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Jerrell Jackson's catch

Missouri sophomore Jerrell Jackson pulls in a one-handed catch against Colorado linebacker Jeff Smart.

Hickman soccer's George Plakorus

Kewpies senior midfielder George Plakorus is on a hot streak heading into the Class 3 state tournament quarterfinals game Saturday against Kickapoo.

Peace Corps volunteer helps in Afghanistan

Jill Vickers vaccinates a man against smallpox in Afghanistan in 1969.

Peace Corps volunteer returns to Mali

Tappan Heher, who made the film "Gone to Mali" that will be showing at this Saturday's Third Goal International Film Festival, returned to Mali in 2002 to visit his Malian mom.

Spc. Logan Burnett

CORRECTED CAPTION: Spc. Logan Burnett, 1908th Medical Company, is wheeled into Metroplex Hospital in Killeen, Texas, by his brother, Sgt. Joshua Burnett, and his wife, Torey, following a news conference Wednesday. Burnett was shot during the Fort Hood mass shooting. An earlier version of this caption misspelled the last name of Logan and Joshua Burnett.

Frozen venison

About 1,000 pounds of processed deer meat is stored Wednesday in the freezer at Bill Crane's meat processing plant on. The meat is donated by hunters, and is then processed and donated to the Central Missouri Food Bank through the Share the Harvest program.

Processing venison

Bill Crane shows an example Wednesday of what processed deer meat looks like in the end after running through the wrapper machine at his meat processing plant. Crane processes meat that hunters donate before he gives it to the Central Missouri Food Bank through the Share the Harvest program as well as processing for customers.

Hoping for good health

Lindsey Cathey, 25, who works as a bartender at D. Rowes Restaurant and Bar, doesn't have health insurance and has been without it since the age of 18. She has the option of getting insurance through D. Rowes, but because it has private ownership, half of the $500 a month coverage would be out-of-pocket from the owners. "I want there to be a way that there could be a universal health care system that wouldn't destroy small businesses," she said.

Composed practice

Anthony Hernandez is an undergraduate composer who will have his most recent composition played by the Columbia Civic Orchestra at the Missouri Theatre for the Arts on Sunday. Composing music can be a long process that can sometimes take anywhere from six to seven months, he said.

Copper bullets

From left, a bullet made of homogeneous copper and a bullet with a lead core and copper jacket next to each other on the counter at Powder Horn Guns and Sporting Goods in Columbia on Tuesday Both weigh the same, but lead bullets are denser and therefore smaller. The homogeneous copper bullets hold together better but are more expensive than the lead-core bullets.

Hunters take aim at deer season

K.J. Houser takes a look at a double-barreled shotgun at Powder Horn Guns and Sporting Goods in Columbia on Tuesday. Houser and his friends have prepared months in advance for the opening of rifle season this Saturday by setting out salt and mineral blocks to attract the deer. This will be Houser's first deer season, and he hopes to get his first kill.

Missouri volleyball team celebrates win

Missouri assistant volleyball coach Deng Yang, right, offers Tigers player Brittney Brimmage a word of congratulations after Missouri's victory Wednesday over Oklahoma.

Missouri volleyball player Lei Wang-Francisco

Missouri's Lei Wang-Francisco sets a shot during the Tigers' victory against Oklahoma on Wednesday at Hearnes Center.

Aldon Smith makes a sack

Missouri defensive lineman Aldon Smith, left, pulls down Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen for a sack in the Tigers' victory on Oct. 31 in Boulder, Colo.

Searching for victims' notes

Crime scene investigators dig around a tree line as they look for evidence on a rural property in western Missouri on Wednesday in Bates City. Crews were scouring several acres of a land in connection with the arrest of five men charged with sexually abusing children.

Missouri football player Aldon Smith

In nine college football games, Aldon Smith has totaled nine sacks. His teammates say his work last year as a redshirt is the reason for his success.

MU wrestling gets ready for first match

Missouri wrestling coach Brian Smith uses senior Nick Marable for a demonstration on a wrestling move during practice Oct. 23. Smith said, “We’ve been beating each other up in the room for the past month, so to get to go out and compete for the first time, and at home, it will be fun."

Veterans Day March

Servicemen and women of the Color Guard prepare to lead the Veteran's Day Parade along it's Eighth Street route Wednesday. The MU ROTC Color Guard features members from each branch of the military.

Family charged with sex crimes

In this photo released by the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department, from left, Jared Leroy Mohler, 48, of Columbia, David A. Mohler, 52, of Lamoni, Iowa, Burrell Edward Mohler Sr., 77, of Independence, Burrell Edward Mohler Jr., 53, also of Independence and Roland Neil Mohler, 47, of Bates City. All were arrested Tuesday and charged with forcible sodomy, rape and use of a child in a sexual performance.

Extreme runner enjoys camaraderie of running after retiring

Andy Pele, a 42-year-old Columbia resident and retired athlete, has competed in a wide range of athletic events including Ironman triathlon competitions and inline-skating races. He said the most extreme event he ever participated in was a 100-mile trail run in Utah. He's considering running another.
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