July 24, 2009
"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.
Linda Dietz hands a hypnotized Adrianne and Anderson McCune plastic instruments to play during an impromptu Elvis performance on Thursday. The show lasted for about 45 minutes and kept the audience members on their toes and literally laughing on the floor.
"The Sassy Classy Mystic Muse" Linda Dietz readies her participants for a night of fun and laughter at the Boone County Fair on Thursday. Dietz show is interactive taking the people off the stage and into the laughing crowd.
Matt Praisewater, sings, "May I please have my belly button back"? while in a hypnotized state at the Boone Couty Fair on Thursday. The audience was entertained by Linda Dietz and her ability to move the participants to do crazy things like Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin impersonations.
Emcee Bryce McGuire of Hedrick's Racing Pigs of Nickerson, Kan., opens the starting gates during a pig race Thursday at the Boone County Fair.
Sara Wilsdorf, left, cheers on a pig during a pig race at the Boone County Fair on Wednesday.
Ethan Ott of Hedrick's Racing Pigs puts a racing silk on a piglet at the Boone County Fair on Wednesday.
The Boone County Fair has been hosting Hedrick's Racing Pigs, with shows scheduled through Saturday. The pigs perform three times each day, racing around a track for a succulent Oreo cookie.
Water vapor rises from the cooling tower of the Callaway County nuclear plant. "Many people think we're polluting the air, but it's actually just water vapor that is generated from the process of cooling the plant's water supply," said communications coordinator John Bassford.
The cooling tower, at left, and the turbine building are parts of the Callaway County nuclear plant.
The switchyard distributes power generated at the Callaway plant to transmission lines, providing electricity to area homes and businesses.
Hailey Teeple smiles big for the judges and crowd during the Boone County Fair's Baby Contest. Teeple has been in the competition four years placing two years ago in 4th Place.
Vinae Buford-Stillman kisses her mother Natalie Stillman during the final round of the 3-year-old division. This year was her fourth year of competition.
Aryah NayShawn Moore wins in the 3-year-old category during the Boone County Fair girls baby contest on Thursday. Her mother, LaTonya Douglas, had Moore compete in the Cooper County competition before, and on her first Boone County appearance took home first place.
Isabel Nichols is greeted by her parents, Adam and Jenny, during the final round of the Boone County Fair Cutest Baby Girl Contest on Thursday.
More than 90 baby girls competed in this years Boone County Cutest Baby Competition. Screaming grandparents, siblings and fathers lit the room up with cheers for their young ones.