Boone County 4-H clubs keep ham curing tradition alive

Youth division hams are collected for judging Sunday at the Boone County Fair Grounds. The top 40 are sold at the Boone County Fair on Saturday. Hams are scored on characteristics such as eye appeal, outside color, skin smoothness and aroma.

Boone County has a long tradition of country cured ham. Today, 4-H clubs are keeping the art of dry curing alive by encouraging youth participation in the fair's annual ham contest.

Children compete in 4-H, FFA horse show

The two-day event wrapped up Sunday. The Boone County Fair runs through July 28.

Korean student must return home from MU without degree

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Missouri diving's Bonuchi places 10th in Spain

David Bonuchi and partner Toby Stanley finished 10th in 10-meter synchro diving at the World Championships in Barcelona.

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MU's Engineering Building West evacuated after elevator fire

Five fire units responded to a call about an odor and slight haze outside MU's Engineering Building West  Sunday afternoon.

Lack of cellphone surcharge for 911 costs Missouri counties

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Elaine Gannon is one of three House Republicans who voted against an income-tax bill when it passed in May. That bill was vetoed in June by Gov. Jay Nixon. She is getting pressure to override the veto in September.

UMKC seeks millions of dollars for construction

University curators on Friday approved requesting construction funds, as well as millions of dollars more in state money.

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