Two Columbia women knit sweaters for children around the world

Cecile Thorpe sits behind a table displaying sweaters she knitted for Operation Christmas Child, a national organization that donates sweaters to children across the world. The sweaters were on display at Candlelight Terrace Retirement Community on Saturday to recruit knitters and showcase the organization.

Lucille Wayland and Cecile Thorpe knit sweaters for a charity affiliated with First Presbyterian Church.

PHOTO GALLERY: Dancing in the rain | Missouri 62, Southeastern Louisiana 10

Rainfall didn't faze Missouri fans, and it didn't slow down the Tigers' offense Saturday against Southeastern Louisiana. The Missouri football team won its season opener 62-10.


THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: Tigers start strong against Southeastern Louisiana

Saturday's game allowed fans to finally see the new improvements made to Memorial Stadium. Faurot Field turf was redesigned, along with several other improvements that are part of a $200 million upgrade to the university’s athletics facilities.

Epic Mud Run lives up to name

Three thousand runners took to the mud Sunday afternoon for a 5K race at the Midway Travel Plaza. Only 600 participated in the 2011 race.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: A week of wacky weather

Weather — whether warm or wet — was at the forefront of many of the best pictures taken by Missourian photographers this past week.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: "SEC Bound," GoTopless rally and the tailgating plans for Georgia fans

Stories about the students who made "We Are Mizzou" and Columbia's first GoTopless rally were among the most read stories last week.

Missouri soccer outmuscles Tennessee Tech 2-0

Senior Taiwo Adeshigbin scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season as the Tigers outshot the Golden Eagles 34-2.

With new funding program, an effort to improve Columbia's arts community

The Office of Cultural Affairs expects the establishment of Columbia Arts Foundation to provide more art opportunities and events.


No Child Left Behind waiver ends busing for transfer students

Columbia Public Schools is no longer providing busing for students who want to change schools because of test scores. 

Low bacteria levels kept Missouri beaches open during hot summer

Pollutants often run into lakes and rivers in runoff from rain. The drought this summer kept beaches mostly free from bacteria.

PHOTO GALLERY: Visitors enjoy food, fun at Labor Day Hometown Festival

Bass Pro Shops held its Labor Day Hometown Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The event included barbeque, games for kids and product demonstrations.

Sexual assault in Virginia Avenue Garage reported early Sunday

Shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, MU police received a report that a woman was sexually assaulted around 10 p.m. Saturday in the Virginia Avenue Garage at MU.

Abreu's 3 RBIs help Royals over Twins 6-4

Tony Abreu, appearing in his eighth game since his Aug. 8 promotion from Triple-A Omaha, delivered a two-run two-out second inning single.

Strasburg dominant; Nationals produce late to top Cards

The NL East-leading Nationals took three of four from St. Louis and passed their 80-win total from last season.

Missouri conservation agency lifts statewide burn ban

The Missouri Department of Conservation has lifted its burn ban in almost all of the conservation areas it manages after recent rainfall.