Outdoors

Historical Haunts on the Homestead

Guests are invited to the annual Historical Haunts on the Homestead from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Take part in the historic site’s first-ever virtual dog costume contest, then head out to the homestead for some competitive scarecrow building, a Halloween safety program for kids and a night of storytelling. The storytelling kicks

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Arrow Rock State Historic Site hosts Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 29

From 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, visitors at Arrow Rock State Historic Site are invited to an evening filled with fall activities. The following events will take place in the campground: Campsite decorating contest with a prize for the best decorated. Pumpkin decorating. Halloween crafts. Trunk-or-treating from site to site. Pet costume contest

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DNR encourages Missourians to report local drought impacts

Drought conditions across the state are worsening under continued warm, dry and sometimes windy conditions and are not expected to improve soon, according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The department is asking for the public’s assistance, encouraging people to submit reports about drought conditions in their local area. Drought-related information for a specific

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Fishing Report

Stockton State Park Marina by Robert Starbuck They are catching black bass on topwater on the points. The crappie have gone deep. They are no longer on the brushpiles. The walleye have quit biting. Caplinger Report Bobby Finch Caplinger Woods They ran the water for about an hour. That’s not enough to bring the fish

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History Hallowfest comes to Knob Noster State Park

Come celebrate Knob Noster State Park’s 76th birthday at the History Hallowfest event from 2-8 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 15. The party will be held at Camp Bobwhite, located off Highway DD, near Knob Noster, Missouri. The event is free and open to the public. All activities and demonstrations will take place from 2-8 p.m.

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Stroll and roll at Bennett Spring State Park

To celebrate Halloween and in recognition of National “Ability” Month, Bennett Spring State Park is hosting a stroll and roll starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. All adaptive strollers, wagons and other nonmotorized methods of transportation are welcome, and guests are encouraged to don their Halloween or cosplay outfits. Participants will learn where the

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Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl art contest opens Oct. 13

The Lebanon Sunbonnet Federated Garden Club invites children in grades first through fifth to participate in the annual Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl poster contest. Children may drop off entries Wednesdays through Sundays Oct. 13-30 at the Bennett Spring State Park Nature Center. Also, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. those days the Nature Center

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A Spooktacular event planned at Meramec State Park Oct. 15

Meramec State Park presents Spooktacular! On Saturday, Oct. 15, join park team members for a day full of Halloween-related activities. The activities are being held throughout the park and include: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Coloring Contest, held in the tent across from Shower House 1. Contest begins at 9 a.m. and sheets must

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