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Hummingbirds gone from feeders? They’ll be back

A Ruby-Throated Hummingbird flies while attempting to drink a sugar water from feeder in Moberly, MO

A Ruby-Throated Hummingbird flies while attempting to drink a sugar water from feeder in Moberly, MO

MDC biologist says migrants increase feeder visits in spring and late summer

The ruby-throated hummingbird with blurred wingbeats and the ability to hover in the air is a fascinating visitor to flower gardens and home bird feeders. But each summer they seem to mysteriously vanish from some yards. They will return, says Larry Rizzo,

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Effort to Save Historic Route 66 Bridge

By Tom Uhlenbrock
Missouri State Parks

A highway landmark that once carried motorists on Historic Route 66 across the Meramec River in southwest St. Louis County may be reborn as a pedestrian walkway for hikers and bikers in Route 66 State Park.

Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks, is supportive of the effort to save the bridge from a scheduled demolition date of early next year.

“It is an

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Walter Cronkite Memorial

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You don’t have to travel far to reach an outstanding memorial to one of the most legendary journalists in modern times.

The Walter Cronkite Memorial offers a multitude of insights about a truly outstanding native son of St. Joseph, MO. The memorial is prominently housed on the campus at Missouri Western State University. The memorial is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Leah Spratt

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Patriotic Community Choir Practice

The Gallatin Park Board is sponsoring a Patriotic Community Choir with plans for an interfaith performance taking place at 7:00 pm on July 3rd at the Methodist Church. Open rehearsals will be Sunday, June 19th and Sunday, June 26th at 7:00 pm at the Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend and be a part of the choir.

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Everton angler catches state-record white crappie

Untitled-1Congratulations to Colby Conn on breaking the state record by catching a 1-pound, 5-ounce white crappie with a trotline on Stockton Lake.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports Colby Conn of Everton became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a white crappie on Stockton Lake on a trotline. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Conn on May 21 weighed 1-pound, 5-ounces with

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New massage experience available at O’Rourke

O’Rourke Wellness Center at Jamesport recently added a new massage system.

HydroMassage is a fully customizable, user-friendly massage system that gives users a powerful, heated water massage in as little as 10 minutes. Users lay face-up and remain fully clothed and comfortably dry throughout their massage session. Plus with the interactive touchscreen, users have the ability to control every aspect of their experience, including speed, pressure and area of massage. 

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Gallatin natives offer solitude, outdoor events at East Fork Ranch

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Two Gallatin natives, Joyce and John Worrell, originally had their hunting clients stay in the back bedroom of their home located on N Highway west of Albany. But soon the guests were inviting friends and things were getting too crowded.

“So my adventurous husband built an 11 bedroom lodge,” Joyce said. “That’s how it started.”

The heads of trophy animals line the walls of the game room of the East

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Hold up! Jesse James coming to Winston

Jesse James and the gang will ride again as Winston holds Jesse James Days July 15 and 16.

Friday night, July 15: homemade ice cream social and gospel sing; food shack opens at 6 p.m.; music at 7 p.m. by Servants of the Most High; bag toss tournament at 7 p.m. (registration and practice between 6-6:50).

Saturday, July 16: 7 a.m.: biscuits and gravy breakfast; 9 a.m.: horseshoe pitching tournament

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Brett Eldredge to Perform at Missouri State Fair

Final announcement of 2016 concert series

The final concert of the 2016 Missouri State Fair Pepsi Grandstand series was announced today by Fair Director Mark Wolfe. Country artist Brett Eldredge will take the stage with opener Belles and Whistles on Friday, Aug. 12.

“Country acts like Brett Eldredge are important to the Fair’s large agriculture public,” Wolfe said. “This year’s concert series offers a strong country line-up, in addition to

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