PHOTO GALLERY: Greek members decorate businesses downtown

MU students in Greek organizations painted on windows of downtown businesses Thursday for the Decorate The District contest.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mary Still runs for 19th District Senate seat

Mary Still, who is running for the 19th District Senate seat, knows she's facing an uphill battle against incumbent Kurt Schaefer.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman offensive tackle Jon Jennings sticks with football

Hickman offensive tackle Jon Jennings, known by his team as "Big Jon" for his 6-foot-8-inch, 400-pound frame, had previously quit the football team, but this year he has stuck with it with the support of his teammates.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kurt Schaefer seeks re-election to state Senate

State Sen. Kurt Schaefer is seeking re-election to his 19th District seat in a race against Democratic state Rep. Mary Still.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens College women's soccer loses to Hannibal-LaGrange

The Stephens College women's soccer team lost to Hannibal-LaGrange on Thursday at Cosmopolitan Park. This is the first year Stephens has had a women's soccer team, and the team has yet to win a game.

PHOTO GALLERY: Boone County candidates prepare for Election Day

Northern District Boone County candidates campaign before Election Day.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens College soccer falls to Lyon College

The Stephens College soccer team lost to Lyon College on Wednesday afternoon at Cosmo Park. The score was 24-0.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia photographer finds specialty in newborn photography

Billlie Stock, a 20-year-old photographer, runs a studio out of her home where she specializes in newborn photography.

PHOTO GALLERY: Gentry students collect peanut butter, raise money for Buddy Pack program

Gentry Middle School students participated in a fundraiser to collect 2,000 jars of peanut butter to donate to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri. The peanut butter jars will be used in the food bank's Buddy Pack program, which supplies food for kids who don't have enough food at home.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hannibal beats Rock Bridge volleyball in district tournament

The Rock Bridge volleyball team fell to Hannibal on Tuesday at Rock Bridge High School.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children learn ballet in Dance Outside the Box program

The Dance Outside the Box program teaches ballet and other kinds of dance to children with fewer resources. The classes meet at the Missouri Contemporary Ballet studio on Thursday nights.

PHORO GALLERY: Art for Autism exhibit displays talents

Art for Autism exhibit in Perlow-Stevens Gallery features work by patients of the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College soccer seniors practice Monday

Seniors on the Columbia College soccer team practiced for their final season Monday at R. Marvin Owens Soccer Stadium.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bike polo players practice

Bike polo players practice Oct. 7 at Cosmopolitan Park.

PHOTO GALLERY: Lily Chan helps provide organic food to Columbia's hungry

Lily Chan volunteers at the Interfaith Garden at Congregation Beth Shalom. Chan leads other volunteers in maintaining the garden, from pulling weeds to putting in mulch. The food from the garden is donated to local food banks.

PHOTO GALLERY: New Haven art teacher makes jewelry

Angie Schlotzhauer makes jewelry in her home studio and sells most of them to Poppy Arts Fine Craft Gallery in downtown Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri and Missouri State compete in swim meet

The Missouri swim and dive team won at a meet on Saturday against Missouri State University.

PHOTO GALLERY: Warm Up Columbia provides warm items to those in need

The eighth annual Warm Up Columbia event organized by the Voluntary Action Center provided warm items to low-income families, the elderly and disabled individuals.

PHOTO GALLERY: This year's Citizen Jane Film Festival will feature end of the world theme

The Citizen Jane Film Festival will take place this weekend from Oct. 19 through Oct. 21. Films will be shown at multiple locations such as Ragtag Cinema, Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, The Bridge, The Warehouse Theatre and Windsor Auditorium at Stephens College. This year's festival has an end of the world theme.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman football team prepares for Rockhurst game

The Hickman football team practices drills Wednesday at Hickman High School in preparation for its game against Rockhurst High School on Friday.