PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge and Hickman soccer teams face off

The Rock Bridge Bruins played the Hickman Kewpies in a home game Tuesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: St. Louis Cardinals prepare for Game 1

The St. Louis Cardinals held a practice session Tuesday in preparation for their upcoming game Thursday against the winner of the NL wild-card game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

PHOTO GALLERY: Henry Josey discusses injury at MU School of Health Professions

Missouri running back Henry Josey and Associate Athletic Director Rex Sharp appeared at the MU School of Health Professions on Tuesday, where they spoke about a knee injury Josey sustained during the 2011 football season and his road to recover.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU, Columbia College Air Force ROTC students perform formal retreat

Columbia College and MU Air Force ROTC students perform a formal retreat the same day the federal government announced it would not continue financial assistance to military students during the government shutdown.

PHOTO GALLERY: New ropes course used for team building

The Odyssey High Ropes Course opened on Sept. 24 and offers more team-building exercises at the Venture Out Complex.

PHOTO GALLERY: Elementary students attend ShowMe Nature GK-12 Science Safari

Elementary students from Midway Heights and Paxton Keeley participate in the ShowMe Nature GK-12 Science Safari on Monday in Tucker Hall.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU Art and Archaeology Museum on the move

The MU Museum of Art and Archaeology closed its doors on Monday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Danny Roberts performs at American Legion

Danny Roberts, a former cruise ship entertainer, has brought his talents to mid-Missouri and now performs at shows to raise money for local organizations. He performed as Johnny Cash at the American Post Legion 202 in Columbia on Sept. 13.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri State Corn Husking Championships

Rain didn't stop a group of dedicated cornhuskers from showing off their cornhusking skills.

PHOTO GALLERY: Battle High School faces Gateway Tech on Saturday

The Spartans challenged the Jaguars in a home game Saturday, winning 45-7.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri vs. Arkansas State

Missouri football plays Arkansas State on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton faces Marionville in home game

Tolton Catholic High School challenges Marionville in a rainy Saturday home game.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge defeats Hickman in 2013 Providence Bowl

Rock Bridge High School was able to hold off Hickman 27-10 Friday night in the annual Providence Bowl.

PHOTO GALLERY: Lydia Ely's family cheers Missouri volleyball to victory

Missouri volleyball player Lydia Ely's family cheers for Tigers on Friday as they win their first SEC game of the season against South Carolina.

PHOTO GALLERY: Iraqi exchange students leave Columbia College

Columbia College hosts a farewell party Friday for eight Iraqi foreign students, marking the end of their six-week visit to Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Apples, alpacas main attractions of Mexico, Mo., farm

Sandy Binder has single-handedly run Binder's Hilltop Apple and Berry Farm and Mid Missouri Alpacas since the death of her husband of 52 years, David. She sells homemade fruit and alpaca wool products on her farm in Mexico, Mo.

PHOTO GALLERY: Van Horn Tavern deconstructed for relocation to Marthasville

The historic Van Horn Tavern is being moved from Boone County to Marthasville. Beams that can be reused are being numbered and will be reassembled at the new location.

PHOTO GALLERY: Brouder Science Center dedication accompanied by student, teacher demonstrations

Columbia College's Brouder Science Center held its dedication Thursday. Following the dedication, students and teachers performed scientific demonstrations in the new building.

PHOTO GALLERY: Keija Parssinen became a full-time author after 'The Ruins of Us'

Keija Parssinen, author of "The Ruins of Us" and a Columbia resident, continues to be a full-time author while raising her 8-month-old son.

PHOTO GALLERY: Old friends gather in the Pierpont Store every morning

Old friends gather in the Pierpont Store located on Missouri 163 to chat about their lives over coffee. Every morning the Pierpont Store Coffee Club meets at 6:30 a.m. as friends stroll in and out telling their daily tales.