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An acoustic jam

Musicians perform at the Home Folks Acoustic Music House in Parkway, Mo.

Janis and Spike Huff

Janis and Spike Huff, front row, perform at the Home Folks Acoustic Music House in Parkway, Mo. Home Folks, located in a small stone building at the corner of Highways 30 and K just next door to the BP gas station, holds free jam sessions every Friday and Saturday night.

Feed My Starving Children

On Saturday, Parker Quade, right, adds a cup of rice to the MannaPack held by his mother, Brandy Quade at West Park Mall in Cape Girardeau. Hundreds of volunteers from La Croix United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau prepared individual dried meals called a MannaPack for the nonprofit Christian organization Feed My Starving Children. Each pack contains rice, extruded soy nuggets, 20 vitamins and minerals, and dehydrated vegetables.

Santa-in-progress

A wooden Santa sits unfinished in Kevin Begley's workshop on Tuesday. Begley said each Santa takes days to make.

Columbia Santa maker stands outside his workshop

Kevin Begley stands next to a Santa he made that hangs on the door to his workshop on Tuesday. Begley said he started making Santas because of his interest in the holiday and santa himself. "People like these things and they are fun to make," he said.

Santa workshop

Wooden Santas line the counter in Kevin Begley's workshop. He said he started making Santas because of his interest in the holiday and has been making them for more than 25 years.

Ringing the NASDAQ Opening Bell

In honor of the twenty-second Insight Bowl, Ken Lamneck, President and Chief Executive Officer of Insight Enterprises, was joined by Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel, Director of Athletics Mike Alden and Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta, to ring the NASDAQ Opening Bell on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010.

William Rousan

William Rousan

John E. Winfield

John E. Winfield

John Middleton

John Middleton

Richard Clay

Herbert Smulls

Herbert Smulls

Martin Link

Martin Link

Earl Ringo Jr.

Earl Ringo Jr.

Mark Christeson

Mark Christeson

David Barnett

David Barnett

Joseph Franklin

Joseph Franklin

Cecil Clayton

Cecil Clayton

Allen Nicklasson

Allen Nicklasson

Hickman boys basketball player Chris Clark vs. Rock Bridge

Hickman freshman Chris Clark puts up a shot Thursday against visiting Hickman. A loss to their rivals leaves the Kewpies' record at 1-5.
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