Learning to butcher [Photo]

Ryan Farr, center, helps Kelly McAlearney, left, cut up a section of a lamb at his butcher class in San Francisco, Tuesday earlier this summer. Sophisticated urbanites in San Francisco and other cities are signing up for classes where they learn how to carve up whole hogs and lambs, the latest trend among foodies who want a closer connection to the meat on their forks.

Balloon store prepares for fair's opening [Photo]

Right before the opening of the Boone County Fair, Melaney Lee blows up the last few balloons for the Balloon Store on Wednesday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

The Ferris wheel [Photo]

A waxing moon shines through a Ferris wheel at the 64th Annual Boone County Fair Wednesday night. The fair runs through Sunday, July 31.

Preparing for the gown portion [Photo]

Michele Love prepares for the Evening Gown Judging and On-Stage Question portion of the Boone County Fair Queen 2010 competition Wednesday night. Love was selected as a finalist.

Adapted golf clinic gives lessons [Photo]

Gretchen Maune, who is legally blind, tries putting while instructor Jim Williams, right, gives her guidance during an adapted golf clinic on Wednesday at the Perche Creek Golf Club.

Winning the crown [Photo]

Moments after being coronated Miss Boone County Fair Queen 2010, Melinda Houttuin, 20, smiles for a cheering crowd. Houttuin won her first pageant title at 15, Miss Missouri High School Rodeo Queen, and has won several titles since. In August, she will compete in Miss Missouri State Fair Queen. In the future, she hopes to compete in Miss USA and Miss Universe.

Legally blind golfer tees off [Photo]

Justin Cobb, who is legally blind, takes a few practice shots on Wednesday at an adapted golf clinic at the Perche Creek Golf Club. A group of occupational therapy students at MU organized the clinic to teach the basics of the sport to people with impaired vision.

A picture backstage [Photo]

Lily Williams, 19, poses backstage at the Boone County Fair Queen competition for her mother, Tammy Waltz-Nowlin. Williams was later crowned second runner up. This is her second time competing.

Adapted golf clinic helps visually impaired [Photo]

Jack Knowsel, 14, right, rattles the flag for Jim Pelfrey as Kaycie Berhorst assists Pelfrey with his posture at an adapted golf clinic Wednesday at the Perche Creek Golf Club. The clinic, put on by occupational therapy students at MU, gave eight people with impaired vision a chance to try golf.

Waiting for the results [Photo]

From left, Michele Love, Rynda Nichols, Lily Williams and Amy Wilsdorf await the announcement of the 2010 Boone County Fair Queen Runners-Up. Six young women competed in the event Wednesday night.

Law professor gives presentation on racial profiling [Photo]

David Harris, a professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh, gives a presentation on racial profiling in police departments on Wednesday at the Activity and Recreation Center. The panelists behind Harris took part in a question-and-answer session at the conclusion of Harris' talk to encourage community discussion on the subject.

Owner tends stalls at petting zoo [Photo]

From left, Jonnie Small waits for visitors to start coming in at Hedrick's Educational Petting Zoo while Joe Hedrick, the owner, tends the stalls Wednesday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Centralia boy comes face to face with a camel at petting zoo [Photo]

Austin Dawson from Centralia gets face to face with a camel at Hedrick's Educational Petting Zoo on Wednesday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. It was the first time he was visiting the Boone County Fair with his family.

Children pet zebra at Hedrick's Educational Petting Zoo [Photo]

From left, Abagail Smith, 9, and Joseph Smith, 6, take turns petting the zebra as their father, Davie Smith, watches Wednesday at the Petting Zoo at the Boone County Fair.

As it was in 1969 [Photo]

This Missourian file photo shows the Missouri Theatre as it was in October 1969.

As it was in 1956 [Photo]

This Missourian file photo shows the Missouri Theatre in 1956.

The theater's movie days [Photo]

In this Missourian file photo, dated Jan. 8, 1988, Columbia residents were attending the final night of movie showings at the Missouri Theatre.

After the gala [Photo]

Patrons cross Ninth Street outside of the Missouri Theatre after its Grand Opening Gala, which featured singer Tony Bennett, on May 21, 2008.

Patrons mingle at opening [Photo]

Patrons mingle outside the auditorium before the start of the Tony Bennett concert on May 21, 2008, at the newly reopened Missouri Theatre.

Evening car crash; medics treat child [Photo]

Medics treat one of three children injured in a three-car accident at the intersection of College and Locust as police investigate the scene on Wednesday. The accident occurred after a red Ford Focus T-boned a green Honda Civic at approximately 6:22 p.m.