Chestnuts ready to go [Photo]

A bucket of chestnuts are ready for display at the eighth annual Missouri Chestnut Festival on Saturday.

Preparing chestnut samples [Photo]

Larry Johnson and Connie Brookhiser cut boiled chestnuts to be used in tasting samples during the eighth annual Missouri Chestnut Festival on Saturday.

Rock Bridge softball player Shelbie Atwell [Photo]

Rock Bridge softball player Shelbie Atwell and her teammates console each other after their loss Saturday in the Class 4 state quarterfinals.

Carving chestnut bowls [Photo]

Leo Roberts watches as Brad Andresen carves bowls out of chestnut wood during the eighth annual Missouri Chestnut Festival on Saturday at the MU Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin. The event featured food sampling, live music and cooking demonstrations.

A model of concentration [Photo]

Max Litton decorates a pumpkin during the Tiger Family Fest on Saturday.

Texas A&M tailgating truck [Photo]

An army surplus truck customized for tailgating lends to the military atmosphere found on the Texas A&M campus during football games.

Siblings share artistic efforts [Photo]

Emily Litton and Max Litton decorate a pumpkin during the Tiger Family Fest on Saturday in Columbia. The fair featured activities such as face painting, hay rides and bounce houses.

At the registration tents [Photo]

A bike lies on the ground in front of the registration tents for the BikeMo Fall Foliage Extravaganza Ride on Saturday in Holts Summit. The sixth annual event had its highest participation ever with 129 preregistrants.

MAP: BikeMO 2010 Routes [Graphic]

The sixth annual BikeMO ride was held Saturday. Routes began and ended in Holts Summit. Cyclists could ride an 18-mile, 40-mile, 60-mile or 100-mile course throughout the Missouri countryside.

Helping at the clean sweep [Photo]

Girl Scout April Muench, 13, from troop 30547 stands near a collection of garbage found around Hinkson Creek on Saturday at Flat Branch Park. Volunteers could choose from several locations around Columbia to help in the clean sweep. About 200 people came to Flat Branch Park.

Registering for the ride [Photo]

Missouri Bike and Pedestrian Federation Treasurer Fred Schmidt, left, signs in registrants with help from Brad Eiffert, right, for the BikeMO marathon on Saturday. Participants had the choice of riding a 17-, 40-, 62- or 100- mile course.

Have bike, will travel [Photo]

James Hentges smiles moments before the BikeMO Fall Foliage Extravaganza Ride on Saturday in Holts Summit. Hentges planned on riding the 62-mile route.

BikeMo Fall Foliage rider [Photo]

A rider in the BikeMo Fall Foliage Extravaganza rides a recumbent bike Saturday in Holts Summit. Participants could choose from riding a 40, 62, or 100-mile route.

Quarterback sack averted [Photo]

Missouri line backer Luke Lambert goes to sack Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson but is held back by Texas A&M offensive lineman Luke Joeckel during the game Saturday at Kyle Field.

Tigers take the field [Photo]

Missouri offensive line coach Bruce Walker and the Tigers run onto Kyle Field before their game Saturday against Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.

A sack attack [Photo]

Missouri free safety Jasper Simmons runs to assist the sack of Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson at the Fighting Texas Aggie game on Saturday.

Gabbert takes control [Photo]

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert prepares to throw the ball during the first quarter of the Missouri away game against Texas A&M on Saturday at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.

MU football player Kevin Rutland vs. Texas A&M [Photo]

Missouri defender Kevin Rutland closes in on Texas A&M receiver Kenric McNeal in the Tigers' 30-9 victory over the Aggies on Saturday in College Station, Texas. The Missouri defense did not allow a touchdown until the fourth quarter.

GRAPHIC: Richland Road project surrounds home [Graphic]

If approved by the Columbia City Council on Monday, the Richland Road Project developments will surround the home of Paul Hinshaw on three sides. The project plans for the land to be used for both commercial and residential development.

Sights and sounds from Texas A&M's yell practice [Video]

Every Friday at midnight before a home game, Texas A&M fans gather in Kyle Field to rehearse their cheers for the upcoming game.