50 turkeys baking in a row

Turkeys cook in a deck oven in the kitchen at Stamper Commons. Bill Sullivan, owner of Longhorn Steakhouse, helped to cook the turkeys using the oven that has five rotating paddles. The oven was full with 50 turkeys at a time on Wednesday in preparation for the Everybody Eats! meal on Thanksgiving Day.

Ways to avoid holiday spending pitfalls

A woman looks at a DKNY holiday window display in New York on Tuesday. The holiday season is full of pitfalls that can drain your bank account, and if you're not careful, you can end up taking a year to pay for all the spending, financial advisers say.

Ready to dish up Thanksgiving Day dinner

From left, Lisa Berry, Dawn Brandon and Debbie Self volunteer for the Salvation Army's Thanksgiving dinner at Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken on Thursday. After receiving their dinners, the patrons picked up drinks from The Columbia Falcons semi-pro football team and ate in the dining room of the restaurant.

Green beans ready for Thanksgiving dinner

John Fischer prepares green beans with the help of his daughters, Elizabeth, 10, left, and Abigail, 7. Fischer co-owns Lee's Famous Chicken, where the Salvation Army passed out free Thanksgiving dinners on Thursday.

Fresh from the oven meals to go

Pam Reed, general manager of Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken, pulls boxed meals out of warming ovens to be delivered by a Meals on Wheels driver on Thanksgiving Day. Meals on Wheels delivered twice as many meals today as on a normal Thursday because it won't be making deliveries on Friday.

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Preparing meal at Everybody Eats

Volunteers for Everybody Eats help to carve turkeys in the kitchen at Stamper Commons at Stephens College on Thanksgiving Day. More than 100 turkeys were prepared Wednesday evening for the meal.

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Serving at Everybody Eats

Ann Bromstedt places stuffing in a to-go box that Karolin Kirkwood puts together at the Everybody Eats meal put on by Almeta Crayton on Thanksgiving Day. Visitors could receive a substantial meal for free or eat in the Stamper Commons at Stephens College.

MU volleyball team tries to get comfortable

Looking for a place to rest before their match at Baylor, several Missouri volleyball players test the shelves in the visitor's locker room for comfort. Senior Catie Wilson, left, climbs into a locker while teammates, from left, Molly Kreklow, Marissa Ferri, Ashton Bodenstab and Paige Buchanan watch.