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Contractor bidding process to begin this Fall in preparation to construct Little Otter Creek Lake in Caldwell County

A contractor bidding process is to begin this fall to prepare for the construction of a 344-acre multipurpose reservoir in Caldwell County. This comes after all agencies involved approved the Little Otter Creek Lake to move forward to begin construction after nearly 25 years of planning, design, reviews, and permitting. The primary purpose of the […]

Wallace State Park

Wallace State Park hosts fall fun event with hike and campsite decorating contest on October 24th

Staff at Wallace State Park invites the public to attend their annual fall fun event on Saturday, Oct, 24. The day includes a trail hiking adventure called “Find the Pumpkin” at 2 p.m. Hikers who find the hidden pumpkins on the trails will win a special prize. Those interested in participating should meet at the […]

Anna Persell speaks to students at Trenton

Crowder State Park Resource Manager gives presentation at Trenton High School

Crowder State Park Resource Manager Anna Persell talked to the Trenton High School Conservation Class on Tuesday regarding her employment. Conservation student Maci Moore reports Persell spoke on activities provided at Crowder State Park, such as camping, hiking, kayaking, and nature programs, and how residents can get involved.  Persell also presented information on her job […]

Harbor Freight Tools For Schools

Three Missouri high school teachers among semifinalists for 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools prize

Three Missouri high school skilled trades teachers are among 50 teachers and teacher teams from across the country who were named today as semifinalists for the 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. They and their skilled trades programs are in the running for a share of $1 million in total cash […]

Sourab Chopra MD

Wright Memorial Hospital announces the addition of Rob Chopra, MD, to staff

Wright Memorial Hospital announces hospitalist, Rob Chopra, MD, to the medical team. Hospitalists are physicians and advanced practice providers who specialize in hospital-based care. They coordinate all aspects of care for patients who are in the hospital. The hospitalist, along with the patient’s primary care provider and other specialists involved with treatment, work as a […]

Black Bear

Missouri Department of Conservation encourages public to be “Bear Aware” this spring

An estimated 350 black bears call southern Missouri home, and as the spring season gets underway, these magnificent mammals leave their winter dens in search of food. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is reminding Missourians to be proactive and “Be Bear Aware.” MDC Resource Scientist and Furbearer Biologist Laura Conlee said it is imperative […]

Swan Lake Wildlife Refuge

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge to open for the season on Saturday, March 2nd

The gates at Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will once again open to the public on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 6 AM.  The Refuge is closed annually from late October to the first Saturday of March to allow for undisturbed habitat for migrating and wintering waterfowl.  Once spring arrives the place becomes a Refuge […]