It's fun to run [Photo]

From left, Rock Bridge High School Cross Country team members Emily Wright, Emily Smith, Katy Buddemeyer and Sam Garrett stretch before running Monday afternoon.

Ready to run [Photo]

Rock Bridge High School Cross Country team members Grady Harrington, left, Ryan Teter, center, and Evan King enjoy the time stretching together before running Monday afternoon.

Tom Pfannerstill trash sculptures [Photo]

Tom Pfannerstill makes trash into art [Photo]

Tom Pfannerstill trash art [Photo]

MU loses in 2006 [Photo]

Chase Daniel was intercepted twice and Missouri lost 34-20 to Nebraska in 2006, the last time the Tigers played in Lincoln, Neb.

The new face of media [Photo]

Charlotte Bellis looks for news on the computers of Newsy on Monday. Bellis is the face and anchor of, a new multimedia start-up business in Columbia. Many MU convergence students are taking the Advance Global News Convergence class at Newsy, located at 904 Elm St.

Friday night fights [Slideshow]

Kevin Croom highlighted Friday night's mixed martial arts fights. Croom was among 28 mixed martial arts fighters from around Missouri who battled at the "Night of Champions" competition. Croom beat William Joplin to remain undefeated.

Surplus computer supplies [Photo]

A pallet of computer monitors, keyboards and other electronics are sold as one unit at the University Surplus auction on Wednesday. University Surplus helps recycle unwanted items by reselling things to the community instead of throwing everything away.

Surplus bicycles [Photo]

Bicycles line the side of the University Surplus warehouse at Wednesday morning's auction. Bo Solomon, the surplus supervisor, explained that the collection of bicycles is due to the removal of abandoned bikes throughout Columbia by police and the cleanup in preparation for the University of Missouri School of Journalism's recent centennial celebration.

Mike Sherman yells out bids at surplus [Photo]

Auctioneer Mike Sherman yells out bids for a table of electronics at University Surplus on Wednesday. The property at 1507 Capen Park Road holds an auction once a month to sell items not needed by MU including old computers, desk chairs, refrigerators and scrap metal.

Edwards third at Dover [Photo]

Greg Biffle (16) passes Carl Edwards in the final laps to claim the lead of the Sept. 21 Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway. Biffle won the race and Edwards finished third, but Edwards leads the point standings with 5390 points. Jimmie Johnson and Biffle trial with 5380 points each.

Doing her part [Photo]

Daija Lee Watson, 5, colors a sign she or a peer will later carry as her youth group marches in the Community Peace Rally Against Crime and Violence on SundayDoing her. Fifth Street Christian Church’s youth group, Kids Appraised, joined in the march and rally to raise awareness about local violence.

"...And let it begin with me" [Photo]

Freya Hopkins attended Sunday’s peace rally with her parents (Justin and Laura Hopkins) to promote peace in the Columbia community. She rode atop her father’s shoulders as he marched from Douglass Park to the Boone County Courthouse in the Community Peace Rally Against Crime and Violence. Then she stood displaying her sign for participants and passers-by to see. The march and rally were held Sunday and were sponsored by the Youth Community Coalition.

Marching for peace [Photo]

From left, Deborah Muberarugo, 7, and Consolee Mbabazi, 10, march from Douglass Park to the Boone County Courthouse on Sunday. The Community Peace Rally Against Crime and Violence was held by the Youth Community Coalition and was sponsored by several local organizations, including Mid-Missouri Peaceworks and the Imani Mission Center.

International Day of Peace [Photo]

The Youth Community Coalition hosted the Community Peace Rally Against Crime and Violence on Sunday. Columbia citizens gathered at Douglass Park and marched to the Boone County Courthouse to raise awareness of local violence and the promotion of prevention and peace on the 25th anniversary of the United Nations declaring September 21 the International Day of Peace in honor of global ceasefire.

Digging deep [Photo]

Megan Wilson, a junior, looks toward her teammate Julianna Klein, a sophomore, who positions to dig for the ball during the first MU home game at Hearnes Center on Sunday afternoon. MU lost the four sets.

Blocking the kill [Photo]

Catie Wilson, a sophomore, prepares to block an attempted kill from Briana Tolbert, a Baylor freshman, during the first MU home game at Hearnes Center on Sunday afternoon. MU lost four sets: 22-25, 23-25, 25-23 and 22-25.

Teaming up against violence [Photo]

Columbia Police Interim Chief Tom Dresner, left, and Community Operations Division Commander Zim Schwartze, socialize with attendees at the Youth Community Coalition’s Community Peace Rally Against Crime and Violence on Sunday. From left, Gire Ngezahayo, 11, Terry Mwizerwa, 5, Deborah Muberarugo, 7, and Desire Iraibona, 11, participated in the rally at the Boone County Courthouse with a group from the Imani Mission Center, one of the event’s sponsors.

A peek at the beacon [Photo]

"We're hoping to preserve a piece of aviation," says Dan Adams of a beacon that currently sits in Boone County Fairgrounds. Along with several others, Adams is trying to preserve the beacon by moving it to the Columbia Regional Airport.