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Faith Bemiss | DemocratWednesday afternoon's cloudy skies and cooler temperatures brought out several skaters to the Katy Park skateboard park. Ben Karpenchuk, 15, of Smithton, performs a Miller Flip at the park. Karpenchuk said he plans to be a professional skater and is already sponsored by ADM Skateboards, of Texas, and Above Royalty Clothing, of California, to enter competitions. He is the son of Viktor and Vera Karpenchuk.
Faith Bemiss | DemocratWednesday afternoon's cloudy skies and cooler temperatures brought out several skaters to the Katy Park skateboard park. Ben Karpenchuk, 15, of Smithton, performs a Miller Flip at the park. Karpenchuk said he plans to be a professional skater and is already sponsored by ADM Skateboards, of Texas, and Above Royalty Clothing, of California, to enter competitions. He is the son of Viktor and Vera Karpenchuk.
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Faith Bemiss | Democrat


Wednesday afternoon’s cloudy skies and cooler temperatures brought out several skaters to the Katy Park skateboard park. Ben Karpenchuk, 15, of Smithton, performs a Miller Flip at the park. Karpenchuk said he plans to be a professional skater and is already sponsored by ADM Skateboards, of Texas, and Above Royalty Clothing, of California, to enter competitions. He is the son of Viktor and Vera Karpenchuk.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat


Sailing through the air it seems without a care, Aran Cantrell, 19, of Sedalia, has been skating for 10 to 11 years, he said Wednesday. He said he’s hoping to attend State Fair Community College this fall to major in business. He has plans to someday open a skate shop in the Sedalia area.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat


Ruvim Karpenchuk, 11, the younger brother of Ben, proves his mettle as a skater Wednesday at Katy Park.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat


Making every move count, Sam Holland, 22, of Sedalia, skates just for fun, he said. Holland, who works at Casey’s General Store, said he comes to the skate park as often as the weather and his job allows.


 
 
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