PHOTO GALLERY: Jen Wheeler sells donated items to raise money for City of Refuge

Jen Wheeler sells donated items on Facebook at discounted prices to raise money for refugees around Columbia. Wheeler started City of Refuge, a nonprofit organization, in 2010.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fall colors peek through at Capen Park

Four days into autumn, fall colors are beginning to show through at Capen Park in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fall thunderstorm brings good luck for fishing

Some people took to the Lake of the Woods Recreation Area to fish after an afternoon thunderstorm Tuesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College volleyball team defeats Stephens College

The Columbia College volleyball team defeats Stephens College in a Monday game at the John and Mary Silverthorne Arena. Columbia College won 3-0 and is the No. 3 ranked team.

PHOTO GALLERY: SWAT team members and police respond to standoff

Police and SWAT members arrive at Bonny Linn Drive in northeast Columbia after receiving anonymous reports of people in two vehicles shooting at one another Monday.

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.