July 23, 2009
President Barack Obama answers questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday.
A goat nibbles on the fingers of Kassie Rankin, 12, of Midway before the Meat Goat Show at the Boone County Fair on Monday.
Makayla Scheetz, 10, of Hallsville, her brother Cole Scheetz, 9, and Aurielle Sisson-Whitt, 18, of Columbia try to control their goats before the Meat Goat Show at the Boone County Fair on Monday.
Aurielle Sisson-Whitt, 18, of Columbia walks "Rascal" back to his pen after the Meat Goat Show at the Boone County Fair on Monday. Whitt won fifth place with her 74-pound goat.
Dale Pauley of Columbia warms up during the Fiddler's Frolic at the Boone County Fair. He's playing a Guarnerius, a fiddle given to him by his father. Attendees were welcome to dance to the music as fiddlers took their turns on stage.
Walter Mountjoy, 85, of Columbia waits with his grandson Kyle Pudenz, 16, of Columbia for their turn to perform during the Fiddler's Frolic at the Boone County Fair.
Jim Thaxter (right), a member of the Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers, leads Linda Karns (center), Brad Roby and Molly White in a square dance while musicians take their turns on stage during the Fiddler's Frolic at the Boone County Fair.
July 22, 2009
Charlie is a baby liger, a lion and tiger mix, in Woody's Menagerie. Owner Greg Woody keeps ligers until they reach adulthood. He then sells the ligers to large animal breeders.
Amanda Davis of Oregon holds a long-tailed porcupine during Woody's Menagerie, a wildlife entertainment program, at the Boone County Fair.
Benny, a monkey in Greg Woody's Menagerie, is displayed during a show at the Boone County Fairgrounds during the Menagerie's first show Tuesday.
Amanda Davis kisses Dakota the wolf during Woody's Menagerie at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Tuesday.
From left, Ryan Asbury, Sorsha Smith, Adam Kidwell and Tori Buxton take time to celebrate Sara and Toni Buxton's birthdays with a round of put-put. Glowgolf in the Columbia Mall is growing in popularity in only its third month of being in business. The facility's black lights illuminate the artwork on the walls, the golf balls and the putters.
Maja Jaszczynska cuts the hair of Brett Hathaway, 6, at Art of Hair on East Broadway on July 3. Jaszczynska has owned and operated the business since January.
Rows of jeans line the aisles of Plato's Closet in Columbia, which celebrated its grand opening on July 7. The retail franchise specializes in the purchase and resale of "gently used" brand name clothing.
Longboards, skateboards, clothing and accessories are all available for purchase at Loma Vista Hardware, a skateboard shop which has opened a new location at the mall in Columbia.
Two fair workers walk down the stretch of carnival rides at Boone County Fair. After a long day of rain Tuesday, fairgoers attended later in the evening.
Keaira Rubble, 12, performs Kellie Pickler's "Red High Heels" during the Junior Division of the Boone County Fair Talent Show, held Tuesday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Stephanie Stricker, 13, left, and dance partner Caroline Sunvold, 13, wait backstage before performing in the Junior Division at the Boone County Fair Talent Show.
Bill Tempel, left, of Columbia, videotapes his son Nathan, 8, during his performance at the Boone County Fair Talent Show Junior Division. Nathan has been singing since age 3.
Taylor Noakes, 16, performs the final song of the Boone County Junior Division Talent Show on Tuesday. Noakes sang "Not Anymore," by LeToya Luckett.