Children gather at the Bookmobile [Photo]

The Bookmobile is organized every two weeks by Boone County Regional Library Outreach Services. It visited the Bear Creek neighborhood on Sept. 15, ready with literary projects for the children.

Children look at books in the Bookmobile [Photo]

The mobile library stops on Elleta Boulevard in the Bear Creek Neighborhood on Sept. 15. Once the library opens, children gather, play and go through shelves of books.

Blaine Gabbert runs against Nebraska [Photo]

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert runs through the rain on the way to a second-quarter touchdown Thursday against Nebraska.

Nobody open [Photo]

Gators quarterback Sam Patterson looks for an open receiver in Upward League football competition.

Running room [Photo]

The Tigers' Colbin Clark breaks past the Volunteers' Caillon Nayler and Dawson Meierotto during their Upward League football game.

Upward football team huddles up [Photo]

Tigers head coach Jamie Giggs and assistant coach Doug Candro get their team pumped up for the second half of their game against the Volunteers on Sept. 26 at Stankowski Field. The two teams are part of the Upward Football League, a youth league based on equal playing time, rather than talent.

Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival [Video]

Jennifer Shikles, Jamie Knipp, Jason Lampkins and Ayden Lampkins, 4, talk about their experiences at the 2009 Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Saturday afternoon.

Koehler reads during Mass [Photo]

Sister Francine Koehler reads from the hymnal near the end of Spanish Mass on Oct. 4 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. After Mass, Koehler regularly walks around and speaks to members of the congregation.

Koehler stands during Mass [Photo]

Sister Francine Koehler stands during Spanish Mass on Oct. 4 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Koehler has been a nun for about 25 years.

J.T. TIller in stands at MU volleyball match [Photo]

Missouri men's basketball player J.T. TIller watches the Tigers' volleyball match against Texas Tech on Saturday at Hearnes Center. “I just like being a spectator sometimes,” Tiller said.

Example of antique art [Photo]

From right, Mark Koch chats with Debby March and Becky Gohring during his art exhibition at Sven's Kafe and Gallery on October 9. March and Gohring meet Koch nearly every morning in an exercise center at the YMCA of Callaway County. Gohring said, "I appreciate details in his work."

Art exhibit chat [Photo]

From left, Mark Koch chats with Laura Malzner and Katie Stastny during his art exhibition at Sven's Kafe and Gallery on October 9. Malzner has known Koch since high school. "He has the best sense of humor, and he is kind-hearted," Malzner said. "His work reflects that."

Rock Bridge students display unique art at Artrageous [Slideshow]

On Friday, Rock Bridge High School art students created unique paintings and other pieces of art outside the Columbia Art League on Ninth Street. Artrageous Fridays occur on the fourth Friday of each quarter.

Pumpkin patches in mid-Missouri [Graphic]

The Hartsburg pumpkin festival draws thousands of visitors each year but mid-Missouri has a variety of pumpkin patches open to people seeking a pumpkin to carve or one for baking.

Hickman-Rockbridge Homecoming Illustration [Photo]

Both Rock Bridge and Hickman High Schools had their homecoming games on Friday night.

Hickman High School Homecoming Slideshow [Slideshow]

Hickman High School played Gateway Tech. during Friday night's homecoming game. Hickman won 19-18.

Rock Bridge Homecoming Slideshow [Slideshow]

Rock Bridge High School played Riverview Gardens during their homecoming game Friday night. Rock Bridge won 36-32.

Hickman Football - Jordan Smith [Photo]

Hickman sophomore Jordan Smith (right) is congratulated by his teammates after recovering a fumble from Gateway Tech. during Hickman's homecoming game Friday against Gateway Tech.

Hickman Football - Mike Mattie [Photo]

Hickman junior Mike Mattie tackles Gateway Tech's Kalcne Petty during Hickman's homecoming football game Friday night against Gateway Tech. Hickman won 19-18.

Annie, get your gourd [Graphic]

Hartsburg serves as a mecca for mid-Missouri pumpkin revelers at its annual weekend pumpkin festival, which kicks off on Saturday.
This guide shows you how to take your sugar, or pie, pumpkin from the porch to puree so it can become the foundation of a sweet dessert of your choice or an autumn soup.