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College Town: Shearlocks

Ihsan Yasar and Gulden Yasar have been working together at Shear Locks for 26 years. "I apprenticed for five years in Istanbul when I was a teenager. That's how I learned t he tips and tricks from professionals," Yasar said.

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The women of Alpha Chi Omega hit the pavement outside their house during a walk-out practice.

Mud-pit repairs

Jacob Reed torches metal on the wheel well of a derby car to make clearance for the tires after it was damaged in the previous round at the Boone County Fair Demolition Derby on Sunday.

Prepping for the race

Jason Brown bangs a car frame with a sledge hammer to re-inforce the metal behind the bumper and keep it in place for the next round of the Boone County Fair Demolition Derby on Sunday.

Final event of the fair

A Demolition Derby judge signals to derby drivers at Sunday's Boone County Fair. The event signaled the end of the week-long fair and drew a crowd large enough to fill the bleachers.

Good but dirty fun

Demolition Derby drivers at the closing event of the Boone County Fair ram into each other in hopes that their car will be the last one still running. Waving the checkered flag signals to the judges and other drivers that their car is no longer operational.

Ready, set, spike

Alyssa Spear of Dexter serves to The Raiders during the Show Me State Games on Saturday. Dexter beat The Raiders 25 to 16.

Crew members set up Boone County Fair

Lowery Carnival Co. crew members set up the Sea Dragon ride at the Boone County Fair on Monday. The workers began setting up all the fair's rides at 5 a.m. to prepare for the evening visitors on the first day of the fair.

Planning eases adjustment to dorm life

MU's residence halls frequently undergo renovations to keep them in good condition for the incoming students each year.

Planning can ease adjustment to MU dorm life

Johnston Hall is one of the residential halls on the MU campus. The halls frequently undergo renovations to keep them in good condition for the incoming students each year.

Racewalkers step it up at Show-Me State Games

Runners of all ages get a good start on Sunday at Show-Me State Games Race Walk. The runners and walkers ran a 5k around downtown and ended at Faurot Field.

Racewalkers step it up

A participant in the Show-Me State Games race walk clutches his winning medal on Sunday at Faurot Field.

Nine down, one to go

Gail Menke celebrates a good bowl at the Show-Me State Games doubles bowling event on Sunday.

Avid bowler rolls into town

Gail Menke, left, and Kathy Goeggel, team members for Show-Me State Games doubles bowling, give each other encouragement between frames. The two have been bowling together for more than five years as part of the City Diners team in St. Louis.

A motocross rider sets off from the starting line onto the dirt track at Finger Lakes State Park at the Motocross Parents-run Hot Dog Shoot Out races on Sunday.

Gail Menke celebrates a good bowl at the Show-Me State Games doubles bowling event on Sunday.

Aaron Albert, 19, and Dustin Griffin, 17, sit on bikes commemorating Motocross Parents founders Louis Frech and Randy Whitesides, who died in 2006. Sunday's 25th Anniversary Hot Dog Shoot Out races were held in their honor.

Gail Menke, left, and Kathy Goeggel, team members for Show-Me State Games doubles bowling, give each other encouragement between frames. The two have been bowling together for more than 10 years as part of the City Diners team in St. Louis.

Motocross group honors its founding members

From left, Aaron Albert, 19, T.J. Sapp, 17, Dustin Griffin, 17, Faryn Griffin, 10, Troy Sapp and another spectator watch a motocross rider as he passes the bleachers during the Hot Dog Shoot Out race at Finger Lakes State Park on Sunday.

Motocross rider races through a muddy bend

A motocross rider races through a muddy bend in the track in a regional Motocross Parents competition at Finger Lakes State Park on Sunday.
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