December 14, 2009
The Pawsitive Visits program gives retirement home residents a chance to meet some new furry friends.
Roket and Roscoe are two of the dogs that have found a place to stay at the Central Missouri Humane Society in Columbia. Staff and volunteers take good care of animals at the shelter, and if they are lucky, a new family will come to adopt them.
The PAWSitive Visits program brings a variety of pets to residents living in the city's retirement homes. Pet owners give hour-long presentations on their animals, which include dogs, cats and alpacas. Charlotte McKenney, the coordinator of the program, describes a typical visit at Tiger Place senior living facility.
Rhiannon Clemons sits for a portrait alongside her hand-crafted jewelry Tuesday at her house. Clemons makes necklaces, bracelets and earrings to sell on Etsy, a Web site that allows the people to buy and sell hand-made items including spice kits, jewelry and clothing.
From left, Emily Leeker, Varsha Gupta and Kasey Holdinghausen top their cups of yogurt at the self-serve counter at Yogoluv on Dec. 10. "Its a good study break," said Gupta, who has been to the store five times since its opening.
Rhiannon Clemons adjusts one of the necklaces she has made to sell on Etsy. Clemons, who has been making jewelry for about five years, recently joined Etsy to facilitate and expand her jewelry sales. "This week, there's not a night that I won't work," Clemons said.
From left, Megan Ballenger and Arianne Macgillivray take a sample cup from Yogoluv owner Kerry Chao. The two MU students were taking a study break and decided to try frozen yogurt from Yogoluv, which opened after Thanksgiving.
From left, Kasey Holdinghausen, Elyse Greteman, Varsha Gupta and Emily Leeker pick their flavors and fill their cups with frozen yogurt at Yogoluv on the corner of Ninth Street and Locust Street.
Earrings are one of the jewelry items that Rhiannon Clemons creates and sells on Etsy. Of all the jewelry she makes, earrings are the fastest and easiest to design and finish, Clemons said.
Music therapist Tracie Heuring, right, helps 13 year-old Sickle Cell Anemia patient Terrell Donaldson write his very own "rock song" in St. Louis. Music therapy has become more prevalent in hospitals over the past decade as the medical community is more accepting of the idea that patients' emotional well-being is closely intertwined with their physical, therapists say.
Music therapist Tracie Heuring helps 13 year-old Sickle Cell Anemia patient Terrell Donaldson, left, write his very own "rock song" in St. Louis. Studies show that music therapy can reduce stress, anxiety and pain.
December 13, 2009
Randy Fletcher continues his holiday tradition of lighting the Magic Tree. The tree can be seen at 303 Hickam Drive until Jan. 6.
Senior guard Zaire Taylor defends against a Fairleigh Dickinson player during the Saturday's game at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers won and extended their homecourt winning streak to 24.
Senior guard Zaire Taylor, left, and freshman guard Michael Dixon, center, talk with their teammates near the end of Saturday's game against Fairleigh Dickinson at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri senior forward Marissa Scott goes for the basket during a game against Murray State University on Sunday at Mizzou Arena.
Freshman guard Michael Dixon drives the ball down the court in Saturday's game against Fairleigh Dickinson at Mizzou Arena.
Freshman guard Michael Dixon drives the ball down the court against Fairleigh Dickinson on Dec. 12 at Mizzou Arena.
Clay Flaugher dribbles the basketball down the court during halftime of the Missouri women's basketball game Sunday at Mizzou Arena. Flaugher plays for the Eldon Mighty Mustangs, a Special Olympics basketball team. The Mighty Mustangs played the Russelville Rowdy Ones.
RaeShara Brown, a junior guard for Missouri, drives to the basket for the Tigers during their game against Murray State University on Sunday at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers beat the Racers 71-32.
Missouri sophomore forward Laurence Bowers and freshman guard Michael Dixon defend against Fairleigh Dickinson guard Mike Scott in Saturday's game at Mizzou Arena. Before coming to MU, Dixon was listed as one of the top 100 recruits in the nation.