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Learn about nature photography Dec. 2 at MDC’s Springfield Nature Center

Nationally known photographer Tim Ernst will share his tips in two programs. Nature photography is a pastime everyone can enjoy but using the proper techniques can turn an interesting photo into a picture you’ll want to frame as a keepsake and share with family and friends. People can get tips from nationally known nature photographer

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ElDo Christmas Basket Project reminders

Toys valued from $15 to $30 drop off at Fugate Motors’ Toys for Tots drive until Dec. 9. Monetary donations to Steve Wiseman, 884 S 275 Rd, El Do, Project treasurer, to cover food costs and any additional toys needed. Gift wrappers needed Tuesday, Dec. 13, 9 a.m. at First Baptist Church Family Life Center. 

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Donate blood Wednesday for a chance to win a new iPhone 14

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO), the sole supplier of blood, platelets, and plasma to patients at 44 area healthcare facilities, is offering blood donors the opportunity to help others and pick up one of the hottest gifts of the holiday season. One lucky donor that gives at a CBCO donor center on Wednesday,

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St. Francois State Park closed due to managed deer hunt

St. Francois State Park will be closed beginning Thursday, Dec. 1, while the park team prepares for a managed deer hunt to be held there Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4. Only the park team and preselected hunters will be allowed in the park during the hunt. For everyone’s safety, the park will be

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Pancakes and Pajamas with Santa

From 8-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, you can enjoy a delicious meal of pancakes and sausage in your pajamas and get a selfie with Santa in front of the fireplace at the beautiful Wayside Inn Museum, 119 W. Spring St., El Dorado Springs. Cost is only $5 a person.

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Christmas season kicks off at Echo Bluff State Park

Kick off the Christmas season with the annual tree lighting and Salem Chamber Choir performance at Echo Bluff State Park, Friday evening, Dec. 2. The tree lighting will be at 7 p.m. Immediately following, guests can listen to the Salem Chamber Choir’s heavenly sound as it fills to the rafters of the Lodge lobby as

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MDC’s Springfield Conservation Nature Center looking for volunteers

Nov. 30 meeting is for people interested in volunteering at the Springfield Nature Center. Volunteers play valuable roles at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Springfield Conservation Nature Center. People who are interested in volunteering at the nature center can learn more about the duties this entails at a Springfield Conservation Nature Center volunteer interest

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Springfield Nature Center combines nature and music at Nov. 18 event

Music is a beautiful and meaningful method to convey one’s love of the outdoors. People can join local musicians Bo Brown, Marideth Sisco, David Wilson, and George Horne in an evening of nature-inspired music and stories at the “Nature Art: Music of Missouri’s Woods and Water” program Nov. 18 at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s

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MoDOT, MSHP mock exercise rescheduled

You should have received MoDOT’s statewide news release last week regarding National Crash Responders Safety Week. If not, you can view a copy of it on our website here. To bring attention to the hazards of working along busy highways the week of Nov. 14-18 has been designated National Crash Responders Safety Week. MoDOT and

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