Paul Pepper says goodbye [Photo]

Paul Pepper waves goodbye to the cameras on his last show of "Pepper and Friends."

Co-host gets emotional as show comes to end [Photo]

Co-host and Producer James Mouser, Paul Pepper, Chuck Everitt and Libby Gill get emotional as the final show of "Pepper and Friends" nears its end on Friday.

Band pays tribute to final 'Pepper and Friends' show [Photo]

Travis McMillen, James Mouser and Paul Pepper sing along with Cookie Hagan from the Paquin Tower Ukulele Band on Friday. Hagan performed on the first "Pepper and Friends" show in 1982.

'Pepper and Friends' airs final show [Photo]

Paul Pepper from "Pepper and Friends" sings "When You're Smiling" with fans of the show. "Pepper and Friends" aired its last show Friday on KOMU.

Former MU pitcher Aaron Crow [Photo]

Aaron Crow pitches for Missouri against Mississippi during the 2008 NCAA regionals.

2004 IARA Raid [Photo]

FBI agents participate in a raid at the offices of the Islamic American Relief Agency at 201 E. Cherry in Columbia on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004. Twelve different law enforcement agencies took part in the raid, including local police departments, the U.S. Secret Service and the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Pepper and Friends conversation with Elle Saitta [Photo]

Paul Pepper of KOMU's long-standing variety talk show Pepper and Friends talks with Elle Saitta of the Boone Hospital Center on Wednesday. After 27 years, Pepper and Friends will have its last airing Friday.

Pepper and Friends share a laugh [Photo]

Paul Pepper, left of KOMU's long-standing variety talk show Pepper and Friends shares a laugh with Irene Haskins and co-host James Mouser on Wednesday at KOMU. Haskins sang on the show several times after her bout with cancer.

Atkinson watches filming of Pepper and Friends [Photo]

Elle Saitta, right, and Claire Park shed some tears on the set of Pepper and Friends on Wednesday. Nancy Atkinson and her autistic son, Chris, in the back row, have been coming to the show for 12 years, and Chris has been able to help with the crew behind the scenes. This Friday is the final airing of Pepper and Friends before it is dropped from the KOMU lineup.

Mbira performance at Heritage Fesival [Video]

MU English professor Anand Prahlad demonstrates the Mbira, an instrument from Zimbabwe, that he will perform Saturday at the Heritage Festival in Nifong Park.

Alyssa Ruth leading a march at Take Back the Night [Photo]

Alyssa Ruth leads the crowd in a chant during the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center's annual Take Back the Night march on Thursday. Ruth is president of Stronger Together Against Relationship and Sexual Violence, an outreach program run through the center.

150 take to the streets for Take Back the Night [Photo]

Approximately 150 students and community members took to the streets of MU for the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center's annual Take Back the Night march on Thursday. The event aimed to raise awareness about sexual violence, and was followed by a Survivor's Speakout, where people shared their experiences of sexual assault.

Take Back the Night marches across campus [Photo]

(From Left to Right) Kim Scates, Brittany Russell, Amy Williams and Sharon Giles lead the annual Take Back the Night march on Thursday. The march, which started at Memorial Union and wound through MU, aimed to raise awareness about sexual violence.

A speech is given at the Take Back the Night rally [Photo]

Kelly Lucero speaks about preventing sexual assault to a crowd of students and community members gathered at MU's Memorial Union at the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center's annual Take Back the Night rally on Thursday. Lucero, who works as both the Outreach Coordinator and the Sexual Assault Program Coordinator at the Shelter for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, urged those gathered to be vigilant in watching out for each other and to speak out against sexual assault.

Eating ice cream at the farmers market [Photo]

Bernice Martin, left, Erla Mae Zimmerman, center, and Mary Beth Martin eat ice cream behind their food stand at the MU Fall Farmers Market on Thursday. The girls came from Fortuna to participate at the market. They spent two days baking the bread, pies and cookies, Martin said.

Peppers at the farmers market [Photo]

Students and members of the community were able to get a bit of shopping done on campus at the MU Fall Farmers Market on Thursday.

Kim English reads poetry [Video]

COLUMBIA — Typically, Kim English, a sophomore on the Missouri men's basketball team, is entertaining fans inside Mizzou Arena, but the sharpshooter was under the spotlight on Thursday night in Peace Park.

English participated in Poetry at the Park, an event put on by MU's Black Programming Committee. Before the main performance by poet Dana Gilmore, there was an open mic event. English is an open mic regular according to Lisa White, the senior chair of the committee.

Food bank opens new pantry [Video]

The Central Missouri Food Bank Pantry opens its doors to a new facility.

Executive Director, Peggy Fitzpatrick and Food Bank Board Member, Dave Machens speak to the advantages of the new facility.

Gallery crawl displays exhibits at MU [Slideshow]

Columbia art fans visited five galleries during the “MU Gallery and Museum Crawl” on Thursday.

Swinging for the ball [Photo]

Hickman freshman outfielder Sydney Washington swings at a pitch on Thursday at University Field.