Glenn Geiger lived through Depression

Glenn Geiger, a charter member of Broadway Christian Church, listens to a speaker during the morning breakfast that kicked off the church's 50th anniversary celebration Sunday. Geiger experienced another time when the state of the economy caused much concern — the Great Depression.

Students paint pumpkins for senior citizens

Dante Churchill and Austin Nelson, both 12, paint pumpkins at the Holiday Inn Select in Columbia on Tuesday. Churchill and Nelson are part of a family and consumer science club at Lange Middle School.

Kids paint pumpkins for senior citizens

Middle-school students painted pumpkins, such as the one shown here, for senior citizens on Tuesday. They then helped to deliver them to nursing homes.

OSU's Zach Robinson

Oklahoma State quarterback Zach Robinson scores against Texas A&M on Saturday. Robinson, a first-year starter, has led the Cowboys to the third-best scoring offense in the country, averaging 52.6 points.

Gallery Crawl sparks conversation

Artist Ming Zhou and graduate student Molly Frankel talk about Zhou's collection entitled "Glorious Life." The collection was displayed in the craft studio's gallery at MU as part of the Gallery Crawl on Tuesday.

Gallery crawl

Samantha Genochio expresses her feelings about a painting to her friend Rebecca Prinster. The painting by Ming Zhou was displayed in the craft studio's gallery at MU as part of the Gallery Crawl on Tuesday.

Columbia solar power

Missouri Solar Applications Chief Executive Officer Vaughn X. Prost in front of Columbia's first solar panel on Bernadette Drive. The recently installed panel will allow Columbia residents to receive solar energy for an extra $4 a month on their energy bill.

Broken dam

Trash and debris on the backside of the Welch Lake dam make it hard to inspect the dam for structural problems that can cause the dam to fail.

wild onions

Pressed specimens of wild onions native to Missouri are cataloged in the herbarium at the University of Missouri's Museum Support Center. Wheeler is working with similar specimens from all over the continent in her effort to classify the wild onions of North America.

Erica Wheeler

Erica Wheeler, a biological sciences doctoral student stands in the herbarium at University of Missouri's Museum Support Center. The herbarium contains preserved samples of the wild onions that Wheeler is working to classify through DNA analysis.

"How to Succeed..." characters

Alexandra Milner and Grant Watkins rehearse a scene for the production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." The play tells the tale of J. Pierrepont, a window cleaner with dreams of success in the business world and a book that will show him how.

"How to Succeed.." stage

Grant Watkins and Stephen Kruse rehearse a scene for "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Rhynsburger Theatre. The musical is directed by James M. Miller and will take place Oct. 7-12.

Drawing of proposed garage

Artist rendering of what the potential parking garage at Fifth and Walnut streets will look like. The issue was discussed at the City Council meeting Monday night.

Oklahoma State's Dez Bryant

Oklahoma State's Dez Bryant Bryant, top, has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA because the All-America receiver lied about details of a meeting with former NFL player Deion Sanders.

Hickman volleyball's Madelyn and Emily Tegerdine

Emily, left, and sister Madelyn Tegerdine say they didn't always take playing volleyball at Hickman as seriously as they do now.

Paquin Tower bus driver goes above and beyond

Mike Bishop, left, gets help from Columbia Parks and Recreation bus driver Jim Umstattd onto the handicap-friendly bus to Aldi on Thursday outside of Paquin Tower.

Serving the apple butter

Margie Sieckmann, in yellow, and other friends of the Alexander family fill their plates with homemade dishes such as Illeen's fried chicken, a common favorite.

Brewing the apple butter

Matthew Voss stirs the apple butter in a copper kettle early Saturday morning. The family begins cooking the apple butter at 3:30 a.m. and finishes in the early afternoon.

Mixing in the spices

Vernetta Wehmeyer mixes in spices to the apple butter brew. Family members deem Wehmeyer an apple butter expert. She is in charge of the annual cooking held each year on the first Saturday of October.

Pouring the apple butter

Freda Ferguson is a "dipper" during the annual jarring of the Alexander homemade apple butter. Hot materials and a fast-moving assembly line of family members complicates the jarring process.