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Special Prom

Sarah Jones dances with, from left, her mom, Sandra Fuller, grandma, Darlene Moffitt, and great grandma, Evelyn Little, during her prom at the University Plaza Convention Center in Springfield, Mo. Sarah has struggled with health problems all her life including severe scoliosis, a curvature of the spine; arthritis, dislocated hips, muscle spasticity, numerous surgeries, and three months ago they discovered she has a chronic lung disorder. Years ago, Zeph Boand promised Sarah Jones he'd dance with her at prom. On a recent Friday, he traveled eight hours for that dance.

Smiling wide

Sarah Jones displays excitement during her prom at the University Plaza Convention Center in Springfield, Mo. Sarah has struggled with health problems all her life including severe scoliosis, a curvature of the spine; arthritis, dislocated hips, muscle spasticity, numerous surgeries, and three months ago they discovered she has a chronic lung disorder. Years ago, Zeph Boand promised Sarah Jones he'd dance with her at prom. On a recent Friday, he traveled eight hours for that dance.

Man in the Glass

Kenny Campbell's silhouette is seen as he works on a stained-glass window from inside the First Christian Church in Joplin, Mo. As Kenny Campbell works at First Christian Church in Joplin, he is on familiar ground. Or rather, high above it on 30-foot scaffolding as he restores the luster of a large rose window on the church's south side.

Stain Glass at First Christian Church

Kenny Campbell's silhouette is seen as he works on a stained-glass window from inside the First Christian Church in Joplin, Mo.

Joplin Stained Glass

Campbell works on removing putty from the panels of a large stained-glass window.

Windows to the Sky

Justin Jay works his way around the circular panels of a window at First Christian Church in Joplin, Mo.

Katherine Reed

Katherine Reed is the health editor at the Missourian and an associate professor in the Missouri School of Journalism.

Smith records sack

Missouri defensive lineman Aldon Smith, back, pulls down Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen for a sack Saturday in the fourth quarter of Missouri's 36-17 victory in Boulder, Colo.

Rams celebrate touchdown

St. Louis Rams place kicker Josh Brown (3) celebrates after throwing a 36-yard touchdown pass to tight end Daniel Fells (46) on a fake field goal against the Detroit Lions on Sunday in Detroit. Detroit defensive end Cliff Avril, injured on the play, lies in the foreground.

Ryan Newman upside down

Ryan Newman (39) slides upside down on the track after crashing with Kevin Harvick (29) during the AMP Energy 500 on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

Mark Martin's flips

Mark Martin (5) flips during an accident in the AMP Energy 500 on Sundayat Talladega Superspeedway.

A.J. Ralls

A.J. Ralls is a guest columnist and a Columbia resident.

Catherine Parke

Catherine Parke is a guest columnist.

Tiger Night of Fun at Hearnes Center

Kids of all ages and their families came to the Hearnes Center Field House on Saturday to play games, bounce on moonwalks and collect even more candy at the annual Tiger Night of Fun.

Have Halloween photos of your own you'd like to share? Send them to submissions@mymissourian.com. To see pictures sent in by readers, go to http://mymissourian.com/2009/11/01/halloween-2009-your-photos/.

Block from the center

The Tigers host SIU Edwardsville at the Hearnes Center on Saturday evening. Setter Kate Harris, No. 8, and outside hitter Julianna Klein, No. 6, attempt to block an attack.

Finishing kill in Missouri win

The Tigers hosts SIU Edwardsville at Hearnes Center on Saturday. Setter Kate Harris, center, puts a ball up in the air for an attack that was the finishing kill for the night.

Hickman attempts a steal

Hickman High School senior Jared Tonyan (seen in white) attempts to steal the ball from Smith-Cotton High School junior Dakota Shepard during tournament play on Saturday. The Kewpies used their home field advantage to sweep Smith-Cotton 7-0.

Hickman gets the ball

Hickman High School senior Matthew Baker, No. 11, tries to beat Smith-Cotton High School juniors Chris Quatzecua (left) and Tommy Lor (right) to the ball during tournament play on Saturday. The Hickman Kewpies swept their competition, finishing 7-0. They will next play Rock Bridge High School on November 3 at 5 p.m.

Zombie makeup

Kate Sherwood applies the beginnings of zombie makeup to Lydia Strange as part of Columbia Access Television's 2009 COMO Zombie Walk, on Saturday. Strange told Sherwood that she wanted her makeup to look like "my boyfriend beat me up and left me in a dumpster."

Zombies kill anchor

As part of the COMO Zombie Walk event, Columbia Access Television (CAT) aired a live show, staged as a news program, where zombies like Logan Lemmon (glasses) and Nick Howland (stocking cap) attacked anchor Chase Thompson, on Saturday. As the live broadcast continued, Thompson's crew disappeared. He was attacked by a zombie and then the camera panned to show the parade of zombies staggering through the building.
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