October 10, 2008
Shirley Studley and J.C. Bias lead a prayer during a Sunday morning service at Fayette’s Assembly of God Church. The struggling church, which averages an attendance of about 15, is receiving mentorship and financial support from Columbia’s First Assembly of God.
Kenny Fitzgerald, left, Shirley Studley and J.C. Bias embrace in prayer as the Rev. Richard Sullivan plays the piano and sings at a Sunday morning service at Fayette's Assembly of God Church.
Rev. Richard Sullivan directs service at Fayette's Assembly of God Church. Sullivan became pastor of the church two months ago.
Shirley Studley, right, and others move to the front of the Fayette Assembly of God Church at the end of service for a silent moment of prayer.
On Thursday, bikes and scooters were overflowing from the racks throughout the MU campus. These days, MU students are economizing by walking, riding bikes and riding scooters to class instead of driving.
On Thursday, bikes and scooters were overflowing on the racks throughout the MU campus. MU students are economizing by walking, riding bike and riding scooters to class instead of driving.
Geoff Stumbaugh, a staff member at the MU library, locks his bike to the rack in Lowry Mall on Thursday. As many are economizing by riding bikes and scooters, many racks throughout the MU campus are being filled to capacity.
Hickman pitcher Taylor Cowan winds up against Rock Bridge on Thursday in the Class 4, District 10 tournament in Jefferson City.
October 9, 2008
A Western fox snake rests on a gravel road after eating its prey at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge in Mound City.
After DDT was banned in 1972 and eaglets were brought to Missouri from states with large populations, the bald eagle has bounced back.
Joe Biden, Democratic candidate for vice president, talks to Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton, left, and Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, after his speech in Jefferson City.
The barn owl has seen an increase in the number of nests reported by citizens and researchers from 11 between 1986 and 1992 to 90 by this year.
A crowd listens to Joe Biden speak in Jefferson City on Thursday night in front of a campaign sign for Barack Obama, Democratic candidate for president.
The audience packed Memorial Park in Jefferson City on Thursday night to listen to Joe Biden, Democratic candidate for vice president.
"In my neighborhood, if you want to say something about me, say it to my face, " Joe Biden said in a rally in Jefferson City on Thursday night. He was criticizing John McCain, Republican candidate for president, and his behavior at a recent presidential debate when he "wouldn't look Obama in the eye."
Crossing guard Ralph Bowers blows out candles during Russell Elementary School's 50th anniversary celebration on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008.
Joe Biden, Democratic vice presidential candidate, talks in front of a full house Thursday night in Jefferson City. The senator from Delaware spoke at the Change We Need rally in Memorial Park.
Former students Becky Jacob, center, and Ken Harl Pestle, right, recall their time at Russell Elementary School. They were looking at pictures with Carolyn Jacob, Becky Jacob's mother, during the school's 50th anniversary celebration on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008.
Chase Daniel congratulates wide receiver Jared Perry after throwing a touchdown pass during Missouri’s 69-17 win against Nevada on Sept 13. The gesture is meant to reflect the TIgers’ “team-first” mentality, players said.
Thomas O'Neal, left, director of bands for the MU School of Music, talks with Robert Shay, the new director of the School of Music in Loeb Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008. Shay was vice president for academic affairs and dean of the conservatory at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass.