July 18, 2009
A vintage-style boombox tops off a runner's retro attire Saturday at Mojo's. The '80s fun run, which started at Mojo's and ran through downtown Columbia had dozens of costumed participants.
More than halfway done with the race, Matt Mower, left, and Debi Hanuscin run through the MU quadrangle on Saturday en route to the finish line for the first annual '80s fun run. Unlike most races, participants were competing for the title of 'Best Costume and '80s Attitude.'
Only moments away from the finish line, Michelle Twitty runs to the sound of '80s music which event organizers had playing at various legs in the '80s fun run held Saturday at Mojo's. Participants were given free ice cream at the end of the race.
Brennen Wood of the West Plains Zs connects with a pitch from Eliel Malpica of the North County Indians during the pool round of Show-Me State baseball on July 18 at Hickman Field in Columbia. Despite Wood's efforts, the Indians won 10-1.
From right, Carol Lewis, Jill Head, Leslie Head, Ann Harlan, Amy Head and Meredith Fuemmeler chat as they watch other runners walk in before the '80s fun run Saturday at Mojo's. Event organizers describe the run as being more of a social experiment than an athletic event.
In this July 20, 1969 file photo, Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot, descends steps of Lunar Module ladder as he prepares to walk on the moon. He had just egressed the Lunar Module.
In this July 20, 1969 file photo, a footprint left by one of the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission shows in the soft, powder surface of the moon.
In this 1969 photo, technicians build the descent stage of a lunar module, the spacecraft that transported astronauts from the orbiting command module to the surface of the moon, at the Northrop Grumman plant in Bethpage, N.Y.
In this July 20, 1969 file photo from NASA, Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, is photographed walking near the lunar module during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity.
Bailey Peters, 13, holds her horse Smokey outside the Youth Fun Horse and Pony Show at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday. Peters competed in the western pleasure riding and barrel racing events that afternoon.
Elaine George, co-chair for the Boone County Pork Producers' ham committee, records remarks from a judge during the second portion of the ham show at Boone County Fairgrounds.
Don Naumann, MU emeritus professor of food science, left, and Andrew Clarke, also of MU food science, judge the aroma of the hams during the second event of the Boone County Pork Producer's ham show Friday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Andrew Clarke of the MU food science department judges part two of the Boone County Pork Producer's ham show Friday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. The judging period consisted of judges poking, smelling and evaluating dozens of country cured hams for characteristics such as "meatiness," smoothness of skin, fitting and aroma. The top 40 hams will be auctioned on Sunday.
From right, Sadie Cook, brother Trey Cook and John Stephens prepare to represent the retro style of Columbia's 63 Diner in the Boone County Fair parade on Saturday in Columbia.
Lexi Weable, right, delights over the toys and treats handed out during the Boone County Fair parade Saturday in Columbia. Weable's mother, Jennifer Weable, brought a bag to the parade to hold all the treats.
John Yonker trains for his bike trip from Columbia to Indianapolis on North Haven Road. “I just enjoy physical exercise and the challenge of setting a goal and meeting a challenge,” he said.
John Yonker, senior pastor of First Christian Church, is biking 380 miles to raise money to fight racism. Yonker has been training a few mornings a week to prepare for his four-day journey.
The Boone County Fair begins with a parade every year. Spectators saw race cars, the royal court, goats and floats pass them by Saturday in Columbia.
Members of the City-Wide Drumline and Rhythm Band of Columbia wave vibrant flags as they march in the Boone County Fair parade Saturday.
Sheila Durnil, left, makes final adjustments to her daughter Lorelai's outfit before the start of the Boone County Fair parade Saturday in Columbia. Lorelai Durnil was part of the Rock Bridge 4-H Club float.