"Lily's Story" is coming to The Missourian beginning in the Jan. 11-12 issue of the newspaper. This new 8-chapter serial is a story of hope and hometown heroes, celebrating the courageous spirit of a very special dog.

A teacher guide, aligned to Missouri's Learning Standards, is available to download here. Each chapter of the story also will feature activities to extend the learning.

It's not too late for teachers interested in using "Lily's Story" and other educational features inside the newspaper to participate in the Missourian In Education program. Visit www.emissourian.com/mie to sign up to receive classroom copies at no cost to your school.