Long lines at the Post Office [Photo]

A line forms at the Post Office on Walnut Street on Monday. The Monday around the 15th is known as the busiest day of the year for the Post Office.

Sending holiday packages [Photo]

Howard Hutton assists Julie Leta at the Post Office on Walnut Street on Monday. Leta has 10 holiday packages to send to relatives residing all over the United States.

Stephens basketball player Megan Sheffield [Photo]

Stephens freshman forward Megan Sheffield came to Stephens because it gave her the opportunity to continue playing multiple sports while working on a difficult degree in biology.

Driving on ice [Photo]

Traffic moved slowly traveling north on Providence Road near Faurot Field on Monday morning.

Students brave the cold [Photo]

Students brave the frigid winter weather at MU's Speakers Circle on Monday evening. Tomorrow temperatures are expected to barely break 20 degrees.

Bundling up for the cold [Photo]

Divya Amin fights the cold weather walking down College Avenue on Monday evening. After a night of hail and snow storms, the National Weather Service has forecasted a 60 percent chance of precipitation for Tuesday.

MU basketball player Matt Lawrence [Photo]

Since his role changed, Missouri senior guard Matt Lawrence has focused on adding more to his game than just his jump shot. In the Feb. 9 upset of Kansas, he showed off his increased versatility. Lawrence scored just four points, but he had three steals, two assists and one huge offensive rebound.

Homeowners plan improvements [Graphic]

Community improvement district [Graphic]

Mid-Missouri Baha’i members come together [Slideshow]

Members of the Baha’i Faith gathered in Hallsville for a social and devotional event. on Dec. 14 Annie Lovell and Sahba Jalali explain the purpose of the gathering and talk about the religion that brought members together from across mid-Missouri.

Olivet Christian Church Children’s Christmas Pageant [Slideshow]

The children of Olivet Christian Church presented a “Sleepover at the Stable.” The event was part of the church’s annual Christmas party, a tradition at the church for more than 50 years.

Health disparities in Missouri affect minorities [Graphic]

Icy morning commute [Photo]

Traffic moved slowly through the icy road conditions traveling north on Providence Road near Faurot Field on Monday morning.

MU cornerback Carl Gettis [Photo]

Missouri sophomore cornerback Carl Gettis attempts to tackle Oklahoma wide receiver Quentin Chaney during the Big 12 championship game on Dec. 6. “When the opportunity shows itself, I try to show the characteristics of leadership,” Gettis said.

MU women's basektball player Jasmyn Otote [Photo]

Missouri's Jasmyn Otote, right, blocks a shot attempt by Tennessee Martin's Yalonda Martin in a game last December at Mizzou Arena.

MU women's basketball player Bailey Gee [Photo]

Missouri freshman Bailey Gee attempts a layup during the Tigers' victory Sunday. Gee had a career high 13 points against Tennessee Martin. "I was trying to get to know everything and learn all of Coach Stein’s ways to do stuff, and I finally have just embraced it and know what I’m doing now," she said after the game.

Christmas came to Columbia’s Christian churches [Slideshow]

Christian churches celebrate the Christmas season.

Spending a Saturday splitting wood [Photo]

Ian Rich, 13, left, and Randy Calvert, 16, split wood in Harrisburg on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008. The two are working every Saturday to make some extra money.

Carpet troubles [Photo]

The carpet in Shirley Hargis' apartment was supposed to be replaced because of its old age and it being full of mold. Two years later, the carpet has yet to be replaced and Hargis can do nothing about it. She hopes new legislation that imposes tighter standards of living to landlords will pass.

Signs of disrepair [Photo]

A damaged corner in Shirley Hargis' bathroom exposes mold behind the walls. Hargis said she also has mold growing under her linoleum floors and carpet that her landlord refuses to fix.