Thursday, April 5, 2012

Camdenton High School Robotics Team

This is my latest video I have done for Rural Missouri. This ran in our April issue about a Robotics team in Camdenton, Missouri. For those of you that aren't familiar with every small town across the Show-Me State, Camdenton is at the Lake of the Ozarks.

These high school kids are first given a task each year before they compete in national and worldwide events. They then must decide how they want to accomplish the task, design the robot and assemble the machine in just 6 weeks. The kids even write computer code, manage team finances, run a website to promote the team and design shirts for the group. Pretty cool stuff. Learn more about Camdenton R-III's robotics team in the April digital issue of Rural Missouri at

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring along Highway 50

Was heading back to St. Louis a few weekends ago and stopped along Highway 50. Always loved this valley that is east of Linn. Had some nice light so decided to stop. Enjoy!

Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site

After working on a story about a mandolin player I stopped at Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site near Laclede, Missouri. Small little state park that has a short trail that leads through some riparian landscapes to the covered bridge. The bridge used to cross Locust Creek, but the creek has moved to the east.

The bridge is one of the largest of the 4 main remaining covered bridges in the state. The wooden bridge - built in 1840 - spans 151 feet. Great place to check out, especially in the spring.

The Locust Creek Covered Bridge.