December 11, 2007
Columbia public schools were closed Monday, find out what some of the kids did on their day off.
December 10, 2007
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.
Postmaster Jackie Cook looks on as letter carrier Julie Ausberge loads her truck with sandbags Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at the Columbia Post Office. After weekend storms blanketed Columbia's streets with ice, sandbags were used to add weight and traction to the city's mail trucks.
Postmaster Jackie Cook looks on as Letter Carrier Julie Ausberge loads her truck with sandbags Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at the Columbia Post Office. After weekend storms blanketed Columbia's streets with ice, sandbags were used to add weight and traction to the city's mail trucks.
Letter carrier Julie Alsberge clears ice off of her mail truck's window following weekend ice storms Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at the Columbia Post Office. "These trucks already have a lot blind spots," she said. "You certainly don't need any more."
Heidi Strodtman was described by her sister Katie Hammond as "the balance — the glue that held everything together" in their family.
A ice-covered tree envelopes Jim Cook's truck in Ashland on Monday. Cook said that the damage happened Sunday night. "It looks awful," he said. "Doesn't it?" Several dirt bikes were also buried so deep in the fallen debris that only a set of handle bars or the edge of a wheel were visible.
19-year-old Heidi J. Strodtman
December 9, 2007
Freezing rain fell intermittently on Columbia on Saturday.
Pat Jernigan clears ice and snow off of the sidewalk in front of Shakespeare's Pizza on Sunday morning. A winter storm dumped 2 to 3 inches of wintry mix on Columbia the night before, with more bad weather expected later.
A bush is covered in a blanket of ice on Sunday morning. The weight of the ice snapped many tree limbs and power lines.
A snow plow works to clear ice off of University Avenue on Sunday morning. Public Works crews were out in force working to clear the 2 to 3 inches of snow and ice that fell the night before.
Lucy Reddick bought Lucy’s Corner Café when the former site for Ron’s Country Boy went up for sale while she was a waitress there.
Customers enjoy their home-cooked meals and freshly made coffee at Lucy’s Corner Café in downtown Columbia, 522 E. Broadway.
Three-point specialist Ali Roper has hit nine shots from behind the arc during the Stars’ record win streak, including a game-winner against Principia.
December 8, 2007
Children attend the preschool at the Mama Wilfrida Children's Home in Kisumu, Kenya. The home started as a Chrisitian orphanage for destitute children in the Nyando and Kusumu district in western Kenya and the Nyanza Providence in Kenya.
Shirley Garrett, right, of Foristell, browses through postcard dealer Dorthy Bichsel's collection at the Antique Postcard and Paper Americana Show and Sale on Saturday in the Quality Inn hotel. Garrett has been a collector for over 15 years and estimates that she owns thousands of postcards.
Bill Tate of Washington, Mo., displays a postcard he discovered at the show featuring his grandfather's oil well. The oil well was opened on the same day Tate was born. "My grandfather always said he got an oil well and a grandson in the same day." Tate was surprised that he found the postcard.