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An extreme home makeover

Mary Sutton, 78, sits outside of her home on Alexander Ave. in Columbia, which will be the recipient of an "Extreme Home Makeover" courtesy of the Fairview Road Church of Christ. Sutton has lived in the house for 39 years.

County Fair horse shows begin

Isabelle Smith, riding C.T.; Sadie Currey, riding Junior; and Torie Deckert, riding Sugar, compete in the Class 9 Western Pleasure event at the Boone County Horse Show.

Showing horses

Victoria Vroman competes in the showmanship category of the horse shows at the Boone County Fair.

Horsing around at the County Fair

Makayla Nadler shows off her horse in the showmanship competition at the horse shows at the Boone County Fair on Sunday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Lynsie Curtis and "Mac" at the Calf Show

Lynsie Curtis, 7, of Thompson handles "Mac" during the Junior Bucket Calf Show at the Boone County Fair on Sunday.

Junior Bucket Calf Show at the Boone County Fair

From right, Haley Ray, 7, of Hallsville talks to her cow "Hot Trot," ahead of the Junior Bucket Calf Show at the Boone County Fair on Sunday. Zach Peck, 8, of Centralia pets "Molly" in the foreground, while Abigail Miller, 6, of Columbia waits with "Spotlight."

Out of the water, onto the bike

Karen Knowles, 58, moves from the swimming portion to the bicycling portion of the Show-Me State Games triathlon on Sunday.

First stage of the Triathalon

Karen Knowles, 58, No. 750, prepares to enter the water for the first of three legs of the Show-Me State Games triathlon on Sunday.

Preparing for the swim

Karen Knowles, right, prepares for the start of the half-mile swimming portion of the Show-Me State Games triathlon on Sunday.

Topping the hill

Karen Knowles tops a hill along Forum Boulevard during the second phase of the Show-Me State Games triathlon on Sunday. "I'm going to make it," she yelled.

Show-Me kickball

Kristine Malotte is out after first baseman Jessica Platt makes the catch at Sunday's Show-Me State Games kickball tournament.

Kickball at the Show-Me State Games

Pitcher Kristine Malotte of the Chuck Norris team competes in the Show-Me-State Games kickball tournament. Her team won the championship last year.

World's Largest Cupcake

Pastry chef JodiLee Knops celebrates setting the Guinness record for the world's largest cupcake at the Mall of America in Minneapolis on Saturday. It weighed in at nearly 151 pounds, including 15 pounds of fudge filling and 60 pounds of yellow icing. It was one foot tall and two feet wide.

Fending off opponent with Frisbee

Sarah Linsenmeyer of the Red Hill Rabbits ultimate Frisbee team fends off her opponent, Robin Sasseville, at the Show-Me State Ultimate Frisbee competition Saturday in Columbia.

Making a pass

Jeff Ordower, right, of the Cleveland Steamers ultimate Frisbee team makes a pass at the Show-Me State Ultimate Frisbee competition Saturday in Columbia.

Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival draws mixed emotions

People walk down a tent-lined Eighth Street on Sept. 7, 2007, during the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival.

Attempting to subdue

Timothy Paneck, right, attempts to subdue his opponent, Neil Daniels II, left, as they engage in an exhibition match at the Show-Me State Ultimate Judo competition Saturday in Columbia.

Judo exhibition match

Donations for Sharin

After paying for his purchases, Mike Dyer donates a little more cash to the Carin for Sharin Fund garage sale at the Missouri National Guard center Friday in Columbia. "She used to take care of me. She was a very sweet young girl, very caring," said Dyer, a regular at Gerbes pharmacy where Sharin Muskrat was an intern. Muskrat's fellow pharmacy students, Carrie Psara, left front, and Natalie Lewis helped organize the event.

Offering a helping hand

Natalie Lewis, volunteer, arranges items at the Carin for Sharin Fund garage sale. Lewis was up before the sun to help out at the sale, which benefits Sharin Muskrat, a 23 year-old UMKC pharmacy school student, who was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. "People have been very generous and very supportive," Lewis said.
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