Area Sports

Help Those In Need By Donating Extra Venison

Many families are in need of lean, protein rich meat. Children need protein to grow healthy and strong and adults need it to keep in good health. However, many are with­out a good source of meat due to high costs or inac­cessibility. With prime deer season just on the horizon, you can help those in…

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Automobile Accidents Involving Wildlife

By Eric Long Each year in Missouri, thousands of accidents in­volving vehicles and wildlife are reported to law enforce­ment agencies across the state. While most of these accidents aren’t preventable, there are a few precautions that can be followed to pre­vent accidents. Also, when an accident does occur, there are some procedures that must be…

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Whippets Cross Country Team Dominates

THE MS CROSS Country team competed in a meet at Van Buren on Wednesday, September 20. Grace Lloyd placed 1st, Tyler Conkright placed 3rd, Natalie Barnett placed 9th and Alexus Barker placed 11th in the MS girls division. THE HS CROSS Country team competed in a meet at Van Buren on Wednesday, September 20. Carson…

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MDC Predicts Rough Turkey Season

JEFFERSON CITY — With fall firearms turkey season running Oct. 1-31, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) advises hunters it could be a challenging season. This year’s annual wild-turkey brood-survey shows statewide turkey production was below average likely due to a combination of poor nesting success and low poult survival from strong storms during spring…

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MDC To Auction Equipment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a public auction of various used Department vehicles and equipment on Saturday, Oct. 21, starting at 10 a.m. at its Salem Mainte­nance Center, located at the junction of Highway 72 and Highway 32. The auction will include boats, outboard motors, trailers, farm equipment,…

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Lady Bearcats Defeat Lady Panthers

LESTERVILLE LADY BEARCATS #14, Hannah Steward, and #25, Jadyn Fitzgerald, block a hit coming from South Iron’s #15, Rylee Masters. Both teams played well and Lesterville took the game 2-0. The Lesterville Lady Bearcats are currently 13-5 with one tie. They will play the Clearwater Lady Tigers on Thursday, September 28th. SOUTH IRON LADY Panthers…

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Ellington Whippets Play Alton Comets

THE ELLINGTON WHIPPETS battled the Alton Comets last Monday. The Whippets won the game with a score of 7-0. Pictured is Kaleb Richards sliding onto base. THE ELLINGTON WHIPPETS’ catcher skillfully catches the ball behind the batter. So far the EHS Whippets are 10-6 this season.

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Ellington Cross Country Team Competes In Alton

The Ellington Cross Country teams competed in a meet at Alton on September 13, 2017. Natalie Barnett placed 8th in the MS Girls Division, Carson McNail placed 2nd in the Varsity Boys Division, and Morgan Rains placed 10th and Hannah Fitzgerald placed 19th in the Varsity Girls Division.

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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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