July 24, 2012
Eddie Chick of Hallsville prepares Tuesday for Wednesday's demolition derby at the Boone County Fair.
U.S. combat troops patrol dusty pathways in Afghanistan, look for hidden roadside bombs, load and fire mortar shells at insurgents' positions. So when they come home, how will that help them land a civilian job?
July 23, 2012
Matthew Barnes, 11, won last year’s Rabbit Show and will bring his two rabbits and a few chickens to participate in this year's Boone County Fair.
Pee Wee Showmanship was held Monday at the Boone County Fair. Members of Clover Kids, a 4-H program for children under 8, participate in the competition with their animals.
Although grapevines thrive in warm weather, the recent drought may be too stressful for the vines. The drought could produce a superior vintage, but Missouri winemakers will have to wait until harvest to find out how the weather has affected their wines.
The Mulekicker Cloggers have been dancing together for more than 25 years. One of the group's members, Jackie Cole, has credited dancing to keeping her alive through her battle with cancer.
Thanks to a partnership between the Columbia Housing Authority and the Health Department, smokers with limited resources looking to quit have new opportunities to kick the habit.
July 22, 2012
Pat Carl and her grandson, Aidan Liu, competed in the Show-Me State Games Parent-Child division of the golf competition Sunday. They won in their division.
Columbia Missouri Ultimate Frisbee team competes in the Show-Me State Games Ultimate Frisbee playoffs on Sunday.
Jim Thaxter calls a contra dance Friday. Contra dance is a type of dance similar to square dancing. Thaxter said it is a great way to interact with other people who love to dance.
July 21, 2012
Woodlandville United Methodist Church hosted its second-annual wheat threshing event to show visitors farming techniques dating to the 1930s.
Dancing partners compete in the ballroom dancing competition at the Show-Me State Games on Saturday at Ballroom Academy of Columbia.
These photos of 1950s advertisements, provided by the Missouri State Historical Society, offer a glimpse into Columbia summers of the past.
Twins Kerri and Jake Justice take part in the youth wrestling competition 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.
Andy Tellman's band have fun performing in Jefferson City. They will be playing at the Boone County Fair on Friday.
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.
July 20, 2012
The Show-Me State Games began with an Opening Ceremony held at the Hearnes Center on Friday.
Aaron Skinner and Cody Kennedy play a men's tennis match at the Show-Me State Games on Friday.