July 25, 2010
Forty-three teams competed in the 19th Annual Boone’s Lick Trail BBQ Contest Friday and Saturday at the Boone County Fair. The teams were judged based on chicken, pork, pork ribs and beef brisket entries. Chris Duff and Rob Keeney of Border War Smokers won the title of Grand Champion for having the highest combined score.
Taylor Hulen, 14, pats her horse, Misprint, after winning first place in the Walk/Trot Showmanship competition at the 4-H/FFA Horse Show on Sunday.
Bill Pollock waits with Hunter Shilling's horse, Red, at the Boone Country Fairgrounds on Sunday.
Guillermo Hernandez, 10, watches as participants in the 4-H/FFA Horse Show exit the arena on Sunday. Hernandez and his horse, Sugar, won third place in the Walk/Trot Showmanship competition.
Katie Blake, 15, talks to attendees of the 4-H/FFA Horse Show on Sunday at the Boone County Fair. "This is my first horse," Blake said of her horse, Mr. Cool Cutter.
Because of a senior prank, Derek Freeman, a 100-meter sprinter from Salem, was not allowed to run in his high school districts meet at the end of his senior year. The Show-Me State Games gave him a chance to redeem himself for his missed opportunity. To support Derek in his running, his father Mark decided to run in the games too.
Dawn and Grace Heston watch as Chris Heston putts his ball into the fourth hole during the 2010 Show-Me State Games miniature golf event Sunday at the Perche Creek Golf Club. Chris Heston said the family was out for an "an impromptu family day" and did not plan to play in the games, but they entered after a suggestion from a fellow miniature golfer.
Samantha Coronado and Jessie Pfautz, both of Kansas City, play the Perche Creek miniature golf course as part of the 2010 Show-Me State Games on Saturday. They came to Columbia so Pfautz could compete in the Show-Me State Games' Track competition, but because Coronado was not participating, they decided to go out and play an event together. "I didn't want her to be bored," Pfautz said, and Coronado completed: "— so I picked mini golf."
Jessie Pfautz reacts to a missed putt during the 2010 Show-Me State Games miniature golf competition Saturday at the Perche Creek Golf Club. Pfautz, who is from Kansas City and participated in the track and field events this weekend, was not too concerned about her misfortunes in golf. "I already got one medal, so I'm not going to be disappointed about this," she said.
Jon Harrison finds himself unsatisfied after missing a putt, but he and friend John Fitzgibbons take their misfortunes in good stride during the 2010 Show-Me State Games miniature golf event Sunday at the Perche Creek Golf Club. Fitzgibbons was last year's gold medalist in the event, "but I don't think there's a medal in my future," he said.
Vern Scheue, 78, of Lake St. Louis, throws shoeless in the shot put competition during the Show-Me State Games track and field events Sunday at Walton Stadium.
Dave Manke, 40, of O’Fallon, leaps into the sand pit in the long jump competition during the Show-Me State Games track and field events Sunday at Walton Stadium.
Joseph Holland, 18, of Hannibal, blows away the competition, finishing first in short hurdles during the Show-Me State Games track and field events Sunday at Walton Stadium.
Jim Smith of Grandview Baptist Church leads a Fellowship of Christian Cowboys service Sunday during the Boone County Fair. Smith said the group mostly serves people from rural Missouri who might not attend a nearby church.
Callie Hansen, a volunteer at the Columbia Housing Authority Moving Ahead program, teaches Celeste Hodges, 10, how to draw a rose Tuesday at the J.W. “Blind” Boone Community Center in Columbia. Children in the program hang their artwork on the walls of the center for decoration.
Darius Burse, 8, of the Columbia Housing Authority Moving Ahead program practices working math problems Tuesday at the J.W. “Blind” Boone Community Center in Columbia. Children in the program spend an hour of each day working with tutors. Program coordinator Carroll Zu-Bolton said the program is academically focused even in the summer.
Meredith Donaldson, a volunteer at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park in Columbia, teaches children in the Columbia Housing Authority Moving Ahead program about cave formation on Wednesday. The children put their hands in to simulate the layers found in sedimentary rock like that found at the park.
James Hayes, 9, of the Columbia Housing Authority Moving Ahead program examines a preserved bat Wednesday before going into the Devil’s Icebox cave at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park in Columbia. Meredith Donaldson, a state park volunteer, told children in the program that two species of bats live in the Devil’s Icebox: gray bats and Indiana bats.
Children in the Columbia Housing Authority’s Moving Ahead program eat celery and peanut butter Wednesday at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park in Columbia. Staff serve healthy snacks at the start of every Moving Ahead session.
Disc golf enthusiasts, Marck Schneider and Karalyn Lowen joined Karalyn’s son Jack Lowen, age 8, as he competed in his first disc golf tournament on Saturday in the Show-Me State Games at Albert-Oakland Park. “He could have chosen Game Boy or disc golf. Thankfully, he chose disc golf,” Schneider said.