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Parade observers

Spectators bundled up to keep warm during the Homecoming Parade.

Snare drums

Snare drummers of the West Junior High School Marching Band keep the beat as they play a cadence.

Marching Mizzou

Marching Mizzou was the first of the many bands to walk in the Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 25. Also included in the musical entertainment were Jefferson Junior High School, West Junior High School and La Plata High School marching bands.

Blue Springs South's Blaine Dalton

Blaine Dalton, quarterback for Blue Springs South and a Missouri recruit, is tackled by Jason Carmichael, left, and Trey Millard, top right on Friday. The Bruins lost 37-9.

Callery pear trees

Callery pears, originally sterile ornamental trees, have hybridized and are spreading throughout Columbia's open grasslands. Bad branch angles and heavy branches make the species susceptible to splitting, which is dangerous around roads and power lines.

Food distribution

Gertie Combs talks to another Angel Food Ministries volunteer as she waits for customers looking for senior boxes. Senior boxes include 10 frozen meals tailored to seniors' dietary needs and sold at a discount. Combs has been a volunteer for several months along with her daughter and granddaughter.

Shared stories become art

Nan Larsen, center left, Karen Wingert, center right, and 15 other women decorated slabs of clay during a session of "Women with Wings." It was the first time the nonprofit art project took place outside Colorado, where it was started.

Stories set in clay

After the seven sessions at Orr Street Studios, in which participants stamped meaningful objects into clay, the slabs were taken to Colorado to be transformed into bronze-glazed towers.

A woman with wings

One of Lorri Acott-Fowler's winged sculptures sits on a stand at Orr Street Studios. Each tower made from the clay slabs is topped with a long-legged figure to represent women rising above life's difficulties.

Women gather to share stories

A group of women gathered at Orr Street Studios to share stories and memories during a session of "Women with Wings." The nonprofit art project, started by artist Lorri Acott-Fowler in Colorado, is meant to empower women by integrating their experiences into creative expression.

"Women with Wings" creator listens to story

"Women with Wings" creator, Lorri Acott-Fowler, center, listens as Amelia Gandara, right, shares memories of the birth of her children. After each participant shared a memory, the women impressed slabs of clay with meaningful objects that they brought with them.

Transforming stories into art

Heather Klemp, left, and Amelia Gandara, right, decorate slabs of clay at Orr Street Studios during a session of "Women with Wings."

MU football player Brock Christopher

MU football player Brock Christopher

MU football player Castine Bridges

MU football player Castine Bridges

Chase Coffman hurdles a defender

Missouri tight end Chase Coffman leaps over a player in the first quarter of the SEMO game in October of 2008.

Plenty of pink at Stephens volleyball game

Mikala Houchins serves the ball for the Stephens volleyball team in their match Oct. 23 against McKendree. Both teams wore pink for the match at Stephens' Silverthorne Arena, which the Stars players organized as "Dig for the Cure" night in support of breast cancer awareness. Stephens lost to McKendree.

The Hickman cross country team gets ready to run

Members of Hickman cross country team prepare for their daily run Oct. 22 on the track at Hickman High School.

Chris Koster

Democratic attorney general candidate Chris Koster gives his closing remarks during the third candidate debate Monday at Clayton High School in St. Louis. Koster was a Republican until August 2007 and was Cass County prosecuting attorney for 10 years.

Michael Gibbons

Republican attorney general candidate Michael Gibbons addresses one of several topics during the third candidate debate Monday at Clayton High School in St. Louis. Gibbons is president pro tem of the Missouri Senate.

Derailed dancers

Members of MU's Alpha Phi, Lambda Chi Alpha and Beta Sigma Psi performed a skit, "A Traincar Named Derailment" at the Stripes in the Spotlight Competition.
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