PHOTO GALLERY: The Show-Me State Games ballroom dancers

Dancing partners compete in the ballroom dancing competition at the Show-Me State Games on Saturday at Ballroom Academy of Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Heat-related ads are a blast from the past

These photos of 1950s advertisements, provided by the Missouri State Historical Society, offer a glimpse into Columbia summers of the past.

PHOTO GALLERY: Young wrestlers compete in the Show-Me State Games

Twins Kerri and Jake Justice take part in the youth wrestling competition at the Show-Me State Games.

PHOTO GALLERY: Power lifters compete at the Show-Me State Games

Women warm up and prepare to compete in the Power Lift competition at the Show-Me State Games on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Andy Tellman and his band perform at The Vine

Andy Tellman's band have fun performing in Jefferson City. They will be playing at the Boone County Fair on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia residents line Broadway in memory of Spc. Sterling Wyatt

Supporters formed "a sea of red" to honor the memory of Spc. Sterling Wyatt during his funeral at First Baptist Church of Columbia and procession along Broadway on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Readers share photos of support for Spc. Sterling Wyatt

PHOTO GALLERY: Show-Me State Games Opening Ceremony held at Hearnes Center

The Show-Me State Games began with an Opening Ceremony held at the Hearnes Center on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tennis players compete in Show-Me State Games

Aaron Skinner and Cody Kennedy play a men's tennis match at the Show-Me State Games on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Cardinals compete at Show-Me State Games

The Columbia Cardinals played the Florissant Mustangs on Friday at the Show-Me State Games.

PHOTO GALLERY: Boone County Fair Grounds is ready to welcome fair goers

Boone County Fair Grounds is set up to welcome fair goers Thurday, July 19, north of Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: West Broadway Swim Club bring 'Arctic Friday' to the pool with ice chunks

The West Broadway Swim Club hosted "Arctic Friday" where they passed out 10-pound blocks of ice to swimmers and made snow cones to help Columbia beat the heat.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kenley Conyers, 2011 Little Miss Boone County, will ride in the Boone County Fair downtown parade

Kenley Conyers, 6, was named Little Miss Boone County Fair in the contest last year. This year she won't participate in the contest but will be involved in other activities, including the downtown parade.

Community pays respects during Sterling Wyatt motorcade

Several community members watched the Sterling Wyatt motorcade pass the First Baptist Church.

FROM READERS: Procession honoring Sterling Wyatt on Thursday morning

Readers shared photos taken during the procession honoring Spc. Sterling Wyatt, as his body returned to Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Summer engineering camp brings students from across the country to MU

High school students from all over North America came to MU to spend a week learning about different types of engineering. The students do hands-on activities to learn and apply the principles of engineering, including designing and launching rockets propelled by water pressure.

PHOTO GALLERY: Dancers, steampunk characters attend Family Fun Fest

The Family Fun Fest on Wednesday night at Flat Branch Park included music, dancing, bounce houses, face painting and more. This month's theme was "Around the World" and focused on teaching families what other children around the world do for fun.

PHOTO GALLERY: Teen shows boer bucks at the Boone County Fair

Tessa Chambers, 16, showed Earl and Hoss, two boer bucks, at the Howard County Fair on June 28. Earl, weighing in at 48 lbs, won first in his class. Tessa will be showing and selling both bucks at the Boone County Fair this month.

PHOTO GALLERY: The lifestyle of falconry

Dennis Samnee took up falconry about 26 years ago, inspired after catching and releasing a red-tailed hawk that terrorized his wife's chickens. These days, falconry is not just a hobby for Samnee, it's a lifestyle.

PHOTO GALLERY: Family cares for Far West Cemetery

The Far West Cemetery occupies an acre of land off the main road in Centralia. It was recently vandalized, with headstones being pushed over and broken.