Boone Life

PHOTO GALLERY: D&D Animal Sanctuary's open house shows off animals

Woody's Menagerie at the Boone County Fair

Woody's Menagerie holds more than 200 animals and visits more than 10 state fairs throughout the country.

PHOTO GALLERY: Wednesday in pictures at the Boone County Fair

Events at the fair included figure-8 races and animal shows.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tuesday in pictures at the Boone County Fair

Events at the fair included a pony pull, market lamb competition and more.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cars, horses, babies appear Sunday at Boone County Fair

On Sunday, the Boone County Fair held a demolition derby, a horse show and a baby boy contest.

Really, Really Free Market draws small crowd Sunday

Only free goods, services and performances were allowed at the event, which previously had been held twice in Columbia and started in San Francisco.

Boone County Fair horse show provides opportunity for young equestrians

A love of horses united participants, their families and the spectators.

Baby Girls Contest gives families the opportunity to interact

The Baby Girls Contest might have been just as fun for the parents as it was for the little ones.

SLIDESHOW: Saturday at the Boone County Fair

Highlights for the day included the parade in the morning and the Baby Girls Contest later in the afternoon. Evening storms caused the side-by-side mud race to be canceled, and many activities at the carnival died down because of the rain

Children enjoy Boone County Fair Parade

This year's Boone County Fair Parade featured several 4-H Club floats, horses and antique and classic cars.

Grizzly celebrities coming to Boone County Fair

A grizzly bear act will come to the annual Boone County Fair from July 27 through July 31. The Welde's Big Bear Show features not only bear tricks, but education about the animal's habitats.

Boone County Museum celebrates 20th birthday

The Walters-Boone County Museum marked two decades of historical preservation at its Columbia home on Sunday. Longtime members honored the past and looked forward to the future of the museum.

IT'S HOT: What others are saying

The scorching hot temperatures: You're feeling it, and everybody's talking about it.

Columbia offers cool places to escape the heat

The heat index could get to 107 on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Here is a list of places to stay cool if you do not have air conditioning.

U.S. Postal Service stamp rates might increase; Saturday delivery in question

The Postal Regulatory Commission is set to accept or reject possible stamp price increases from 44 to 46 cents. The Postal Service is also considering stopping Saturday delivery.

Fourth of July parade in Ashland boosts community spirit

The city of Ashland held its annual Fourth of July parade on Saturday. A couple of hundred people participated in the parade, which has been happening for about 20 years.

Columbia Parks and Recreation coordinates Fire in the Sky

This year attendees will see new elements, including performances from the Hickman High School choir, performing dogs from the Columbia Canine Sport Center and more activities for children.

Fireworks set to fire up mid-Missouri

Check out the schedule of Independence Day celebrations in Columbia, Ashland, Arrow Rock, Jefferson City, Centralia, Lake of the Ozarks, Rocheport and Fulton. Most events are free.

Columbia School Board approves plan for road along new school

The Columbia School Board is waiting on Boone County to approve an agreement for a road along the new high school site in northeast Columbia.

Sturgeon community enjoys return of summer festival

Sturgeon welcomed back the summer festival and celebrated the high school's state basketball victory.