Glowgolf business has initial success

From left, Ryan Asbury, Sorsha Smith, Adam Kidwell and Tori Buxton take time to celebrate Sara and Toni Buxton's birthdays with a round of put-put. Glowgolf in the Columbia Mall is growing in popularity in only its third month of being in business. The facility's black lights illuminate the artwork on the walls, the golf balls and the putters.

The Art of Hair

Maja Jaszczynska cuts the hair of Brett Hathaway, 6, at Art of Hair on East Broadway on July 3. Jaszczynska has owned and operated the business since January.

Plato's Closet offers brand-name clothing for less

Rows of jeans line the aisles of Plato's Closet in Columbia, which celebrated its grand opening on July 7. The retail franchise specializes in the purchase and resale of "gently used" brand name clothing.

Loma Vista Hardware opens new location

Longboards, skateboards, clothing and accessories are all available for purchase at Loma Vista Hardware, a skateboard shop which has opened a new location at the mall in Columbia.

Boone County Fair carnival rides

Two fair workers walk down the stretch of carnival rides at Boone County Fair. After a long day of rain Tuesday, fairgoers attended later in the evening.

Keaira Rubble performs at talent show

Keaira Rubble, 12, performs Kellie Pickler's "Red High Heels" during the Junior Division of the Boone County Fair Talent Show, held Tuesday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

Girls wait to perform at talent show

Stephanie Stricker, 13, left, and dance partner Caroline Sunvold, 13, wait backstage before performing in the Junior Division at the Boone County Fair Talent Show.

Nathan Tempel sings at talent show

Bill Tempel, left, of Columbia, videotapes his son Nathan, 8, during his performance at the Boone County Fair Talent Show Junior Division. Nathan has been singing since age 3.

Final act at fair talent show

Taylor Noakes, 16, performs the final song of the Boone County Junior Division Talent Show on Tuesday. Noakes sang "Not Anymore," by LeToya Luckett.

Rachel Guilford waits to sing at talent show

Rachel Guilford, 9, waits for her turn to sing during the Boone County Fair Talent Show. Guilford, along with sister Hannah, 11, performed in the Junior Division.

Water guns at Boone County Fair

Water guns sit unmanned after rain drove away fairgoers at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Tuesday.

Family operates non-denominational church

Pastor Eric Petrie preaches on Sunday about church participation at God's Creation Worship Center, the church he founded with his wife, Linda.

Eric Petrie worships with his congregation

Eric Petrie, pastor of God's Creation Worship Center, worships with his congregation ahead of his sermon on Sunday.

Family members follow sermon

Steven Petrie, 25, the son of founding pastors Eric and Linda Petrie, and Rajah Petrie, 2, their grandson, follow along during the sermon at God's Creation Worship Center on Sunday.

Working for a laugh

No Content member Shannon Kirk, left, and DeeDee Folkerts work their way through a series of improvised scenes with the help of a Styrofoam prop. Every new attempt to make the audience laugh is a new risk, but most succeed in the end. “You could fall flat on your face, literally,” Folkerts said, “and that might be funny.”

The crowning of a queen

Rashall Westhoelter, right, was crowned queen at the Boone County Fair Royalty Competition on Monday night. This was Westhoelter's third bid for the crown. Emily Reinbott, left, was the second runner-up in the competition.

Zipline offers new adventure for Missouri tourists

Emily Beaty, 16, smiles as she passes overhead on a zipline at Eagle Falls Ranch Zipline Adventures in Eminence, Mo. Beaty visited the attraction while on vacation with her family from Memphis, Tenn.

Zipline owner instructs users

Brandon Atchison listens as Eagle Falls Ranch Zipline Adventures owner Shawn Nye explains how he should hold the pulley with one hand while using the other to brake as he slides down the zipline in Eminence, Mo.

Albino Deer stands out

An albino deer in Sharon Kinden's backyard makes a rare appearance.

Missouri offers zipline fun

Visitors to Eagle Falls Ranch Zipline Adventures in Eminence, Mo., prepare for their next zipline slide after climbing up a narrow walkway to the launch platform. Some participants reported that the trip up the walkway was scarier than the zipline ride.