July 25, 2009
A group of young girls brought seven kittens to the Boone County Fair on Thursday with the intent of finding good homes for each. The kittens stayed in the sheep and goat barn for the day, munching on bologna and turkey and fraternizing with with sheep. By the end of the night, all seven kittens went home with new families.
A wall of cured hams awaits auction at the ham breakfast at the Boone County Fair on Saturday. Only the top 40 hams were auctioned off.
Visitors line up for food at the ham breakfast at the Boone County Fair on Saturday morning.
Former governor Roger Wilson emceed the ham breakfast at the Boone County Fair on Saturday.
Stan Lynn, left, holds up the Grand Champion ham, while Brent Voorheis auctions it off at the ham breakfast at the Boone County Fair on Saturday. The 19-pound, 4-ounce ham sold for $60 per pound.
From left, Michelle Love, Emily Reinbolt, Amy Wilsdorf and queen Rashall Westhoetler, the Boone County Fair Royalty, attend the ham breakfast on Saturday. The breakfast is put on by the Boone County Fair Ham Commission.
Gov. Jay Nixon, left, poses for a photograph with fellow competitor Lyle Pfaff after taking part in the Show-Me State Games on Saturday at Hearnes Center.
Gov. Jay Nixon focuses on the hoop before shooting a free throw Saturday in the Show-Me State Games' men's basketball skills competition at Hearnes Center.
How to construct your car and protect your person if you plan on entering a demolition derby.
Benton Kiesling, left, covers his ears as a truck roars by at at the Boone County Fair side-by-side mud racing event Friday. Craig Flippin handles the sound just fine.
Danny Koenig Sr. of Huntsville races to the finish line in his truck named "The Digger" at the Boone County Fair side-by-side mud racing event Friday.
Crowds watch Jason Sensenich, left, race Brian Ellison at the Boone County Fair's first side-by-side mud racing event. Sensenich went on to win the race.
Parker Salter blows a pinwheel as mother, Emily Salter, watches on Friday at the Boone County Fair. Salter went on to win first place in 2-year-old division of the Boys Baby Contest.
After winning first place in the infant division of the Boone County Fair Boys Baby Contest on Friday, 8-month-old Aiden Riley and his mother Ginger Riley pose as his grandmother takes a photo.
July 24, 2009
A rabbit nestles in next to a basket of ping pong balls at a new carnival game at the Boone County Fair. The new game gives away rabbits as prizes, which has animal advocates in Columbia concerned.
"What's grandma gonna do with a bunny?" Dalton and Taylor Fisher's grandma asks as they both pay $5 to try to win a rabbit at the Boone County Fair on Thursday. Many animal advocates around Columbia have been asking similar questions since the new game showed up at the fair this year.
The Boone County Fair has many new games this year. One of the new games gives away rabbits as prizes, prompting the Central Missouri Humane Society and other animal advocates to voice their concerns about where the prize bunnies go after they are won.
Carl's Towing is recovering a 2002 Chevy 1500 from an accident site at the intersection of Highway WW and Rangeline Road on Friday in Columbia. The driver of the Chevy was going northbound on Rangeline before it collided with 1984 Ford Crown Victoria traveling westbound on Highway WW.
Carl's Towing is recovering a 1984 Ford Crown Victoria that was involved in an accident at the intersection of Highway WW and Rangeline Road on Friday in Columbia. The Ford driver was extricated from the vehicle and then taken to the University Hospital for treatment.
The '80s took over downtown Columbia on July 18 as athletes and non-athletes came together to celebrate and reminisce at Off Track Events' first annual '80s Run.