The Missouri State Fair is underway in Sedalia and Quill General Manager/Managing Editor Allison Wilson is on the scene. On Thursday morning, opening day, she drove from West Plains to the fair, where she plans to take pictures of greater West Plains area locals as they show their livestock and otherwise participate in the festivities. Bottom photo: A worker readies a Budweiser Clydesdale for the day’s events, including the opening day parade at 6 p.m. The fair runs through Aug. 18. For more information and a schedule of performers, including Mammoth Spring, Ark., native Ashley McBryde, Dwight Yoakum, Foreigner and a slew of other musicians, visit www.mostatefair.com.

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