Billowing steam [Photo]

Steam billows out of a model steam engine at the Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association's 47th annual Back to Farm reunion on Saturday at Brady Showgrounds in Boonville.

A traditional sawing technique [Photo]

Toshio Maeda and Hisanobu Yoshioka saw a log in a traditional Japanese method at the Missouri River Valley Steam Engine Association's 47th annual Back to Farm reunion on Saturday at Brady Showgrounds in Boonville. They arrived in Missouri from Japan on Wednesday night.

Welcome to Tiger Country [Photo]

Russell and Betty Stokes have collected tigers for 33 years and arrange them on their car when they tailgate. They have 27 tigers from across the country and one from Israel.

Tailgating at the home opener [Photo]

Tailgaters gather outside of Faurot Field on Saturday before MU's home opener against McNeese State.

Inflatable Truman [Photo]

Mark Jr. Barhorst displays his father Mark Barhorst's inflatable Truman the Tiger while tailgating Saturday before the MU v. McNeese State football game at Faurot Field.

At the scene of the accident [Photo]

Andrew Ford speaks with an MU police officer behind his vehicle at the intersection of College Avenue and Ashland Road after a male pedestrian was stuck by the car on Saturday.

SLIDESHOW: Bikers ride to remember fallen firefighters and police [Slideshow]

The Mid America Harley-Davidson in Columbia organized a ride to the Firefighters Memorial in Kingdom City to honor the firefighters and police killed on 9/11. Participants in the Ride to Remember biked from Columbia to the Firefighters Memorial in Kingdom City where Steve Paulsell, former fire chief of the Boone County Fire Protection District, gave a speech and lead the group in prayer. Participants then rode back along I-70 to the store where they were treated to lunch.

SLIDESHOW: Wright from the sidelines [Slideshow]

Each week homegrown athletes showdown on the grids of area high schools. Missourian photographer Clint Alwahab focused his lens on Hickman coach Jason Wright to give a glimpse behind the action of the Friday night game between the Kewpies and Hazelwood West at LeMone Field in Columbia.

Columbia College's mascot mingles with fans [Photo]

Cougar, Columbia College's mascot, rubbed the top of Ted Krause's head at Friday's soccer game. The mascot mingled before the game hugging little kids and taking pictures with fans.

Columbia College soccer player Nikola Velickovic vs. Illinois Institute of Technology [Photo]

Columbia College's Nikola Velickovic defends the ball from sophomore Liam Barrett of Illinois Institute of Technology during the second half of Friday's soccer game.

Author Dan Chaon answers questions about his book. [Photo]

Dan Chaon answers questions about his book during a One Read event at Launer Auditorium on the Columbia College campus.

Author Dan Chaon signs books at Launer Auditorium [Photo]

Tatum Owens, 11, and her dad, David Owens, talk to author Dan Choan during a book signing at Launer Auditorium on the Columbia College campus Friday. Owens is the general manager of 89.5FM KPON, which broadcasts the One Read author talks. Owens says he enjoys hearing the authors speak at the events and comes out to support the One Read program.

Flags scatter the Carnahan Quadrangle [Photo]

The 2,977 flags set up on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle represent each person killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Flags set up on Carnahan Quadrangle [Photo]

Flags set up on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle behind Tiger Plaza commemorate the anniversary of 9/11. As part of the 9/11 Never Forget Project, 2,977 flags are set up representing each person killed in the terrorist attacks.

MU soccer players introduced vs. Arkansas [Photo]

MU senior Krista Kruse high-fives freshman Dominique Richardson while freshman Danielle Nottingham, left, and sophomore Haley Krentz watch during pregame introductions on Friday.

MU soccer player Danielle Nottingham vs. Arkansas [Photo]

MU freshman Danielle Nottingham, right, attempts to steal the ball from Arkansas's Jesse Givens during Friday's game at Walton Field.

Hickman football player Wesley Leftwich vs. Hazelwood West [Photo]

Hickman's Wesley Leftwich runs for the first touchdown of the game on Friday at LeMone Field.

Mustapha Salau plays at Cosmo Park after the Eid prayer [Photo]

Mustapha Salau, 2, climbs up the steps dressed in traditional Muslim garb on the playground at Cosmo Park on Friday.

Children play at Cosmo Park after Eid prayer [Photo]

Khdijka Abdi, 4, left, plays keep away with Muzzammil Salau, 5, at the post-Eid prayer picnic at Cosmo Park on Friday. Abdi's family moved to the U.S. from Somalia before she was born, while Salau's family moved from Nigeria just over a year ago.

Mahamat Ali attended the community gathering after the Eid prayer [Photo]

At the community gathering for the Eid prayer at Cosmo Park, Mahamat Ali replaces his cap, called a "taqiyah," that a friend jokingly took and wore Friday. Ali is currently living in Columbia but is originally from Chad. Many from the Columbia Islamic community gathered after the morning prayer to eat and talk while children played at the playground.