PHOTO GALLERY: Infants show off at the Boone County Fair

Infants were judged at the Boone County Fair Baby Contest on Saturday. The babies were judged on health, appearance and personality.

PHOTO GALLERY: Show-Me State Games Disc Golf Tournament

Adam Morrison was among the Show-Me State Games Disc Golf Tournament competitors Saturday at Oakland Park disc golf course. Morrison, who won the 2012 PDGA 19-and-under World Championship last Saturday, finished second.

PHOTO GALLERY: Highlights of Day 1 of the London Olympics

Ryan Lochte took home the United States' only gold medal for the day, Elizabeth Beisel won silver in the 400-meter individual medley and the U.S. women's soccer team defeated Colombia 3-0.

PHOTO GALLERY: 10-year-old wins ham competition at the Boone County Fair

More than 350 people came out to the Boone County Fair ham breakfast on Saturday morning. Ten-year-old Audrey Brush had the prize-winning ham, which was auctioned off for $1,000.

PHOTO GALLERY: Show-Me State baseball game at Cosmopolitan Park

A Show-Me States baseball game was held Friday at Cosmopolitan Park.

PHOTO GALLERY: 4-H members hold Livestock Buyers Dinner at Boone County Fair

Kids from 4-H clubs organized a dinner for livestock buyers from previous and present years as a thank you gift on Friday in the Boone County Fair multipurpose room.

PHOTO GALLERY: Stacey Robinson shows the art of carving at the Boone County Fair

Stacey Robinson carves the shape of an eagle into a walnut log on Friday afternoon at the Boone County Fairgrounds. It takes him one hour to complete the sculpture.

PHOTO GALLERY: The Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics

The Opening Ceremony kicked off the start of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Equestrian show family of four performs at Boone County Fair

The Loyal Vaulting Equestrian Show features Timi and Elizabeth Loyal and their two daughters, Aurora and Suri. They perform nightly at the Boone County Fair.

PHOTO GALLERY: Local man is historian of Olympics

John Lucas has authored over 200 articles and books about the Olympics. He coached cross-country, indoor, and outdoor track and field teams at Penn State from 1962-1968, and then he taught the “History, Philosophy, and Politics of the Modern Olympic Games” course for almost 30 years before retirement.

PHOTO GALLERY: Owners show off animals at Boone County Fair

Owners showed off their animals in competitions Thursday at the Boone County Fair. Lots of preparation is put into the meat market show. Before cattle are shown, they are bathed, dried, trimmed, and hair sprayed.

PHOTO GALLERY: Drivers compete in Figure 8 Derby and Tuff Truck Competition

The Figure 8 Derby and Tuff Truck Competition at the Boone County Fair on Thursday night brought out beat-up compact cars and trucks to the dirt track at the Grandstand.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sheep breeding spans generations for Hallsville Sheep Project

The Hallsville Sheep Project comprises members of the Hallsville, Shaw-Harg and Centralia 4-H sheep projects. Parental support drives the project, a close-knit group of families that spends every day together at the Boone County Fair.

PHOTO GALLERY: Patient approach pays off for Demolition Derby competitor

Ashley Elam, of Columbia, was the only woman of 25 competitors at the 2012 Boone County Demolition Derby. She won the compact division and took the $600 prize.

PHOTO GALLERY: Old Time Barn Dance bring relaxed fun to Boone County Fair

The Old Time Barn Dance on Wednesday night at the Boone County Fair brought out old-time fiddle music to accompany the fun of a square dance.

PHOTO GALLERY: Betteridge family works to restore family legacy in Crestmead Mansion

Ann Betteridge has worked for the past four years to restore her family's historic home in Cooper County after fire struck in 2008.

PHOTO GALLERY: Route Z fire destroys barn south of Hallsville

The Boone County Fire Protection District was dispatched to Route Z south of Hallsville after reports that several 1-ton hay bales had caught fire. Firefighters were able to stop the blaze, but the barn where the hay was stored burned to the ground.

PHOTO GALLERY: Contests on Boone County Fair's opening day

The Boone County Fair opened Tuesday with the Little Mister & Miss Boone County Fair, Boone County Fair Teen Queen and Boone County Fair Queen competitions.

PHOTO GALLERY: Lucinda Williams concert at Stephens Lake Park

Lucinda Williams performs in concert Tuesday at Stephens Lake Park. "The Night's Too Long" and "Right in Time" were some of the songs Williams played during her set.

PHOTO GALLERY: Eddie Chick prepares for demolition derby

Eddie Chick of Hallsville prepares Tuesday for Wednesday's demolition derby at the Boone County Fair.