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Morgan Naeger discusses calf with judge

Austin Black, the judge for the 4-H Bucket Calf and Pee Wee competitions, talks to Morgan Naeger about her calf at the Central Missouri Events Center on Monday. The show was Morgan's first time in the showmanship ring, and she received a blue ribbon.

4-H Bucket Calf Show participants leave bottle, supplies near show ring

Grooming supplies, a cooler full of soda and a bottle used to feed calves await the return of their owners from judging at the 4-H Bucket Calf and Pee Wee shows at the Boone County Fair on Monday.

Lawrence and son prep for derby

Wil Lawrence, right, and his son, Steven, 19, prep their demolition derby entry.

Wil Lawrence makes derby family affair

Wil Lawrence rode in the demolition derby with his son, Steven. The pair call themselves the "Solo Boyz." "It's a contradiction, but it makes people ask questions," he said.

For Wil Lawrence, demolition derby a kind of therapy

Wil Lawrence said the tattoos on his right arm serve as a reminder about his former life. Looking at them helps him stay clean, he said.

Zachary Beaman makes adjustments to car before demolition derby

Zachary Beaman uses a welding torch to give one of his tires more room prior to the event.

Wil Lawrence stands next to his Solo Boyz car

Wil Lawrence stands beside his entry for the demolition derby at the Central Missouri Events Center on Wednesday.

Sam Jones throws toy for dog at DockDogs event

Sam Jones hurls a chew toy off a dock for his dog Arya to jump for at the Big Muddy DockDogs jumping event Wednesday at the Boone County Fair. Jones named his dog after Arya Stark, of the TV show and book series "Game of Thrones," and calls her "his little dire wolf." She used to not enjoy the sport, but came around to it "because she's half Husky, and she only does what she wants."

Twister leaps from dock at DockDogs event

Twister flings himself from the dock at the Big Muddy DockDogs jumping event Wednesday at the Boone County Fair. Twister has been competing for four seasons, and according to his owner, Becky Berger, can't get enough of the sport.

Grace Rathert gives chicken hand bath

Grace Rathert, 15, with the Ashland FFA, gives a chicken a hand bath Wednesday at the Central Missouri Events Center.

Jarrod Borland cools down bull

Jarrod Borland of Hallsville sprays down Whiskers, a bull that his daughter Allie, 11, showed Wednesday at the Boone County Fair.

Fans watch demolition derby

Fans watch the demolition derby at the 2014 Boone County Fair on Wednesday at the Central Missouri Events Center.

Sun sets behind rides at Boone County Fair

The sun sets behind rides at the 2014 Boone County Fair at the Central Missouri Events Center on Wednesday.

Carpenter tagged out

Cardinals' Matt Carpenter is tagged out at home by Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina during the sixth inning of Wednesday's game in St. Louis.

Construction workers make improvements to Broadway overpass

Construction workers update the Broadway overpass above U.S. 63 on Monday in Columbia. If passed, Amendment 7, a three-quarter cent sales tax increase, would provide Boone County with about $70 million for construction projects, including improvements to Stadium Boulevard, the I-70/U.S. 63 interchange and the Columbia Regional Airport.

Love's destination uncertain

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, entering the final year of his contract, is a hot commodity in trade talks. The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be focused on trying to pair love with superstar LeBron James, while the Chicago Bulls might also be a suitor.

Construction workers upgrade Broadway overpass

Construction workers from the Missouri Department of Transportation work on the Broadway overpass above U.S. 63 on Monday in Columbia. MoDOT would receive an estimated $540 million per year from Amendment 7, a three-quarter cent sales tax increase.

Moustakas safe at home

Kansas City's Mike Moustakas knocks the ball out of the glove of Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers allowing Moustakas to score the winning run during the ninth inning of Wednesday's game in Chicago.

Lindsay Oncken fastens her daughter's mask

Emma Oncken, 3, holds her mask up as her mother, Lindsay Oncken, fastens the string around her head. Kids crafted Batman masks and took a group photo with Batman afterward.

Audrey Oncken crafts a Batman mask

Audrey Oncken, 6, cuts out a Batman mask during the crafting portion of the day's events. Oncken has seen just about every Batman cartoon on Netflix, said her mother, Lindsay Oncken.
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