Scott, who was lynched 87 years ago.

Dancing during James T. Scott Benefit Program [Photo]

Candace Ingram dances to the song "A Change is Gonna Come" during the James T. Scott Benefit Program at Second Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday.

Final minutes of Missouri women's basketball game [Photo]

Fans watch the closing minutes of the Missouri women's basketball exhibition game against Oklahoma City on Sunday at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers pulled out a two-point win.

Brown leads Missouri [Photo]

Missouri guard RaeShara Brown dribbles past Oklahoma City forward Desiree Jeffries on Sunday at Mizzou Arena. Brown finished with 23 points.

Missouri unable to complete pass [Photo]

Missouri's Jerrell Jackson is unable to hold onto a pass from quarterback Blaine Gabbert during the second half Saturday, as Texas Tech's Eugene Neboh.

Venison being processed at KP Processing [Photo]

Rows of deer carcasses line the freezer at KP Processing.

Cody Rowland handles venison at KP Processing [Photo]

Cody Rowland moves cut venison to be further processed and packaged at KP Processing. Larry Freeman opened KP, which processes local hunters' deer, in addition to beef and pork, in 2001.

Joel Bregman [Photo]

Joel Bregman

Drawing a number for Section 8 waiting list [Photo]

Section 8 Housing applicant Alainia Nickens draws a number from the bag held by Section 8 Program Manager Roberta Gill on Friday. The number she chose, 875, determines where she is placed on the waiting list.

Applying for Section 8 housing assistance [Photo]

Vincent Cooley and Heather Harvey apply for Section 8 Housing on Friday at the Blind Boone Center. Both Cooley and Harvey have applied for subsidized housing in the past and hope to qualify again this year.

Abby Rogers [Photo]

Abby Rogers is an assistant city editor for the Missourian and a senior at the Missouri School of Journalism.

A turn for the worse [Photo]

MU fans react to the score amid a crowd of Texas Tech fans during the game on Saturday at Lubbock.

Bringing down Bach [Photo]

MU players Jarrell Harrison, left, and Jasper Simmons pull down Texas Tech running back Baron Bach during Missouri's loss on Saturday in Lubbock.

Going for the tackle [Photo]

Texas Tech running back Aaron Crawford runs past MU linebacker Andrew Gachkar, right, and defensive end Aldon Smith as they go in for a tackle during the third quarter of the Missouri vs. Texas Tech game on Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium.