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Learning to ride a conventional bike [Photo]

From left, volunteer Michelle Lowery walks behind Blake Hinkel, and volunteer Andrew Craver walks behind Alex Harvey as the two children ride roller-bikes in Gentry Middle School on Monday. They are taking part in the Lose the Training Wheels program, which holds week-long classes to teach people with disabilities how to ride conventional, two-wheel bicycles.

Lose the Training Wheel [Photo]

Nick Llorens rides a two-wheel bicycle as Larry Simonson runs behind him at Gentry Middle School on Wednesday. Llorens is a participant in the Lose the Training Wheels program which partnered with the PedNet Coalition. This is the first time that the national program has visited Columbia.

Water cart in Mongolia [Photo]

A local water cart carrier in Bayankhongor, Mongolia. Outside of the biggest cities, only apartment dwellers having running water, so Mongolians who live in gers or houses purchase water by the liter from carriers.

Ger in Mongolia [Photo]

Bayar hangs wool blankets on the ger frame to provide insulation. With the help of their Mongolian family, the Burdens put their home together in a few hours.

Family Fun Fest [Slideshow]

Columbia Parks and Recreation hosted Family Fun Fest: Dancing in the Streets at Flat Branch Park on Wednesday evening.

Learning to handle meat [Photo]

A student prepares to do a French cut on a rack of lamb at Ryan Farr's butcher class in San Francisco. 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.

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.
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