Area Sports

EHS Cross Country Whippets Compete In Invitational

The Ellington Whippet Cross Country team competed at the Steve Waggoner Invitational on Thursday, September 7. Morgan Rains placed 2nd, Hannah Fitzgerald placed 5th, and Cynthia Redman placed 13th in the Class 1 Varsity Girls Division. Carson McNail placed 2nd in the Class 1 Varsity Boys Division.

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Big Year At Cape Nature Center

CAPE GIRARDEAU– Naturalists estimate more than a thousand people are participating in “Our Big Year” at the Missouri De­partment of Conservation’s (MDC) Cape Girardeau Na­ture Center. Participants pick up book­lets at the center that help identify and keep track of the various bird species they’ve seen. They watch birds through­out their normal daily ac­tivities and…

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Ellington/Bunker To Host Hunter Ed.

Hunter education courses are coming to Ellington and Bunker High Schools this October. The hunter education course is required in order to purchase a firearms hunting permit in the state of Mis­souri. Both steps of Missouri’s Hunter Education Program must be completed in order to obtain certification. The course will be held at Ellington High…

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Waterfest to Be Held  Saturday Wappapello Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wappapello Lake, in partnership with the SEMO Regional Water Safety Council, will be hosting the annual Ranger Willie B. Safe Waterfest event on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Redman Creek Beach from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Area schools are starting back but the summer fun doesn’t have…

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Bring In Wildlife

CAPE GIRARDEAU — Landowners who wish to see more wildlife on their prop­erty should start with improv­ing wildlife habitat, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation, and there’s a federal program specifically designed to help landowners with the cost. The Glades and Woodlands Restoration Regional Conser­vation Partnership Program (RCPP) is a federal program that provides…

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National Park Pass for Seniors to Cost More

For just $10, older Americans /react-text have been able to access all of the country’s national parks for the rest of their lives. But come Aug. 28, that fee will raise to $80, according to Money Magazine. On Monday, July 10, the National Park Service announced that it would be increasing prices for senior lifetime…

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Conservation Commission Welcomes New Commissioner, Nicole Wood

The St. Francois County outdoor enthusiast brings experience and passion to MDC. JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Greitens announced on July 31 the appointment of long-time conservationist and outdoor enthusiast Nicole Wood to the Missouri Con­servation Commission. The Governor has ap­pointed Wood to a term that expires June 30, 2023. Wood replaces James T. Blair IV,…

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MDC Seeking Public Comments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In accordance with Gov. Eric Greitens’ executive order is­sued in January (sos.mo.gov/ library/reference/orders/2017/ eo3), the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is un­dergoing a thorough review of and seeking public comment on all regulations of the Wild­life Code of Missouri under the Missouri Code of State Regu­lations. Individuals can comment on MDC…

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Discover Nature with MDC at State Fair

See live fish and other native wildlife, get info, and explore Kids’ Discovery Room. SEDALIA, Mo. – Discov­er nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia Aug. 10-20. Visit MDC’s Conserva­tion Building from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to see live fish and other native animals such as…

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Kids’ Fishing Day Scheduled For Montauk State Park

Young anglers will have op­portunities to catch fish and learn about fishing at Montauk State Park’s Kids’ Fishing Day. This event will be held 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 12 at Montauk State Park. The event is being spon­sored by the Missouri Depart­ment of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR).…

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