Putting up with 'the old guys' [Photo]

Columbia College senior Greg Stegeman, left, rests with Dean Baxter center and Bob Bryant after a lively round of shooting hoops on Monday morning at Southwell Complex. Stegeman has been shooting with Baxter and Bryant almost three mornings a week since October 2009. "There's no one else that wants to put up with a couple of old guys," Bryant joked.

Iowa receiver faces drug charges [Photo]

Iowa wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, second from left, walks away from the Johnson County District Court House with his attorney John Beasley, left, following his initial appearance on drug charges Wednesday in Iowa City, Iowa. The 23-year-old and his roommate, 21-year-old Brady Cooper Johnson, were charged on Tuesday after police officers raided their Iowa City home.

Giving to the Salvation Army [Photo]

Salvation Army bell ringer Amanda Long watches as a young customer donates money on Wednesday outside of Walgreens on Providence Road. Long said her favorite part of the job is watching the children put money in the kettle.

Santa bell ringer [Photo]

Frank Kilbourn dresses as Santa while he works for the Salvation Army as a bell ringer outside of Sam’s Club on Conley Road on Wednesday. “When I’m dressed up as Santa, more people seem to give,” Kilbourn said.

Salvation Army bell ringer [Photo]

Dewayne Kemp greets customers outside of Walmart on Conley Road during his shift as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army on Wednesday. Kemp said he feels very passionate about the cause and enjoys the job. “It’s worthwhile and I love it,” he said.

Ice on Saturn's moon [Photo]

This image provided by NASA of Saturn's moon Enceladus was made by the Casini spacecraft during a fly-by on Aug. 11, 2008. Areas that are greenish in appearance are believed to represent deposits of coarser grained ice and solid boulders that are too small to be seen at this scale. The whitish deposits represent finer grained ice. (AP Photo/NASA)

Columbia group opens tree lots to help youth [Video]

Sunrise Optimists, a group that aims to support Columbia's youth, opened two Christmas tree lots in the city as a fundraising activity.

Heavy medal [Photo]

Kate Walker's first place medal from the World Drug-Free Federation World Powerlifting Championship in Ireland this November. She placed first for her weight and age.

Powerlifter puts chalk on hands [Photo]

Walker chalks her hands before attempting her lifts. The chalk increases her grip while working out at Optimus: The Center For Health on Sunday.

The weighting game [Photo]

Kate Walker adds weight during her work out at Optimus: The Center For Health on Sunday. When competing, Walker does a variety of lifts including the dead lift and bench press.

Powerlifter extends during lift [Photo]

Kate Walker reaches the fullest extent of her lift while working out Optimus: The Center For Health on Sunday. In addition to being a powerlifter, Walker teaches yoga at Optimus.

First place powerlifter working out [Photo]

Kate Walker of Columbia, is a powerlifter who recently placed first for her lifting weight and age at the World Drug-Free Powerlifting Federation World Powerlifting Championship in Ireland. Walker practices often at Optimus: The Center For Health.

MU women's basketball player Christine Flores vs. Tennessee-Martin [Photo]

Missouri's Christine Flores moves to shoot against Tennessee-Martin defender Heather Butler. Flores tied her school record with seven blocked shots in the Tigers' victory.

MU women's basketball player RaeShara Brown vs. Tennessee-Martin [Photo]

Missouri senior guard RaeShara Brown, who scored 15 points, said a good transition game was a key to the Tigers' victory Tuesday night.

MU women's basketball player Sydney Crafton [Photo]

Missouri sophomore guard Sydney Crafton sprints with the ball past Tennessee-Martin defender Perica Glenn. Crafton led the Tigers with 15 points and 11 rebounds in Tuesday's victory at Mizzou Arena.

Stephens College celebrates 'A Dickens Victorian Christmas' [Slideshow]

To celebrate the holiday season, Stephens College performed "A Dickens Victorian Christmas" at the Historic Senior Hall parlors on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Oakland Junior High celebrates its 40th anniversary [Slideshow]

Oakland Junior High School is celebrating its 40th year of educating Columbia residents. View images from the school as it is today and as it was when it opened in 1971.

Two generations at Oakland Junior High [Photo]

Stephen Biddle, right, went to Oakland Junior High School 40 years ago, when it first opened, and his son, Jacob, 14, attends the school now. Jacob's grandfather Gordon Biddle helped pour the concrete in the original building.

Historic Preservation Commission to decide Heibel-March Building's fate [Photo]

The Heibel-March Building is located at the corner of Range Line Street and Wilkes Boulevard.

The Corner Krewe signs the Heibel-March Building wall [Photo]

The inside of the Heibel-March Building (aka "The Corner") on Range Line Street remains in decay. The names on the wall include those who have painted the building and have tried to turn the building into a community center. Central Missouri Community Action has not been able raise enough money over the past eight years to renovate the building and recently had to return it to the city.