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'A Dickens Victorian Christmas' at Stephens [Slideshow]

The Stephens College School of Performing Arts and the Stephens Concert Choir perform "A Dickens Victorian Christmas" Dec. 7, 8 and 9. The festive performance takes place at the Historic Senior Hall parlors on the Stephens campus. The night is filled with music, food and dancing.

Hickman basketball player Marcus Whitt [Photo]

Hickman sophomore Marcus Whitt, left, takes the ball past Poplar Bluff's Chris Kilgore in Sunday's game at the Norm Stewart Classic.

Mizzou Invitational [Slideshow]

Both the MU men's and women's swim teams won the inaugural Mizzou Invitational held at the Mizzou Aquatic Center from December 5-7. The teams combined to break seven school records over the course of the three-day event. Senior Lori Halvorson broke three individual records for the Tiger women (100-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle, 200-year individual medley) and was also part of the record-setting 400-yard freestyle relay.

25th annual Holiday Home Tour [Video]

The Women’s Symphony League held its 25th annual Holiday Home Tour on Dec. 6 and 7. The tour began with a bake sale, gypsy boutique and silent auction at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. Four homes were on exhibit, including the home of John and Linda Barton on Rodeo Drive.

MU's DeMarre Carroll vs. California [Photo]

Missouri forward DeMarre Carroll takes the ball past California's Jorge Gutierrez, left, and Harper Kamp in the first half of Sunday's victory at Mizzou Arena.

Separating mail [Photo]

Alan Austene separates mail. He has seen a growth spurt in the past few years, with mailboxes and stops becoming more frequent on his mail route.

Mail drop [Photo]

Alan Austene drops off mail on Academy Road. He uses his own vehicle to zigzag on and off dirt roads throughout Hallsville.

On his mail route [Photo]

Alan Austene drives along Kemper Road during his mail route. He and two fellow mail carriers deliver to Hallsville's 1,353 mailboxes.

Delivering mail and jokes [Photo]

Alan Austene jokes with Sara Crane and Deanna Rowland as he delivers mail at Hallsville Elementary School.

1,353 mailboxes and counting [Photo]

Alan Austene, a Hallsville postal worker for 32 years, loads his car for deliveries. Austene's route takes him an average of 8 1/2 hours and 64 miles through the roads surrounding Hallsville.

Making room for mail [Photo]

Alan Austene makes room in his car for mail to be delivered. His route takes him past farmland and horses and through newer subdivisions that have popped up over the years.

Family finds perfect tree [Photo]

Clay Stem and his sons, Chase and Grady, prepare to take home their Christmas tree after selecting the perfect one at Log Providence Pines Tree Farm on Friday. The entire family helped select, cut and carry the tree to the cashier's stand.

Log Providence Farms celebrates its past [Photo]

Dean Fitzgerald owns Log Providence Pines, a Christmas tree farm south of Columbia. Dean and his wife, Diane, have owned the farm for more than 20 years, but this will be his last year. The farm lets families find and cut their own tree, sold by the foot.

Daniel P. Mehan mug [Photo]

Daniel P. Mehan is the president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Black & gold (& green) [Photo]

MU pre-med seniors Daniel Lyons, left, and Jack Short are the co-founders of Factory Green Inc., an environmentally friendly clothing and housewares company.

Sooners claim 2008 Big 12 crown [Photo]

Oklahoma celebrates its victory over Missouri on Dec. 6 in the Big 12 Conference championship game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

Sooners celebrate [Photo]

Oklahoma players celebrate an interception on Dec. 6 in the Big 12 Conference championship game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

Daniel recovers ball [Photo]

Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel bobbles the ball but keeps possession against Oklahoma on Dec. 6 in the Big 12 Conference championship game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

Gang tackle [Photo]

Missouri defenders bring down Oklahoma's Ryan Broyles on Dec. 6 in the Big 12 Conference championship game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

MU's Tommy Saunders [Photo]

Oklahoma defenders pull down Missouri receiver Tommy Saunders on Dec. 6 in the Big 12 Conference championship game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
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