January 9, 2008
Biologists Kyle Singer, left, and Jermyn Porter retrieve a 15-hook, worm-baited trout line that the USGS contractors hoped would attract pallid sturgeon. Biologist Dave Combs navigates the team as they check on the five lines they set out downriver from Huntsdale. On this day, the team pulled up just two of the much more common shovelnose sturgeon.
In an effort to tame the mighty Missouri River, the Army Corps of Engineers has created a channelized and almost unrecognizable shell of the river's former self. While this protects farmers’ crops, the pallid sturgeon evolved over millions of years to live in a radically different environment. These notched dikes, seen from above, are part of the Corps’ effort to create habitat suitable for the pallid sturgeon and the creatures the fish feeds on.
On a cool morning in early November, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Fishery Biologist Andy Plauck maneuvers “Big John” before a day of checking gill nets with his team.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Fishery Biologist Andy Plauck photographs the day's big catch - a wild Pallid Sturgeon. The fish, which is extremely rare, was transported to a hatchery where it will be spawned out. When the three-person Fish and Wildlife Fishery team pulls a Pallid Sturgeon out of their experimental gill nets, the fish is thoroughly documented, measured, and if it is a wild-born adult, possibly transported to a hatchery.
Duke is a Newfoundland dog that is currently being trained on the Reinkemeyer family's property in St. Elizabeth. Alice Reinkemeyer and her sister Heather, right, are part of Heaven Scent Paws, an organization run by their mother Michele that provides service dogs to diabetics.
Heaven Scent Paws is an organization that provides service dogs for diabetics. The organization is run by Michele Reinkemeyer out of her house in St. Elizabeth. The dogs are trained to sense a type 1 diabetic's blood sugar falling and can alert the diabetic before his or her blood sugar becomes life threatening. The trainers use socks that diabetics wore during crises and that keep a specific smell detectable by dogs. The socks are kept in one of the Reinkemeyer's family refigerators.
Heather Reinkemeyer is the oldest daughter of Michele Reinkemeyer, who runs Heaven Scent Paws, an organization that provides service dogs to diabetics. Heather is part of the organization's staff. The Reikemeyers raise and train the dogs on their property in St. Elizabeth.
Michele Reinkemeyer, right, and her daughter Alice take care of paperwork during their lunch break, before ordering food at a restaurant in St Elizabeth on January 8. Michele runs Heaven Scent Paws, an organization that provides service dogs to diabetics, out of her house in St Elizabeth. She has up to 50 dogs on her property at a time, and they are all trained there. Her daughter Alice is part of the organization's staff.
The Heaven Scent Paws is an organization that provides service dogs for diabetics. These dogs are able to sense a type 1 diabetic's blood sugar falling and can alert the diabetic before their blood sugar levels become life-threatening.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fishery Biologist Andy Plauck photographs a hatchery-born pallid sturgeon. This fish would normally be the day's big catch, but the team also pulled up a large wild pallid sturgeon. When the three-person Fish and Wildlife Service team pulls a pallid sturgeon out of the murky water, the fish is thoroughly documented and measured, and if it is a wild-born adult, it might be moved to a hatchery.
January 8, 2008
Four years ago, Amtrak removed all ticket agents from the Jefferson City station, and that left passengers without a place to wait for trains and no one to help them on their way. A volunteer program was started to reopen the station and provide help for passengers. Volunteer Malcolm Epstein has been a dedicated volunteer since this program began.
Walter Bargen, who was named Missouri’s first official poet laureate on Tuesday, introduces an out-of-town poet at the Ragtag Cinemacafe on Nov. 6.
January 7, 2008
Take a peek into the daily life of Elaine Walker as she goes about her day as a farmer. Also, learn a little more about Annie's Project, a program sponsored by University Extension that seeks to empower farm women to be better business partners.
January 6, 2008
Linda, left, and John Hamilton cheer on a Rock Bridge swimmer together at a recent meet.
Nicholas Marable, top, ran his record to 12-2 at 165 pounds with a win in the Tigers meet Friday night against Bucknell.
Brian Craig, "B.C." plays with Hailey Krone, 14 months, and dogs that came with guests at a BBQ's at B.C.'s home. on Sunday. B.C. and his roommates began BBQ tradition last summer, when they hosted 18 straight Sundays of grilled sausage and beer. This weekend was the first BBQ of the year. "This ain't winter, it's summer time!" B.C. said.
Brian Craig, "B.C.", plays with Hailey Krone, 14 months, and friends dogs that came over for a BBQ at his home on Sunday. B.C. and his roommates began a BBQ tradition last summer, when they had 18 straight Sundays of grilled sausage and beer. This weekend was the first BBQ of the year. "This ain't winter, it's summer time!" B.C. said.
Caullen Hudson, 17, washes the tires of a customer's car at Clean Xpress Carwash on Nifong Boulevard Sunday.
Leonard Griswell works 45 to 50 hours a week at Shakespeare's Pizza, so he doesn't have too much time to practice his juggling hobby. On Sunday, Griswell juggled in Peace Park. "I was going to ride my motorcycle today but the battery was dead so I decided to come here and joggle. The warm weather is going to be brief so I just want to make the best of it," he said. According to Griswell, he started juggling 10 years ago while living with two professional jugglers in San Francisco.
Leonard Griswell works 45 to 50 hours a week at Shakespeare's Pizza and says he doesn't have too much time to juggle. On Sunday afternoon, he practiced his hobby in Peace Park. "I was going to ride my motorcycle today but the battery was dead so I decided to come here and juggle. The warm weather is going to be brief so I just want to make the best of it," he said. Griswell started juggling 10 years ago while living with two professional jugglers in San Francisco.