July 21, 2008
Dozens of cured hams were set on display at the Boone County Fair Ham Show. The fair opened to the public Monday with carnival rides, a goat show and a fair queen pageant.
Timothy Nowlin, 6, of Centralia, delivers a speech during the Little Mister Boone County Fair Contest. Nowlin won the competition.
Brianna Gould, left, and Hope Crane wait for their turns to answer questions in the Little Miss Boone County Fair competition.
Shannon Fentiman, 6, of Centralia, is crowned Little Miss Boone County Fair. Fentiman beat out eight other girls for the title.
Dawn Sherill, a pageant contestant from Columbia, tunes her guitar backstage before performing in the Boone County Fair Queen competition Monday night.
Raine McCray of Columbia finishes up her dance routine during the talent portion of the Boone Count Fair Queen competition July 21 at the fairgrounds.
Vicky Sapp, left, helps her daughter Morgan prepare her hair backstage for the evening gown segment of the Boone County Fair Queen competition on July 21.
Lauren Nichols of Ashland delivers a speech about her hometown during the talent portion of the Boone County Fair Queen Competition July 21.
Ally Walker, right, of Ashland, gets a hug from 2007 Boone County Fair Queen Sarah Carlisle after being announced as the 2008 Boone County Fair Queen on Monday night at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
July 20, 2008
Participants and dogs strutted their stuff at this year's 4-H/FFA Boone County Fair dog show. The show consisted of nearly 40 children and took place Saturday night.
Early Sunday morning, Boone County Fair participants took part in a Fellowship of Christian Cowboys church service. Headed by the Rev. Jim Smith, it provided those staying overnight at the fairgrounds a chance to partake in church services.
Parents, grandparents and children participated in the Show-Me State Games bowling competition Saturday at AMF Town & Country Lanes in Columbia. Bowlers and family members share their thoughts on the Parent/Grandparent and Child Doubles event.
Ronda and Randy Thiessen of Sandy Creek Farm arrange peaches for sale. Sandy Creek Farm is located off of Highway 87 between New Franklin and Glasgow.
Jacobs Orchard, located in Montgomery City, also had a more successful peach crop this year than last.
John Gray , president of the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, preaches during a church service in the arena at the Boone County Fairgrounds while Andrew Kretzschmar listens in the background Sunday.
Five-year-old Spencer Robarge of Springfield smiles after taking his turn Saturday in the Show-Me State Games' Parent/Grandparent and Child Doubles event.
George Bonnell, a resident of Paquin Tower, paints a scene of a sailboat, dock and house using acrylic paints provided by the Parks and Recreation Department. Bonnell learned to paint four years ago through classes provided by at the residential center. He has also taken trips to Amish country and St. Louis.
George Bonnell, a resident of Paquin, paints a scene of a sailboat using acrylic paints. Bonnell learned to paint four years ago through classes provided by the Parks and Recreation Department through the Adaptive Recreation Program.