Best birding sites virtual program Jan. 13

Program will highlight 10 great birding sites in Missouri. Bird watching is an activity that can be enjoyed novices and experts alike. And once you start birding, you want to know where the good spots are. People can learn about good locations for winter birding at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) virtual program “Top

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MDC offers free sessions on fire starting outdoors in wet winter weather

Learn how to keep warm while winter camping or backyard stargazing A campfire or a blaze in a backyard fire pit adds light and warmth to outdoor winter gatherings.  But sometimes that means starting fires amid snows or dampness. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free “Blazemasters” clinic in three separate sessions

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MDC reports 14,555 deer taken during alternative-methods portion

Top harvest counties were Franklin, Callaway, and Osage. Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 14,555 deer during the alternative-methods portion of the firearms deer season, Dec. 26 – Jan. 5. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 318 deer harvested, Callaway with 317, and Osage with

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The Rock Wall

A reader called Wednesday to find out what Don Boultinghouse wished for. Somehow at 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, that part of the Rock Wall got covered up with another article. We’re going to try to get the troops to be more carful on jumps. Here’s what it said, “-Christmas Day, Tom told me that Donald

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‘Bout time

SEASONAL BEAUTY – Decorations of snow and ice compliment the winter’s bare branches on El Dorado Springs City streets. Would have been nice for Christmas.

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Council hears yearly reports from Police and Fire Department

The first El Dorado Springs City Council meeting of the New Year began the process of hearing how various departments in the city finished the year. Councilmen Brett Entrikin, Jim Luster, Cory Gayman and Mayor Nathan Murrell were present along with City Clerk Kandi Baldwin and City Manager Bruce Rogers. Councilman Nick Bland was absent.

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Sac Osage has many power outages

Friday was not a good day for Sac Osage Electric. Over a period of 18 hours it had 3,384 outages caused by the ice buildup on power lines and limbs on power lines. Manager Jim Davis said he was at the office from 8 an, until 11:30 p.m. Many of the outages were repeat outages.

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Fire report for week of Dec. 27

On Sunday, Dec. 27, at 3:10 p.m. the Fire Department was dispatched on a grass fire on the MO Dept. of Conservation at Schell City. This was a mutual aid call for the Schell City Fire Department. Five trucks and 13 firefighters responded. Later that evening at 7:24 p.m. the Department was sent to the

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MDC to host winter bird ID webinar with Missouri River Bird Observatory

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City will offer a free webinar on winter birding, 3–4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 7. Missouri’s State Ornithologist Sarah Kendrick will join Missouri River Bird Observatory Director Dana Ripper to lead this virtual program. This winter bird ID webinar will include an introduction to

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