PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia resident pays it forward

Columbia resident Michele Spry practices the pay-it-forward philosophy with regular acts of kindness such as paying for others' drinks at Starbucks. Her commitment to bringing positivity to others began when her friend Tom Trabue was diagnosed with Stage 3A Hodgkin's lymphoma and she wanted to help.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri vs. South Carolina

Missouri football plays South Carolina in Saturday's Homecoming game at Memorial Stadium.

PHOTO GALLERY: Black and Gold Alumni match held for MU homecoming

The Black and Gold Alumni match pitted current wrestlers against former MU wrestlers Saturday at Hearnes Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tiger pride fills October skies before South Carolina game

Missouri football fans gather at various tailgating sites and anticipate Saturday's game against South Carolina. "It's time to win," MU graduate Jimmy Mello said. "I'm excited."

PHOTO GALLERY: Fans, students, alumni kick off MU Homecoming with parade

Saturday's MU Homecoming Parade in downtown Columbia featured the marching band, floats, clowns, Homecoming royalty and more.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman suffers homecoming loss to Rockhurst

Hickman lost 21-6 to Rockhurst on Friday night. Coach Arnel Monroe said the players need to put it behind them and focus on the playoffs.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri basketball tops Oklahoma City in "Return to Hearnes"

The Missouri men's basketball program and its fans welcomed back former head coach Norm Stewart and the rest of the 1993-1994 undefeated Big Eight Championship team in the "Return to Hearnes" scrimmage against Oklahoma City on Friday. The Tigers won 73-48.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge loses Homecoming game against Jefferson City High

Rock Bridge lost their 2013 Homecoming game against Jefferson City 31-21.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU Greek houses build decorations for 2013 Homecoming

Members of each Greek house at MU work together Friday to create decorations for MU's 2013 Homecoming celebrations. The theme is major cities around the U.S., and each house or team of houses built decorations to represent a different city, including Memphis and Washington, D.C.

PHOTO GALLERY: Photojournalist Carol Guzy captures images around the world

Carol Guzy, a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist for The Washington Post, shot these five images in Albania, Germany, West Africa, New York and New Orleans. In an accompanying article (see below), Guzy discusses these photographs and her experiences in detail.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge volleyball wins both sets against Hickman

Rock Bridge swept Thursday night's volleyball matchup against Hickman 25-13, 25-22. Both teams will enter postseason play, Rock Bridge seeded second in its first tournament and Hickman seeded sixth in a different tournament.

PHOTO GALLERY: A love born on the dance floor

English Country Dance instructors Bridget Whitehead and Kyle Hardman met each other at an English Country Dance camp. After getting married, they have been teaching this style of dance at Unity of Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College volleyball team jubilant after win

The Columbia College women's volleyball team celebrated their second victory against William Woods on Wednesday. The Columbia Cougars are now 9-1 at home.

PHOTO GALLERY: Brandon Coleman's supporters call for justice

Supporters of Brandon Coleman organized a protest Wednesday at the corner of Broadway and Providence Road. The protest followed a decision by Boone County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel Knight not to press charges against the man who shot Coleman.

PHOTO GALLERY: A look at True/False Film Fest

Throughout its 10-year history, the True/False Film Fest has offered a variety of activities as can be seen in this collection of photos. At this year's festival, Christine Carpenter made a hat out of an old film, and patrons waited to enter the Missouri Theatre to see "Stories We Tell," the opening film. In 2012, Les Trois Coups performed. An in 2010, visitors watched Joshua Hulen, the True/False robot, dance in the street.

PHOTO GALLERY: Students at Grant Elementary learn to use iPads for class

Students at Grant Elementary School learned to use iPads as part of their classwork.

PHOTO GALLERY: Workers perform maintenance on 'Big Tree'

Treatment on the big tree began Tuesday. The work included cutting off dead wood, coating the tree's roots in fungicide, mulching and installing an in-ground lightning rod.

PHOTO GALLERY: Frank Haith receives five-game suspension from NCAA

Missouri men's basektball coach Frank Haith received a five-game suspension from the NCAA following an investigation of the athletic department at the University of Miami where he previously coached.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mother and daughter plan to reopen Peggy Jean's Pies shop

Rebecca Miller and her mother, Jeanne Plumley, are planning to reopen Peggy Jean's Pie shop.

PHOTO GALLERY: 'World's Worst Farmer' draws humor from his everyday life

Lewis Baumgartner and his wife, Janice, bought a 120-acre farm near Millersburg in the late 1970s. The couple has struggled through hard times since buying the land, and Lewis turned many of the mishaps into comedy.