July 21, 2009
Lowery Carnival Company employee Michael Washington helps to assemble the Expo Wheel ride at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Washington is a South African citizen who is spending his summer working for the amusement company, traveling from town to town in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Louisiana.
The Expo Wheel ride sits half-assembled at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Lowery Carnival Company employees worked throughout the day to ensure that the rides for the county fair were completed before its official opening at 4 p.m. on Monday.
Emily Reinbott, 19, prepares for the queen portion of the Boone County Royalty Competition during the county fair Monday. Her sister Molly Reinbott, left, and fellow competitor Lily Williams, 18, help with her hair in a women's restroom.
Former Boone County Princess Madison Baker, 10, speaks to Little Miss competitor Elizabeth Edgar, 5, before the Boone County Fair Royalty Competition on Monday. Elizabeth's mom, Julia Edgar, helps with her hair as Ashlei Wilson, a member of the competition committee, does her own hair.
Cole Nowlin, 7, last year's Mr. Boone County waits as his sister, Lily Williams, 18, practices her song for the talent portion of the queen competition at the Boone County Fair on Monday.
Lily Williams, 18, of Hallsville, Mo., practices singing for the queen portion of the Boone County Fair Royalty Competition on Monday.
July 20, 2009
James M. Miller, professor of theatre at MU, stands among several of his pieces from his exhibit, “Facing Home: Watercolors and Drawings from Mississippi” in the George Caleb Bingham Gallery on Thursday. His exhibit, which features portraits of people from a variety of races, social statuses and ages, will be available for viewing through August 6.
DeeDee Folkerts, center, performs with the rest of No Content during a June 6 show at the Cherry Street Artisan. “What a great group of people,” says Folkerts of her fellow troupe members. “We have a lot of fun.”
Allison Frappier, 12, poses with her dog Chip, a long-haired Chihuahua after winning best junior novice. This was her first time at the 4-H/FFA dog show.
Mary Sutton, 78, sits outside of her home on Alexander Ave. in Columbia, which will be the recipient of an "Extreme Home Makeover" courtesy of the Fairview Road Church of Christ. Sutton has lived in the house for 39 years.
Isabelle Smith, riding C.T.; Sadie Currey, riding Junior; and Torie Deckert, riding Sugar, compete in the Class 9 Western Pleasure event at the Boone County Horse Show.
Victoria Vroman competes in the showmanship category of the horse shows at the Boone County Fair.
Makayla Nadler shows off her horse in the showmanship competition at the horse shows at the Boone County Fair on Sunday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Lynsie Curtis, 7, of Thompson handles "Mac" during the Junior Bucket Calf Show at the Boone County Fair on Sunday.
From right, Haley Ray, 7, of Hallsville talks to her cow "Hot Trot," ahead of the Junior Bucket Calf Show at the Boone County Fair on Sunday. Zach Peck, 8, of Centralia pets "Molly" in the foreground, while Abigail Miller, 6, of Columbia waits with "Spotlight."
July 19, 2009
Karen Knowles, 58, moves from the swimming portion to the bicycling portion of the Show-Me State Games triathlon on Sunday.
Karen Knowles, 58, No. 750, prepares to enter the water for the first of three legs of the Show-Me State Games triathlon on Sunday.
Karen Knowles, right, prepares for the start of the half-mile swimming portion of the Show-Me State Games triathlon on Sunday.
Karen Knowles tops a hill along Forum Boulevard during the second phase of the Show-Me State Games triathlon on Sunday. "I'm going to make it," she yelled.
Kristine Malotte is out after first baseman Jessica Platt makes the catch at Sunday's Show-Me State Games kickball tournament.