PHOTO GALLERY: Rick Perry campaigns with attorney general candidate Ed Martin

Texas Gov. Rick Perry visited Columbia to campaign with attorney general candidate Ed Martin on Monday afternoon. The two men held a round-table discussion and a meet and greet open to the public.

PHOTO GALLERY: Clear 99 radio hosts earn national awards

Scotty Cox and Cara Denis host "Scotty and Cara in the Morning" for the Clear 99 radio station. The show has been honored with a national award nomination for best small market radio personality team.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rancher Greg Judy focuses on natural ranching

Greg Judy raises all-natural, grass-fed sheep and cattle without any chemical fertilizers or hormones on his property in Randolph County. Judy uses a ranching technique called mob-grazing, which relies on frequent pasture rotation.

PHOTO GALLERY: John Mayall, Al Green perform at Roots 'N' Blues

John Mayall and Al Green performed Saturday night at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ festival in downtown Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Saturday at the Kewpie Classic

Rock Bridge High School placed fifth, and Hickman High School placed 10th in the Kewpie Softball Classic.

PHOTO GALLERY: Friday at the Kewpie Classic

Hickman High School lost 6-1 to St. Dominic in the team's first game of the Kewpie Classic on Friday. Rock Bridge defeated Kirksville 7-1.

PHOTO GALLERY: South Farm Showcase educates visitors about the environment

The South Farm Showcase, a free event sponsored by the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, was organized to educate visitors about the environment.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens College Soccer Game

Stephens College played Missouri Baptist University in their first game in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Missouri Baptist Spartans won the game 14-0.

PHOTO GALLERY: Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ announces winners

Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ brought 65 teams to Columbia to compete for $10,000 in prizes and the winners of the best chicken, ribs, beef brisket and pork divisions were announced 3 p.m. Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ 10K

Runners race in the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ 10K Saturday morning in downtown Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: CRUSH Hunger holds food packaging event

Members of CRUSH Hunger gathered Saturday at Columbia Mall to pack dry food that will help those in need. The group welcomes anyone who wants to volunteer at its larger-scale food packaging event on Sept. 30.

PHOTO GALLERY: The day before game day in Columbia, S.C.

Fans in Columbia, S.C., get ready Friday for South Carolina to meet Missouri on Saturday in the Tigers' first away Southeastern Conference football game.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri candidates at the gubernatorial and senatorial debates

Missouri's gubernatorial and senatorial debates took place Friday at the Holiday Inn Executive Center hosted by the Missouri Press Association.

PHOTO GALLERY: Marching Mizzou takes to the road

Before Missouri joined the SEC, Marching Mizzou sent a pep band to one or two away football games each season. Now, Marching Mizzou will travel to every away conference game.

PHOTO GALLERY: Body Combat Chicks run on Forum Blvd. in early morning

Members of Body Combat Chicks, a women's running group, run early Tuesday morning. The women schedule their runs early to accommodate their busy schedules.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia, S.C., prepares for Missouri visit

Students and marching band members gather in places at the University of South Carolina on Thursday. South Carolina will host the Missouri Tigers on Saturday in the Tigers' first away game as a member of the SEC.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rains bring small improvements to Missouri

Crops and plants are seeing some improvement after recent rains in Missouri, but most of Boone County still remains in severe drought.

PHOTO GALLERY: Second-graders take field trip to Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuary

Second-graders from Russell Boulevard and Lee Expressive Arts elementary schools took a field trip Thursday to the Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuary. The students watched demonstrations on bird banding.

PHOTO GALLERY: Setting the stage for Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ

Workers prepare Thursday for the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens College soccer team practices for debut game

The newly formed soccer team at Stephens College will play its first game on Saturday against Missouri Baptist College. The team practiced Thursday morning at Stephens Lake Park.