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Driving toward basket

Senior forward Jordan Dressler drives to the basket in practice on March 3. Dressler scored 19 points in the district finals against rival Hickman.

Preparing for sectionals

Junior guard Ricky Kreklow goes for a layup during practice on Tuesday, March 3. The team will travel to Union High school Wednesday night to face Waynesville in sectionals.

Getting honors

Rachel Oswald, left, has been named American Midwest Conference player of the week three times in her two years at Columbia College.

Scene of the fire

Firefighters of the Boone County Fire Department stand in front of the duplex building on Demaret Drive that caught fire on Monday. The cause of the fire is still under investigation; no one was injured in the fire.

Damage to the home

Boone County firefighters examine the interior of a home on Demaret Drive in northeast Columbia. The cause of the fire, which started in the north end of the house around 8:50 p.m. Monday, is under investigation.

Safe to return

Lt. Darren Day of the Boone County Fire Department tells Mercedes Austin, center, and Laurie Estes, right, that it's safe for them and their children to go back into their homes as their neighbor Chelsea Robinson, second from right, listens. Austin and Estes live in the west half of the duplex building on Demaret Drive. No one was injured in the fire.

Douglass Cassil

Tanner Cassil has had double-digit totals in points and rebounds in each of the Bulldogs' past three games.

Playing outside

Barbara Worley greets one of her five dogs moments after letting it out of its pen. "He's a runner dog. The others are just lazy all the time!" she said. The Worleys have five dogs, 20-something chickens and three rabbits.

Odds and ends, inside and out

As busy outside as the home is inside, the Worley's backyard on Woodie Proctor Road near Sapp features all kinds of odds and ends collected and saved up over time.

Living among collectibles

Ralph and daughter Barbara Worley search for the number of a local mechanic in their living room. Ralph, 79, has been retired for 20 years from the sign department at MU and spends a lot of his time in his easy chair watching television. Barbara works three days a week at a retirement care center in Columbia as a housekeeper.

Collecting kitsch

The matriarch of the Worley family, Wanda Worley, tidies up some loose laundry in the bedroom where she married her husband Ralph in 1981. Every nook and cranny of the Worley's small, two-bedroom home outside Sapp is filled with kitsch items that Wanda and her daughter Barbara have collected over the years.

Ticket-taking volunteerism

Jennifer Bertram, a True/False volunteer and Stephens College senior, greets moviegoers near the ticket collection booth in Ragtag Cinema on Saturday. Bertram was collecting tickets before a showing of "War Against the Weak," a documentary about eugenics.

Lending a hand at True/False

Kerri Slezak's Saturday started at 9 a.m., when she began volunteering for the True/False Film Festival. Throughout the day, Slezak performed many tasks, such as designing the chalk board that would direct filmgoers into the Tiger Hotel.

Filming True/False

Ben Herzog, 10, films as Kelly Ribiat, 10, interviews patrons of Gumby's Pizza about video games for the True/False Youth Bootcamp on Saturday. Footage from the interviews of the camp's three teams were compiled to make a two-minute documentary that was shown on Sunday.

Teaching True/False

Volunteers Mara Arugeuete, left, and Dan Gemkow generate documentary question and content ideas with their team at the True/False Youth Bootcamp on Saturday. The two-day class teaches children between 8 and 13 years old how to film and edit their own documentaries.

Lining up for a film

Filmgoers packed into a line at the Missouri Theater to see "Reporter" on Saturday. The large crowd was led to seats by True/False Film Festival volunteers who organized all aspects of the movie-going experience.

Saying goodbye to True/False with food

True/False ended its 2009 run with a reception dinner before the closing night film at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts on Sunday. Multiple buffet tables were set up around the theater featuring food from Addison's. Early estimates have ticket sales for the festival at 22,000, but exact counts won't be in until a few days after the festival.

Talking with True/False filmgoers

Michel Scott, left, and Karen Gettinger converse at True/False's Closing Night Reception at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts on Sunday. Scott directed "Over the HIlls And Far Away" which was shown on Saturday at Macklanburg and again on Sunday at the Blue Note. The dinner allowed filmmakers to socialize with festival attendees.

Exit stage right

Filmgoers exit the Missouri Theater after viewing "No Impact Man," directed by Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein.

Financial management at Columbia Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Frankie Rose, left, listens as his wife, Ellen Rose, center, tells their financial management class about an experience with a creditor. Steven Blackburn, right, and Shelley Hey, front, also attended the class at Columbia Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Feb. 26.
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