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The Boone County Fair takes place at the Central Missouri Events Center [Photo]

The Boone County Fair is one of the main events held at the Central Missouri Events Center. The proposed one-eighth cent county parks sales tax, which will be on the Aug. 5 ballot, is designed to provide funding for the events center. Without a more stable source of funding, the future of events such the Boone County Fair is in jeopardy.

Moustakas celebrates with Royals [Photo]

Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas, right, celebrates with Salvador Perez and other players after hitting an inside-the-park home run in the eighth inning Thursday against the Cleveland Indians.

Two cars hit another at about the same time during the Figure Eight Race Event [Photo]

Two competitors rear-end Team Dummy's car 18.9, which is driven by Jason Giesing. "It takes pretty good concentration, you try to play nice out there generally," Giesing said.

PHOTO GALLERY: Participants get dirty at Figure Eight Racing Event at 2014 Boone Couty Fair [Gallery]

Thursday at the Boone County Fair, racers started their engines and sped through the mud during the Figure Eight Racing Event.

Nathan Dummermuth does a quick fix after an early heat [Photo]

Nathan Dummermuth pries the fender away from his wheel after the first heat. "I'm trying to get this unstuck so I get driving," Dummermuth said.

Jason Giesing secures the hood of his car [Photo]

Jason Giesing latches the hood back to the frame of his car during the event. "It's great, there's an adrenaline rush, you almost need it," Giesing said.


Car 15 hits Car 20.8 during the race [Photo]

A challenger hits Team Dummy's car 20.8, which is driven by Nathan Dummermuth.

Gary Doolittle competes in the Figure Eight Racing Event [Photo]

Gary Doolittle of Russellville, driver of car 14, kicks up mud during the event. "I've got more experience, and I get the job done," Doolittle said.

Trestman addresses media [Photo]

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery, left, talks to the media as head coach Marc Trestman listens at a news conference Wednesday during the team's training camp at Olivet Nazarene University.

Jamaal Charles at training camp [Photo]

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles signs autographs after a training camp practice Thursday on the Missouri Western State University campus in St. Joseph.

Aldon Smith expects to hear from NFL soon [Photo]

San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith talks to reporters during an NFL football training camp on Thursday in Santa Clara, Calif. Smith, who was sentenced to three years probation earlier this week following guilty pleas on DUI and weapons charges, said he plans to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as soon as possible to discuss potential punishments from the league.

Peyton Manning fields questions [Photo]

Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning talks to the media following the first day of NFL football training camp on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Englewood, Colo.

Spurrier talks to media at SEC media days [Photo]

South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier speaks to media at the Southeastern Conference media days on July 15.

Ellen de Graffenreid [File Image]

Ellen de Graffenreid has been named vice chancellor of marketing and communications at MU effective Sept. 2.

PHOTO GALLERY: Boone County Fair features variety of events involving goats [Gallery]

On Thursday, the Boone County Fair hosted the Dairy Goat Fun Show and an event participants call "musical chairs with goats."

Sam Wesselmann's goat wears camouflage [Photo]

Athena, a dairy goat owned by Sam Wesselmann, wears a camouflage hat. Wesselmann and his goats have worn military garb at the show for the past three years. "It's kind of a tradition," Wesselmann said.

Alyssa Wesselmann fits her sister's goat with a pirate hat [Photo]

Alyssa Wesselmann fits her younger sister's goat, Diamond, with a pirate hat. Wesselmann has been out of 4-H for the past three years, but she has participated in the dairy goat project for a total of six years. "A lot of Alpine goats here are descendants of goats I've sold," Wesselmann said.

Players prepare for a round of "musical chairs with goats" [Photo]

Members of the 4-H Dairy Goat Project relax with their goats before playing what they call "musical chairs with goats." The game is more difficult than traditional musical chairs because players lead their goats to open chairs once the music stops.

A goat named Bonnie is dressed like a unicorn [Photo]

Isabella Wesselmann tries to calm her goat, Bonnie, after fastening on the goat's unicorn horn and mane of ribbons. Throughout the event, Bonnie attempted to eat the mane.

Harrison sisters prepare goat for show [Photo]

Sisters Ashlena and Alicen Harrison give one of their goats a quick shave before participating in the Dairy Goat Fun Show.
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