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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.

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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.

Ready to rally

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, attends a rally at West Port High School in Ocala, Fla., on Saturday. Palin will be in Jefferson City at 11 a.m. Monday for a rally the day before the general election.

Fur is flying

Lori Weinberg of Edwardsville, Ill, leads her 7-year-old bearded collie Rocky through an agility course at the Columbia Canine Sports Center on Sunday morning.

Good dog

Pilot, a bi-blue Shetland sheepdog, plays with her owner, Nancy Lauermann from St. Louis, after Pilot ran an agility course. Pilot received an Excellent B Standard, the highest score, on the second run.

No obstacle for Levi

Levi, a Pyrenean shepherd, jumps over obstacles during a dog agility trial at the Columbia Canine Sports Center on Sunday morning. The trial was held Saturday and Sunday with 300 entries each day.

'The Vision of St. Bruno'

Shown is the painting "The Vision of St. Bruno" in Dallas on Oct. 23. The lost painting by Italian master Sebastiano Ricci has turned up in Texas after a 300-year journey that has seen it change hands from a European nobleman playboy to a Missouri fur trader and finally to generations of an American family. Discovered in a Dallas warehouse after the family asked an art expert to take a look at it, Ricci's painting will be offered by Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries.

Lauren Titterington mug

Lauren Titterington is a columnist for the Missourian.

MU's Lei Wang

Lei Wang practices setting the ball during pregame warmups before its match against Texas Tech on Saturday. The Tigers won the match 3-1.
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