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Collector shows off buttons

Mark Farnen shows and discusses his collection of "negative pins," with insulting, X-rated or slanderous phrases. Farnen's collection of campaign pins date back to the late 1800s. He has between five and six thousand pins.

Clinton for Obama

Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., on Monday in St. Charles.

Biden in Lee's Summit

Democratic vice presidential candidate, Joe Biden, D-Del., makes a point while campaigning in Lee's Summit on Monday.

Hank Williams Jr. appears at Palin rally

Country singer Hank Williams Jr. poses with Gov. Sarah Palin's supporters at the candidate's rally in Jefferson City. Williams sang the national anthem and a song he wrote about the election.

Jefferson City gets a visit from Palin

The capitol building in Jefferson City was decorated with American flags for the appearance of vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin.

Sarah Palin speaks at Mo. capital

Vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin visited the capitol building in Jefferson City on Monday morning and spoke of how she and Sen. John McCain can lead America more effectively than Sen. Barack Obama.

Supporters show signs for Palin

Supporters at the capitol building in Jefferson City raise their signs at a rally for Gov. Sarah Palin.

Gov. Palin in Jefferson City

Gov. Sarah Palin descends the steps of the Missouri capitol building in Jefferson City as supporters stretch to touch the vice presidential candidate. Palin was joined by many Missouri Republican politicians during the rally the day before the presidential election.

Voters Guide 2008 illustration

Voters' guide

Wolfert makes crucial kick

Missouri's Jeff Wolfert (99) kicks the winning field goal over the Baylor defense in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter Nov. 1 in Waco, Texas.

Edwards wins in Texas

Carl Edwards responds to cheers from fans at the finish line after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Nov. 2 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. The victory keeps alive Edward's chances for the 2008 title.

Meals on Wheels

Deborah Booker, left, returns from making deliveries for Meals on Wheels on Friday, Oct. 24. Norma and Ernie Falloon, right, two other volunteers with the program, collect the money for the food on Fridays.

Pinpointing a route

Pinpointed locations of deliveries and routes are marked on a calendar at the Meals on Wheels office in the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital. About 150 to 200 meals are delivered daily to people in Columbia.

Chatting before deliveries

Karen Carter, left, with Meals on Wheels, and Deborah Booker, right, talk while Booker waits to start her deliveries.

From hands to homes

Deborah Booker, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, delivers food to one of her five locations on the north side of Columbia on Friday, Oct. 24.

Delivering a difference

Deborah Booker, 71, has been volunteering with Meals and Wheels for eight years.

One meal at a time

Deborah Booker, a former equestrian teacher, delivers food for Meals on Wheels because it matches her philosophy "each one, teach one." If a person extends his or her hand to help someone out, then the person who has received help has the chance to extend his or her hand to yet another person.

Deborah Booker

Deborah Booker, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, delivers food on the north side of Columbia on Friday, Oct. 24. "You're paying back the community that's helped you," Booker said.

On the route

Deborah Booker, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, delivers food in north Columbia on Friday, Oct. 24. Booker, 71, is a retired teacher who began volunteering eight years ago.
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