Kite-flying festival [Photo]

From left, Sam Morgan, 5, Bohdan Adams, 3, and Lily Morgan, 3, rejoice that their kite is airborne on Sunday morning. The kite-flying festival at Cosmo-Bethel Park brought families from all over the state out for a day of fun.

Vision Commission Structure [Graphic]

Columbia City Council has approved the creation of the Columbia Vision Commission to oversee progress of the Imagine Columbia's Future project.

Handing off the ball [Photo]

Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson hands off the ball in the first half of Saturday's game.

Leading rusher [Photo]

Oklahoma State running back Kendall Hunter (24) runs the ball. He was their leading rusher at Saturday's game.

Tackling the odds [Photo]

Oklahoma State University cornerback Jacob Lacey (17) and linebacker Orie Lemon (41) tackle MU's Chase Coffman, tight end (45), in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game.

Defensive players [Photo]

MU linebacker coach Dave Steckel yells at defensive players in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game.

Hold That Hug [Photo]

Photographer Amy Enderle takes a picture Sunday afternoon of the Smith family, from left: Asa, 5, Melissa, Reese, 2, Jason, and Quinn, 2. The Smith family had their photo taken for free as part of an event held in Stewart Park that was organized in honor of Sarah Becking, a Columbia photographer who died of cancer in July.

Anxious fans [Photo]

Missouri fans express anxiety during the second half of the Tigers' game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys Saturday at Faurot Field.

An alternate ride [Photo]

On Thursday,bikes and scooters were overflowing on the racks throughout MU. Students are economizing by walking, riding bikes and riding scooters to class instead of driving.

Cutting down on car use [Photo]

Geoff Stumbaugh, a staff member at the MU library, locks his bike to the rack in Lowry Mall on Thursday. Since many student, faculty and staff are economizing by riding bikes and scooters many racks at MU are being filled to capacity.

World Kite Day [Video]

Kite enthusiasts from all over Missouri came to Cosmo-Bethel Park on Sunday for the fourth annual celebration of World Kite Day. The Denver-based One Sky One World began the event in 1986 to promote international peace.

Riggs Union Church barbecue helps sustain small group [Photo]

Nancy Stack, of Riggs, washes out a bucket used for the annual Beef and Mutton BBQ at Riggs Union Church on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008. For over 50 years the annual fundraiser for the church brings about 400 people out to the town.

Riggs Union Church annual Beef and Mutton BBQ [Photo]

Buford Kanatzar, right, and his wife, Helen Kanatzar, collect money for tickets to the annual Beef and Mutton BBQ at Riggs Union Church on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008. Each year the Kanatzar's run the ticket table. Members of the church volunteer to work different stations to keep the average of 400 people who attend flowing through the food line.

Carry-out at the Riggs Union church Beef and Mutton BBQ [Photo]

Bonnie Nichols, of Sturgeon, waits in the window of the Riggs Union Church for her carry-out food during the annual Beef and Mutton BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008.

Small town gathers for Riggs Union Church Beef and Mutton BBQ [Photo]

People gather for the annual Riggs Union Church Beef and Mutton BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008. The annual event is the biggest fundraiser for the church, that has an average worship attendance of 30 people a week.

Black-and-gold jump roping [Photo]

From left, Brandon Dorge, Jamie Sloman and Caleb Massman jump a hand-made rope made of black and gold beads while tailgating at Reactor Field before the MU-Oklahoma State football game Saturday evening.

MU's Chase Daniel sacked [Photo]

MU quarterback Chase Daniel falls under pressure from the Oklahoma State defense in Saturday's loss.

Cowbys tackle MU's Chase Daniel [Photo]

Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel is brought down after a run in the Tigers' 28-23 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday at Faurot Field. The loss was the Tigers' first of the season and cost them a chance at the No. 1 ranking on college football.

SciFest draws visitors [Slideshow]

Saturday brought more visitors to SciFest, a science festival at the St. Louis Science Center. Visitors Jan Rubnack, the Farquhar family, third grader Tiara Rogers and seventh grade teacher Matt Swan shared their favorite experiences at SciFest with the Missourian.

The great pumpkins [Photo]

Pumpkins sorted by size and variety await festivalgoers in Hartsburg on Saturday. The festival, an annual tradition for the town, runs through Sunday.