July 27, 2012
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.
The Opening Ceremony kicked off the start of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London on Friday.
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.
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.
July 26, 2012
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.
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.
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.
July 25, 2012
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.
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.
Ann Betteridge has worked for the past four years to restore her family's historic home in Cooper County after fire struck in 2008.
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.
July 24, 2012
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.
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.
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.