The old Outdoor Life magazines I bought when I was a young boy sit on my office shelf a reminder of the days when actually living the ‘outdoor life’ was so different than it is today. I picked up a modern-day issue of that magazine recently and I am amazed how different it is now. It was very thin and so absolutely full of advertising, I had to look hard to find a story. Just like television is today, there is so much advertising I just lose interest.
Trespass is a major problem for many landowners, especially during turkey season. Hunters actively pursue the gobbling birds and can sometimes, either knowingly or unknowingly, cross onto private property. This can create several problems. It can lead to arguments between individuals and with two people chasing the same bird it can lead to hunter interference or worse a hunting incident.
When Greenville and Clearwater play, you know it will be a great game. It doesn’t matter what sport it is. The players always give it their all. The April 12 baseball game between county rivals Greenville and Clearwater was no different.
The Clearwater Tigers baseball team had a big week, picking up wins against Van Buren, Puxico, and Bernie.
It is often said that talent, heart and teamwork are the biggest factors for teams to win ballgames, but no team can have the kind of run that the Greenville Bears are on without a great manager.
We have an app for that! The Missouri Department of Conservation currently has several phone apps available to smart phone users. The MO Hunting application enables Missouri hunters, anglers, and trappers to purchase, view, and store annual hunting, fishing, and trapping permits and associated details, as well as view permits purchased during the previous year. This application will allow hunters to notch their permit and Telecheck their harvest directly from their deer or turkey permit within the application, using an easy-to-use form. MO Hunting also enables hunters to view all deer and turkey which they have previously checked and the associated details. In order to log in to MO Hunting, users will need their Conservation Number. This 9-digit number can be found on the BACK of their Heritage Card, next to the bar code. This is different from the 16-digit number on the front of the card. Their Conservation Number can also be found on any current or previous permit. For more help locating their Conservation Number, users can call (573) 751-4115 during regular business hours, and ask for the permits office, or go to http://mdc.mo.gov/node/5127.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is in the multi-year process of updating Conservation Area Management Plans, and is seeking public input on how the Southeast Regional Office and the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center are managed for Missourians. These two management plans are open for public review in April.
When two tigers tangle, you know it will be a fierce, dramatic fight. This was the case when the Clearwater and Neelyville softball teams met Monday afternoon.
According to preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), young turkey hunters harvested 4,145 birds during the 2016 spring youth season, April 9-10. Top harvest counties were Callaway and Franklin with 105 birds harvested in each, and Greene with 88 birds harvested. Gasconade, Osage, and Saint Clair each came in next with 84 birds harvested.
Greenville High School baseball player Jake Dorris, seated center, signed a National Letter of Intent to attend college at Lindenwood University in Belleville in the fall and play baseball. Attending the ceremony were his high school coach Jeff Null, seated left, his future college coach, seated right, and his parents (standing l-r) Billy Dorris, Tammy Berger, and John Berger.
Lexi Morris of Piedmont was honored on Tuesday, Feb. 2, before the girls basketball game, by the Clearwater R-1 School. She was presented with a plaque that will be displayed in the high school trophy case, reflecting her career points of 2,885, which is the most in school history for both boys and girls. She currently holds the #10 place in the mshsaa record book for the most career points in girls basketball history. She is pictured with Darren Garrison, her coach for her first three years of high school. Not pictured is Barb Adams, her coach her senior year, who also took part in the plaque presentation ceremony. Morris is currently attending Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff where she is a member of the softball team. Lexi is the daughter of Larry and Wendy Morris.
Greenville’s Grant Miller puts up a shot while Clearwater’s Tyrone Carroll stretches out to create a large obstacle for him to shoot over Saturday evening during first-round action of the Ozark Foothills Conference Tournament at Greenville. Referee Bill Burfield watches the action and is ready to call a foul if needed. The Bears upended the Tigers 73-61. The Bears fell 42-67in semifinal action Tuesday night to top-seeded Doniphan. The fifth-seeded Bears will face third-seeded Neelyville in third-place action Thursday night at 8 p.m. in Greenville.
Dena Hart of Harviell, left, and Kelly Potter of Piedmont rode 60 miles in the Tour de Corn at East Prairie on Saturday.
Harvey Thompson, left, and Eli Thompson, center, are pictured with Harvey’s dad, Arley Thompson, and the 12 hogs that Harvey and Eli killed in a trap—10 sows and three boars. Each sow has an average of five piglets, and she can have three litters a year.
Clearwater’s Dayvon Slack, seated at center, signed a National Letter of Intent Monday afternoon to attend Mineral Area College in the fall and play basketball. Joining Slack at the signing ceremony were his parents, April and Alphea Crenshaw, seated besidehim; back from left, Clearwater Athletic Director Shannon England, Clearwater Basketball Coach Andy Beck, and MAC Basketball Assistant Coach Marcus Scott.
Allie Holmes signed a national letter of intent to play college volleyball next year at Lindenwood University in Belleville, Ill. Holmes is currently a senior at Clearwater High School and had a stand-out season as a senior. She won many honors including being named Black River League Player of the Year, All-District, All-Region, and Second-Team All-State. She is pictured with her parents, Stacey and Tim Holmes (seated), and Lindenwood’s head volleyball coach, Justin Wells. Holmes plans to obtain a bachelor degree in biology/nursing.