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The crowning of a queen [Photo]

Rashall Westhoelter, right, was crowned queen at the Boone County Fair Royalty Competition on Monday night. This was Westhoelter's third bid for the crown. Emily Reinbott, left, was the second runner-up in the competition.

Zipline offers new adventure for Missouri tourists [Photo]

Emily Beaty, 16, smiles as she passes overhead on a zipline at Eagle Falls Ranch Zipline Adventures in Eminence, Mo. Beaty visited the attraction while on vacation with her family from Memphis, Tenn.

Zipline owner instructs users [Photo]

Brandon Atchison listens as Eagle Falls Ranch Zipline Adventures owner Shawn Nye explains how he should hold the pulley with one hand while using the other to brake as he slides down the zipline in Eminence, Mo.

Albino Deer stands out [Photo]

An albino deer in Sharon Kinden's backyard makes a rare appearance.

Missouri offers zipline fun [Photo]

Visitors to Eagle Falls Ranch Zipline Adventures in Eminence, Mo., prepare for their next zipline slide after climbing up a narrow walkway to the launch platform. Some participants reported that the trip up the walkway was scarier than the zipline ride.

Zipline participants must wear protective gear [Photo]

Helmets and protective leather gloves sit at the ready for zipline participants at Eagle Falls Ranch Zipline Adventures in Eminence, Mo.

Phoenix facility under way [Photo]

Dan McCord, a representative for Fisher Environmental Controls, stands in what will be the education room of Phoenix Programs' new administrative and residential facility in Columbia, on Wednesday. The construction of the facility, which is expected to open in the late fall, is mainly funded by grants and private donations.

Holding on to memories [Photo]

Phoenix Program Director of Clinical Services James Kimbro explains the meaning behind the name plate he is contributing to the time capsule that will be placed in the addiction treatment center's new building as the center's executive director Deborah Beste listens on in the background on Wednesday. The new building on the north side of Columbia will house Phoenix Programs' administrative offices as well as residential facilities for the program's clients.

Carnival ride assembly begins [Photo]

Andre Radyn and brothers Kevin and Chris Botha assemble a section of a carnival ride at the Boone County Fairgounds. Lowery Carnival Company employs about 40 South Africans who travel from town to town in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Louisiana working at small summer fairs and festivals.

Boone County Fair features educational petting zoo [Photo]

A baby zebra grazes next to a pygmy donkey at the Hedrick's Educational Petting Zoo at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Setting up the fair [Photo]

Lowery Carnival Company employee Michael Washington executes a quick pull-up as he helps to assemble the Expo Wheel ride at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Washington is a South African citizen who is spending his summer working for the amusement company, traveling from town to town in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Lowery Carnival Company travels from town to town [Photo]

Lowery Carnival Company employee Michael Washington helps to assemble the Expo Wheel ride at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Washington is a South African citizen who is spending his summer working for the amusement company, traveling from town to town in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Carnival employees prepare for opening [Photo]

The Expo Wheel ride sits half-assembled at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Lowery Carnival Company employees worked throughout the day to ensure that the rides for the county fair were completed before its official opening at 4 p.m. on Monday.

In the bathroom salon [Photo]

Emily Reinbott, 19, prepares for the queen portion of the Boone County Royalty Competition during the county fair Monday. Her sister Molly Reinbott, left, and fellow competitor Lily Williams, 18, help with her hair in a women's restroom.

Fair competitors prepare hair [Photo]

Former Boone County Princess Madison Baker, 10, speaks to Little Miss competitor Elizabeth Edgar, 5, before the Boone County Fair Royalty Competition on Monday. Elizabeth's mom, Julia Edgar, helps with her hair as Ashlei Wilson, a member of the competition committee, does her own hair.

Former Mr. Boone County listens to queen hopeful [Photo]

Cole Nowlin, 7, last year's Mr. Boone County waits as his sister, Lily Williams, 18, practices her song for the talent portion of the queen competition at the Boone County Fair on Monday.

Queen competitor practices song [Photo]

Lily Williams, 18, of Hallsville, Mo., practices singing for the queen portion of the Boone County Fair Royalty Competition on Monday.

Commerical zipline course [Graphic]

Eagle Falls Ranch Zipline Adventures in Eminence is Missouri's first commercial zipline course. The course features five zipline routes, some of which over look Jacks Fork River.

James Miller's exhibit [Photo]

James M. Miller, professor of theatre at MU, stands among several of his pieces from his exhibit, “Facing Home: Watercolors and Drawings from Mississippi” in the George Caleb Bingham Gallery on Thursday. His exhibit, which features portraits of people from a variety of races, social statuses and ages, will be available for viewing through August 6.

Taking the limelight [Photo]

DeeDee Folkerts, center, performs with the rest of No Content during a June 6 show at the Cherry Street Artisan. “What a great group of people,” says Folkerts of her fellow troupe members. “We have a lot of fun.”
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