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Hunters Checked 5,691 Turkeys During MO Fall Firearms Season

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced that hunters checked 5,691 turkeys during Missouri’s fall firearms turkey season, which ran Oct. 1-31. Last year’s fall firearms turkey harvest total was 5,929 birds.

Top harvest counties for the 2014 season were Greene with 165 turkeys checked, Franklin with 163, and St. Clair with 160.

Daviess had 57 total turkeys taken; eight adult; nine juvenile; 19 adult hens; and 21 juvenile hens.

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Christmas Poem

by Stephen Cord, Gallatin

 

I came to Jesus in my dream,

And humbly at His feet did bow,

Afraid to see His loving eyes,

He asked of me, “What needest thou?”

 

I found some strength with head still down,

To answer Him quite honestly,

Oh nothing, Lord,” was my reply.

I asked, “What can I get for thee?”

 

Twas Christmas time and I reviewed

My blessings gained a

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The Cake Stops Here

(Another Christmas Culinary Confession)

by Stephen Cord, Gallatin

The time is upon us: lights being strung on the houses that would make Clark Griswold proud, carolers in the streets

singing their joyous melodies, and in the stores, the appearance of seasonal food.

 

Egg nog shows up in abundance in the dairy cases around town. Nuts in all their varieties pile up in the produce section.

There is a cry

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Zucchini

by Stephen Cord, Gallatin

A garden small I did create,

A plot of land to cultivate,

To grow some food for me to eat:

Some yellow squash, tomatoes sweet,

Some peas so green, a special breed,

And one little zucchini seed.

 

I tendered, toiled, and labored hard

To make that garden in my yard,

And as I watched with loving eyes,

My little plants began to rise.

And soon

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Halloween

by Stephen Cord, Gallatin

 

Witches and glitches and

goblins and goons,

All dance to the sound of

the most hideous tunes.

 

And monsters that prey

on the unwanted guest,

When they sneak in to partake

of this frightening fest.

 

It’s All Hallows’ Eve,

and the sun’s fast asleep.

An the spirits are out

with the creatures that creep.

 

And the dogs are a-barking

at terrible sights.

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