Jewelry for sale [Photo]

Holiday ornaments decorate a tree while Nancy Davenport presides over her jewelry for sale at the United Methodist Church's holiday Bazaar on Saturday. Davenport has been involved with the jewelry trade for 10 years, and hasn't missed the church's holiday bazaar since.

Sophomore Marcus Denmon goes for a rebound [Photo]

Missouri sophomore guard Marcus Denmon grabs the ball for a rebound against Oregon's Jeremy Jacob on Dec. 5 at Mizzou Arena. Denmon tied his career-high game total with 17 points toward Missouri's 106-69 victory.

Columbia 2009 unemployment rates by month [Graphic]

The unemployment rate has fluctuated throughout this year, with the lowest occurring in April at 4.8 percent. From August to October, Columbia has experienced a steady decline in the rate.

Rock Bridge boys basketball player Dave Duffleck vs. Moberly [Photo]

Rock Bridge forward Dave Duffleck avoids a block by Moberly's Brennan Hughes 44, during the Bruins' victory Saturday.

MU junior plays defense [Photo]

MU junior guard Jarrett Sutton plays defense against Oregon guard Malcolm Armstead on Saturday night. The Tigers had a blowout game beating the Ducks 106-69.

Hickman girls basketball player Ashley Davis vs. Jefferson City [Photo]

Hickman senior center Ashley Davis, top right, fights for possession of the ball against Jefferson City's Sadie Theroff.

Missouri basketball players cheer [Photo]

Members of the MU men's basketball team cheer after a slam dunk during the fourth quarter against Oregon on Saturday at Mizzou Arena. MU won 106-69.

Rock Bridge girls basketball team huddles up [Photo]

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team huddles around coach Jill Nagel in Saturday's game against Blue Springs.

Rock Bridge girls basketball player Lindsey Cunningham vs. Blue Springs [Photo]

Rock Bridge's Lindsey Cunningham looks to pass in Saturday's game against Blue Springs.

MU basketball player Shakara Jones vs. Ball State [Photo]

Missouri junior forward Shakara Jones gets some rough treatment form a Ball State defender in Saturday's game at Mizzou Arena.

MU women's basketball player RaeShara Brown vs. Ball State [Photo]

Missouri junior RaeShara Brown drives to the basket against Ball State's Emily Maggert on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

Northeast Area Plan [Graphic]

On Monday, the Columbia City Council will hear public comments before voting on the adoption of the Northeast Columbia Area Plan. The joint planning project between Columbia and Boone County planning officials will guide future development decisions for a 5-square-mile area near the proposed site of a new Columbia public high school.

All the way from Texas [Photo]

Writing on a white van bearing Texas license plates shows support for Karen, Emily and Lauren Kahler in the parking lot of The Federated Church in Burlingame, Kan., during a memorial service for them Saturday. Before coming to Columbia, the Kahler family lived in Weatherford, Texas.

Moment of grief [Photo]

Two women hug each other outside The Federated Church in Burlingame, Kan., following a memorial service held for Karen, Emily and Lauren Kahler on Saturday.

Mourning the Kahlers [Photo]

Following the memorial service held for Karen, Emily and Lauren Kahler, two memorial service attendees console each other outside The Federated Church in Burlingame, Kan., on Saturday. The service was held just blocks away from the house where the three lost their lives one week earlier.

Northeast Columbia Area Plan [Document]

The Northeast Columbia Area Plan would guide development of a roughly 5-square-mile area northeast of Columbia. City Council will hear public comment on the plan during Monday's meeting, after which the council will vote on whether to adopt it.

Living window displays 'pain the town' [Slideshow]

Downtown businesses competed against one another in the living window display on Friday.

Children's group commemorates MU professor [Slideshow]

The Fortnightly Children's Playgroup rings bells at the Broadway HyVee on Friday in honor and memory of Dr. Carey Southall, who died earlier this year. Dr. Southall was a professor at the MU School of Education and a long-time supporter of the Salvation Army. His wife, Lola Southall joins the group by ringing a bell.

Merle Norman's living window paints the town red [Photo]

Cahlia Kanas watches pedestrians as Heather Horn and Kristen Chumley perform in the Merle Norman living window display Friday.

J.T. Tiller drives down the court [Photo]

MU senior guard J.T. Tiller drives past UT Martin's Delrico Lane in the second half of the Tigers' game against the Skyhawks on Nov. 17 at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers won the game 83-68.