Same Old Thing… Continued

The new director of the Missouri Department of Conservation is Tom Draper. Truthfully, he has been the boss there for quite some time. To explain that, I had an interview with the latest director Robert Zeihmer, just a couple of years ago in his office in Jefferson City and Draper sat beside him as if

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Softball camp coming

Softball camp will be held for any girls planning on playing high school softball this fall. Camp will be on July 18, 19, and 20 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the El Dorado Springs High School softball field. Players need to have a current physical. If you have any questions, email Coach Julie

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Fish biting in Osage

Taberville Report by Bobby Dains Dains Fish Farm I went down there yesterday and caught a whole herd of fish. It was a little brusy with drifts coming down, but I don’t think it is quite so bad now. I was rod and reel fishing yesterday for carp on worms. Carp fishing was awesome. We

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EHS Volleyball camp next week

The El Dorado Springs High School Volleyball Camp will be held July 11-14, Monday – Thursday, from 8-10 a.m. in the High School gym. Any athletes in grades 9-12 who are interested in attending need to have their completed physicals and their signed camp form with them to participate. The cost is $20 per athlete.

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July 2016 MO Conservationist now online

The complete July issue of the Missouri Conservationist is available for viewing and/or download at mdc.mo.gov/conmag This month’s features: Bear With Us Department researchers visit black bear dens to study population growth Caring for Missouri’s Best Wild Places Partners use a wide-ranging approach to conserve unique areas and meet local needs Up a Lazy River

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Savvy Senior®

Simple smartphones for seniors Dear Savvy Senior Can you recommend some smartphones that are specifically designed for seniors? My 75-year-old mother is interested in upgrading from a basic cellphone to a smartphone, but will need one that’s very easy to operate. Inquiring Daughter Dear Inquiring, I wrote about this topic just last year, but in

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Positive attitude goes long way to better health in seniors

The relationships between aging and illness are sometimes subtle, but a positive attitude can go a long way toward good health in seniors according to Renette Wardlow, human development specialist, University of Missouri Extension. “The aging process makes older people more susceptible to disease and more vulnerable to physical and mental stress,” said Wardlow. But

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Entrepreneurs find opportunity after the military in key cities

John Lentini carefully considered his career options after leaving the Navy. He decided to leverage the leadership skills fostered in the military by starting a business in Asheville, North Carolina, specializing in search-engine optimization. “I had the infrastructure to do it, and there wasn’t a lot of competition,” says Lentini, owner of AshevilleSEO.org. “In Asheville,

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Study reveals new risks for diabetes patients

Did you know that you could be slowly getting sicker with artery blockage, even if you are symptom free and not diagnosed with heart disease? Your gender, age and whether you have diabetes all affect the prevalence of certain kinds of peripheral vascular disease, which is a condition that affects the blood vessels, according to

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