December 11, 2009
Megan Accola reads the poem "Channel" to Ginger Donaldson's class on Nov. 20 at Douglass High School. Douglass is now considered a Title I school through the No Child Left Behind Act.
From left, students Megan Accola, Krista Ward and Lorenzo Estes complete computer class work while their teacher, Ginger Donaldson, takes a moment to instruct Ward about her assignment at Douglass High School on Nov. 20. "Douglass is a unique place that gives kids a second chance," Donaldson said. "Students have smaller classes and can spend more quality time with teachers."
Lorenzo Estes presents "Jada" by Tupac to Ginger Donaldson's class at Douglass High School on Nov. 20. Douglass is now a Title I school under the No Child Left Behind Act.
Three local groups will help identify homeless people who can be helped by a nearly $400,000 federal stimulus grant given to Columbia. One way the money will be used is to pay security deposits to utility companies, which can keep people from being able to afford to move into apartments.
Rock Bridge freshman forward Hannah Dressler guards a Blue Springs player during the Norm Stewart Classic Dec. 5 at Columbia College.
Rock Bridge's Ashley Dressler fights for the ball with a Booneville player during the Bruins' 42-41 victory Jan. 20, 2005. Dressler is now a redshirt sophomore playing at McKendree University in Illinois.
Jordan Dressler drives to the basket during a Rock Bridge boys basketball practice March 3, 2009. Dressler is now a freshman playing at the University of Toledo in Ohio.
The Dressler family poses for a family photo outside of Mizzou Arena for Jordan Dressler's high school graduation in May 2009. From left to right: Mark Dressler, Ashley Dressler, Jordan Dressler, Hannah Dressler, Jennifer Dressler.
Missouri forward Mark Dressler attempts to block a pass from Kansas guard Darnell Valentine in the Tigers' Big Eight postseason tournament semifinal loss to the Jayhawks on March 5, 1980.
Hickman senior point guard Lyle Harris, No. 3, catches his breath with his teammates during a Kewpies practice Dec. 10 at Hickman High School.
Missouri senior Sarah Shire practices her routine on the balance beam during Monday's gymnastics practice.
December 10, 2009
Freshman guard Sydney Crafton dribbles down the court in Thursday night's game. The Jefferson City native played nine minutes in the second half.
Sophomore Kendra Frazier takes a shot during the second half of the game against Texas-Pan American. Frazier saw 13 minutes of playing time during the Tigers' win.
Missouri's Bailey Gee drives toward the basket past Texas-Pan American's Sherrell Davis.
Texas-Pan American's Shavon Walker puts up a shot, and Missouri's BreAnna Brock falls to the ground while defending the basket Thursday at Mizzou Arena. Missouri won the game 83-34.
MU forward Shakara Jones goes for a layup against Texas-Pan American on Thursday night. The Tigers blew out the Lady Broncos 83-34.
Amanda Hanneman, guard for the MU women's basketball team, prepares to pass the ball during the first period of the game against Texas-Pan American on Thursday at the Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Missouri won the game 83-34.
Hanukkah, the Celebration of Lights in Judaism, begins today at sundown and continues for eight days and nights. The dreidel is a game typically played after lighting the menorah, a candelabrum used in the holiday ceremony.
Kevin Kelly runs a small business from home just outside of Columbia. He develops software for chemistry applications. Kelly has a strong background in chemistry and this is why he says that "people that worked in the laboratory understand better what users want."