October 6, 2008
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.
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.
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.
David Alexander, and his daughter, Maggie, stir the apple butter together on Saturday. The brew must be stirred continuously so that it does not burn.
Taye Diggs, who was in the original Broadway cast of "Rent" and is currently on ABC's "Private Practice," came to MU on Saturday to speak in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. He appeared with his wife, Idina Menzel, and Aisha Tyler.
Jenny Turner pays for Devin Turner's vanilla Dippin' Dots at the ice cream stand operated by Ed and Pam Palmquist on Friday Night at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival in Columbia.
The Tigers celebrate their 52-17 win over Nebraska at Lincoln Memorial Stadium.
Jared Perry is blocked during the second quarter by Nebraska safety Rickey Thenarse, above, and defensive end Zach Potter, below.
October 5, 2008
MU quarterback Chase Daniel passes in the Tigers' game Saturday at Nebraska. Daniel said a Nebraska player spit on him before pregame. "That's just blatant disrespect," Daniel said.
Participants paddle down Moniteau Creek and into the Missouri River in Rocheport during Sunday's Gumbo Bottoms River Float. The float was a promotional event for "Gumbo Bottoms: A Big Muddy Musical," which is set to open Nov. 21.
Ryan Womack, center, and Tim Mumpower ride on the back of a tractor filled with pumpkins they picked on Sept. 30.
A pumpkin vine creeps out of the Hackman family farm while workers pick pumpkins on Sept. 30. Two weeks before the annual Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival, workers begin to gather the pumpkins used for the event.
Ryan Womack of Columbia gathers Sept. 30 one of the thousands of pumpkins that will be at the upcoming Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival.
Norlan Hackman mows space Sept. 30 for pumpkins to be placed for the upcoming Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival. The annual festival starts Saturday.
Sebastian, an 8-month-old black lab, awaits a possible owner to adopt him Sunday afternoon at the Central Missouri Humane Society.
Cats and kittens occupy every space available at the Central Missouri Humane Society on Sunday afternoon. Overcrowding has recently been a larger problem than usual at the Humane Society.
Pastor Jim Bryan blesses Rascal, who was brought to the Missouri United Church’s Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday afternoon by his owner, Megan Rodgers. Rascal is a Lhatese, a cross between a Lhasa Apso and a Maltese.
From left, three 5-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniels, Sherri, Susie and Syra, curl up together for a nap at Central Missouri Humane Society on Sunday afternoon. The recent influx of animals has led to overcrowding, with two or more dogs per kennel.
From left, Chableigh Madsen, Shannon Gipson and Nevaeh Gipson look to adopt a dog Sunday afternoon at the Central Missouri Humane Society. A 4-month-old female rat terrier eagerly looks for attention.
Actress Aisha Tyler hands a voter registration form to a student at the Vote for Change event on Lowry Mall in front of Ellis Library on MU’s campus Oct. 4. Tyler, along with Taye Diggs and his wife, Idina Menzel, spoke to the Columbia crowd in support of Barack Obama and to promote voter registration among college students.