Roots 'N' blues 'N' ice cream, too! [Photo]

Jenny Turner pays for Devin Turner's vanilla Dippin' Dots at the ice cream stand operated by Ed and Pam Palmquist on Friday Night at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival in Columbia.

Missouri now No. 3 in polls [Photo]

The Tigers celebrate their 52-17 win over Nebraska at Lincoln Memorial Stadium.

Missouri moves up to No. 3 [Photo]

Jared Perry is blocked during the second quarter by Nebraska safety Rickey Thenarse, above, and defensive end Zach Potter, below.

Daniel passes [Photo]

MU quarterback Chase Daniel passes in the Tigers' game Saturday at Nebraska. Daniel said a Nebraska player spit on him before pregame. "That's just blatant disrespect," Daniel said.

Paddlers raise awareness for new musical [Photo]

Participants paddle down Moniteau Creek and into the Missouri River in Rocheport during Sunday's Gumbo Bottoms River Float. The float was a promotional event for "Gumbo Bottoms: A Big Muddy Musical," which is set to open Nov. 21.

Tractor picks [Photo]

Ryan Womack, center, and Tim Mumpower ride on the back of a tractor filled with pumpkins they picked on Sept. 30.

Pumpkin vine [Photo]

A pumpkin vine creeps out of the Hackman family farm while workers pick pumpkins on Sept. 30. Two weeks before the annual Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival, workers begin to gather the pumpkins used for the event.

Gathering pumpkins [Photo]

Ryan Womack of Columbia gathers Sept. 30 one of the thousands of pumpkins that will be at the upcoming Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival.

Mowing space [Photo]

Norlan Hackman mows space Sept. 30 for pumpkins to be placed for the upcoming Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival. The annual festival starts Saturday.

Waiting for adoption [Photo]

Sebastian, an 8-month-old black lab, awaits a possible owner to adopt him Sunday afternoon at the Central Missouri Humane Society.

Overcrowded [Photo]

Cats and kittens occupy every space available at the Central Missouri Humane Society on Sunday afternoon. Overcrowding has recently been a larger problem than usual at the Humane Society.

Blessings for rascal [Photo]

Pastor Jim Bryan blesses Rascal, who was brought to the Missouri United Church’s Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday afternoon by his owner, Megan Rodgers. Rascal is a Lhatese, a cross between a Lhasa Apso and a Maltese.

Curling together for a nap [Photo]

From left, three 5-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniels, Sherri, Susie and Syra, curl up together for a nap at Central Missouri Humane Society on Sunday afternoon. The recent influx of animals has led to overcrowding, with two or more dogs per kennel.

Looking to adopt [Photo]

From left, Chableigh Madsen, Shannon Gipson and Nevaeh Gipson look to adopt a dog Sunday afternoon at the Central Missouri Humane Society. A 4-month-old female rat terrier eagerly looks for attention.

Alternate trail requested [Graphic]

Celebrities show support for Obama [Photo]

Actress Aisha Tyler hands a voter registration form to a student at the Vote for Change event on Lowry Mall in front of Ellis Library on MU’s campus Oct. 4. Tyler, along with Taye Diggs and his wife, Idina Menzel, spoke to the Columbia crowd in support of Barack Obama and to promote voter registration among college students.

Harstsburg Pumpkin Festival [Photo]

Ryan Womack, left, and Tim Mumpower carry a pumpkin out of a 40 acre farm in Hartsburg on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008. The pumpkins were being collected in preparation for the annual Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival starting on October 11.

Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ [Slideshow]

Hear what people love about the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival.

MU defense buckles down [Photo]

MU safety William Moore snags Nebraska quarterback Joe Ganz for a sack.

Buddy Guy [Photo]

Festival attendees line multiple levels of the parking garage at Eighth and Cherry streets Saturday night during Buddy Guy's performance.