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Fire and mud at Fair demolition derby

Jessey Gonzales of Columbia took sixth place in the modified car class at the demolition derby Sunday night at the Boone County Fair. Gonzales jumped from his car when a radiator hose broke, spilling radiator fluid on him and engulfing his car in white smoke.

Muddy derby crash

Wil Lawrence, left, of Columbia, sideswipes Matt Keating of Winfield in the stock car class of the demolition derby Sunday night at the Boone County Fair. Keating survived to win after Lawrence's car started to show flames underneath his car's engine. Lawrence took second place.

Demolition derby celebration

Columbia's Wil Lawrence celebrates a second-place finish in the stock car class of Sunday night's demolition derby at the Boone County Fair as a fire fighter rushes to his burning car.

Twins participate in Baby Boy Contest

Owen Old giggles and wiggles on the lap of his mother, Amanda Old, during the judging of the Baby Boy Contest on Sunday at the Boone County Fair. Twin brother Wyatt Old competes side-by-side with him on the lap of his father, Matt Old.

Standing with grandfather

Braiden Jackson stands between the legs of his grandfather Scott Jackson during the judging of the Baby Boy Contest on Sunday at the Boone County Fair. Braiden Jackson placed second in the 2-year-old division.

Baby Boy Contest participant crawls away

One year old Sheamus Ashley crawls away from mother, Christy Ashley, on stage during the judging of the Baby Boy Contest on Sunday at the Boone County Fair. Babies are judged on appearance and personality. Sheamus Ashley placed third.

Synchronized swimming

From left, Emma Mrkonic, 18, Sarah Dunalewicz, 17, and Hillary Lewis, 18, perform their trio synchronized swimming routine Sunday at the Show-Me State Games. The members of the Kansas City Sea Sprites recently competed in a national competition in New York, earning seventh place.

Waiting for Dad at softball

Lauren Willmann, 5, plays on the softball fields at Cosmo Park Sunday after her dad, Kevin Willmann, and his team finished their game. Willmann's team, Piccadilly at Manhattan, won the slow-pitch softball championship game against the Sedalia Stings at the Show-Me State Games.

Waiting for the pitch

Atu Gilmore of the Sedalia Stings waits to swing at a pitch thrown by Jim Guljum of Piccadilly at Manhattan in the Show-Me State Games slow-pitch softball division D championship game. Piccadilly at Manhattan won the championship for the third time since they started to play in the late 1990s. "We play every year at the Show-Me State Games because it's tradition," Piccadilly at Manhattan coach Matt Giljum said.

Basketball layup

Mike Edwards of the Brooklyn Cats lays up a ball before the start of the Show-Me State Games 12th-grade boys competitive level championship game Sunday at the MU Student Recreation Complex. The Cats beat the Mineral Area Panthers 62-70.

Show-Me State Games basketball rebound

Keith Wiley, left, of the Brooklyn Cats, tries to steal for the ball from Brock Walker of the Mineral Area Panthers while Blake Walker moves in to assist during the Show-Me State Games 12th-grade boys competitive level basketball championship game Sunday at the MU Student Recreation Complex.

Wiping away sweat

Britt Bradley of the Brooklyn Cats wipes the sweat from his face after defeating the Mineral Area Panthers 70-62 Sunday at the MU Student Recreation Complex during the Show-Me State Games 12th-grade boys competitive level basketball finals.

Show-Me State Games basketball layup

Jay Raulston, left, of the Mineral Area Panthers, pushes past Marshall French of the Brooklyn Cats at the MU Student Recreation Complex during the Show-Me State Games 12th-grade boys competitive level championship game on Sunday. The Cats beat the Panthers 70-62.

Unloading goods at the Really, Really Free Market

Hilary Matney unloads a pickup truck full of goods to be given away Sunday at the Really, Really Free Market outside the Boone County Courthouse. Clothes, toys, dishes and magazines were all free for the taking at the event, and participants had a variety of reasons for bringing their goods. "We'd rather take it here than leave it on the side of the street," Matney said.

Toys wait for new owner at Really, Really Free Market

A box worth of toys sits outside the Boone County Courthouse on Sunday during the Really, Really Free Market. Chuck Neal, who brought the box, said he heard about the market through postings and word-of-mouth. "Since we don't need it, it'd be nice to give it to somebody who does," he said.

Fighting for soccer ball

Brian Jacobson from Florissant OBG and Josh Wideman from Ellisville PNH United play in the adult coed recreational soccer final Sunday for the Show-Me State Games at Cosmo Park.

Looking through jewelry at Really, Really Free Market

J.C. Berg sorts through jewelry at the Really, Really Free Market on Sunday outside the Boone County Courthouse. The goal of the market was to promote an alternative to more common money-based commerce, and the only rules were "No Cash, No Bartering, No Soliciting, No Dumping."

Show-Me State Games soccer final match celebration

From left, Brian Jacobson, Tony Vaughn, Tim Carbol, Missy Larko and EJ Olson from Florissant OBG celebrate their win 6-4 over Ellisville PNH United in the adult coed recreational soccer final Sunday for the Show-Me State Games at Cosmo Park. Carbol's final penalty kick secured the OBG's win. The team has been playing at the Show-Me State Games off and on for about eight years, but this was its first victory.

Show-Me State Games soccer finals

Kristen Caleo, left, from the Florissant OBG dribbles past Alexis Bartelt from the Ellisville PNH United in the adult coed recreational soccer final Sunday for the Show-Me State Games at Cosmo Park. The OBG, which stands for the One Black Guy and is named for team captain Jerald Jackson, won 6-4 in penalty kicks.

Volleyball blockers

Patrick Ream of the Bangers of Columbia hits the ball against blockers Julie Flanner, left, and Rusty Jones of Team Quinn of Columbia during a bracket match Sunday in the open coed division volleyball games of the Show-Me State Games at Columbia College.
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