Lady and Rusty, mother and father [Photo]

Mike Criner pets his German shepherd, Lady, while Rusty looks on. Criner said he tried to keep Rusty and Lady separate while she was in heat, but the two dogs had a litter of puppies about eight weeks ago.

Puppies for sale sign [Photo]

A homemade sign advertises puppies for sale. Mike Criner is trying to sell 10 German shepherd puppies for $100 each.

Puppies play in their pen [Photo]

Ten 8-week-old German shepherds scamper about in their pen. Mike Criner is trying to sell the puppies for $100 each.

Owner plays with Lady, mother to 10 puppies [Photo]

Mike Criner plays with Lady, the mother of the 10 puppies he is trying to sell.

Youth soccer coach Stan Porter [Photo]

Stan Porter, left, spent the weekend keeping track of seven teams at the Show-Me State 3v3 Soccer Tournament at MU's Stankowski Field.

Fraternity holds Thanksgiving food drive [Photo]

MU senior Brian Washington sorts food for Alpha Phi Alpha's Thanksgiving food drive. The fraternity collected and distributed meals for 30 families.

Children gather candy at parade [Photo]

Children gather candy thrown out by participants in the 29th annual Jaycees' Holiday Parade held in downtown Columbia on Sunday afternoon. Many of the parade participants dressed in costume, with characters including Winnie the Pooh, a penguin, circus clowns, and Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, among others.

Holiday parade marches through downtown [Photo]

Jaycees' 29th Annual Holiday Parade was held in downtown Columbia on Sunday afternoon. Several marching bands, floats, classic cars, and dance troupes took to Broadway to march in the environment-themed parade, dubbed "We're Dreaming Of A Green Christmas."

MU men's basketball player DeMarre Carroll vs. USC [Photo]

Missouri forward DeMarre Carroll dribbles past USC defender Kasey Cunningham in the Tigers' victory Sunday at the Puerto Rico Tip-off Tournament.

Haggard returns [Photo]

This image taken from video, supplied by Magnolia Pictures, shows the Rev. Ted Haggard preaching in the documentary film Jesus Camp. While his exact plans remain unclear, Haggard is unmistakably making himself a public figure again, nine months after his former church said he walked away from an oversight process meant to restore him.

Teacher of the Year [Photo]

Amanda Wright poses for a portrait Wednesday. Wright has been teaching kindergarten for five years and recently won Walmart's Teacher of the Year award. She said a parent nominated her and she didn't know she won until it was announced at an assembly. "It was a complete surprise," Wright said.

Pinkel expected to stay [Photo]

MU coach Gary Pinkel and the Tigers arrive at Texas Memorial Stadium ahead of the Tigers' game against Texas on Oct. 18.

House the birds [Photo]

Vanessa Melton and Robert McArthur put the final touches on their swift chimney tower, which will provide a home for birds in the area. The tower was a ten-month project conceptualized and built by local Master Naturalist volunteers.

Soybean cyst nematode - 2002 [Graphic]

Soybean cyst nematode - 1990 [Graphic]

Soybean cyst nematode - 1973 [Graphic]

Soybean cyst nematode - 1962 [Graphic]

Soybean cyst nematode - 1957 [Graphic]

Possible area for new Scott Blvd. interchange [Graphic]

Missouri's wine-growing regions [Graphic]