PHOTO GALLERY: Crafts and Draughts participants created craftworks

The Columbia Art League hosted the first Crafts and Draughts at the Logboat Brewing Company, which opened earlier this year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Traditions Plaza nears completion

As MU's Homecoming nears, construction workers finish work on Traditions Plaza. The $1.4 million project was funded by the Mizzou Alumni Association.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton football players practice before Hallsville

Tolton football players practice on Tuesday before playing Hallsville on Friday. Although the plays at practice were offensively focused, the defense stood out, breaking up passes, recovering fumbles and stopping running backs for losses.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ferguson protests shooting of Michael Brown

Protesters took to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, after a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old, in the St. Louis suburb. The protests have continued since then.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students put final touches on Homecoming decorations

Greek fraternities and sororities were paired up to participate in Homecoming activities. Members of the chapters have been busy creating Homecoming banners and decorations in preparation for Homecoming weekend.

PHOTO GALLERY: Jeffrey Moore works in his printing studio

Jeffrey Moore keeps the art of lithography alive in his studio on Orr Street.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens College soccer falls to Hannibal-LaGrange University 13-0

Stephens College lost to Hannibal-LaGrange University at Cosmopolitan Park in Columbia on Tuesday by a score of 13-0.

PHOTO GALLERY: Coach Robin Pingeton preps for upcoming women's basketball season

Missouri women's basketball players warm up during practice Monday at Mizzou Arena. The season begins Nov. 15 at home against Western Illinois.

PHOTO GALLERY: Purple Bird Project raises awareness, money for epilepsy

Chris Heuer and Amy Lake make porcelain bird whistles and other items in their home pottery studio in Columbia. They started the Purple Bird Project in July to help support their 10-year-old-daughter Helen, who has epilepsy.

PHOTO GALLERY: Candidates for recorder of deeds prepare for election

Candidates for Boone County recorder of deeds Lisa Ballenger and Nora Dietzel host fundraisers leading up to the election. Recorder of Deeds Bettie Johnson is not seeking re-election after nearly 35 years on the job.

PHOTO GALLERY: Recent Columbia winters have been harsh

Columbia has had some nasty winters in recent years. This winter's outlook is a bit better, though: The National Weather Service predicted this week that a repeat of last year's harsh winter is unlikely.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU students perform in second annual Black 'N Gold Drag Show

On Saturday, MU's LGBTQ Resource Center hosted the third annual Black 'N Gold Drag Show. A dozen performers entertained a standing-room-only crowd of more than 150 in Stotler Lounge.

PHOTO GALLERY: Participants go pink for Alisha's Pink Pumpkin Painting Party

Participants decorated breast cancer-themed pumpkins at Alisha's Pink Pumpkin Painting Party on Saturday. All of the pumpkins used at the event were grown at the MU Bradford Research Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: Annual Stallion Stampede fundraiser attracts crowd

Shepard Boulevard Elementary School held its annual Stallion Stampede fundraiser on Saturday. The school plans to use the money raised to buy iPads, and some of the proceeds will go to the Parent Teacher Student Organization.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge falls to Christian Brothers College High School

Rock Bridge fell to Christian Brothers College High School 40-26 on Friday. The loss puts Rock Bridge's record at 4-5 heading into next week's district playoffs.

PHOTO GALLERY: Opening night of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"

Talking Horse Productions had its opening night of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" on Friday. Before the show, the actors gathered on stage to perform vocal exercises.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri volleyball falls to LSU at home

MU and LSU faced off Friday in a women's volleyball match at Hearnes Center ending in an LSU sweep of Missouri. The loss was Missouri's first in Southeastern Conference play.

PHOTO GALLERY: Remembering 1985

The last time the Kansas City Royals were in the World Series, Woody Widenhofer coached the MU Tigers; Ray Beck was Columbia's city manager; Stephens College had just gotten its first woman president, Patsy Sampson; and Rodney Smith was Columbia's mayor.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mid-Missouri corn farmers harvest their crop

Missouri farmers are currently harvesting the season's corn, which is expected to be a bumper crop.

PHOTO GALLERY: Scott Dalrymple inaugurated as Columbia College president

Columbia College inaugurated Scott Dalrymple as its 17th president Friday.