Debbie Taylor says spinning wool is "something I do while watching television at night." but here she spins as a demonstration during the open house of Jefferson Farm and Garden on Saturday morning.


Sheep's wool spun by Debbie Talyor at Jefferson Farm and Gardens. The brown wool on the left is actually from an alpaca, while the brightly colored yarn is dyed sheep wool.


Seeing lily pads up close for the first time, Matthew Hall, 7, surveys the water for frogs at Jefferson Farm and Gardens on Saturday morning. An open house was held for the community's pleasure. Hall, of Millersburg, came with both his grandparents.

Rock Bridge Fans

Rock Bridge High School students cheer on the Bruins in the second quarter Friday evening in the game against Lee's Summit North.

Rock Bridge Football

Junior quarterback Darryn Hill receives a shot-gun snap early in the second quarter Friday evening against Lee's Summit North.

Hickman football

Wesley Leftwich kicks a field goal with the help of Spenser Washington, who holds the ball in place for the Kewpies on Friday night at Hickman High School. Leftwich's field goal gave the Kewpies a 10-7 lead before halftime.

Hickman football

Liberty Blue Jay football players tackle a Hickman player as he attempts to cross the goal line for a touchdown on Friday night at Hickman High School.

Hickman football loses season opener

Josh Williams, left, and Drew Gieseke, center, get in position before a play on Friday night at Hickman High School in a game against the Liberty Blue Jays. Hickman lost 34-10.

Rock Bridge Football

Rock Bridge senior cornerback Jaimonte Cooper makes a tackle on Lee's Summit North quarterback Pete Haggard during a failed fake-extra point attempt after Lee's Summit scored the first touchdown of the game.

Gregory Warren Morton

Gregory Warren Morton is a suspect in the death of Mitchell W. Kemp

Bank robbery

From left, Columbia police officers Lieutenant Diane Bernhard, officer John Gordon, and Sergeant Will Green survey the scene after a robbery at Boone County National Bank on Broadway on Friday afternoon. The suspect, described as a 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 thin white male, has not been apprehended.

Bank robbery suspect

In this image provided by the Columbia Police Department, the suspect in a robbery at Boone County National Bank is shown demanding money from a bank teller. The suspect is currently at large.

Jared Isaiah Healea

Jared Isaiah Healea died Thursday, Aug. 28, after being pulled from Stephens Lake.

Rosary advocate

Jennifer Holland said too many Catholic schools are teaching the mechanics of the rosary without the context.

Rosary in hand

Jennifer Holland, author of the book "Crown for Mary," prays her rosary every night before bed.

Assistant professor points to Tongue Drive System

Maysam Ghovanloo, a Georgia Tech assistant professor, points to a tiny magnet on graduate student Xueliang Huo's tongue. The device will turn Huo's tongue into a joystick that controls a wheelchair, and the team hopes it could help the disabled gain more mobility.

Student powers wheelchair with Tongue Drive System

Graduate student Xueliang Huo glides down a walkway in a wheelchair that's controlled by a tiny magnet glued to his tongue. He is helping develop a new system that turns the tongue into a joystick that controls wheelchairs and other electronics.

Missouri running back Derrick Washington

A sophomore, Derrick Washington replaces Tony Temple as Missouri’s No. 1 running back when No. 6-ranked Missouri plays No. 20 Illinois at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in St. Louis.

Illinois quarterback Juice Williams

Junior quarterback Juice Williams enters his third season with the Illini.