Laurie Sisk

Sophia Schwartz (left), 15, and Nico Carlson, 14, compete Saturday in the Cardboard Canoe Race in their SS Salty Sisters canoe constructed by …

Amelia Parker (left), 8 and Dillon Dudley, 7, launch their watercraft during the shoebox boat race on Saturday during the Shoal Creel Water Fe…

Adam Martinez, 12, of Carthage, gets a complimentary test drive of a Stand Up Paddleboard  courtesy of Joplin Kayak and Canoe on Saturday duri…

Visitors check out the various demonstrations and vendors on Saturday during the Shoal Creel Water Festival at Wildcat Glades.

Charlotte Jimenez, 4, tries to coax a kitten out of a furry tunnel Saturday at the Tiny Tigers Lounge and Adoption Center in Northpark Mall. 

Lily (left to right) and Fine take a break from the activity as they nestle in a cat tree Saturday at the Tiny Tigers Lounge and Adoption Cent…

Passersby check out the activity Saturday inside the Tiny Tigers Lounge and Adoption Center in Northpark Mall.

Tempy, a young male kitten, snuggles inside 9-year-old Mason Brinkley's ball cap Saturday at the Tiny Tigers Lounge and Adoption Center in Nor…

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