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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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A Missouri Department of Transportation crew member works to repair traffic lights at the intersection of Providence Road and Stadium Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon. Stop signs were in place and Columbia Service Aides directed traffic.

Lightning, heavy rains cause power outages

The overnight thunderstorm left puddles at the Boone County Fair. As of Tuesday afternoon, fair officials said the fair would be open Tuesday evening, though the carnival rides and car racing events have been canceled because of muddy conditions.

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Cody Cook, the grandson of Missourian employee Eddie Cook, showed his goats at the Boone County Fair on Monday. This is the sign that hangs at his goat pen.

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A look at Cody Cook's goats.

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Another of the goats.

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Cody shows a goat with Madison's help.

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Showing the goat.

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