PHOTO GALLERY: Campers learn about alpacas

Campers learn about how to harness and walk alpacas as well how to do many different fiber arts Thursday at Sycamore Creek Farm.

PHOTO GALLERY: Twins show pigs at Boone County Fair

Olivia and A.J. Hombs prepare and show their pigs at the Boone County Fair swine show Wednesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Volunteers work to renovate Almeta Crayton's home

Fairview Road Church of Christ members repay contributions of community advocate Almeta Crayton with the renovation of her home. Crayton formerly served as the First Ward's representative on the Columbia City Council.

PHOTO GALLERY: Competitors display rabbits at Boone County Fair

Participants between the ages of 8 and 22 were able to bring their rabbits and have them assessed by judges Thursday at the Boone County Fair.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fun City Youth Academy hosts talent, fashion shows

Fun City Summer Youth Academy hosted a talent show and fashion show Thursday at Ridgeway Elementary School.

PHOTO GALLERY: Drivers compete in Boone County Fair demolition derby

Drivers competed Wednesday evening in the demolition derby at the Boone County Fair.

PHOTO GALLERY: President Obama speaks about economy in Warrensburg

President Barack Obama spoke about his plan for the economy Wednesday at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Obama praised Missouri's fast-track college program during his speech. Some people arrived as early as 6 a.m. to have the chance to hear the president's comments.

PHOTO GALLERY: Boone County Fair competitors show sheep

Competitors showed sheep Wednesday at the Boone County Fair.

PHOTO GALLERY: MR340 racers seek reprieve at Katfish Katy's Campgrounds checkpoint

The Missouri American Water MR340 began its eighth annual race Tuesday morning. In this year's competition, 526 paddlers in 348 boats are racing from Kansas City to St. Charles. Racers took a break from paddling Wednesday at the Katfish Katy's Campgrounds checkpoint.

PHOTO GALLERY: Racers fly at Boone County Fair motocross competition

Motocross competitors raced in 16 different categories based on vehicle type and size Tuesday, which was opening day at the Boone County Fair.

PHOTO GALLERY: Goats prepped for competition

Children work to make goats ready for the Market Wether class showing Tuesday at the Boone County fairgrounds.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children compete in Pee Wee Showmanship event

Children showed goats in the Pee Wee Showmanship event Monday at the Boone County Fair. A parade also was held Monday evening.

PHOTO GALLERY: Carnival setup for Boone County Fair begins

Carnival employees set up rides, including an 84-year-old carousel, for the Boone County Fair on Monday at the Boone County fairgrounds.

PHOTO GALLERY: Alarm Will Sound rehearses for Mizzou International Composers Festival

Alarm Will Sound rehearses at the Sinquefield Reserve on Wednesday in Folk. They are the main performing ensemble of the Mizzou International Composers Festival and specialize in performing new contemporary music.

PHOTO GALLERY: Purple Stars win over Warriors during Show-Me State Games

The Purple Stars defeated the Warriors, 1-0, during the Show-Me State Games under 9 division championship game Sunday at Cosmopolitan Park.

PHOTO GALLERY: Children, horses compete in 4-H, FFA horse show

Children competed in the 4-H/FFA Horse Show Performance Class competitions Sunday at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Korean student must leave MU early

Wonjoon Moon's family has asked him to return to South Korea because they cannot afford to pay his expenses at MU.

PHOTO GALLERY: The Great Flood of 1993, week of July 22

Missourian file photos show the impact of the Great Flood of 1993 during the week of Jul 22-30.

PHOTO GALLERY: Refugees in Columbia gather for festival

Refugees from countries around the world gathered Saturday evening at the Broadway Christian Church.

PHOTO GALLERY: Volleyball players compete at Show-Me State Games

Eleventh- and 12th-grade girls competed Saturday in the Show-Me State Games volleyball competition at the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse.