July 25, 2010
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.
The adult and senior divisions in the Show-Me State Games bowling event took place on Saturday at AMF Town & Country Lanes in Columbia.
July 24, 2010
Josh Garrison drives his mud truck back up on the trailer with assistance from his uncle after Saturday's races at the Boone County Fair were postponed. Garrison drove two hours from Steeleville to compete in the side-by-side mud racing event. "No we have to drive two hours back," he said. "A long ride for rain. Oh well."
A view of the Boone County Fair from the Ferris wheel on Saturday. Despite the heat and humidity, the Boone County Fair had many visitors, with featured events such as the Baby Girls Contest and the Youth Fun Horse and Pony Show.
Events at the Boone County Fair on Saturday included the Baby Girls Contest and the Youth Fun Horse and Pony Show.
Ally Sucher, 14, completes her floor routine at the Show-Me State Games gymnastic competition on Saturday, July 24, 2010. Sucher is a retired gymnast. "After a certain age, usually 14 or 15, your body starts to deteriorate and that's when gymnasts usually retire," said coach and fellow teammate Kristin Rugen. Retired gymnasts from the South County Twisters decided to participate in the Show-Me State Games recreationally and to promote the team atmosphere to their pupils.
Ally Sucher, 14, participated in the beam portion of the gymnastic competition at the Show-Me State Games on Saturday. The South County Twisters are primarily made up of retired gymnasts who chose to participate in the Show-Me State Games recreationally. In the team competition, different members of the team were allowed to participate in different events based on what portion they liked or excelled at.
Ally Sucher, 14, completes her floor routine at the Show-Me State Games gymnastic competition on Saturday. Sucher is a retired gymnast. "After a certain age, usually 14 or 15, your body starts to deteriorate and that's when gymnasts usually retire," said coach and fellow teammate Kristin Rugen. Retired gymnasts from the South County Twisters decided to participate in the Show-Me State Games recreationally and to promote the team atmosphere to their pupils.
Gymnasts stretch between the sanctioned competition and the team competition during the Show-Me State Games on Saturday. There were over one hundred participants in the gymnastics competition on Saturday.
The Boone County Fair Queen's Court waives and throws candy to people on the street during the parade Saturday. Members of the court from left to right: Amy Wilsdorf, 2010 Boone County Fair Queen; Lily Williams, second runner-up; Michele Love, first runner-up; and Rashall Westhoelter, 2009 Boone County Fair Queen.
Becca Avena, 18, and Nikki Werner, 17, warm up for their floor routine on Saturday at the Show-Me State Games gymnastics competition. Avena and Werner are both retired gymnasts who now coach for the South County Twisters. The Twister's team was primarily made up of coaches for this meet. "We love the sport and this is a really fun meet," said fellow coach Kristin Rugen.
Nichole Batson holds her baby, Brooklynn Batson, who is nearly 12 months old, during the judging of the infant's division in the Baby Girls Contest at the Boone County Fair on Saturday. The baby girls were judged based on their appearance and personality.
Scott Hicks, left-center fielder for the Rad Tank Tops, dives to catch a fly ball during the finals of Show-Me-State Games Kickball on Saturday at the Rainbow Softball Fields at Cosmopolitan Park. Both teams seemed impressed by Hicks’ successful play, which yielded cheers from around the field.