Missouri currently owes the federal government the several hundred million dollars it borrowed to provide unemployment benefits for state residents. The state has begun paying interest on the money it owes.
The recent injection of labor union support and use of social media have helped gather together people of varying ages, life situations and grievances to the protest.
Controversial remarks by a supporter of Texas Gov. Rick Perry sparked a response from supporters of Mitt Romney, who said "poisonous language has never advanced our cause."
Two vehicles caught fire at the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival. One fire in the corn field parking lots caused no damage. Another fire damaged a Cadillac Escalade and a Kia SUV.
The Missouri Tigers could not complete a fourth quarter comeback and fell to the Kansas State Wildcats 24-17 Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. Down 24-3 heading into the final quarter of play, the Tigers rallied with two touchdowns but could not stop the Wildcat's offense.
The Missouri defense had excelled at stopping the run in the season's first four games, but even though the Tigers held Kansas State under its season average in rushing yards, the Wildcats' run game was still effective.
The Tigers scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns, but it was not enough to come back from an early deficit.
Missouri and Kansas State football fans gathered before the start of Saturday's football game.
A James Franklin interception led to a touchdown for Kansas State, as the Missouri offense struggled early.
The Kansas State band takes pride in its rendition of "The Wabash Cannonball" and uses it to pump up the crowd during the Wildcats' home games.
After the Brady Deaton authority to pursue other conference options, it seems likely that Missouri will leave the Big 12. Kansas, presumably, will not be able to follow.