July 23, 2011 Events

9 years 1 month 4 weeks ago Saturday, July 23 2011 Jul 23, 2011 Saturday, July 23, 2011 5:37:00 AM CDT July 23, 2011 in News
By: Tara Grimes

MID-MISSOURI -If you're looking for something to do Saturday, mid-Missouri has several events going on in the area. If you know of anything else, please let KOMU know! 

July 23:

--ELDON - Missouri Law Enforcement Officers will participate in the second annual Battle of the Badges Law Enforcement Race at the Lake Ozark Speedway. They will also participate in the 26th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. All funds raised will go towards the Special Olympics. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the racing starts at 7 p.m.

COLE COUNTY - Several 4H & FFA members will get ready for this year's Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair Saturday. Cole County residents and those in bordering counties can sumbit their photography in the open photography show from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more info on how to do this click here. Gates for the fair open on Monday, with some events going on this weekend. Due to the heat, the horse show will be held July 24 at 5 p.m. instead of 1 p.m. as previously published.

--COLUMBIA - Uncle Don's Toy Drive is collecting new toys and gently used band instruments 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Grindstone Walmart to benefit Joplin youth.

--COLUMBA - "Taste of Thailand" fundraiser will start at 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Union's Stotler Lounge. The event features southern Tai dance performances, Thai music pieces, authentic Thai cuisine, silent auction feature Thai handicrafts, local restuarant and hotel packages, and photographs by Missouri Department of Conservation Wildlife Photographer Noppadol Paothong. Money raises goes to help support the Brighter Thailand Foundation.

--MOBERLY - Moberly Airport Bash will be held at Omar Bradley Airport from 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. there is lots going on including airplane/helicopter rides and scrabble motorcycle run to benefit the Special Olympics.

---FAYETTE - The Festival of Fun Block Party will be held from noon until 4 p.m. at the corner of North Mulberry and East Davis in Fayette. Attendees can participate in the Missouri Child Identification Program (MoChip).

--COLUMBA - Missouri Department of Agriculture is bringing the 10,000 Garden Challenge to Columbia Farmers market. Contest offers grants to farmers' markets who receive the most votes on AgriMissouri.com. Visit the site for more info.

--COLUMBIA - Philips Park visitors: be aware the parking lot will be closed starting at 4 p.m. until July 24 at noon for the Show Me State Games Triathlon. The lake and boat dock will be closed July 24 from 6 a.m. until 12 p.m.

--COLUMBIA - The Show-Me State Games continues! According to its website, the Show-Me State Games began in 1985 as a non-profit program of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Health. Now it says it's the largest state games in the nation. The Show-Me State Games is hosted by the University of Missouri and provides an opportunity for thousands of athletes to show their skills in a variety of sports, ranging from soccer to tennis to wrestling. More info on the Show-Me State Games website. You can also view a story KOMU wrote on Thursday here

--BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Fairgrounds opened its gates Friday for the 65th annual Boone County Fair. Plenty of competitions and shows! To find out more visit the fair's website by clicking here

COLUMBIA - The Heart of Missouri CASA and Plato's Closet are coming together to host the Fashion with Compassion Grab Bag Event. People can put in as many clearance items in one bag for a donation of $15. Donations will benefit Heart of Missouri CASA. Cash or check only. The event will also include prizes and coupons. Visit the event's facebook here.

COLUMBIA - Blue Thunder Track Club will have a barbecue fundraiser in front of Sam's Club starting at 10:30 am. All proceeds go to support the athletes that qualified for Junior Olympic's in New Orleans.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY - July 23 is the last day for the the Montgomery County Fair. Saturday will feature the extreme national truck and tractor pull at 7:00 pm. The combine and bus pull will also be at 7 p.m. There are plenty more shows and competitions as well. For the complete list of events visit the fair's website here.

MOBERLY - July 23 is the next to last day for the Randolph County Fair at Rothwell Park in Moberly. Visitors can watch several beauty pageants, as well as car, pet, and livestock shows. There will also be truck & tractors pulls, a mud run, and some live entertainment. For more details, call 660-269-8705. 

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY - Police are investigating a shooting incident that left four people injured. According to the Jefferson City... More >>
6 hours ago Sunday, September 20 2020 Sep 20, 2020 Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:00:00 AM CDT September 20, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A driver has been taken to hospital after a single vehicle crash on Saturday night. The... More >>
8 hours ago Sunday, September 20 2020 Sep 20, 2020 Sunday, September 20, 2020 5:40:00 AM CDT September 20, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA – While high school football has been happening so far this season in the wake of COVID-19, one part... More >>
18 hours ago Saturday, September 19 2020 Sep 19, 2020 Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:47:00 PM CDT September 19, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg left lifelong impressions on two Columbia students. The students, a high... More >>
18 hours ago Saturday, September 19 2020 Sep 19, 2020 Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:47:00 PM CDT September 19, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Monday night will likely be a long one for the Columbia City Council as it gets another... More >>
19 hours ago Saturday, September 19 2020 Sep 19, 2020 Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:14:00 PM CDT September 19, 2020 in News
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old was fatally shot near the Missouri State University campus in Springfield. ... More >>
22 hours ago Saturday, September 19 2020 Sep 19, 2020 Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:46:00 PM CDT September 19, 2020 in News
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. Previous coverage: ... More >>
23 hours ago Saturday, September 19 2020 Sep 19, 2020 Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:14:00 PM CDT September 19, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - No one was injured in an RV fire in southwest Columbia on Saturday. No injuries have been... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, September 19 2020 Sep 19, 2020 Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:48:00 PM CDT September 19, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A fire at a Jefferson City home displaced two people early Saturday morning. According to a... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, September 19 2020 Sep 19, 2020 Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:43:00 AM CDT September 19, 2020 in News
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump hailed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a "brilliant mind" in a statement Friday... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, September 19 2020 Sep 19, 2020 Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:00:00 AM CDT September 19, 2020 in News
(CNN) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday , the court announced. She was 87. Ginsburg... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 18 2020 Sep 18, 2020 Friday, September 18, 2020 6:43:00 PM CDT September 18, 2020 in News
(CNN) -- For a father and son, a hug before the first game of football season is a special moment.... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 18 2020 Sep 18, 2020 Friday, September 18, 2020 6:23:00 PM CDT September 18, 2020 in News
Week four of Friday Night Fever has arrived. Before you head out to your team's game or tune in to... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 18 2020 Sep 18, 2020 Friday, September 18, 2020 5:56:00 PM CDT September 18, 2020 in Friday Night Fever
Games for high school football games will become available below. Final scores are in bold and home teams are on... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 18 2020 Sep 18, 2020 Friday, September 18, 2020 5:44:00 PM CDT September 18, 2020 in Friday Night Fever
Welcome to Week 4 of Friday Night Fever! Our game of the week features the Marshall Owls taking on the... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 18 2020 Sep 18, 2020 Friday, September 18, 2020 5:43:00 PM CDT September 18, 2020 in Friday Night Fever
STOVER - COVID-19 is affecting young and old alike in Morgan County. According to the Morgan County Health Center... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 18 2020 Sep 18, 2020 Friday, September 18, 2020 5:03:00 PM CDT September 18, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — Battle High School canceled its game set for Friday against the Hickman High School Kewpies. Battle announced... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 18 2020 Sep 18, 2020 Friday, September 18, 2020 3:14:00 PM CDT September 18, 2020 in Sports
NEAR CRANE, Mo. (KY3) - The Missouri Water Patrol is investigating a deadly crash killing a father and son from... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 18 2020 Sep 18, 2020 Friday, September 18, 2020 2:00:00 PM CDT September 18, 2020 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 70°
2pm 72°
3pm 73°
4pm 75°
5pm 74°