July 24, 2009
Linda Dietz hands a hypnotized Adrianne and Anderson McCune plastic instruments to play during an impromptu Elvis performance on Thursday. The show lasted for about 45 minutes and kept the audience members on their toes and literally laughing on the floor.
"The Sassy Classy Mystic Muse" Linda Dietz readies her participants for a night of fun and laughter at the Boone County Fair on Thursday. Dietz show is interactive taking the people off the stage and into the laughing crowd.
Matt Praisewater, sings, "May I please have my belly button back"? while in a hypnotized state at the Boone Couty Fair on Thursday. The audience was entertained by Linda Dietz and her ability to move the participants to do crazy things like Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin impersonations.
Emcee Bryce McGuire of Hedrick's Racing Pigs of Nickerson, Kan., opens the starting gates during a pig race Thursday at the Boone County Fair.
Sara Wilsdorf, left, cheers on a pig during a pig race at the Boone County Fair on Wednesday.
Ethan Ott of Hedrick's Racing Pigs puts a racing silk on a piglet at the Boone County Fair on Wednesday.
Water vapor rises from the cooling tower of the Callaway County nuclear plant. "Many people think we're polluting the air, but it's actually just water vapor that is generated from the process of cooling the plant's water supply," said communications coordinator John Bassford.
The cooling tower, at left, and the turbine building are parts of the Callaway County nuclear plant.
The switchyard distributes power generated at the Callaway plant to transmission lines, providing electricity to area homes and businesses.
Hailey Teeple smiles big for the judges and crowd during the Boone County Fair's Baby Contest. Teeple has been in the competition four years placing two years ago in 4th Place.
Vinae Buford-Stillman kisses her mother Natalie Stillman during the final round of the 3-year-old division. This year was her fourth year of competition.
Aryah NayShawn Moore wins in the 3-year-old category during the Boone County Fair girls baby contest on Thursday. Her mother, LaTonya Douglas, had Moore compete in the Cooper County competition before, and on her first Boone County appearance took home first place.
Isabel Nichols is greeted by her parents, Adam and Jenny, during the final round of the Boone County Fair Cutest Baby Girl Contest on Thursday.
More than 90 baby girls competed in this years Boone County Cutest Baby Competition. Screaming grandparents, siblings and fathers lit the room up with cheers for their young ones.
The Boone County Fair has been hosting Hedrick's Racing Pigs, with shows scheduled through Saturday. The pigs perform three times each day, racing around a track for a succulent Oreo cookie.
July 23, 2009
Luis Duran practices his punches against a punching bad at Dojo Studio on July 20, 2009. Duran is preparing for a match in August.
Luis Duran, left, practices with trainer Bill Rastorfer at Dojo Studio on July 20, 2009. Duran has been working with Rastorfer for seven months.
Luis Duran shadowboxes at Dojo Studio on July 20, 2009. Duran is preparing for a match in August.
Fiddlers from the Boone County area perform as members of the Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers and audience members dance along at the Boone County Fair on Wednesday night.
A group of people play carnival games during wristband night at the Boone County Fair on Wednesday. Wristband night is the most popular evening at the carnival, many more people come out to experience the carnival rides on wristband night because the wristband costs only $10 for unlimited rides until 10 p.m.