Practicing washing hands [Photo]

Kindergartner Kaylee Cornell, 5, left center, practices washing her hands during a demonstration by participants of the Student National Medical Association regional conference on Friday at Blue Ridge Elementary School. Along with hygiene tips, kids at the school also learned how to stay safe on Halloween.

Showing proper brushing habits [Photo]

Sherry Powell, left, a dental hygienist, demonstrates to the kindergarten class at Blue Ridge Elementary what happens when sugar and bacteria combine in their mouths on Friday. Powell, along with representatives from the Student National Medical Association regional conference, went to classrooms to explain healthy habits and Halloween safety.

Weatherspoon shakes hands with Missouri fans [Photo]

Sean Weatherspoon shakes the hands of the Mizzou fans at the end of the Missouri Tigers' win on Saturday.

Gabbert evades Colorado tackle [Photo]

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert tries to escape a tackle by Anthony Perkins during the fourth quarter of Missouri's 36-17 victory over Colorado.

Ralphie, Colorado's mascot [Photo]

Ralphie, the live buffalo mascot at the University of Colorado, leads the players onto the field before the game and at the beginning of the second half.

One-handed catch against Colorado [Photo]

MU sophomore Jerrell Jackson pulls in a one-handed catch against CU defender Jeff Smart. Tigers went into halftime leading the Buffaloes 33-3.

Halloween costume bike ride [Video]

On Oct. 31, Columbia residents dress up and ride bikes to Rocheport to celebrate Halloween.

Renaissance man sells swords at fairs [Video]

Jack Hathman travels across the United States selling swords at renaissance fairs; it has been his job for 11 years. Along the way, Hathman has connected with artisans and entertainers, building the foundation for the Columbia Renaissance Fair. Hathman, and his wife, Shanna, asked their loyal cast to participate in this year’s festivities, which included belly dancing, sword fighting, axe throwing and vendors selling handcrafted artwork. Columbia’s fourth annual renaissance fair was held Oct. 17 and 18 at Boone County Fairgrounds. Next year, the couple plans to move the fair into a permanent location, where it can grow in size and number.

Reaching for a win [Photo]

Colorado middle linebacker Marcus Burton stops a diving Derrick Washington just short of the end zone in the first half of today's game in Boulder.

Hickman offense [Photo]

The Hickman Kewpie offense lines up before the snap during their game against Jefferson City Friday night.

Hickman FB Herman [Photo]

Senior quarterback Matt Herman (22) runs the ball during the Kewpies game against the Jefferson City Jays Friday night. Hickman lost the game 28-9. It was their final game of the season.

Hickman Coach Wright [Photo]

Head coach Jason Wright talks to the Hickman football team after their game against Jefferson City on Friday night. After losing 28-9, Wright told the team, "we have a lot of heart in this team. I'm proud of you, keep your heads up."

Hickman Football - Leftwich [Photo]

Wesley Leftwich, Hickman wide receiver, embraces Matt Herman, senior quarterback, after their final game of the season Friday night against Jefferson City. After the game, the team huddled together and a team member said, "keep going and keep doing what you gotta do."

Hickman Cheerleaders [Photo]

From left, Breaunna Bragg, Hilary Oncken, Taylor Humble, Amy Wisniewski, and Ellen O'Connor, cheerleaders for Hickman, drink hot chocolate during half time to stay warm. While the day was sunny, evening temperatures dropped to 46 with winds of up to 24 mph.

Jays beat Hickman [Photo]

Jefferson City wide receiver Jordan Green (3) catches the ball in the game against Hickman Friday night. Offensive passing options were limited for both teams due to high wind gusts through out the night.

Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Ticket Sales [Graphic]

A portion of the earnings from each ticket sold for the blues festival went to the City of Columbia as part of the agreement between Thumper Entertainment and the city.

SLIDESHOW: MacXprts celebrates anniversary with a monster of a celebration [Slideshow]

MacXprts celebrated its twentieth year in business with Monster Celebration, a neighborhood-wide Halloween party that treated the residents of Cherry Hill to live music and activities like trick-or-treating.

Lynch delivers her first speech as Stephens College president [Photo]

Stephens College President Dianne Lynch gestures while telling a story during her speech as part of her installation ceremony in Kimball Ballroom in Lela Raney Wood Hall on Friday. Lynch was appointed Stephens College's 24th president after coming from Ithaca College in New York, where she served as the dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

Presenting the official symbol of Stephens College [Photo]

George Ann Stokes Harding, Class of '58, Chair of Stephens College's Board of Trustees, presents to President Dianne Lynch the official symbol of the college and of the office of the presidency, the Presidential Medallion, on Friday. The medallion is engraved with the crest of the college and is worn by its president to all academic ceremonies. The three symbols found on the crest represent the education of women, learning through study and writing, and enlightenment through education.

Faculty, staff parade in for Lynch's inauguration [Photo]

Pamela Ellsworth-Smith, front left, assistant professor of music in the School of Performing Arts, and Monica Phillippe-McMurry, front right, dean of the School of Design and Fashion, wait to enter Lela Raney Wood Hall as part of the faculty processional on Friday. Ellsworth-Smith directed the Velvetones' performance of "I'm a Woman" to close out Stephens College President Dianne Lynch's installation ceremony.