For two days this week, visitors to this blog could not see photos from the Western Weekend parade, 4-H Fair, or barn dance because of vandalism by an unknown hacker.

By Thursday evening, however, the damage had been repaired and the pictures were back online. Who’s to say, but given the international importance of this blog’s coverage of foxes, raccoons, and small-town events, the culprits could well have been the same hackers in Jinan, China, that have allegedly tried to break into US government computers.

More on the Internet front: Bonnie Porter of Inverness, who is a computer technician in her day job, astonished parade goers Sunday with her fire eating. For more Western Weekend photos, please see the next two postings.