July 26, 2008
Isaac Baker, left, Austin Culbertson, center, and Ross Menefee perform "Enter Sandman" by Metallica. The band, called Guilty Party, is from Columbia.
Jarrod Turner, an aspiring session guitarist, made the talent show finals.
Anna Biswell performs during the Boone County Fair talent show finals.
“Pull,” said Edward Ruehter when he was ready for a clay bird to be released from the trap. He pulled the trigger, and the bullet hit the target, shattering the clay bird. Ruehter shot down 46 of 50 clay birds.
Edward Ruehter and his son, Darrell Ruehter, joke around while Edward Ruehter loads his gun for the Show-Me State Games shooting competition. The competition took place Saturday morning at the Cedar Creek Rod and Gun Club.
Glenn Sapp auctions off one of 36 hams on Saturday at the Boone County Fair. Larry Atterberry, left, and R.E. Voorhies, below center, kept their eyes out for bidders in the crowd and pointed them out as they saw them.
Competitors in the girls' baby contest are presented on stage at the Boone County Fair on Thursday.
July 25, 2008
23rd District candidate Cande Iveson speaks with a supporter at a campaign event at the Mule Barn in Columbia.
Teammates in the Hickman High School Knowledge Masters club race to buzz in for a question at their practice on May 28.
Katie Van Doren, 16, a junior at Hickman High School, presented a report of her science internship at MU to a panel of evaluators on May 29, 2008. Doren is part of the gifted education program at Hickman.
Katie Van Doren, 16, is part of the gifted education program at Hickman High School.
From left, Elizabeth Choe, Chris Novosel, Abby Sun, and Adithi Vellori make jokes about the answers of the 30-second lighting round at the Knowledge Masters club meeting on May 28 at Hickman High School. The team met to prepare for the Academic Championship, a national quiz bowl competition in Chicago, Ill.
From right, Boiar Qin and Adithi Vellori think through a question during their Knowledge Masters club practice at Hickman High School on May 28.
C.B. Whalen, left, and Gennie Pfannenstiel gaze at a silver mustache curler placed among portraitures and sandals made out of ivory from South India. Every object in the display was once owned and used by someone.
Several works of intricately designed Bohemian glass are on display at “The Fine Art of Living” exhibit. Such objects once played an important role, communicating social, political, religious and cultural information while helping to maintain the social order.
July 24, 2008
Competitors in the Girls Baby Contest are presented on stage at the Boone County Fair on Thursday, July 24, 2008.
Curly fries with ketchup and cheese are among the summertime delicacies that can be enjoyed at the Boone County Fair.
"His friends call him 'H-O-Double-G,'" said the announcer about racing pig Snoop Hoggy Hogg during the pig races at the Boone County Fair.
"Sarah Jessica Porker" was the name of one of the pigs at Hedrick's Pig Races during the Boone County Fair.