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Rock Bridge boys basketball player Manuale Watkins vs. Hickman

Rock Bridge sophomore Manuale Watkins drives for a layup Thursday night in the Bruins' victory at Hickman. Watkins and Karon Hayes led Rock Bridge with 14 points apiece.

MU men's basketball player Laurence Bowers vs. Oral Roberts

Missouri's Laurence Bowers, left, shoots over Oral Roberts' Steven Roundtree in the Tigers' victory Thursday night at Mizzou Arena.

Working for food donations

Fred Parry, left, publisher of Inside Columbia magazine, and Travis Gregory of the Columbia Fire Department wave to drivers Thursday as they try to collect donations for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

Fire Department joins in food donations

Members of the Columbia Fire Department collect donations for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

Gathering donations for Food Bank

Lieutenant Brian Wasson of the Columbia Fire Department collects items Thursday for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

Keith Matheny delivers his packages with a "howdy"

Keith "Howdy" Matheny checks to make sure that he has pulled all the packages that need to be delivered to Mid-City Lumber Co Ltd on Thursday, December 16th, 2010. Matheny has been delivering packages to the same businesses in Columbia for the last 30 years, and when he pulls up an exchanged greeting of "Howdy!" can be heard between him and the person expecting the packages.

UPS experiences rise in delivires over holiday season

Keith "Howdy" Matheny scans and pulls packages out of his UPS truck as he makes his rounds on Thursday, December 16th, 2010. Matheny has been delivering in Columbia for over 30 years and works the corporate route, which requires him to get signatures from each business he delivers to. After 30 years Matheny has become familiar with many of the people he delivers to, who often joke around with him about shipping something through FedEx. "I always ask them, 'oh, so what's his name' and they don't know, because with FedEx it is a different guy every time, but they know me, they see me almost every day," Matheny said.

UPS delivers medical equipment to KCI

Dennis Pulley, working supervisor of KCI, a medical equipment company, signs for packages delivered by Keith "Howdy" Matheny of UPS on Thursday, December 16th, 2010. "UPS is a big part of what we do," Pulley said, "and Howdy is always on time, and a real gentlemen." KCI uses UPS to ship medical equipment to homes and hospitals around Missouri, and then bring the equipment back when the user is done with them.

Jessica Stephens

Jessica Stephens is a reporter and editor at the Missourian.

MU men's basketball player Michael Dixon vs. Presbyterian

Missouri sophomore guard Michael Dixon has been suspended for violating a team rule and will not play in the Tigers' game against Oral Roberts on Thursday night at Mizzou Arena.

Rock Bridge boys basketball player Carter Marcks vs. Nixa

Rock Bridge junior guard Carter Marcks worked hard in the offseason to improve his game.

Carroll plays defense

Atlanta Hawks guard Jamal Crawford (11) drives against Memphis Grizzlies forward DeMarre Carroll during the second quarter of a game Dec. 1.

Freezing rain expected Wednesday night

A man walks through an empty campus at the end of the day Wednesday. Freezing rain is expected later tonight.

Grant property in 1875

This map published shows Columbia in 1875. Grant land can be seen in sections 15, 29 and 33.

Grant property in 1917

This plat map shows Columbia as it was in 1917. The land owned by Bob Grant’s father can be seen in section 28, which is where the Grant home is currently located. More land owned by the Grants can be found in section 15, where several city landmarks, such as Fire Station No.6 and Fairview Elementary, are now located.

Excited for new school

Melanie Abernathy searches for pictures of the farmhouse that used to sit on the site of the new Muriel Wiliams Battle High School. Abernathy lives across the street from the site and said she was excited for it to open. "I'm hoping to be able to volunteer, I think that would be awesome," she said.

Grant property in 1993

Bob Grant's land is in section 28 of this plat map, which shows the boundaries in 1993. By this time, the land owned by the Grants had diminished. This map shows the land before it was sold to the subdivision developers.

Bob Grant on his farm in urban Columbia

Bob Grant and his wife live on a farm in southwest Columbia that has been in his family for generations. It is now surrounded by housing subdivisions and may eventually be consumed by them. Here, Grant shows off an old well that he has turned into a planter.

Hickman boys basketball falls to Jefferson City

Hickman's Da'Quan Dixon and Andrew Berry fight for the ball against Jefferson City's Paul McMahon and Billy Brehe in the Kewpies' loss Tuesday at Hickman.

Corpening family relaxes at home

Members of the Corpening family, including from left to right: Detrianna, Aqua, Paulette, Paul and Annie, play a card game Sunday at their dining room table.
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