July 29, 2011
Brothers Cash, 4, right, and Ashton Kidd, 6, were among the nine racers who dashed around the horse arena atop imaginary steeds for prize bags consisting of toys, crayons and candy.
Siblings Sadie, 10, and Trey Cook, 12, hang on as the Sea Dragon ride pendulates at the Boone County Fair on Friday evening.
Fair attendees ascend on a Ferris wheel at dusk.
Reece Goddard, 12, of Festus, competes in the discus event during track and field competition Friday at the Show-Me State Games at Walton Stadium. His farthest throw went 100 feet, 6 inches and he took first place in the 11- and 12-year-old age bracket.
Reece Goddard, 12, of Festus, waits for the the discus event to start Friday at Walton Stadium.
Kristen Sandvos, 17, returns a serve during the Show-Me State Games at the Bethel/Gentry tennis courts.
Josh Hurt hits a low-flying ball in his match during the Show-Me State Games. The games were shorter than usual because of the heat, but they still lasted between one and two hours.
Douglass Johnson, left, from the Orangemen dribbles in a game against Team First during the Show-Me State Games' basketball tournament.
Jordan Jones from the Orangemen shoots in a game against Team First during the Show-Me State Games' basketball tournament Friday at the MU Student Recreation Center. The Orangemen won 70-52.
Columbia City Manager Mike Mathes submitted his 2012 budget on Friday; here’s a quick look at his proposal.
Evan Walton is canoeing 1,080 miles along the Mississippi River to raise money for breast cancer research.
Executive summary of the first through third phases of the Thomas E. Atkins Memorial Park Baseball Complex.
Evan Walton pauses his journey to take a photo on a riverbank. The MU grad is canoeing from the Mississippi River's source in Minnesota to St. Louis to raise money for breast cancer research. His mother died of the disease two years ago.
Columbia pilot Gary Whitby flies his hot air balloon in the California Balloon Invitational. The "Hare and Hound" competition sends his crew on a balloon chase through rural Missouri.
Beekeeper Michael Thompson applies smoke to settle down the more than 100,000 bees in a hive July 12 on top of City Hall in Chicago.
Beekeeper Michael Thompson examines a small section of a beehive frame, consisting of a beeswax comb, honey, brood and pollen, July 12 on top of City Hall in Chicago.
A female honey bee carries pollen in her "pollen basket" on her hind leg as she hovers around a purple prairie clover on July 12 not far from a hive on the rooftop secret garden of City Hall in Chicago. Beekeeping is thriving in cities across the nation, driven by young hobbyists and green entrepreneurs.
An MU scientist and his team want to use the flood plains of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers to build the largest advanced biofuel production system in the nation.
July 28, 2011
Larry Martin does a cartwheel during the grand finale of the Mulekicker Cloggers' performance.
Larry Martin spins Rita Weber around during one of the Mulekicker Cloggers' dances. Martin is the only male in the group.