July 21, 2010
Gretchen Maune, who is legally blind, tries putting while instructor Jim Williams, right, gives her guidance during an adapted golf clinic on Wednesday at the Perche Creek Golf Club.
Moments after being coronated Miss Boone County Fair Queen 2010, Melinda Houttuin, 20, smiles for a cheering crowd. Houttuin won her first pageant title at 15, Miss Missouri High School Rodeo Queen, and has won several titles since. In August, she will compete in Miss Missouri State Fair Queen. In the future, she hopes to compete in Miss USA and Miss Universe.
Justin Cobb, who is legally blind, takes a few practice shots on Wednesday at an adapted golf clinic at the Perche Creek Golf Club. A group of occupational therapy students at MU organized the clinic to teach the basics of the sport to people with impaired vision.
Lily Williams, 19, poses backstage at the Boone County Fair Queen competition for her mother, Tammy Waltz-Nowlin. Williams was later crowned second runner up. This is her second time competing.
Jack Knowsel, 14, right, rattles the flag for Jim Pelfrey as Kaycie Berhorst assists Pelfrey with his posture at an adapted golf clinic Wednesday at the Perche Creek Golf Club. The clinic, put on by occupational therapy students at MU, gave eight people with impaired vision a chance to try golf.
From left, 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.
David Harris, a professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh, gives a presentation on racial profiling in police departments on Wednesday at the Activity and Recreation Center. The panelists behind Harris took part in a question-and-answer session at the conclusion of Harris' talk to encourage community discussion on the subject.
From left, Jonnie Small waits for visitors to start coming in at Hedrick's Educational Petting Zoo while Joe Hedrick, the owner, tends the stalls Wednesday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Austin Dawson from Centralia gets face to face with a camel at Hedrick's Educational Petting Zoo on Wednesday at the Boone County Fairgrounds. It was the first time he was visiting the Boone County Fair with his family.
From left, Abagail Smith, 9, and Joseph Smith, 6, take turns petting the zebra as their father, Davie Smith, watches Wednesday at the Petting Zoo at the Boone County Fair.
This Missourian file photo shows the Missouri Theatre as it was in October 1969.
This Missourian file photo shows the Missouri Theatre in 1956.
In this Missourian file photo, dated Jan. 8, 1988, Columbia residents were attending the final night of movie showings at the Missouri Theatre.
Patrons cross Ninth Street outside of the Missouri Theatre after its Grand Opening Gala, which featured singer Tony Bennett, on May 21, 2008.
Patrons mingle outside the auditorium before the start of the Tony Bennett concert on May 21, 2008, at the newly reopened Missouri Theatre.
Medics treat one of three children injured in a three-car accident at the intersection of College and Locust as police investigate the scene on Wednesday. The accident occurred after a red Ford Focus T-boned a green Honda Civic at approximately 6:22 p.m.
Ilene Ford speaks with John Sam Williamson at the Muleskinners weekly meeting Friday, July 9, at noon located in Stamper Commons at Stephens College. Williamson is one of two Democratic candidates running for Boone County Presiding Commissioner.
Sean Spence, Muleskinners vice president, warns John Sam Williamson that he has 15 seconds remaining during the Muleskinners weekly meeting Friday, July 9, at Stamper Commons at Stephens College. Williamson and his fellow Democratic candidate, Scott Christianson, are running for Boone County Presiding Commissioner. Both answered questions from the Muleskinners as they lunched. Among questions asked were: Why are you running as a Democrat? "I'm running because I love Boone County," answered Williamson.
Boone County residents listen to John Sam Williamson, candidate for Boone County's presiding commissioner, during a League of Women Voters panel discussion Wednesday, July 14, at the Columbia Public Library. Williamson identified the budget as the biggest problem facing Boone County. "The budget is really tight, and it will continue to be tight for the next couple of years."
John Sam Williamson and his wife, Susan, discuss political engagements during the final weeks before the election for presiding commissioner for Boone County. John Williamson has been a farmer for 35 years, but recently gave that up in hopes of moving from a private citizen to government official at the age of 61.