September 26, 2008
Fire officials in hazardous materials suits lift a simulated victim onto a stretcher during an emergency response exercise on Thursday.
Gracy Hendershott, 18 months old, looks up at her balloon during the last Twilight Festival on Thursday.
A Columbia Fire Department fireman receives a decontamination shower during an emergency response exercise on Thursday.
Horses-drawn carriage rides were provided courtesy of House of Brokers during the last Twilight Festival on September 25.
Saren Stegmaier and Dylan Shelton listen to music performed by musicians during the Twilight Festival.
Icliss Starr performs fire dancing during the Twilight Festival on September 25. The final Twilight Festival was held on Thursday.
Sparky the dog stares down his sculpted twin in front of Sparky's ice cream during the last Twilight Festival on September 25. This is the 19th and final year that the Twilight Festival has been held.
Passengers board a Mesaba Airlines flight at Columbia Regional Airport early Wednesday morning en route to Memphis, Tn. Mesaba runs the route three times daily from Columbia.
September 25, 2008
Former Washington coach Don James used Gary Pinkel as his offensive coordinator from 1984 to 1990.
Gary Pinkel has found success leading Missouri as its head coach since 2000.
New Stephens volleyballl coach Abby Funderburk directs her players in drills during practice at Silverthorne Arena on September 25.
The summer before his sophomore year in high school, Jaimonte Cooper's family moved from the Hickman school district to the Rock Bridge district.
The Rock Bridge volleyball team huddles on the court with coach Beth Newton, left, on the court during practice on Sept. 25
Hickman's Taylor Cowan pitched two perfect games in under a week, one Sept. 18 against rival Rock Bridge and another Monday on the road against Hallsville.
Almost 15 years ago, Hickman and Rock Bridge played one of the greatest high school football games in Columbia. The matchup, later dubbed the "Providence Bowl," renews Friday night at Faurot Field.
Server Suney Brent cashes out a tab at the Mississippi Fish Shack.
Zach MIlligan and his wife, Ashley, have been married since spring, and they met after Zach’s return from Iraq.
Zach Milligan poses with his mother, Robin Littrell, at the Missouri Reserves Center in Belton, a Kansas City suburb.
Weiwen Wang is a starting sophomore middle blocker for the Missouri volleyball team. She came from Nanjing, China, to play for the Tigers.
September 24, 2008
Rev. Paula Robinson was welcomed by the Calvary Episcopal Church in Columbia as its first female rector. The celebration was held Wednesday.