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Turbine building at Callaway County nuclear plant

The cooling tower, at left, and the turbine building are parts of the Callaway County nuclear plant.

Switchyard at Callaway County nuclear plant

The switchyard distributes power generated at the Callaway plant to transmission lines, providing electricity to area homes and businesses.

Showing off her stuff

Hailey Teeple smiles big for the judges and crowd during the Boone County Fair's Baby Contest. Teeple has been in the competition four years placing two years ago in 4th Place.

Giving mom a kiss

Vinae Buford-Stillman kisses her mother Natalie Stillman during the final round of the 3-year-old division. This year was her fourth year of competition.

First Boone County appearance gets first place

Aryah NayShawn Moore wins in the 3-year-old category during the Boone County Fair girls baby contest on Thursday. Her mother, LaTonya Douglas, had Moore compete in the Cooper County competition before, and on her first Boone County appearance took home first place.

Carrying the crown

Isabel Nichols is greeted by her parents, Adam and Jenny, during the final round of the Boone County Fair Cutest Baby Girl Contest on Thursday.

Boone County Fair baby contest

More than 90 baby girls competed in this years Boone County Cutest Baby Competition. Screaming grandparents, siblings and fathers lit the room up with cheers for their young ones.

Punching practice

Luis Duran practices his punches against a punching bad at Dojo Studio on July 20, 2009. Duran is preparing for a match in August.

Kickboxer and trainer

Luis Duran, left, practices with trainer Bill Rastorfer at Dojo Studio on July 20, 2009. Duran has been working with Rastorfer for seven months.

Kickboxer in training

Luis Duran shadowboxes at Dojo Studio on July 20, 2009. Duran is preparing for a match in August.

Carnival games

A group of people play carnival games during wristband night at the Boone County Fair on Wednesday. Wristband night is the most popular evening at the carnival, many more people come out to experience the carnival rides on wristband night because the wristband costs only $10 for unlimited rides until 10 p.m.

Scrubbing the wool

Ashley McKinlay-Remus, 17, scrubs down Agneaux, a market lamb, before entering the Junior Market Lamb competition at the Boone County Fair on Tuesday. Though Agneaux did not place, she will be auctioned along with the rest of the competing field during the Junior Livestock Auction at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Dad's work is never done

Chad West of Hallsville does touch-up shearing on his son's lamb before the Junior Market Lamb competition on Tuesday at the Boone County Fair. Lambs are shorn the day of the event, and washed and groomed prior to entry.

Tyler Martin shows ewe at Junior Sheep Show

Tyler Martin, 17, shows a dorset ewe at the Boone County Fair's Junior Breeding Sheep Show on Wednesday morning. Chad Price, an FFA instructor from Marshall, was the judge and announcer for the show.

Kody Walters holds down his sheep

Kody Walters, 8, from Centralia 4-H, holds down his sheep during the Boone County Fair Junior Breeding Sheep Show on Wednesday morning. It is Walters' first year showing sheep.

First-year shower carries awards

Kody Walters, 8, from Centralia 4-H, carries awards he won during the Boone County Fair Junior Breeding Sheep Show on Wednesday morning. It is Walters' first year showing sheep.

Ewes wait to be shown

Two ewes stand waiting to be shown at the Boone County Fair's Junior Breeding Sheep Show on Wednesday morning. A row of stalls, set up in the background, stand ready for the evening's fair.

Cyclists arrive at hotel Wednesday

Max Patnoe, Matt Schmidt and Mike Keough arrive at their hotel in Columbia after riding from Sedalia that morning in the latest leg of their cross-country bike ride Wednesday. The participants in the "Journey of Hope" ride are members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. The participants hope to raise money and promote public understanding of the issues facing disabled Americans.

Students rest after bicycle ride

Iowa State student Francis Nguyen speaks to one of his fellow riders as they rest at the end of their day's ride from Sedalia to Columbia on Wednesday. The 22 cyclists and six crew members are participating in the cross-country ride as part of a Pi Kappa Phi fraternity service project.

Cyclists refuel

Matt Schmidt, right, refills on calories with his fellow cyclists Wednesday after riding from Sedalia that morning in the latest leg of their cross-country bike journey to raise money and promote public understanding of the issues facing disabled Americans. The participants in the "Journey of Hope" ride are members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.
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