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.

All smiles and pumpkins [Photo]

Jeff McCully balances pumpkins as he waits to purchase them on Saturday at the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival.

Walking in a pumpkin wonderland [Photo]

Zoe Olaughlin, 10 months, of Columbia, poses in the pumpkin pile as her dad, John Olaughlin, takes her picture. The pumpkin harvest is on display for the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival that runs through Sunday.

Festival goer investigates pumpkins [Photo]

Brynn Baker, 4, of Jefferson City inspects the base of a pile of pumpkins before climbing on top of it at the at the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival. The pumpkins were for sale but were used also as a natural jungle gym by children.

Bands perform at the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival [Photo]

Members of the Southern Boone High School marching band warm up in a field before they perform in the parade for the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 11.

Face painting at the pumpkin festival [Photo]

Mackenzie Wadly, 5, of High Point, gets her face painted by Kirsten Sapp of Ashland. Sapp was one of the many Ashland FFA students who sponsored the face-painting booth at the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 11.

Edwards scuffles with Harvick [Photo]

NASCAR drivers Kevin Harvick, left, and Carl Edwards, right, scuffle in the garage area at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.

MU volleyball players Catie Wilson and Amanda Hantouli [Photo]

Sophomore Catie Wilson, left, and junior Amanda Hantouli both played high school volleyball in Nebraska before coming to play for the Tigers.

Hickman softball wins district title [Photo]

Hickman softball player Taylor Aniker hugs her teammate after the Kewpies won their district championship game against the Jefferson City Jays Friday.Hickman won the game 2-1 will play in the state sectionals Wednesdayin Columbia.

St. Louis hosts International Science Festival [Audio]

Over 10,000 visitors from across the world are expected to attend SciFest '08, also known as the International Science Festival. Beth McClure, the St. Louis Science Center's public relations manager, shares what's in store for visitors and how St. Louis came to host the festival. More information, such as festival times and presentation blurbs, can be found on the festival's website, The festival continues throughout the weekend until Monday evening.