Voters make it to the polls early

Diane Booth, left, has Lisa Richardson sign to receive her ballot at Fairview United Methodist Church on Tuesday. "There was no one particular issue, but I always make it a point to vote," said Richardson, who came in early before going to work.

Voters hit the polls at dawn

Jodi Penfield holds the door open for Robert Penfield on their way in to vote at Fairview United Methodist Church in the early morning on Tuesday. Polls opened at 6 a.m.

Stickers ready for voters

"I Voted" stickers are set out for voters at the Columbia Public Library on Tuesday morning. Polling opened at 6 a.m.

Sunrise on Election Day

The sunrise reflects in the windows of the Missouri's Cattlemen Foundation on Tuesday morning. The Cattlemen Foundation is one of many polling places in Boone County.

Artwork commissioned by Columbia City Council

This mockup of artwork, designed by Lampo Leong, was commissioned by the Columbia City Council and will be showcased on the second floor of the new Daniel Boone City Building. The artwork was part of a proposal heard by the council from the Cultural Affairs Commission Monday night.

Bronze statues included in proposed artwork

The Cultural Affairs Commission delivered proposals for artwork to be placed in the new Daniel Boone City Building at the Columbia City Council's meeting Monday. Local artist Chris Morrey designed the two bronze statues staring at the bronze bird perched in the lit trace ceiling. The art will be placed on the third floor of the building.

Texas tripped up

Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert is tripped up by Baylor linebacker Antonio Johnson, bottom left, in the first half of Saturday's game. The Longhorns' chances of gaining bowl eligibility might also be slipping through their fingers.

Missouri River project for endangered species habitat halted in 2007 due to pollution concerns

The Missouri River is home to several endangered species. The Fish and Wildlife Service and the Army Corps of Engineers were working on a project to create habitat for the species, but in 2007, the Clean Water Commission halted the project due to pollution concerns. After a review by the National Academy of Sciences, the project was cleared to continue.

Project to reclaim part of the Missouri River for endangered species habitat has resumed

The Fish and Wildlife Service, in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers, has been working on a project to reclaim part of the Missouri River to form a channel for an endangered species habitat. The project was halted in 2007, but has since resumed, after a National Academy of Sciences reported dumping sediment was not a problem for the area.

Jameson Island on Missouri River

Jameson Island is located on the Missouri River near Arrow Rock State Park. The Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge is trying to reclaim parts of the river to create habits for endangered species.

Two 'things' at the party

Cason Flood, 2, left, and Lawson Flood, 3, take a break from the fun with a blow-up Frankenstein doll. The Floods were dressed as Thing 1 and Thing 2 from the Dr. Seuss book "The Cat in the Hat."

Happy party-goers show off smiles

Anisha Canton, 8, left, and Georgia Brown, 2, show off their Halloween costumes. Canton was a candy-corn witch, and Brown was a ladybug. "My favorite candy is Jolly Ranchers," Canton said.

Lining up for a night of Halloween fun

Ghosts, goblins and ghouls along with an assortment of other creatures and characters line the sidewalk by Hearnes Center for the Columbia Parks and Recreation's annual Tiger Night of Fun on Sunday. This free event is held for children to have a safe alternative to trick-or-treating.

Oklahoma learns at Mizzou

Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones, left, throws under pressure from Missouri defensive lineman Jacquies Smith during the fourth quarter Oct. 23. Jones said the Sooners learned how to deal with hostile environments during the game.

Wilson scores for Mizzou

Senior Catie Wilson helps the Missouri volleyball team score a point against Kansas State.

Armendariz serves in Mizzou's match

Missouri junior Priscilla Armendariz serves the ball in the third set Saturday during a home game against Kansas State. The Tigers swept the Wildcats.

Gabbert runs with football

Quarterback Blaine Gabbert runs with the football Saturday during the second half of Missouri's loss to Nebraska. Gabbert did more running than normal, rushing for 74 yards on 22 carries.

Pinkel after the game

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel walks off the field after the 31-17 loss to Nebraska on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. This first loss of the season brings Missouri to a record of 7-1.

Walking it off

Missouri players Terrell Resonno, left, and Austin Wuebbels, right, walk off the field after the 31-17 loss, the first of the season, to Nebraska on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb.

Scoring for the Tigers

Missouri's De'Vion Moore scores a touchdown during the first half of the game against Nebraska on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.