Nice weather draws Columbians outside

Dom Bergfeld tries on stretch pants for his friends on the patio of Campus Bar and Grill on Friday. The group of friends who started their evening on the patios of Quinton's Deli were kicking off the weekend by enjoying the nice weather in Columbia.

Citizen Jane sign at Uprise Bakery

Vince Foley peeks out from the top of temporary scaffolding on Friday at Uprise Bakery. The installation promoted the Citizen Jane Film Festival, a celebration of female filmmakers that first began in October 2008. The festival runs Oct. 15-17, with films showing at Ragtag Cinema and Stephens College.

Carnahan participates in forum

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan receives a hug from Anna Jedrezjewski after the Missouri Press Association Senate Candidate Forum on Friday. Jedrezjewski says she supports Carnahan because "she represents people."

Missouri Press Association puts on candidate forum

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, Democrat, looks on as Libertarian Senate Candidate Jonathan Dine answers a question during the Missouri Press Association Senate candidate forum on Friday. The forum was held at the Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark.

Senate candidates answer questions at press forum

U.S. Representative Roy Blunt, Republican, (center) makes a point during the Missouri Press Association Senate candidate forum on Friday. The candidates were all allowed opening statements, then answered questions from members of the press. The forum was held at the Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark.

Farmer harvests corn for ethanol

Dave Stemme harvests corn on some of his property near Centralia. The corn is harvested to go to the plant in Laddonia to be refined into ethanol for gasoline use around the United States.

Schweich answers audience question at debate

Republican candidate Tom Schweich answers a question at Friday's State Auditor debate with his Democratic rival, current State Auditor Susan Montee.

Susan Montee and Tom Schweich debate their merits for State Auditor

Democratic candidate for State Auditor Susan Montee and her Republican opponent Tom Schweich answer questions from the audience at the Friday debate sponsored by the Missouri Press Association at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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.