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Karen Miller campaigns for Boone County Comission

Karen Miller talks with Roger Snodgrass while campaigning for Southern District County Commissioner in the Rothwell Heights neighborhood Sunday. Miller was handing out campaign leaflets and a household safety checklist magnet to help residents prepare for emergencies.

Jason Horton granted continuance

Former MU basketball player Jason Horton’s trial for third-degree assault in connection with a fight last January at Athena Nightclub was delayed so the defense can gather further discovery evidence.

Willie Nelson Plays at Jesse

"You're all I've got, take care of me," sings country music legend Willie Nelson during his opening song, "Whiskey River," in Jesse Auditorium.

Virtual bowling for seniors

Mark Brumbach follows through after "rolling" a virtual bowling ball on the Nintendo Wii game console Friday at Lenoir Woods retirement community. He purchased the game to play with his three grandchildren when they visit from St. Louis.

Willie Nelson meets with Missouri agriculture representative

Country music legend Willie Nelson discusses small-farmer issues with Rhonda Perry, Missouri Rural Crisis Center program director, in his tour bus before his show in Jesse Auditorium.

Virtual bowling for seniors at Lenoir Woods

Lavona Virgen watches her virtual bowling ball roll toward the pins Friday at Lenoir Woods retirement community. Once a week, the recreation room turns into a virtual bowling alley for the residents.

Big 12 quarterbacks

At 6 feet, 225 pounds Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel fits right in among Big 12 quarterbacks, a group that is showing you don't need big size to have success.

Annie Fisher house

This house at 2911 S. Old 63 in Columbia, once a restaurant owned by Annie Fisher, a successful African-American restaurateur and caterer in Columbia, now rests on property recently purchased by the owners of Old Highway 63 Mini Storage who are looking to expand their business. Historians are upset that this house could be destroyed.

Mu construction: Moving dirt

Jon Bethmann moves dirt on MU's quad on Monday. Workers are ripping up compacted soil so they can later lay new sod on the ground.

MU construction: Working for a living

Scott Keith, left, supervisor of MU’s Landscape Services, talks with worker Jon Bethmann on MU’s Francis Quadrangle on Monday. Keith said the workers are ripping up compacted soil so they can later lay new sod on the ground.

Boone County Fair: Camel ride

Taner Nolty, 4, and Max Wolff, 2, ride a camel named "Laverne," which was led by Sam Munns, at the Boone County Fair on Tuesday.

Boone County Fair: Clog to the music

Linda Kronk, Rita Weber, Larry Martin and Judy Wilder clog to country music at the Boone County Fair on Tuesday.

Boone County Fair: A royal chariot

Lindsey Carlisle, 19, and Morgan Sapp, 17, take a break for lunch while driving around a golf cart at the Boone County Fair on Tuesday. The girls were runners up for the title of Boone County Fair queen.

Boone County Fair: Counting sheep

Sheep wait to be shown at the Boone County Fair on Tuesday.

Boone County Fair: Monkey business

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.

Boone County Fair: A wet wheel

Puddles all around and water dripping everywhere, the overnight thunderstorm put a damper on Tuesday's fair activities.

Boone County Fair: Shearing a sheep

Hickman High School graduate Whitney Spencer shears her sheep, Bob, at the Boone County Fair on Tuesday.

Boone County Fair: A kiss for Madonna

"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.

Big 12 Football Media Day

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.”

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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.
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