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Weapons portion, martial arts tournament

Third-degree black belt Corbin Howard, 13, performs in the weapons portion of the Show-Me State Games. There are three categories in the martial arts tournament: form, weapons and sparring. Corbin took first place in the weapons portion of his age group.

Martial arts form

Robert Geiser, 2009 American Taekwondo Association sparring world champion, practices the form portion of the Show-Me State Games at Helias High School in Jefferson City on Saturday. After competing, Geiser said: "I feel pretty good. I saw some different styles, but they had the same basics behind them."

Dan Cassidy

Dan Cassidy is the chief administrative officer for the Missouri Farm Bureau.

Shooting at Fairgrounds

Paramedics tend to a victim's injuries on Friday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Boone County Sherrif's deputies responded to a shots fired call on the grounds shortly after 9:30pm.

Shooting victim at Fairgrounds

Boone County Sherrif's deputies photograph blood on the ground at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Friday. One person was injured and transported to a local hospital.

Shooting time trials

Rangemaster Jason Snell, lower left, conducts a time trial during the indoor silhouette pistol competition Friday at the Show-Me State Games. Before each heat, competitors are given a practice period of the same time duration to warm up their draw and reloading motions.

Pistol shooting at the Show-Me State Games

The flash and bang of muzzle blast filled the air with gun smoke Friday in the indoor silhouette pistol competition in the Show-Me State Games.

Waiting for results at pistol shooting

Alexandra Griffeth, right, waits for the results to come in along with her fellow competitors Friday at the indoor pistol silhouette competition at the Show-Me State Games. Griffeth, a current member of the USA Shooting Team, began shooting six years ago in college but says, "I'm still learning."

Shooting at Boone County Fairgrounds

Boone County Sheriff's deputies and fire rescue tend to a victim's injuries Friday night at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Sheriff's deputies said they were responding to a shots fired report on the grounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital.

Columbia Blaze pitcher

Kyle Teeter pitched for the Columbia Blaze on Friday in the Show-Me State Games baseball tournament in Moberly.

Out at first base

Columbia Blaze first baseman Tyler Hull prepares to make the catch to force out Dan Barger of the St.Louis Irish on Friday in the Show-Me State Games baseball tournament in Moberly.

Columbia Blaze lose to St. Louis Irish

Marshall Willingham, the catcher for the Columbia Blaze, walks away after a close play at the plate scored the winning run for the St. Louis Irish in an age 14-and-under game Friday in the Show-Me State Games baseball tournament in Moberly. The Blaze, an age 13-and-under team, are playing up a division in this weekend's event.

Boone County Fair Queens

Michele Love, Rynda Nichols, Lily Williams and Amy Wilsdorf await the announcement of the 2010 Boone County Fair Queen Runners-Up. Six young women competed in the event Wednesday night.

Governors visit Iraq and Afghanistan

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is on a trip to Iraq and Afghanistan this week. From left: Nixon; South Dakota Gov. Michael Rounds; Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas; Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty; Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and General McKinley, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, during visit to Al Faw Palace in Baghdad on Wednesday, July 21.

Reynolds Journalism Institute gathering

Josh Smalley logs onto a computer during the High School Teachers Workshop at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at MU on Tuesday, July 20. RJI hosts journalism gatherings of many kinds and is now teaming up with the advertising industry to launch the Institute for Advertising Ethics.

Little Mister Boone County 2010 takes stage

Ashton Kidd, Little Mister Boone County 2010 winner, waves to the crowd at the conclusion of the Little Mister and Miss Boone County pageant Thursday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Kidd was one of five boys who competed in the pageant. Tanner Lanes is pictured on the right.

Winner crowned at Little Miss contest

Cierra UrQuieta, winner of the Little Miss Boone County pageant, is presented with the winning sash and tiara by last year’s winner at the Little Mister and Miss Boone County pageant on Thursday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Fair attendees wait for pageant to start

Cierra UrQuieta, left, nestles noses with her mother, Yvonne UrQuieta, while they wait for the Little Mister and Miss Boone County pageant to start Thursday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Contestants play with pinwheels during Little Miss pageant

As each participant introduces herself, Juliana Clemens, left, and Cecilia Consiglio play with their pinwheels to keep occupied at the Little Mister and Miss Boone County contest on Thursday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. There were 20 contestants and two rounds of judging.

Fair attendee enjoys musical chairs ride

With her hair blowing in the wind, Katelyn Bell smiles with glee while riding the musical chairs ride Thursday at the Boone County Fair.
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