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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.

Baby camel present at fair petting zoo

A baby camel pokes his nose through the gate at the Boone County Fair petting zoo.

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.

Bird's eye view of the fair

A view of the carnival at the Boone County Fair taken from the top of the Ferris wheel. Fairgoers packed the carnival because admission was discounted to $10 for unlimited rides Wednesday, July 23.

Rides a favorite at the Boone County Fair

Brittany Westhues, 10; Trent Barrett, 13; Cole Burkett, 11, and Rachel Maun, 15, enjoy a ride at the fair on Wednesday, July 23.

At the Boone County Fair, encouragement fit for a queen

Sarah Carlisle, 2007 Boone County Fair queen, reminds the contestants to smile before heading to the stage for the evening wear portion of the competition.

Mere Mortals play at the 'Imagine the Farmers' Market Pavilion' party

Mere Mortals play for the "Imagine the Farmers’ Market Pavilion” party on Saturday. Organizers of the festival hoped to show the public what a permanent structure at the Columbia Farmers' Market would look like and to gain community interest.
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