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Prospective buyers look at Guitar Mansion

Prospective bidders gather in front of the Guitar Mansion on Monday. A former bed and breakfast, the Civil War-era property drew bidders from all over Missouri. The property sold for $155,500.

William J. Strickland

William J. Strickland is wanted on suspicion of first-degree statutory rape of a 12-year-old girl, according to a release from the Boone County Sheriff's Office.

Alyssa Digg battles with a Texas A&M soccer player in their Big 12 matchup

Freshman Alyssa Diggs battles with Bri Young of Texas A&M during the game on Sunday. Diggs scored one of the two goals of the game, yet the Tigers lost 4-2.

Krista Kruse tries to slide by a Texas A&M soccer player

Missouri's Krista Kruse slides to make a play against Texas A&M's Lyndsey Gnatzig in Big 12 competition in October in Columbia.

Dressed for the season

Vickie Arrowood adjusts a pumpkin costume on her 8-year-old Yorkshire terrier, Gibson, while Arrowood's daughter, Ashley, keeps their 2-year-old chihuahua, Melanie, calm on Sunday.

A colossal change

Sam Fansher, left, helps Xavier, a 6-month-old boxer, into his elephant costume while Bee, a 1-year old boxer, handled by Doug Suntrup, distracts Xavier with kisses at Lizzi and Rocco's Natural Pet Market's first Halloween Party for pets on Sunday.

Winning costume for dogs

Neko, a 1-year-old Yorkshire terrier who was dressed as Woody, a character from "Toy Story," won the overall best costume award on Sunday at Lizzi and Rocco's Natural Pet Store's Halloween party. Proceeds from the event are being donated to the Central Missouri Humane Society and Columbia Second Chance.

Exploring religious tolerance

Taha Hamedduddin, right, from the Islamic Center holds the megaphone for Shakir Hamoodi, the former president of the Islamic Center, as he gives an opening prayer during the Interfaith Community Picnic at Flat Branch Park on Sunday afternoon as a crowd of onlookers watch. Those in attendance were invited after the opening prayer to sit with someone of a different faith and discuss topics such as religious tolerance and working together as a community. The participants were encouraged to embrace their faith as well as be open to others.

Tangled net

Columbia College's Tim Tevlin, left, gets tangled with Hannibal-LaGrange players Brent VanPelt, center, Mario Ferrero Albero, right, and goalie Jeff Jelinek in Saturday's game at Columbia College.

Columbia College soccer celebrates soccer win

Columbia College soccer players celebrate their overtime victory Saturday against Hannibal-LaGrange.

Columbia College soccer player Edgar Reyna vs. Hannibal-LaGrange

Columbia College forward Edgar Reyna celebrates after scoring the winning goal in the first minute of overtime against Hannibal-LaGrange on Saturday in Columbia.

Missouri volleyball hitter Brittney Brimmage goes up for a kill against Baylor

Missouri volleyball outside hitter Brittney Brimmage spikes the ball during the volleyball match against Baylor on Saturday at MU. The Tigers won the match in four sets.

Missouri volleyball player Molly Kreklow sets against Baylor

Missouri volleyball player Molly Kreklow sets the ball during the volleyball match against Baylor on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at MU. The Tigers won in four sets.

Pondering the value of country living

Paul Hinshaw poses for a portrait next to the lake in his backyard on Friday near Richland Road. Hinshaw has lived in Columbia his whole life and off Richland for three years. If the Richland Road rezoning request is approved by the Columbia City Council on Monday, Hinshaw's home will be surrounded by residential and commercial development on three sides.

Bagging up the goods

Tommy Capps and Annie Brinson weigh and bag chestnuts for sale during the chestnut festival on Saturday.

Chestnuts ready to go

A bucket of chestnuts are ready for display at the eighth annual Missouri Chestnut Festival on Saturday.

Preparing chestnut samples

Larry Johnson and Connie Brookhiser cut boiled chestnuts to be used in tasting samples during the eighth annual Missouri Chestnut Festival on Saturday.

Rock Bridge softball player Shelbie Atwell

Rock Bridge softball player Shelbie Atwell and her teammates console each other after their loss Saturday in the Class 4 state quarterfinals.

Carving chestnut bowls

Leo Roberts watches as Brad Andresen carves bowls out of chestnut wood during the eighth annual Missouri Chestnut Festival on Saturday at the MU Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin. The event featured food sampling, live music and cooking demonstrations.

A model of concentration

Max Litton decorates a pumpkin during the Tiger Family Fest on Saturday.
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