PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia church gives Myanmar family home makeover

The Fairview Road Church of Christ gave a refugee family from Myanmar a home makeover.

PHOTO GALLERY: Riders participate at the 2014 Wild West Shoot-Out

More than 50 horses and riders participated in the 2014 Wild West Shoot-Out for the Boone County Fair on Friday at the Central Missouri Events Center.

PHOTO GALLERY: Michael Sam, Sam Bradford work out at Rams football camp

Sam Bradford and Michael Sam prepare for the upcoming NFL season at the St. Louis Rams' practice facility in St. Louis.

PHOTO GALLERY: Participants get dirty at Figure Eight Racing Event at 2014 Boone Couty Fair

Thursday at the Boone County Fair, racers started their engines and sped through the mud during the Figure Eight Racing Event.

PHOTO GALLERY: Boone County Fair features variety of events involving goats

On Thursday, the Boone County Fair hosted the Dairy Goat Fun Show and an event participants call "musical chairs with goats."

PHOTO GALLERY: Morgan Naeger shows first bottle calf at fair

The 4-H Bucket Calf Project teaches young people how to be responsible for livestock from birth. They must feed their calf with a bottle or out of a bucket and learn how to handle them. Participants showed their calves Monday night at the Boone County Fair. The was Morgan Naeger's first year showing livestock.

PHOTO GALLERY: Teams compete in Boone County Fair demolition derby

Father and son team "Solo Boyz" competed in Wednesday's demolition derby at the Boone County Fair.

PHOTO GALLERY: Boone County Fair highlights

Dog jumping events, the demolition derby and cooling off the livestock were among the activities Wednesday at the Boone County Fair.

PHOTO GALLERY: Dark Knight visits Columbia

Barnes & Noble at the Columbia Mall, and other businesses, held a special daylong event in honor of Batman Day. DC Comics declared Wednesday "Batman Day" in honor of the caped crusader's 75th anniversary.

PHOTO GALLERY: Musicians, composers prepare for the Mizzou International Composers Festival

The Mizzou International Composers Festival is starting in Columbia this week. The festival brings in eight resident composers who write music the ensemble Alarm Will Sound performs. The musicians and composers spent last week rehearsing and preparing at the country home of Jeanne Sinquefield, patron of the Mizzou New Music Initiative.

PHOTO GALLERY: Youths show off canines in Boone County 4-H/FFA Dog Show

Eleven area youths and their dogs competed Tuesday in the Boone County 4-H/FFA Dog Show. The competition featured events in showmanship, an obstacle course, costumes and tricks. There were also demonstrations of jumpers, tunnels and nose work.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kaitlyn Bullard prepares for Missouri bar exam

Kaitlyn Bullard is a 25-year-old lawyer who has also passed through Missouri's juvenile justice system. She was preparing to take the Missouri bar exam this month and hopes to represent people who do not have easy access to the justice system.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children walk with animals at showmanship competition

Children displayed the fruits of their labor for the Pee Wee Showmanship competition at the Boone County Fair on Monday. Children raise a baby animal, teaching it how to walk on a lead or stand before a judge. The competition gives children an opportunity to practice for bigger livestock shows.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kids continue ham curing tradition at county fair

On Sunday afternoon, both rookie and veteran ham curers brought their hams to check in for the 2014 Boone County Fair ham show. It was even a family event for some participants.

PHOTO GALLERY: Archery is family pastime for Actons

The Acton family participated for a second time in the Show-Me State Games 3-D archery competition Sunday morning.

PHOTO GALLERY: Pets celebrated at church's animal blessing service

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Steve Schmidt captures third Guiness World Record

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: Playing Ultimate Frisbee at the Show-Me State Games

Athletes played Ultimate Frisbee at Battle High School as part of the Show-Me State Games on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: An SUV crashed into a gas station

An SUV crashed into the Phillips 66 gas station on Paris Road on Saturday afternoon.

PHOTO GALLERY: The Show-Me State Games begin

The Show-Me State Games started the competition with a bang Friday night with its opening ceremony at Mizzou Arena.