PHOTO GALLERY: Christmas displays cause friction among neighbors

Christmas decorations and light displays can become a neighborhood nuisance when they clog streets and bring strangers to residents' lawns.

PHOTO GALLERY: 47th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Shelter Insurance

Shelter Insurance headquarters was the site of the 47th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Friday evening. The West Junior High School Delphian Choir performed at the lighting and a Shelter Insurance employee dressed up as Santa Claus.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hickman girls basketball team beats Moberly

Hickman girls basketball team defeated Moberly, winning the first game of the 2012 Norm Stewart Classic Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's gymnastics team performs during instrasquad competition

Missouri women's gymnastics team performs in front of their families and friends at an intrasquad competition Friday at the Tiger Performance Complex.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU Forestry Club sells Christmas trees at Reactor Field

This year, MU Forestry Club is selling Christmas tress at Reactor Field instead of Memorial Stadium because of construction. The club will be selling trees from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia repair shop focuses on guitar maintenance for 12 years

Ben's Guitar Repair, owned by Ben Wade, has been repairing guitars for 12 years.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge girls basketball team beats Rolla

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team beat Rolla 65-24 on Thursday evening.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri women's basketball takes on Southeast Missouri State at Mizzou Arena

Missouri's women's basketball team played the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks on Thursday at Mizzou Arena. Missouri finished the evening with a 80-51 victory.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri hosts 2012 Mizzou Invite

Missouri hosted the 2012 Mizzou Invite swim meet Thursday evening at the MU Student Recreation Complex.

PHOTO GALLERY: Pear Tree Restaurant, Black Diamond Museum destroyed by fire

An early morning fire in Bevier damaged The Pear Tree Restaurant and Black Diamond Museum.

PHOTO GALLERY: Horses4Heroes provides entertainment for Military families

Families with members involved in the military got to spend Saturday at Trowbridge Arena riding horses and learning how to rope steer at the Horses4Heroes open house.

PHOTO GALLERY: Holiday Tea raises money for children's services

The Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri hosted a Holiday Tea on Wednesday as part of its 16th Annual Festival of Trees at the Holiday Inn Executive Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: Montana mountains show fossil history

After 10 years of painstakingly unearthing scattered dinosaur fossils at a site along the base of the Pryor Mountains, curator Glenn Storrs believes he has figured out how the bones arrived at their final resting place 145 million to 150 million years ago.

PHOTO GALLERY: The Bamboo Terrace restaurant displays menu items

The owners of The Bamboo Terrace restaurant, which opened in June, display some of the dishes from their menu. The restaurant is operated by husband and wife Celeste Chen and John Jiang and their friends, Ming and Helen Lu.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sasu Siegelbaum experiences Columbia streets on bike

Columbia has been working to improve safety for bicyclists, but some problem areas still remain.

PHOTO GALLERY: Congress becomes more diverse, less moderate

When the next Congress cranks up in January, there will be more women, many new faces and 11 fewer of the tea party-backed 2010 House GOP freshmen who sought re-election. Overriding those changes, though, is a thinning of pragmatic, centrist veterans in both parties.

PHOTO GALLERY: Caleb McMurry prepares for 2,180-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail

Caleb McMurry is preparing for a 5-month, 2,180-mile hike along the Appalachian Trail.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hartsburg post office reduces hours

The U.S. Postal Service plans to reduce daily post office hours at Hartsburg to four hours daily, plus the regular window hours on Saturdays.

PHOTO GALLERY: Many parents with disabilities fight to prove parental competency

Parents with disabilities often have to fight to keep their own children.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stanton brothers turn six chickens into a successful business

Sixteen- and 20-year-old Dustin and Austin Stanton, respectively, started with six baby chicks and were able to start a successful egg supply business.