July 27, 2010
Ragtag Cinema and Lee Elementary school combined forces to host a children's art exhibition as part of Artrageous Fridays. The exhibit was part of a children's film festival Ragtag is currently screening.
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The novice youth and amateur horse show had approximately 20 participants in over more than 40 different shows at the Midway Exposition Center on Saturday and Sunday. Participants vied for the ultimate prize — a belt buckle worth over $150, according to Janice Klenke, the show secretary.
July 26, 2010
Dale Carrol keeps his horses on course Monday in the Boone County Fair horse pull event.
Nicholas Eckman, left, and Caleb Vaughn, right, help Charlie Kane attach his horses to the sled Monday before his team's run in the Boone County Fair's horse pull.
Tom Miller steers his horses, Frank and Marty, to a second-place finish Monday at the Boone County Fair horse pull. Nine different horse teams competed in the farm teamcompetition, in which they pulled up to 12,000 pounds of cinderblocks up to 20 feet.
Will Garrett, left, helps Brendan Rost, right, shear his sheep for the weigh for the breeding sheep show at the Boone County Fair on Monday. The breeding sheep show is scheduled to take place on Wednesday.
Storm clouds roll in over the the Boone County Fairgrounds on Monday before the rides officially opened for the day.
Abby Miller, 7, of Columbia, reduces a slice of watermelon to its rind during Family Fun Night Monday at the Boone County Fair. Rain and clouds persisted throughout the day, but three-legged races, water balloon tosses, and watermelon eating competitions gave visiting families ample reasons to enjoy their night.
Lainey Gussman, 3, Noah Wilson, 4, and Adam Wilson, 5, attend to their watermelon slices with varying degrees of determination during the Family Fun Night watermelon eating contest on Monday night at the Boone County Fair.
Garrett Snow, 4, left, watches his brother, Hunter Snow, 5, cruise to a first-place victory during the Under-6 watermelon eating competition at the Boone County Fair on Monday night. Hunter, who showed his pig in the Pee Wee competition, said that the watermelon topped off an "awesome" day.
Nebraska coach Bo Pelini answers reporters' questions Monday at the 2010 Big 12 Football Media Day in Irving, Texas.
Former Missouri player Linas Kleiza answers reporters' questions last month in Toronto after the Raptors extended him an offer. Toronto signed Kleiza to a multi-year contract on Monday.
Suzanne Fred, an operator at the Office of Emergency Management and Public Safety Joint Communications takes a call on July 15. Fred, an employee there for 25 years, said that the recent increase in cell phone use has doubled her office's workload. She said she is concerned that people use the 911 line for legitimate calls and not frivolous ones. "We ask that folks use a non-emergency number for things that are not life and death," she said. "I've had calls from people who wanted the score from the Mizzou game."
Kim Fuenfhausen, a call operator at Joint Communications, watches a weather report on July 15. Fuenfhausen, who was in charge of weather alerts and firefighter dispatches for the day, said operators generally switch between duties throughout the week.
Sen. Claire McCaskill spoke outside the Boone County Courthouse in front of the war memorial on July 26. McCaskill discussed the investigation of mismanagement at Arlington National Cemetery.
Ella McPheeters, 5, puts her glasses on her mother, Hope McPheeters, on July 23. Hope McPheeters was inspired by her daughter and is applying for a Pepsi Refresh Everything grant for $25,000 to help local children with autism get early therapy.
Ella McPheeters, 5, sits quietly for just a moment while riding a spring horse on July 23 during her therapy session for living with autism. The therapy helps to develop language and social skills. Hope McPheeters was inspired by her daughter and has applied for a $25,000 grant from Pepsi Refresh Project to start an Early Development program in Columbia.
Emma Murphy, right, reads to Ella McPheeters, 5, during one of her monthly therapy sessions on July 23. During the therapy they focus on developing language and social skills.