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Volleyball celebration

Nicole Murphy of Team Quinn of Columbia cheers after scoring a point during a bracket match Sunday in the open coed division volleyball games of the Show-Me State Games at Columbia College.

Boone County Fair hosts 19th Annual Boone's Lick Trail BBQ Contest

Forty-three teams competed in the 19th Annual Boone’s Lick Trail BBQ Contest Friday and Saturday at the Boone County Fair. The teams were judged based on chicken, pork, pork ribs and beef brisket entries. Chris Duff and Rob Keeney of Border War Smokers won the title of Grand Champion for having the highest combined score.

Walking with a blue ribbon

Taylor Hulen, 14, pats her horse, Misprint, after winning first place in the Walk/Trot Showmanship competition at the 4-H/FFA Horse Show on Sunday.

Waiting with a horse at Boone County Fairgrounds

Bill Pollock waits with Hunter Shilling's horse, Red, at the Boone Country Fairgrounds on Sunday.

Waiting at Boone County Fair horse show

Guillermo Hernandez, 10, watches as participants in the 4-H/FFA Horse Show exit the arena on Sunday. Hernandez and his horse, Sugar, won third place in the Walk/Trot Showmanship competition.

Riders, spectators meet at Boone County Fair horse show

Katie Blake, 15, talks to attendees of the 4-H/FFA Horse Show on Sunday at the Boone County Fair. "This is my first horse," Blake said of her horse, Mr. Cool Cutter.

Miniature golf family day

Dawn and Grace Heston watch as Chris Heston putts his ball into the fourth hole during the 2010 Show-Me State Games miniature golf event Sunday at the Perche Creek Golf Club. Chris Heston said the family was out for an "an impromptu family day" and did not plan to play in the games, but they entered after a suggestion from a fellow miniature golfer.

Mini golf held at Perche Creek

Samantha Coronado and Jessie Pfautz, both of Kansas City, play the Perche Creek miniature golf course as part of the 2010 Show-Me State Games on Saturday. They came to Columbia so Pfautz could compete in the Show-Me State Games' Track competition, but because Coronado was not participating, they decided to go out and play an event together. "I didn't want her to be bored," Pfautz said, and Coronado completed: "— so I picked mini golf."

Fun at mini golf

Jessie Pfautz reacts to a missed putt during the 2010 Show-Me State Games miniature golf competition Saturday at the Perche Creek Golf Club. Pfautz, who is from Kansas City and participated in the track and field events this weekend, was not too concerned about her misfortunes in golf. "I already got one medal, so I'm not going to be disappointed about this," she said.

Missed putt

Jon Harrison finds himself unsatisfied after missing a putt, but he and friend John Fitzgibbons take their misfortunes in good stride during the 2010 Show-Me State Games miniature golf event Sunday at the Perche Creek Golf Club. Fitzgibbons was last year's gold medalist in the event, "but I don't think there's a medal in my future," he said.

Shoeless shot put

Vern Scheue, 78, of Lake St. Louis, throws shoeless in the shot put competition during the Show-Me State Games track and field events Sunday at Walton Stadium.

Long jumping at the Show-Me State Games

Dave Manke, 40, of O’Fallon, leaps into the sand pit in the long jump competition during the Show-Me State Games track and field events Sunday at Walton Stadium.

Hurdles at the Show-Me State Games

Joseph Holland, 18, of Hannibal, blows away the competition, finishing first in short hurdles during the Show-Me State Games track and field events Sunday at Walton Stadium.

Fellowship of Christian Cowboys conducts service at Boone County Fair

Jim Smith of Grandview Baptist Church leads a Fellowship of Christian Cowboys service Sunday during the Boone County Fair. Smith said the group mostly serves people from rural Missouri who might not attend a nearby church.

Learning to draw in Moving Ahead program

Callie Hansen, a volunteer at the Columbia Housing Authority Moving Ahead program, teaches Celeste Hodges, 10, how to draw a rose Tuesday at the J.W. “Blind” Boone Community Center in Columbia. Children in the program hang their artwork on the walls of the center for decoration.

Working on math problems in Moving Ahead program

Darius Burse, 8, of the Columbia Housing Authority Moving Ahead program practices working math problems Tuesday at the J.W. “Blind” Boone Community Center in Columbia. Children in the program spend an hour of each day working with tutors. Program coordinator Carroll Zu-Bolton said the program is academically focused even in the summer.

Learning about cave formation at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Meredith Donaldson, a volunteer at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park in Columbia, teaches children in the Columbia Housing Authority Moving Ahead program about cave formation on Wednesday. The children put their hands in to simulate the layers found in sedimentary rock like that found at the park.

Examining a bat from Devil's Icebox

James Hayes, 9, of the Columbia Housing Authority Moving Ahead program examines a preserved bat Wednesday before going into the Devil’s Icebox cave at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park in Columbia. Meredith Donaldson, a state park volunteer, told children in the program that two species of bats live in the Devil’s Icebox: gray bats and Indiana bats.

Moving Ahead participants snack at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Children in the Columbia Housing Authority’s Moving Ahead program eat celery and peanut butter Wednesday at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park in Columbia. Staff serve healthy snacks at the start of every Moving Ahead session.

Mud trucks get rained out

Josh Garrison drives his mud truck back up on the trailer with assistance from his uncle after Saturday's races at the Boone County Fair were postponed. Garrison drove two hours from Steeleville to compete in the side-by-side mud racing event. "No we have to drive two hours back," he said. "A long ride for rain. Oh well."
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