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Lauren Nichols of Ashland delivers a speech about her hometown during the talent portion of the Boone County Fair Queen Competition July 21.

Boone County Fair crowns queen [Photo]

Ally Walker, right, of Ashland, gets a hug from 2007 Boone County Fair Queen Sarah Carlisle after being announced as the 2008 Boone County Fair Queen on Monday night at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

4-H/FFA Boone County Fair dog show [Slideshow]

Participants and dogs strutted their stuff at this year's 4-H/FFA Boone County Fair dog show. The show consisted of nearly 40 children and took place Saturday night.

A cowboy church service [Video]

Early Sunday morning, Boone County Fair participants took part in a Fellowship of Christian Cowboys church service. Headed by the Rev. Jim Smith, it provided those staying overnight at the fairgrounds a chance to partake in church services.

Games' bowling events attract families [Video]

Parents, grandparents and children participated in the Show-Me State Games bowling competition Saturday at AMF Town & Country Lanes in Columbia. Bowlers and family members share their thoughts on the Parent/Grandparent and Child Doubles event.

24th District race continues expensive trend [Graphic]

Peach crop is promising at the Columbia Farmers’ Market [Photo]

Ronda and Randy Thiessen of Sandy Creek Farm arrange peaches for sale. Sandy Creek Farm is located off of Highway 87 between New Franklin and Glasgow.

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Jacobs Orchard, located in Montgomery City, also had a more successful peach crop this year than last.

Fellowship of Christian Cowboys leads morning service at Boone County Fairgrounds [Photo]

John Gray , president of the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, preaches during a church service in the arena at the Boone County Fairgrounds while Andrew Kretzschmar listens in the background Sunday.

Avoiding Delays [Graphic]

Family strikes it big at Games [Photo]

Five-year-old Spencer Robarge of Springfield smiles after taking his turn Saturday in the Show-Me State Games' Parent/Grandparent and Child Doubles event.

Paquin Tower recreation program threatened by city budget cutbacks [Photo]

George Bonnell, a resident of Paquin Tower, paints a scene of a sailboat, dock and house using acrylic paints provided by the Parks and Recreation Department. Bonnell learned to paint four years ago through classes provided by at the residential center. He has also taken trips to Amish country and St. Louis.

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George Bonnell, a resident of Paquin, paints a scene of a sailboat using acrylic paints. Bonnell learned to paint four years ago through classes provided by the Parks and Recreation Department through the Adaptive Recreation Program.

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Emily Carson

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Newt Buckner

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Megan Wehmeyer

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Hunter Shilling

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Becca Schranck

Father and son spend a day on the greens [Photo]

Tim Kuchta, right, and his 10-year-old son, Austin, play a round of golf in the parent/child division of the Show-Me State Games golf competition Sunday at A.L. Gustin Golf Club. The Kuchtas finished fourth out of 10 teams.

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Austin Kutcha watches his father, Tim Kuchta, on the golf course during the Show-Me State Games golf competition. Both Tim and Austin began learning to play golf at the age of 6.

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