McDonald County is blessed with many miles of pristine creeks and rivers. These tributaries attract thousands of swimmers, floaters, fishermen, and campers each year, especially in the hot summer days.

We Got This - Madie and Belle Monroe, of Pineville, take control of steering and padding a canoe for the first time during a river and water safety event held by the Young Outdoorsmen United organization.

We Got This – Madie and Belle Monroe, of Pineville, take control of steering and padding a canoe for the first time during a river and water safety event held by the Young Outdoorsmen United organization.

Who doesn’t enjoy cooling off in refreshing waters of these beautiful streams? Kids especially do!

With that in mind, Young Outdoorsmen United hosted a river and water safety class for youngsters age 5-18 at Kozy Kamp campground on Elk River in Pineville in late July.

The guest instructor was W.L. Burr from the Missouri Highway Patrol Marine Operations Division. Burr’s safety discussion included life jacket rules, types, and ratings.

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