PHOTO GALLERY: Hunter Morawitz leads Hickman High School's boys soccer team

Junior midfielder Hunter Morawitz will be one of the most experienced players on the Hickman High School boy's soccer team roster next season after spending the last two years on varsity.

PHOTO GALLERY: Small Farm Trade Show and Conference presents various farm animals

Farmers and animal breeders from all over the country attended the Small Farm Trade Show and Conference Friday at the Central Missouri Event Center, Home of the Boone County Fair. This year's show features more than 150 vendors and 55 talks, and the show runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Saint Louis Zoo breeds endangered hellbenders

Nearly 3,000 Ozark hellbender eggs laid by eight females mark the second time the endangered amphibian has been bred in captivity at the St. Louis Zoo.

PHOTO GALLERY: Florida students, alumni prepare for game against Missouri

University of Florida students and alumni prepare Friday in Gainesville, Fla., for the Saturday game against Missouri.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fred Berry campaigns in 46th District

Fred Berry is the Republican candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives seat in the 46th District.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge football captains prepare for Friday's game

The Rock Bridge High School Bruins will play their crosstown rivals, the Hickman Kewpies, on Friday at Hickman High School in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephen Webber campaigns in 46th District

Stephen Webber, Democratic candidate for the 46th District, is seeking his third term in the Missouri House of Representatives.

PHOTO GALLERY: District 46 neighborhoods see growth

House District 46 encompasses some of Columbia's oldest and newest neighborhoods. Democrat Stephen Webber and Republican Fred Berry are competing to represent the new House district.

PHOTO GALLERY: Residents receive mayor's fitness award

Twelve Columbia residents were honored by Mayor Bob McDavid as part of the Mayor's Council on Physical Fitness and Health awards on Thursday at the Daniel Boone City Building.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri volleyball players take leadership roles

Juniors Lisa Henning and Molly Kreklow have taken leadership roles on the Missouri volleyball team as the only upperclassmen.

PHOTO GALLERY: People in Chillicothe share political opinions

In Chillicothe, a town of 9,500, residents express their views about voting, governmental policies, this year's presidential race and other political topics.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cougar Madness kicks off basketball season

Halloween night lent an extra touch of chaos to Cougar Madness, Columbia College’s annual athletics department-sponsored event to kick off the school's basketball seasons.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fire damages four Business Loop 70 businesses

Fire crews responded to a fire at Loop 70 Auto Parts around 9 p.m. Wednesday. The fire caused damage to three other businesses, Wireless House, Ennis Appliance Center and Carlito's Cabo.

PHOTO GALLERY: Trunk or Treat draws children

Trunk or Treat was held this Halloween at New Horizons United Methodist Church. Families dressed in costumes and enjoyed a safe Halloween experience.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children celebrate Halloween at Tiger Night of Fun

Children played games and celebrated Halloween at Tiger Night of Fun on Wednesday at Hearnes Center. The event provided an alternative for trick-or-treating outside.

PHOTO GALLERY: Chipotle Halloween special

Chipotle offered a special for anyone who came dressed in costume on Halloween. Proceeds went to the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation.

PHOTO GALLERY: Lee Elementary celebrates 20th annual Fall Festival

Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School held its 20th annual Fall Festival on Wednesday. The event began with a 9 a.m. parade and included different activities throughout the day.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri's 50th District covers parts of three counties

Missouri's 50th District covers an area that spans the Missouri River and includes parts of Boone, Cole and Moniteau counties.

PHOTO GALLERY: Caleb Jones runs unopposed in 50th House District

State Rep. Caleb Jones, R-California, is running unopposed to keep his seat representing the 50th District in the Missouri House of Representatives. Jones grew up in Clarksburg, and his father still lives there on the family farm.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ken Gruber works to combat cachexia

Ken Gruber is a doctor working in the MU Life Science Incubator. He is trying to combat cachexia, a condition found in cancer patients that results in decreased appetites, fatigue and a drastic loss of body mass in muscles, bones and organs.