July 29, 2012
July 28, 2012
Even though Kari Stromhaug moved to New York last August, she returned to Columbia to compete in the Show-Me State Games with her friends and teammates. This is Stromhaug's third time competing in the games and her ninth year practicing gymnastics.
The Show-Me State Games continued on Saturday at the Hearnes Center, where young Missouri gymnasts competed and showed off their talent.
Johnathon Swymeler, a 14-year-old who has only competed in six track meets, won the Show-Me State Games 400-meter dash Saturday at MU's Walton Stadium. In addition to the gold medal he won in the 400m, Swymeler also won a silver medal in the boys' 200-meter dash.
Infants were judged at the Boone County Fair Baby Contest on Saturday. The babies were judged on health, appearance and personality.
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.
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.
July 27, 2012
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 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