December 4, 2007
Donna Murray, left, helps Ofelia Smith retrieve one of her three donated bikes from the "bike room" at the Voluntary Action Center's Christmas program. Smith has been volunteering for the Christmas program for more than a decade now, but she was once a recipient of the program's generosity.
MU freshman Paige Sommerer lights the first of eight candles on the menorah with the shammus. A small group of students gathered to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah in Lathrop Hall at MU on Dec. 4, 2007.
Prayer is said over the candles following their lighting on the first night of Hanukkah. Students gathered in Lathrop Hall at MU for the lighting on Tuesday Dec. 4, 2007.
Koda Coats, 21, has been arrested 15 times over the past 4½ years.
Eli Burks competes in a bench press competition at the MU Rec Center Monday. Burks has been competing in the bench press for a little over a year.
Stephens senior Julia Hanson runs across campus Thursday afternoon. While cross country is her main sport, Hanson is also on the swim team.
December 3, 2007
Columbia College men’s basketball coach Bob Burchard prepares to start practice.
Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel and the Tigers wanted to limit their mistakes against Oklahoma, but they were still hurt by missed passes and a key interception.
Steve Fugate, 61, poses for a picture with his inspiring sign on the shoulder of U.S. 63, near the Grindstone Exit towards Jefferson City. Fugate plans to walk from corner to corner of the United States spreading his message of, "Love Life."
Jina Yoo, right, visits with lunch time customers Abby Tuttle, left, and Ann Poehling on Nov. 13. Yoo opened Jina Yoo's Asian Bistro on Forum Boulevard in July.
Yolanda Ciolli, right, of 50 Minute Photo on Broadway, explains what she has accomplished since the last session, while instructor Pat Gruber, center, and Micki Marrero from New York Deli on Vandiver Drive listen on Nov. 14.
All Dogs and Cats owner, Jeanette Porter, middle, trims a maltese dog in the grooming room between co-workers Audrey Maulden, right, and Noni Rusf on Nov. 14, 2007.
December 2, 2007
Chase Daniel chases linebacker Curtis Lofton after he intercepted a Daniel pass.
Masked Missouri supporters Brandon Self and Travis Stauffer high-face passing fan Randy Cian.
Chase Daniel walks the sideline as the Tigers lose to Oklahoma.
Amanda Hanneman defends against Texas State.
Rocheport General Store owner Kim Phillips, left, talks with her nephew Neil Maxwell and Casey Acton, who both work at the store. Maxwell moved from San Diego to help out at the business, planning to stay until December. "But he likes it so much here, he's decided to stay," says Phillips.
Kim Phillips brings her love of cooking and community to the Rocheport General Store, which she opened in August 2006. "It's a café and a gathering place," she says.
Fresh baked scones and cookies wait to be eaten at the Rocheport General Store.