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PHOTO GALLERY: Thursday in pictures at the Boone County Fair

Friday, July 30, 2010 | 12:04 a.m. CDT; updated 12:11 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 30, 2010
Steers and owners await judging at the Boone County Fair on Thursday.

The steer competition took place at the fair on Thursday, as well as the Jesse Hockett Tribute Race.

Dalton Sharp, 15, and Chelsea Cockrum, 16, talk as they wait for the senior showmanship class judging to finish. Sharp and Cockrum competed in the intermediate division on Thursday.
Racers round the track at the Jesse Hockett Tribute Race held at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Thursday.
Carl Edwards Sr. speaks to the crowd at the Jesse Hockett Tribute Race on Thursday.
Fans, family and friends watch as racers round the track at the 2nd Annual Door Banger Nationals on Thursday. The race was held in tribute to Jesse Hockett, a racer who died in an accident on May 26, 2010.
Fred the bear gives Johnny Welde Jr. a kiss after the performance at the Boone County Fair on Thursday. The Welde's own Bearadise Ranch in Florida and travel across the country performing. The ranch has been in the Welde family for 84 years, and Johnny Welde Jr. plans on taking over the family business someday.
John Welde feeds Fred the bear molasses as a reward at the Boone County Fair on Thursday. Fred is one of eleven bears that live at the Welde's ranch in Florida.

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