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A crowd gathers at the peace rally

A crowd begins to gather at Courthouse Square for the "Eight is (More Than) Enough: End the Wars Peace Rally" on Sunday, Oct. 11. The rally featured music and speeches from Michael McPhearson, executive director of Veterans for Peace, and Bill Ramsey, the founder of the Human Rights Action Service.

Child plays with a leaf at peace rally

Axel Littlepage-Holmes, 3, plays with a leaf in his peace sign at the "Eight is (More Than) Enough Peace Rally." His father, Colan Holmes, brought him to the rally.

Maclin scores first NFL touchdowns

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, right, pulls in a 40-yard touchdown pass as Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Will Allen defends. The Oct. 11, 2009 game saw Maclin score his first two NFL touchdowns.

Pet owners take pets to Halloween photo shoot

MU graduate student Nicole Scott tries to get her cat, Mia, to perk up for the camera after dressing her as a bumble bee at the Halloween photo shoot at Award Pet Supply. The photo shoot is a benefit for Columbia Second Chance with all proceeds going to the animal shelter.

Pets dress up to benefit Columbia Second Chance

Photography assistant Cathey Clark, right, gives a treat to Pierre, dressed as PePe Le Pew, while Pierre's owner Rachel Wilkinson, far left, tries to get him to pose for a portrait on Sunday, Oct. 11. A Halloween photo shoot at Award Pet Supply was held to benefit Columbia Second Chance. All proceeds from the photos will go to the animal rescue organization.

Everyday Cartoonist

Cartoonist Jeremy Burt sketches Saturday at his home in Columbia. Burt has been drawing the "Jeremy and Tim" comic strip since he was 8 years old and now uses computers to illustrate his comics. Burt says he draws inspiration for his plot lines from everyday moments.

A life-inspired cartoon

The "Jeremy and Tim" cartoon strip, created by Jeremy Burt, is modeled after his childhood self and one of his brother's stuffed animals.

Children gather at the Bookmobile

The Bookmobile is organized every two weeks by Boone County Regional Library Outreach Services. It visited the Bear Creek neighborhood on Sept. 15, ready with literary projects for the children.

Children look at books in the Bookmobile

The mobile library stops on Elleta Boulevard in the Bear Creek Neighborhood on Sept. 15. Once the library opens, children gather, play and go through shelves of books.

Blaine Gabbert runs against Nebraska

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert runs through the rain on the way to a second-quarter touchdown Thursday against Nebraska.

Nobody open

Gators quarterback Sam Patterson looks for an open receiver in Upward League football competition.

Running room

The Tigers' Colbin Clark breaks past the Volunteers' Caillon Nayler and Dawson Meierotto during their Upward League football game.

Upward football team huddles up

Tigers head coach Jamie Giggs and assistant coach Doug Candro get their team pumped up for the second half of their game against the Volunteers on Sept. 26 at Stankowski Field. The two teams are part of the Upward Football League, a youth league based on equal playing time, rather than talent.

Koehler reads during Mass

Sister Francine Koehler reads from the hymnal near the end of Spanish Mass on Oct. 4 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. After Mass, Koehler regularly walks around and speaks to members of the congregation.

Koehler stands during Mass

Sister Francine Koehler stands during Spanish Mass on Oct. 4 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Koehler has been a nun for about 25 years.

J.T. TIller in stands at MU volleyball match

Missouri men's basketball player J.T. TIller watches the Tigers' volleyball match against Texas Tech on Saturday at Hearnes Center. “I just like being a spectator sometimes,” Tiller said.

Example of antique art

From right, Mark Koch chats with Debby March and Becky Gohring during his art exhibition at Sven's Kafe and Gallery on October 9. March and Gohring meet Koch nearly every morning in an exercise center at the YMCA of Callaway County. Gohring said, "I appreciate details in his work."

Art exhibit chat

From left, Mark Koch chats with Laura Malzner and Katie Stastny during his art exhibition at Sven's Kafe and Gallery on October 9. Malzner has known Koch since high school. "He has the best sense of humor, and he is kind-hearted," Malzner said. "His work reflects that."

Hickman-Rockbridge Homecoming Illustration

Both Rock Bridge and Hickman High Schools had their homecoming games on Friday night.

Hickman Football - Jordan Smith

Hickman sophomore Jordan Smith (right) is congratulated by his teammates after recovering a fumble from Gateway Tech. during Hickman's homecoming game Friday against Gateway Tech.
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