Raeshara Brown shoots over Central Missouri forward Kara Flemming [Photo]

Missouri guard Raeshara Brown shoots over Central Missouri forward Kara Flemming during an exhibition game Sunday at Mizzou Arena.

Volunteer helps student pick out new clothes [Photo]

Elaine James, a volunteer for Operation School Bell, explains to a Parkade Elementary student the process through which she gets to pick out some brand new clothes on Wednesday at the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri. The program offers new clothes to disadvantaged school children from Columbia-area schools.

Missouri sports fan MU senior Eric Hobbs [Photo]

MU senior Eric Hobbs showed barely any emotion during the Missouri volleyball team's 3-0 loss to Texas on Saturday evening at Hearnes Center. Hobbs had also seen the Tigers football team lose to Baylor on Saturday afternoon.

Congratulated for car decorating win [Photo]

Pastor Tim Carson gives a hug of congratulations to Hannah Overfelt, 16, for her family's first-place finish in the car decoration contest at the Broadway Christian Church's trick or treat event on Saturday, Oct. 31. Hannah and her parents, Jeff and Terry, decked their vehicle out as a pirate ship and dressed in costumes for the event. Judy Salinger, decked out in a witch's hat, helped give out the awards.

Chatting with a rocker skeleton [Photo]

Pastor Tim Carson chats with 5-year-old Cameryn Jackman during a Halloween trick or treating event at Broadway Christian Church on Saturday, Oct. 31. Church members decorated their cars and handed out candy to the trick-or-treaters. Jackman came as not just a skeleton, but a "Rocker Skeleton."

Prayer on Reformation Day [Photo]

Redeemer Presbyterian Church members celebrate Reformation Day on Oct. 31. Pastor Joe Rolison, front, leads a prayer.

Camp Hickory Hill land for sale [Graphic]

Camp Hickory Hill, a summer camp for children with diabetes, is closing and selling its 77-acre land plot. The camp cites financial troubles for its closing.

E-waste collections [Graphic]

In the fiscal year 2008, the first e-waste collections were held and 9.79 tons of electronic waste was collected. Fifteen e-waste collections were held in the fiscal year 2009 in which 89.19 tons of e-waste was collected. So far three collections in the fiscal year 2010 have been held, resulting in 7.26 tons of e-waste collected.

Missouri women's basketball player Toy Richbow [Photo]

Senior Toy Richbow started 28 games for the Missouri women's basketball team as a sophomore.

Hickman freshman runner Nicole Mello [Photo]

Hickman freshman runner Nicole Melo, left, competes in Saturday's Class 4 state cross-country championships. In her first state competition, Melo claimed an impressive 19th place finish.

Rock Bridge boys cross-country team [Photo]

The Rock Bridge boys cross country team lines up for the start of the 2009 Class 4 state championship Saturday at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City. Rock Bridge sophomore Caleb Wilfong, No. 1287, led the team with a 15th place finish in 16:54.

Alzheimer's lecture [Photo]

Dr. Alison Goate, a professor of genetics in psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine, speaks at the Second Annual Research Forum of the Alzheimer's Association Mid-Missouri Chapter on Friday. A molecular geneticist, Goate led a team in England in 1991 that identified the first early-onset Alzheimer's mutation in the APP gene. Subsequent research has discovered two more mutations that contribute to the development of Alzheimer's.

Audience listens to Alzheimer's lecture [Photo]

From left: Gilbert Pritzel, Judi Hasler, Kay Niemeier and Art and Pat Geren listen as Dr. Alison Goate lectures on the genetic factors that contribute to the development of Alzheimer's at the Lenoir Woods Community Center on Friday. Pritzel's wife, the mother of Hasler and Neimeier, passed away as an Alzheimer's patient. The three drove to the forum from Jefferson City to further their understanding of the disease. They all credit the support they received from the Mid-Missouri Alzheimer's Association as something that helped them to deal with the disease. The Gerens have been residents of Lenoir for over 20 years and wanted more information on the disease, which Pat was diagnosed with over 4 years ago.

Preparing for store's grand opening [Photo]

Hy-Vee employees place price tags on a shelf of specialty cheeses Friday afternoon in preparation for the Tuesday grand opening of the supermarket on Nifong Boulevard.

Getting employees ready [Photo]

The exterior of Hy-Vee as employees leave a training session Friday afternoon in preparation of the store's Tuesday grand opening.

Putting everything in its place [Photo]

Hy-Vee employees Ryan Peterson, left, and Jason Pryor move produce displays into place at the front of the store in preparation for the Tuesday grand opening of the supermarket on Nifong Boulevard.

Jackson reacts to dropped interception [Photo]

Kenji Jackson, center, cries out in frustration after a dropped interception at Memorial Stadium in the fourth quarter of Saturday's loss to Baylor.

Natural Gas Prices [Graphic]

The Energy Information Administration estimates that residential natural gas prices in the West North Central region of the country, which includes Missouri, will be approximately a dollar less compared with last winter.

MU Basketball - Moore [Photo]

Missouri sophomore center Steve Moore blocks Truman State sophomore center Vesko Filchev during Missouri's exhibition game Friday night.

MU Basketball - Bowers [Photo]

Truman State junior forward Andrew James tries to recover the ball from Missouri sophomore forward Laurence Bowers during Missouri's exhibition basketball game against Truman State Friday night. The Tigers defeated the Bulldogs 96-33.