July 27, 2009
The Bubbas — Boys Using Bass, Beat And Sound — is composed of Patrick Henry, Christian Henry and Jason Mathews. The group placed second in the Boone County Fair Band Talent show.
The crowd at the Boone County Fair Band Talent show cheers for the first band, Parker Hall. This year, the winners were chosen based on judges' marks as well as on audience cheers.
July 26, 2009
Jimmie Johnson crosses the start/finish line on his way to winning the NASCAR Allstate 400 on Sunday at the Brickyard auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis.
Ellen Scipione races in the women's mountain biking competition Sunday in the Show-Me State Games at Rock Bridge State Park.
Kevin Bonney, left, Spencer Lowden, center, and Tanner Czaicki start biking Sunday in the Show-Me-State Games mountain biking competition. Lowden, who races with his family, crashed into a tree and did not finish.
Melissa Williamson mounts Rocky, a horse at Wildwood Stables, before a class on Saturday evening at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Before a show she gets nervous, but the excitement of the show usually settles her down.
Melissa Williamson rides Rocky in preparation for the Society Horse Show on Saturday at the Boone County Fair.
Melissa Williamson rides Rocky, a horse at Wildwood Stables, in Hallsville on Saturday evening at the Boone County Fair Society Horse Show. Williamson has her own horse, but because of her expertise she also rides other horses in the barn.
Melissa Williamson, a 14 year-old from Hallsville, gains confidence and experience by riding horses. She spent the entire weekend taking care of horses and competing at the 63rd annual Boone County Fair Society Horse Show.
David Douglas, center, beams after winning the 2009 "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike contest late Saturday at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla. Douglas, a 55-year-old Cypress, Texas, mechanical contractor, won the contest that chooses the man that best emulates Ernest Hemingway. Douglas, who won after eight tries, is surrounded by previous Hemingway look-alike winners. The event was a highlight of the six-day Hemingway Days festival that ends Sunday, honoring the author who lived in Key West in the 1930s.
The only female driver in her division, Deanna Collin competes Saturday in the Boone County Fair's truck and tractor pull.
Jefferson City's Greg Braun puts his tractor into action Saturday night at the Boone County Fair's tractor pull.
Jack Uhrig, right, of Marshall competes in the 100-meter dash Saturday at the Show-Me State Games.
Kelley Marchbanks celebrates winning the Adult Talent Show at the Boone County Fair on Saturday.
Kelly Marchbanks won the Adult Talent Show at the Boone County Fair on Saturday. She sang "The Wizard and I" from the musical "Wicked."
Brittany Marso finished third in the Adult Talent Show at the Boone County Fair on Saturday. Marso performed "Dancing Fool."
Violinist Tamara Kitchen placed second in the Adult Talent Show at the Boone County Fair on Saturday.
July 25, 2009
Steve Terry of Lexington competes in the long jump Saturday at the Show-Me State Games.
Melissa Williamson, a competitor at the 63rd Boone County Fair Society Horse Show, plays with her horse Checkers after he ate a peppermint on Saturday. At 17 hands high, Checkers is the largest horse in the barn and towers over Williamson and the other horses.
Megan Haas scratches a baby giraffe's chin as her 11-month-old son, Jayden Haas, watches from her arms. "I love giraffes. He is why we came to the fair today!" Haas said.