July 20, 2014
Kevin and Haley Acton's bows rest on a post at the NOMO Bowhunters Club during the Show-Me State Games on Sunday. Bows can last a long time, and Haley Acton and her younger brother Kyle's bows can hold a various amount of pull weight, making it easier to keep the same bow as they grow.
Haley Acton, 11, aims her bow and arrow at a 3-D target at the NOMO Bowhunters Club during the Show-Me State Games on Sunday. Acton has been shooting since she was 8 years old, and she says her natural long nails never get in the way of shooting.
Kevin Acton, center, pulls an arrow that his son, Kyle Acton, 6, left, stuck in the 3-D target at the NOMO Bowhunters Club during the Show-Me State Games on Sunday. The fake animals have target rings in one place on their body, and each section of the target has a different score value.
Maggie Yoest attempts to restrain her golden retriever mix, Saffron, during the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia's animal blessing service on Sunday. Saffron is the third dog Yoest and her husband have owned who is named after a spice; Cinnamon and Ginger preceded her.
Fran Reynolds' dogs Toby and Maggie sniff at Donna Walter's dog Chewbacca during the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia's animal blessing service on Sunday. The church invited members to bring their pets to be blessed, and others stood and spoke about their absent pets.
Columbia residents gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia on Sunday morning for the 16th annual animal blessing service. Attendees shared stories of their pets, either present at the service or in memorial, and there was a tribute to former Central Missouri Humane Society director Mary Pat Boatfield, who died in June.
Barbie Reid cradles her toy poodle, Calvin, after the United Universalist Church of Columbia's animal blessing service on Sunday. Reid said Calvin is an "adventure dog" because he kayaks with a miniature life vest, mountain climbs and even grocery shops with her.
Donna Walter's dog Addie looks up before the United Universalist Church of Columbia's animal blessing service on Sunday. Walter goes by the saying that "one dog is good, two dogs are better, but three dogs are best."
Donna Walter leads her dogs, from left, Chewbacca, Minnie Mouse and Addie, into the United Universalist Church of Columbia on Sunday for the church's 16th annual animal blessing service. Walter adopted Minnie just a few days prior at the request of her three-year-old granddaughter.
A Columbia Fire Department firefighter carries a hose toward a house on Carter Lane early Sunday morning. The fire caused about $65,000 dollars worth of damage to the home and three cars on the property.
Columbia firefighters inspect a home on Carter Lane after a fire that caused an estimated $65,000 worth of damage early Sunday morning. It took about 20 minutes to extinguish the fire.
July 19, 2014
Steve Schmidt began pulling nails out of boards with his teeth last Thanksgiving. He secured his third Guinness World Record on Saturday during an intermission at the Show-Me State Games powerlifting event at Lange Middle School.
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams catches a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig in foul territory during the sixth inning Saturday in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 4-2.
Steve Schmidt participates in an additional competition to pull out as many nails as he can with his teeth in under a minute. The event was held during an intermission at the Show-Me State Games powerlifting event on Saturday at Lange Middle School.
Steve Schmidt looks to Joe Garcia, Show-Me State Games powerlifting commissioner, for a signal to hammer a nail into a piece of wood during the powerlifting event on Saturday at Lange Middle School. Schmidt used his teeth to pull five nails out of a board in less than 17 seconds, beating the Guinness World Record by more than five seconds.
International Olympic Committee President German Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference after an executive board meeting at the IOC headquarters, in Lausanne, Switzerland, on July 9. Bach gathered 16 key IOC and sports officials in Lausanne again Saturday to discuss Olympic Agenda 2020.
Steve Schmidt uses his teeth to pull a nail out of a board after beating a Guinness World Record during the powerlifting event at the Show-Me State Games at Lange Middle School on Saturday.
East All-Star squad guard Shoni Schimmel of the Atlanta Dream looks to shoot around West forward Brittney Griner, of the Phoenix Mercury, during the first half the WNBA All-Star game Saturday in Phoenix. The East won 125-124 in overtime.
Stage winner Poland's Rafal Majka breaks away from Italy's Alessandro De Marchi as they climb toward Risoul during the 14th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 110 miles with start in Grenoble and finish in Risoul, France, on Saturday. Majka won the stage for his first professional victory on the tour.
Athletes played Ultimate Frisbee at Battle High School as part of the Show-Me State Games on Saturday.