July 22, 2008
Sheep wait to be shown at the Boone County Fair on Tuesday.
A pet monkey named Neko rests on the shoulder of his owner, Kenneth McAninch of Seymour, Mo. Neko posed for pictures with attendees of the Boone County Fair on Tuesday.
Puddles all around and water dripping everywhere, the overnight thunderstorm put a damper on Tuesday's fair activities.
Hickman High School graduate Whitney Spencer shears her sheep, Bob, at the Boone County Fair on Tuesday.
"She's my favorite," says Catlyn Britt-Rankin as she gives her sheep, Madonna, a kiss. "I just love her personality!" The senior at Hickman High School has been showing sheep since fourth grade.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy listens to a reporter's question Tuesday during the Big 12 Football Media Days in Kansas City. Gundy spoke about his “I’m a man!” rant that made him a YouTube sensation. "I think in society today that those are the things that people thrive on, unfortunately, in my opinion," he said. "I don’t care much for off-the-field issues and it’s not something that I contemplated.”
With puddles all around and water dripping everywhere, the overnight thunderstorm might put a damper on today's fair activities. However, as of noon today, fair officials say the fair will go on.
A Missouri Department of Transportation crew member works to repair traffic lights at the intersection of Providence Road and Stadium Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon. Stop signs were in place and Columbia Service Aides directed traffic.
The overnight thunderstorm left puddles at the Boone County Fair. As of Tuesday afternoon, fair officials said the fair would be open Tuesday evening, though the carnival rides and car racing events have been canceled because of muddy conditions.
Cody Cook, the grandson of Missourian employee Eddie Cook, showed his goats at the Boone County Fair on Monday. This is the sign that hangs at his goat pen.
A look at Cody Cook's goats.
Another of the goats.
Cody shows a goat with Madison's help.
Showing the goat.
July 21, 2008
Barb Bishop speaks to the crowd at the Boone County Democrats Day event at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel answers questions during Big 12 Football Media Days on Monday in Kansas City. Missouri just missed a chance at playing for the national championship after losing to Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship. But the Tigers still finished fourth in the final poll after routing Arkansas 38-7 in the Cotton Bowl to cap off a 12-2 season.
Allison Easton, 19, stores extra doll prizes at the top of her booth. Easton is a student at the University of West Florida but is originally from Alberta, Ala. She travels through summer with the carnival and her friend, Brittany Lowery, whose family owns the booth.