MDC expands deer feeding ban to 41 counties in response to CWD

MDC expands deer feeding ban to 41 counties in response to CWD Placing food or minerals for deer is now prohibited in 12 more counties starting July 1 to help limit the spread of chronic wasting disease. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has expanded restrictions on feeding deer and placing minerals for deer from

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MDC reminds people to celebrate safely

Be careful with fireworks, campfires and other sources of fire that could cause a wildfire. As people celebrate this summer, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds everyone to be extremely careful with fireworks, campfires, and other sources of fire that could cause a wildfire. Fireworks Don’t light fireworks in any areas where the sparks

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Monett dairy farmer switching to beef

Fourth-generation farmer Mike Meier knows change will help his family’s Century Farm survive. The rotational grazing and breeding system he uses for his dairy herd works. Now he wants to apply those principles to beef cattle. “At 56, I wanted to go in a different direction,” he says. He wants to see how much profit

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Learning More About Wild Birds

It is time for more nature stuff for all the master naturalists out there. If you haven’t paid your money and don’t hold an officially authorized Missouri Department of Conservation Master Naturalist certificate, you can play along here anyway just as an amateur naturalist. Or you can come and sit on my back porch with

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Guided bison hike offered July 8

Visitors are invited to learn about the tallgrass prairie on a guided bison hike July 8 at Prairie State Park near Mindenmines. The walk will be from 10 a.m. until noon and is free to the public. Summer is in full swing and there is an abundance of wildflowers. The guided hike will offer ample

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CMH to break ground July 5 for new long-term care facility in Stockton

Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation held a ground-breaking ceremony on Wednesday, July 5, at 3 p.m. for the new Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility. The ceremony was held in the parking lot of Stockton Family Medical Center, 1521 South Third Street, Stockton. The 50,292 square foot replacement facility will be built on 11.2 acres as part

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90’s club

Updated Tuesday, June 26, 2017, 10:40 a.m. (To put someone on the list, please give us his or her name, hometown, birth date and phone number.) Audrey Rhoad, El Dorado Springs, Sept. 5, 1914 Ruth Roberts, El Dorado Springs, Sept. 11, 1915 Kathern Grubb, El Dorado Springs, Dec. 27, 1915 Josephine Steward Johnson, El Dorado

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PARTY IN THE PARK

The Opera House Arts Council gave a Party in the Park on June 17 featuring a buffet provided by local restaurant owners. Entertainment was provided by the El Dorado Springs Band. Proceeds went towards the purchase of a new sound system for the Park.

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Japanese beetles, EAB wreak havoc on Missouri’s plants, trees

The two pests look similar to one another, but are easy to tell apart. The Japanese beetle and the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) are two invasive insects that are wreaking havoc on Missouri’s plants and trees. To the untrained eye, these two pests may look similar to one another. However, there are a few easy

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