December 7, 2009
Diane Peckham, right, helps John Engleking choose a toy bear on Wednesday at Alpacas & Artisans. Engleking reserved a hat made of alpaca fibers and wants to return to the store with his family. Engleking said he plans to have his own alpacas one day if he "can ever afford the land."
Gloves, hats and a toy bear made out of alpaca fibers are displayed on Wednesday at the Alpacas & Artisans holiday store. Alpacas are easy to care for and they don't need nearly as much as a horse, said alpaca breeder Diane Peckham.
Jamie and Michelle Outman of Cape Girardeau, relax in their home with their family on Nov. 21, from clockwise left: Jamie, Paeton, Michelle, Phelix, Parker, and Phisher.
Offenders in the Jefferson City Correctional Center in Jefferson City translate numerous books and papers into Braille for Rehabilitation Services for the Blind. They all work in the Center for Braille and Narration Production at the correctional facility.
At age 15 Austin Nelson began telling his mother that if anything happened to him he wanted to be an organ donor. When Nelson died in a car accident five of his organs were transplanted, including his kidney.
December 6, 2009
Hickman guard Marcus Whitt drives past Popular Bluff's Jordan Marler on Sunday in the Kewpies' loss.
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel, left, and Mark Alnutt, an MU associate athletics director, speak to media Sunday after the Tigers accepted a bid to play in the Texas Bowl.
Dave Williams and Glenda Nickell choose to eat a diet of vegan, raw food. Besides the groceries they buy at least once a week, the couple also grows their own vegetables. The ones in the outdoor hoop house get a "haircut every other day" says Williams, which means that they pick their own spinach, leeks, radishes or beet greens.
Not even the cold can keep people away from waiting in line at the Columbia Farmers' Market on Saturday. Despite near-freezing temperatures, the market has extended its season into the December month.
Tammy and Greg Sellmeyer of Sellmeyer Farm showcase their dried fruit, jams and produce all while fighting near-freezing temperatures at the Columbia Farmers' Market on Saturday. Even with the cold, the market saw it's fair share of shoppers and everybody seemed to be in high spirits.
Judy Thimesch examines one of the church mice for sale at the St. Nicholas Bazaar on Saturday. Shoppers could also enter a raffle, eat a "country-style" breakfast in the parish hall, and browse books, crafts and decorative trinkets.
Shirley Farrah, left, views decorative church mice displayed by Kathy Digges at the St. Nicholas Bazaar on Saturday morning. The church mice's popularity had shoppers waiting in line to enter the foyer where the mice were sold. "Limit two until everyone gets through the line," Digges told customers as they browsed.
Holiday ornaments decorate a tree while Nancy Davenport presides over her jewelry for sale at the United Methodist Church's holiday Bazaar on Saturday. Davenport has been involved with the jewelry trade for 10 years, and hasn't missed the church's holiday bazaar since.
Missouri sophomore guard Marcus Denmon grabs the ball for a rebound against Oregon's Jeremy Jacob on Dec. 5 at Mizzou Arena. Denmon tied his career-high game total with 17 points toward Missouri's 106-69 victory.
December 5, 2009
Rock Bridge forward Dave Duffleck avoids a block by Moberly's Brennan Hughes 44, during the Bruins' victory Saturday.
MU junior guard Jarrett Sutton plays defense against Oregon guard Malcolm Armstead on Saturday night. The Tigers had a blowout game beating the Ducks 106-69.
Hickman senior center Ashley Davis, top right, fights for possession of the ball against Jefferson City's Sadie Theroff.
Members of the MU men's basketball team cheer after a slam dunk during the fourth quarter against Oregon on Saturday at Mizzou Arena. MU won 106-69.
The Rock Bridge girls basketball team huddles around coach Jill Nagel in Saturday's game against Blue Springs.
Rock Bridge's Lindsey Cunningham looks to pass in Saturday's game against Blue Springs.