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Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
2008 Missouri State Corn Husking Competition

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The extended sides on corn wagons used during corn husking competitions are called "bang boards," and anyone who has walked along behind a husker knows why. When an experienced husker gets in a groove, the ears of corn hit the board with a loud bang! (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
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Bang. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
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Bang. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
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Bang. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
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Rob Roberts is one of the top competitors who creates a percussive "bang" when he's hit his stride on a husking run. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
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Janice Aulgur, left, with her daughter, Joan. Janice is the coordinator of the corn husking runs, making sure teams and huskers are lined up in the right lands before the starting gun is fired. She probably puts in more miles than the huskers as she spends the whole day zipping up and down the field making sure the event runs smoothly. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
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