July 22, 2007
July 21, 2007
Bryan Hopkins demonstrates his paddling skills along the Missouri River in preparation for the upcoming 2nd Annual Missouri River 340. The race is the world's longest non-stop river race.
Jeff Barrow shows how a seasoned paddler can maneuver a canoe, even on dry land. “It’s just like wearing a big hat,” he said as he moved the boat from the roof of his car.
To Bryan Hopkins, a “hot and mean day” is perfect for training. Hopkins was last year’s runner-up and says he is more likely to go hard this year and “drain the gas tank.”
Bryan Hopkins prepares his gear before kayaking on the Missouri River. Hopkins, who works as an environmental educator, started the Missouri River Paddling Association. Its goal is simply to promote paddling opportunities for individuals on the Missouri River.
Jeff Barrow’s sticker shows it takes perseverance to endure the race. Participants are allowed exactly 100 hours to complete the course.
Katie Pfefferkorn rows to Cooper’s Landing along the Missouri River last August. Pfefferkorn practices two to three times a week on the river in preparation for her second Missouri River 340.
Jeff Barrow discusses his plans for the day before he starts practice on the Missouri River at Huntsdale. Barrow works and is racing for Missouri River Relief.
Drew Lemberger and Curtis Bourgeois look over the plans they used to build their tandem kayak. The two work together at Les Bougeois Winery.
Drew Lemberger and Curtis Bourgeois constructed a tandem kayak out of marine plywood. It will weigh 70 to 80 pounds.
Drew Lemberger demonstrates where the hatch covers will go on the boat he has been constructing for the upcoming race.
Scott Swafford fastens his 18.5 foot Wenonah Jensen V1A racing canoe to the roof of his car. Last year, the Swaffords weren’t able to finish the race due to a slow, heavy canoe deemed “The Barge.”
Bryan Hopkins paddles in the Missouri River in preparation for the world’s longest nonstop river race, the Missouri River 340.
Karen Edison shows a map displayed in her dermatology clinic that indicates the locations of the numerous patients she has seen via telemedicine. The Missouri Telehealth Network began in 1994 and now has more than 140 sites in 43 mostly rural counties.
LaWanda Freeman talks with her doctor, Karen Edison, in small box on screen, during Freeman’s appointment at a Sikeston clinic.
July 20, 2007
Firefighters put out flames at Creative Photo Photography Studio after lightning struck the building’s attic Thursday.
Owner Shirley Berg holds her dog, Baby, and watches firefighters put out the blaze at the studio. Berg lives in the building’s basement.
Kathy Ritter has been Rock Bridge’s assistant principal for student activities for 15 years.
Katie Mills, 11, eventually built up the courage to touch the 11-inch bass she caught, her second catch of the day.