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Twists and turns at the state rodeo finals [Photo]

Davis Beltz of Vienna rides after a calf Saturday in the calf roping event at the Missouri High School State Rodeo Finals.

Finishing the job in the calf roping at the state rodeo finals [Photo]

Austin Fuhlage from Fayette moves in to tie up his calf Saturday in the calf roping event at the Missouri High School State Rodeo Finals.

On two wheels at the Columbia Shred Fest [Photo]

Brad Allen maneuvers through the Columbia Skate Park at Saturday's seventh annual Shred Fest.

Josh Ladehoff offers a cow some food [Photo]

Josh Ladehoff, 2, tries feeding Bessie after milking her during "Kid's Day" on Saturday at Jefferson Farm & Gardens. There were pony rides, cow milking and fish feeding at the event. The agricultural center is located at 4968 Rangeline Road.

General surveys his troops before the battle [Photo]

Stan Prater, who portrayed Gen. Nathaniel Lyon, the Union commander, surveys the field from atop his horse. The original battle of Boonville took place June 17, 1861.

Troops march off to battle in Boonville re-enactment Saturday [Photo]

Ranks of troops march to the battlefield in Boonville per the order of their commanding officers. The skirmish, which historically resulted in a Union victory with a total of 81 casualties from both sides combined, was re-created with the help of 550 re-enactors.

Medical personnel in Civil War used crude instruments [Photo]

The tables at Charles "Doc" Cunningham's medical tent are decorated by rows of metal medical instruments, which are used to treat wounded soldiers from the field during battle re-enactments. The official name is of the service is the Missouri Brigade Medical Service. Cunningham has been involved in re-enactments since 1991.

A smoke break before the fight begins [Photo]

A re-enactor puffs on a wooden pipe in a reprieve from the sun as his regiment prepares to enter the fray at the Battle of Boonville on Saturday.

Infantryman takes a break before battle begins [Photo]

An infantrymen pauses in the shade on the periphery of the battlefield as he waits for the order to march into battle with his company. He was participating in the re-enactment of the Battle of Boonville.

Re-enactor, 11, tries to stay calm during surgery Saturday [Photo]

Dakota Richardson, 11, writhes in pain as he is subjected to a mock surgery moments before feigning unconsciousness. His procedure was performed by Charles Cunningham, whose hospital tent put on fake operations to treat soldiers including but not limited to bullet extractions and spraying fake blood on the audience at the re-enactment of the Battle of Boonville on Saturday.

After the battle, troops return to campsite [Photo]

Three soldiers return to their campsite in the wake of the battle re-enactment at Boonville on Saturday. Many participants pitched tents and pooled resources for the re-creation event which continues Sunday.

Getting ready to re-enact the Battle of Boonville [Photo]

A Confederate soldier holds his arm up in anticipation of giving the command to set off a cannon in the Battle of Boonville re-enactment on Saturday afternoon.

Bill Salyer, 55, Boonville [Photo]

Bill Salyer, 55, Boonville

Anne Freeman, 24, Jefferson City [Photo]

Anne Freeman, 24, Jefferson City

Ray Wishmeyer, 64, Riverview, Fla. [Photo]

Ray Wishmeyer, 64, Riverview, Fla.

Michelle Marsden, mid-40s, Columbia [Photo]

Michelle Marsden, mid-40s, Columbia

Skyler Smith, 9, Jefferson City [Photo]

Skyler Smith, 9, Jefferson City

Jim Hickam, 68, Overton [Photo]

Jim Hickam, 68, Overton

David Daleen, 37, Marshall [Photo]

David Daleen, 37, Marshall

Ann Church, 58, Columbia [Photo]

Ann Church, 58, Columbia
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