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Jannik Blair of the MU wheelchair basketball team

Jannik Blair, of Australia, is a new member of the the MU wheelchair basketball team.

Helmig freed on bond

Richard Helmig, left, hugs with his brother Dale Helmig before leaving court in Maysville on Monday. Helmig had been serving a life sentence for first-degree murder since 1996 at a Cameron prison in northwest Missouri. A trial judge threw out the conviction, saying Helmig was the victim of injustice, and an appeals court ruled Monday he could be released on bond pending the state's appeal.

English playing with injured fingers

Missouri junior guard Kim English goes up for a layup against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. English has been playing with a torn ligament in his right thumb and three jammed fingers on his left hand.

Poetry read in remembrance

The Rev. Susan Spencer of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia reads "We Remember Them," a poem by Sylvan Kamens and Rabbi Jack Riemer during the Compassionate Friends candle lighting on Sunday.

Lighting candles of remembrance

The Rev. Susan Spencer of Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia lights the first candle during the Compassionate Friends candle lighting on Sunday. The vigil was in remembrance of children who have died.

Remembering dear ones

From left, Emma Farrell, Maria Oropallo and the Rev. Susan Spencer look at memorial photos during the Worldwide Compassionate Friends candle lighting on Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia.

Preparing the next edition

Jim Nilges works on designing and editing the next edition of The Hartsburg Truth. It's a monthly newspaper for the town of Hartsburg.

The newspaper's morgue

Stacks of previous issues of The Hartsburg Truth are available. Storage areas of back issues for newspapers are called morgues.

Back issues set aside

Previous issues of The Hartsburg Truth can be found Jim Nilges's home office as he works on the upcoming January issue on Monday.

The editor at work

Jim Nilges looks over notes for an article to be published in the January issue of The Hartsburg Truth on Monday. The Truth stopped running in 1939, but Nilges revamped the newspaper this year.

Hazardous road conditions leads to Broadway closing

A car slid into a Columbia Police Department patrol car Saturday evening on Anthony Street, near Boone Hospital Center. Broadway, which runs parallel to Anthony Street, was closed for about an hour Saturday night because of the hazardous driving conditions.

MU women's basketball player BreAnna Brock vs. UMKC

Missouri's junior forward BreAnna Brock scored a career-high 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting and grabbed six rebounds in the Missouri women’s basketball team’s 72-48 win over Missouri-Kansas City on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.

Flores family at MU women's basketball game

Joyce Mollgaard, Connie Flores, Christine Flores, Ralph Flores and Dennis Mollgaard met after the Missouri women's basketball team's victory Saturday at Mizzou Arena

Adding a bit more makeup

Bradley Morgan applies powder as he transforms into his female persona, LaDreama Funn.

Making the transformation

Bradley Morgan transforms into his female persona, LaDreama Funn, at the Courtyard Marriott hours before the Miss City of Columbia on Saturday. Morgan spent three hours applying make up to prepare for the preliminary to the Miss Gay Missouri.

Sparkles abound in gown competition

Bradley Morgan stands on the stage as LaDreama Funn during the evening gown portion of the Miss City of Columbia on Saturday. The preliminary, which was held at Soco, will determine who competes in Miss Gay Missouri.

Competiting for title

Bradley Morgan completes the talent portion of Miss City of Columbia as LaDreama Funn on Saturday. Last year, Morgan was the first alternate in Miss City of Columbia. The contest is a preliminary stage in the female impersonator pageant circuit. The winner will vie for the title of Miss Gay Missouri.

Fans of Ricardo Ratliffe

Ricardo Ratliffe's girlfriend, Ryane Lally, and mother, Kismyt Ratliffe, watch the Missouri men's basketball team play against Presbyterian College on Saturday.

Phil Pressey surveys the court

Missouri freshman Phil Pressey dribbles as Presbyterian College junior Pierre Miller approaches during their game Saturday.

Justiin Safford fires away

Missouri senior Justin Safford shoots during the men's basketball game against Presbyterian College on Saturday.
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