Patty and Stewart Humphry

Patty and Stewart Humphry returned to their work as missionaries in Hungary this month.

Kick off your shoes

In a September photo, Daniel Howell stands in the starting line for the Virginia Ten Miler race amid a sea of running shoes in Lynchburg, Va. It was his third time running the race in his bare feet. The Liberty University professor wrote a book called "The Barefoot Book: 50 Great Reasons to Kick Off Your Shoes."

MU football player Carl Gettis vs. Colorado

Missouri cornerback Carl Gettis returns a kickoff in the Tigers' victory over Colorado.

MU footbal player T.J. Moe vs. Colorado

Missouri wide receiver T.J. Moe spins for extra yardage in the Tigers' victory over Colorado.

Texas A&M's Kyle Field

None of this season's Tigers have played a game at Texas A&M's Kyle Field, so Missouri coach Gary Pinkel has brought in sound recordings in practice and fine-tuned the Tigers' play calling system.

Hickman volleyball player Emily Peel vs. Jefferson City

Hickman's Emily Peel leaps to make a play at the net in Thursday's match against Jefferson City. The Kewpies lost 25-18, 25-23 to fall to 4-15.

Rock Bridge soccer player Ty Griggs vs. Waynesville

Rock Bridge junior Ty Griggs, right, takes the ball past Waynesville defender Zach King in Thursday's 4-0 Bruins victory. Rock Bridge improved to 18-4 with the win.

Expressing grief

Brian Douglas puts his arm around his wife, Susan, during the Infant Loss Remembrance Candlelight Prayer Service in McMurry Chapel at Missouri United Methodist Church while Nicole Nichols and her mother, Hedy Rackers, walk back to their seat after lighting a ceremonial candle Thursday. While most mothers who spoke at the service had lost their children a year or more ago, the Douglas’ experienced their loss only three weeks ago.

Wiping away tears at prayer service

At McMurry Chapel inside Missouri United Methodist Church Nicole Nichols wipes away tears recalling a miscarriage at the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Candlelight Prayer Service Thursday, October 14, 2010. Nichols miscarried at 26 weeks during her second pregnancy.

Ceremonial candles lit at Infant Loss Remembrance Candlelight Prayer Service

Mothers of Preschoolers co-coordinator Laura Sobieck lights ceremonial candles at the Infant Loss Remembrance Candlelight Prayer Service at McMurry Chapel inside Missouri United Methodist Church Thursday, October 14, 2010. The prayer service is held once a year and gives mothers and others affected by miscarriage and infant death a chance to speak openly and frankly about their ordeal.

MKT restrooms

Workers install a new restroom at the Forum access of the MKT trail in 2008. The restroom was funded by 2007 park sales tax money. The proposed restrooms at the Garth and Grindstone nature areas will be identical to the Forum access structure.

EPA ecologist speaks

Students of Becky Elders' fourth grade class listen to EPA ecologist Roberta Vogel-Leutung talk about watershed environments at West Boulevard Elementary. The station was the second of two outdoor activities as part of the Environmental Protection Agency's announcement.

Catching bugs

Grace Brinkmann, 9, checks to see if she has netted bugs as AaRaya Scott, 10, waits to hear the results of a bug-catching activity.

Scraping the creek

Kristian Weimer asks an instructor to inspect his net after he pulled it out of the stream at West Boulevard Elementary on Thursday. The students learned how scientists scrape the creeks with nets to pick out various organisms.

Insect watershed inhabitants

Vials of beetles, leeches and other insects that inhabit watershed environments sit on display outside at West Boulevard Elementary on Thursday. The display was part of a special learning activity after the the Environmental Protection Agency's announcement.

Bug catching at West Boulevard Elementary

Meredith Donaldson, an outdoor classroom consultant for West Boulevard Elementary, points out insects that students Grace Brinkmann, 9, Blessing Oliver, 9, and AaRaya Scott, 10, might find while bug catching at the school. The Environmental Protection Agency was at the school on Thursday to announce that Missouri River Communities received grant money for upgrading or building outdoor classrooms at four local schools, including West Boulevard.

Mourning loss from fire

Jennifer Banner, right, holds her daughter Taija Shelton, 11, after their apartment building on Demaret Drive burned on Thursday. In the fire, Banner's mother's flame point Siamese cat was killed. She had adopted the cat after her mom died in March. No one was home at the time of the fire, and fire officials said the apartment and its contents were destroyed.

MU football equipment manager Robert McGugan

Robert McGugan runs to pick up a kicking tee during Saturday's game against Colorado.

Temple Grandin speaks at MU

Temple Grandin explains the different sensory problems that children and adults with autism struggle with. Grandin is a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University and was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people this year. While talking about growing up with autism and establishing a career, Grandin said she realized "you have to sell your work, not yourself."

Final Chilean miner rescued

Miner Ariel Ticona Yanez, center, emerges from the capsule that lifted him to the surface after being rescued Wednesday from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine where he had been trapped with 32 other miners for over two months near Copiapo, Chile.