July 22, 2010
As each participant introduces herself, Juliana Clemens, left, and Cecilia Consiglio play with their pinwheels to keep occupied at the Little Mister and Miss Boone County contest on Thursday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. There were 20 contestants and two rounds of judging.
With her hair blowing in the wind, Katelyn Bell smiles with glee while riding the musical chairs ride Thursday at the Boone County Fair.
While turned around in her seat, Jaden Holley reaches her arm out to the wave of Sabrina Davis as they ride the musical chairs Thursday at the Boone County Fair.
Josh Russel looks at his mother longingly as he waits for his dinosaur ride to begin Thursday at the Boone County Fair.
Lance Petersen, middle, looks at his parents while riding the cars Thursday at the Boone County Fair. Petersen’s parents, Dylan and Amanda watched and took pictures of their son as he rode solo in a revolving car.
Jackie Cole danced with the Mulekicker Cloggers from Fulton on Thursday at the Boone County Fair. A dedicated clogger, Cole returned to dancing almost immediately after two bouts of cancer in 2002 and 2006. "I'm either dumb or dedicated," she joked. "I haven't figured out which yet."
Cloggers Linda Kronk, left, and Betty Atterberry, right, arrive to the performance location for the Mulekicker Cloggers on Thursday at the Boone County Fair. The driver of the cart, Wanda Cunningham, and her daughters Danielle and Adriana volunteer at the fair.
Members of the Mulekicker Cloggers from Fulton perform to the song "Disturbia" by Rihanna on Thursday at the Boone County Fair. The group's repertoire includes a variety of music including pop, classic hits, country and traditional instrumental clogging songs.
The Mulekicker Cloggers from Fulton performed Thursday at the Boone County Fair. For more than 30 years, the group has danced a hybrid form of clogging that originated in the Appalachian Mountains.
The new 2010 Boone County royalty Michele Love, left and Amy Wilsdorf, right, watch the Mulekicker Cloggers perform while Lily Williams takes photographs on Thursday at the Boone County Fair. Wilsdorf was crowned the new queen after Melinda Houttuin resigned her title at 4:35 p.m. Thursday.
Kena Flores applies eye black to Brandon Williams, age 9, of the Cubans during a Douglass Youth Baseball League game on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Douglass Park. “It started by accident,” Flores says of being volunteer coach. Her fondness for baseball and children has kept her committed after subbing in for a coach at her nephew’s game three years ago. “It’s fun, but it does get competitive,” she said. This summer, 110 children participated in tee ball, coach pitch and kid pitch leagues.
Trayton Wiyrick, age 10, left, of the Cubans strikes from pitch from his coach Kena Flores, right, at a Douglass Youth Baseball League game on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Douglass Park. Ray Kelley, who refereed the game, said of the league, “We don’t worry about scores as we try to teach the game a bit. We stress fun.” Kelly is the president of the board of directors of the Douglass Athletic Association. As Thursday was the last day of games, athletes and volunteers will celebrate with a barbecue at Douglass Park on Sunday, and about 40 children will visit the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City on Tuesday.
Hammah Montana runs to catch up with the pack during a pig race on Thursday at the Boone County Fair. The race is part of the Hendrick's Racing Pigs show, which features three heats of pig races and pig-related puns from the emcee Tim Hart and his sidekick Steve Gault.
Fiona, 8, left, Renee, 8, and Russ Conklin watch the first round of the Hedrick's Racing Pigs show on Thursday at the Boone County Fair.
Emcee Tim Hart, also known as "Professor Swinehart," announces Steve Gault as "Brother Elroy" at the beginning of the Hedrick's Racing Pigs show on Thursday at the Boone County Fair. Hart has been announcing the show for 15 years, a position he says he got after answering a classified ad.
David Mountjoy, the director of clinic operations for University Hospital, trains for the running portion of the Show-Me State Games triathlon on Friday, July 9, 2010. Mountjoy either wears a belt that holds a jug of water, or he plans a run that includes a stop by a water fountain. Mountjoy said, "It's real easy to get dehydrated out here."
David Mountjoy, the director of clinic operations for University Hospital, trains on Friday, July 9, 2010, for the running portion of the Show-Me State Games triathlon, held on July 25. The triathlon consists of a half-mile swim followed by a 19-mile bike ride and a 5K run.
The Show Me State Games' disc golf competition takes place at 10 a.m. on July 24 at Albert Oakland Park.
Visiting Columbia for the first time, Lose the Training Wheels taught a camp of 13 participants with special needs how ride conventional two-wheel bicycles. The camp ran from Monday ending on Friday, during which participants pedaled for 75 minutes each day.
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.