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An off-the-cuff style [Photo]

Karen Mays performs a freestyle belly dance at the Earthdance Global Peace Festival on Saturday at the First Christian Church. Mays has been dancing on and off for four years and is just getting back into the scene. Mays said she prefers an off-the-cuff, improvisational style of dance.

'Close to the earth' [Photo]

Kemisi performs during the Earthdance Global Peace Festival on Saturday at the First Christian Church in Columbia. Kemisi describes her style as a fusion of belly dance and early Egyptian dance. "You can dance barefoot, so you're really close to the earth," she said.

Spin the black circle [Photo]

Brittany Fuemmeler, center, positions her hoop while Lois Bennett watches the band on stage during the Earthdance Global Peace Festival at the First Christian Church in Columbia.

Just dance [Photo]

Mayce Kaplan, 6, dances between sets for the Earthdance Global Peace Festival on Saturday at the First Christian Church in Columbia. "If she sees dancing on TV, she has to watch it," her mother Amy Kaplan said.

No shoe? No problem for Marcus Murphy [Photo]

MU tailback Marcus Murphy loses his shoe as he runs down the field against Miami (Ohio) University at Faurot Field on Saturday.

Paws in the Park draws crowd [Slideshow]

Paws in the Park event took place Saturday at Stephens Lake Park off Broadway. The event benefited Columbia Second Chance and included a 5k run/walk and vendors with pet-themed products.

Gahn McGaffie discards defenders [Photo]

Tigers wide receiver Gahn McGaffie pushes RedHawks defensive backs Anothony Kokal (18) and D.J. Brown out of the way as he runs down the field during their game at Faurot Field on Saturday.

Painting the ocean at creative center [Photo]

Gram Gerdeman, 6, paints a picture of the ocean at the WACKY Center on Saturday. The WACKY Center, which stands for "Walk In Activity Center 4 Kids ... Yippee!," opened Sept. 18.

Gabbert to Josey [Photo]

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert hands the ball off to tailback Henry Josey during their game against Miami (Ohio) University at Faurot Field on Saturday.

Getting in touch with creativity [Photo]

Erica Leach, developer and owner of the WACKY Center on the corner of Hickman Avenue and Sixth Street, works on crafts with students on Saturday. The center is supposed to serve as a safe place for kids to come and be creative.

Third and noisy for RedHawks [Photo]

Missouri Tiger fans shake their keys at the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks during a third down at Faurot Field on Saturday.

Lawrence runs, Gilmore blocks [Photo]

Missouri tailback Kendial Lawrence runs with the ball as MU left tackle Elvis Fisher attempts to block a Miami (Ohio) University linebacker during the second half of their game at Faurot Field on Saturday.

Shipping out SoccerPro orders [Photo]

Micah Bolton and Casey Rolf pack boxes to be shipped out from SoccerPro in early September. SoccerPro does 95 percent of its business online through its website and, on this day, shipped out nearly 450 boxes to customers.

Head to head [Photo]

Miami University defensive back Trey Payne attempts to get past Missouri linebacker Josh Tatum during the second half of their game on Saturday. MU won 51-13.

Missouri football basks in victory [Photo]

MU football players celebrate their 51-13 win against Miami (Ohio) University on Saturday.

Volunteers lay fencing for hoop house [Photo]

Daniel Soetaert, a director from the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, and Bernadette Dryden, volunteer, helps build a Hoop House at West Boulevard Elementary on Saturday as a part of the school's new Slow Foods program. A hoop house is a greenhouse used to extend the growing season during cold months.

Volunteers work on a hoop house for West Boulevard Elementary [Photo]

Slow Food and Columbia Urban Agriculture volunteers begin building a hoop house at West Boulevard Elementary School on Saturday. A hoop house is a greenhouse that is used to extend the growing season.

Slow Food volunteers work on rain garden [Photo]

John Murray and Sharon Ginsburg, both Slow Food volunteers, lay mulch in the rain garden at West Boulevard Elementary on Saturday. The rain garden is used to filter the water from the parking lot into the garden and create a natural habitat for animals.

Cardboard waits to be picked up at the Boone County Fairgrounds [Photo]

Cardboard that Michael York sorted from bags of trash at the Boone County Fairgrounds waits to be recycled on Saturday.

Boy Scout and brother sorts through trash [Photo]

Michael York, 15, and his brother, Sheridan York, 12, sort out recyclables from bags of trash on Saturday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. "It started out with aluminum cans and grew into everything," his mother Bonnie York said. As of August, Michael York had collected three tons of recycling.
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