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Bri Porter dribbles past Blue Springs center

Dribbling past Blue Springs junior center Azia Washington, left, Rock Bridge freshman guard and forward Bri Porter tries to gain two points for the Bruins. Rock Bridge fell to Blue Springs 48-34.

Getting back into the game

From left, head athletic trainer Greg Nagel and Coach Jill Nagel prepare Rock Bridge junior guard Carmen Boessen to go back into the game against the Blue Springs Wildcats after her fall during the Norm Stewart Classic on Dec. 5. Rock Bridge lost the game 48-34.

Waters' perfect start continues

Missouri freshman Alan Waters underhooks Kent State junior Nic Bedelyon during a dual meet on Sunday at Hearnes Center. Waters won the match 3-1.

Aeromedical team helps wounded Marine

A U.S. Marine, left, Flight Medic Staff Sgt. Richard Jarrett, second from right, and Crew Chief Spc. Bryan Channon, of Okla., help U.S. Marine Pfc. Justin Turner, center, of Flower Mound, Texas, who was wounded in an IED attack, aboard a U.S. Army Task Force Shadow medevac helicopter, west of Lashkar Gah, in southern Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Aeromedical teams with the 101st Airborne's Task Force Destiny provide the fast medical evacuation of those wounded throughout southern Afghanistan.

An Army medical team performs CPR

In this Sept. 3, 2010, photo, a U.S. Army medical professional performs CPR, trying to revive Marine Lance Cpl. Ross S. Carver of Rocky Point, N.C., as he is wheeled into a field hospital following a helicopter rescue mission away from an active battlefield in southern Afghanistan. Despite the efforts of medics on the ground and in the air, Carverís wounds were too severe to survive, and he was pronounced dead by doctors shortly after arrival at the advanced Role 3 U.S. Army field hospital located minutes by helicopter from the battlefield.

Rock Bridge basketball player Travis Jorgenson vs. Nixa

Rock Bridge point guard Travis Jorgenson drives down court with the ball Saturday against Nixa. Jorgenson scored 24 points and made a key 3-pointer for the Bruins.

Oklahoma beats Nebraska in Big 12 championship

Oklahoma wide receiver Ryan Broyles, right, is unable to reach the end zone after reeling in a long pass as Nebraska' Eric Hagg gives chase in the second half of the Big 12 championship on Saturday in Arlington, Texas. Oklahoma won 23-20 over the Cornhuskers, who played their last game as a member of the Big 12.

Cougars win in first day of Norm stewart Classic

Columbia College's Keenan Gaskin, center, shoots inside against Joe Thompson, left, and Duelle Gore of Haskell Indian Nations University on Saturday. The Cougars won 72-61.

Columbia College mens basketball struggles in win

Wendell Crowder makes a leaping save out-of-bounds in the first half of the Columbia College's win over Haskell Indian Nations University game on Saturday.

Columbia College defeats Haskell Indian Nations University

Columbia College's Henrique Medeiros drives past Haskell Indian Nations University's Trey Osborne during the first half of its game on Saturday. Medeiros had a game-high 24 points.

Carolers at Maplewood House

From left, Charles Dreyer and his cousin, Susie Layton, listen to Mary Shaw, Dana Naylor and Bill Crawford sing in the music room as carolers at the Maplewood House on Saturday.

Kristina Grant as Lavinia Nifong

Kristina Grant walks through the hall as Lavinia Nifong at the Maplewood House on Saturday. Members of the Maplewood Barn Theatre Players teamed up with the Boone County Historical Society to bring the house to life by becoming the people who lived in the home in the early 1900s. Many of the actors said they learned a lot about their character and the Maplewood House from this experience.

Thunder Falcon and Leslie Durrant look at Nifong records

Thunder Falcon, left, and Leslie Durrant look at physician Frank G. Nifong's original patient records at the Maplewood House on Saturday. The records date back to the early 1900s, and one record even includes a photo of a patient who had his arm amputated by Nifong.

Maplewood House

As seen on Saturday, the Maplewood House welcomed the public to walk around the house and interact with history. Members of the Maplewood Barn Theatre Players teamed up with the Boone County Historical Society to bring the house to life by becoming the people who lived in the home in the early 1900s. Many of the actors said they learned a lot about their character and the Maplewood House from this experience.

Barefoot kids line up for Kwanzaa performance

Children from the Fun City Youth Academy line up before their performance at the Kwanzaa celebration held at Douglass High School on Saturday. The group performed to Michael Jackson's song "Will You Be There."

Ruiwen Yang and Xiaoxuw Li talk with Sherry McBride-Brown at Kwanzaa event

From left, Ruiwen Yang, 5, and Xiaoxuw Li, 7, talk with Sherry McBride-Brown, youth outreach services librarian with Daniel Boone Regional Library, at the Kwanzaa celebration held at Douglass High School on Saturday. McBride-Brown said this event happens every year and is a way for people to come together and celebrate the principles of Kwanzaa.

Tanika Gross helps her son color at Kwanzaa event

Tanika Gross helps her son, Malaki Gross-Butler, 14 months, color at the Kwanzaa celebration held at Douglass High School on Saturday. Food, entertainment and booths from different organizations were present at the event.

Isaiah Wilder drums during Kwanzaa event

City Wide Drumline & Rhythm Band member Isaiah Wilder, 15, performs on stage at the Kwanzaa celebration held at Douglass High School on Saturday. Multiple music and dancing events took place along with a Kwanzaa presentation.

12-year-olds await their cue at Kwanzaa event

From left, Jade Rodriguez, 12; Qualeashai Robinson, 12; and Sierra Thomas, 12, wait for their performance to start at the Kwanzaa celebration held at Douglass High School on Saturday. The group is a part of Fun City Youth Academy and performed to the Michael Jackson song "Will You Be There."

Nia Imani lights the Kwanzaa candles

Nia Imani, president of Fun City Youth Academy, lights the seven candles in the kinara at the Kwanzaa celebration held at Douglass High School on Saturday. The seven candles represent the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
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