PHOTO GALLERY: Just Between Friends sale draws shoppers

The Just Between Friends consignment sale offers more than 30,000 items on sale, including a variety of children's Halloween costumes. The event is being held at the Central Missouri Events Center on Friday and Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Georgia football returns to Columbia

The Georgia Bulldogs will return to Columbia on Saturday for a rematch of their 2012 clash.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mr. Kewpie has tracked Hickman history and students through website

Charley Blackmore began searching for his Hickman High School classmates in 1998. He ended up searching for all Hickman alumni and creating the website to keep alumni connected.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman takes Blue Springs South in 16-inning game

Blue Springs South Jaguar fell to the Hickman Kewpies on Thursday in a 16-inning game. The game was held at Hickman High School. Hickman plays again Friday in the finals round.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge softball loses in district semifinals 6-0

The Bruins lost 6-0 in the Class 4 District 9 softball semifinals Thursday against the Blue Springs High School Wildcats.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area shooting range opens after improvements

Murray Hardesty of Boonville replaces his targets Wednesday at the shooting range at Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area. It was the first time he'd been to the shooting range since it opened after being closed for improvements, which included a higher berm for safety and an overhang to protect shooters from weather.

PHOTO GALLERY: Central Missouri Honor Flight

Seventy-one Vietnam War veterans traveled to Washington, D.C., to visit war memorials and reflect on their experiences. The trip, sponsored by the Central Missouri Honor Flight program, was free. The veterans returned Wednesday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge football prepares for Winton Woods

With district playoffs set to start later this month, local teams continue to prepare for the season's final stretch. Rock Bridge High School will leave town this weekend to play Winton Woods High School, a school in Cincinnati, Ohio.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge girls volleyball defeats Battle

Rock Bridge High School beats Battle High School on Wednesday. Rock Bridge won both games, 25-12 and 25-11.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton softball ends season against North Callaway

Tolton softball ends season with a loss against North Callaway at the Centralia softball field.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge girls softball defeats Battle

Rock Bridge High School girls softball team defeated Battle High School in the district semifinals 11-1.

Hinkson Creek bridge undergoes renovations

The Capen Bridge off the Hinkson Creek Trail undergoes renovations Wednesday, causing a detour on Rock Quarry Road.

PHOTO GALLERY: Second-graders study birds on 'Band with Nature' field trip

Second-graders from five Columbia elementary schools explore the woods and study birds during the third annual "Band with Nature" field trip. A group of about 400 students and teachers attended the event.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU for Mike Brown members 'die' for justice

Members of the student group MU for Mike Brown held a demonstration Wednesday in Speakers Circle. The event included crowd interaction, as spectators were invited to outline the demonstrator's bodies with chalk.

PHOTO GALLERY: As fall in Missouri approaches, leaves being to change

Fall activities are accompanied by a backdrop of changing leaves. According to Kyle Monroe, a resource forester for the Missouri Department of Conservation, cloudy days create yellow leaves, while sunny days help leaves produce sugars, turning them red.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton volleyball rallies to defeat Wright City

The Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School volleyball team defeated Wright City High School 16-25, 25-19, 25-17 Tuesday night. The game turned after the Trailblazers volleyed for a point that changed the game's momentum late in the first set.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stephens students design, display dresses for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Students from the Stephens College School of Fashion & Design "Crafting Sustainable Community" class designed pink dresses made from recycled materials for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dresses from the "Breaking the Pattern of Breast Cancer" project will be displayed in several downtown Columbia businesses this month.

PHOTO GALLERY: Claire McCaskill speaks about sexual assault during campus visit

Sen. Claire McCaskill led a discussion Tuesday at MU about ways to combat sexual violence on college campuses.

PHOTO GALLERY: Battle defeats Tolton 6-1 in soccer

Battle High School defeated Tolton High School 6-1 to advance to a record of 7-8.

PHOTO GALLERY: Laverne Cox speaks to sold-out Missouri Theatre audience

Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox addressed a sold-out audience Monday at the Missouri Theatre. Cox discussed the overlapping identities of being a "proud transgender, African-American woman."