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Commission approves hog-hunting ban on MDC lands

Hunting feral hogs will be prohibited on Conservation Department lands effective Sept. 30.

At its meeting on June 24, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved changes to the Wildlife Code of Missouri that would prohibit the hunting of feral hogs on conservation areas and other lands owned, leased, or managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The new regulation prohibiting hog hunting on MDC areas does not apply to private

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Fun/Fitness at Daviess County Library

library little boy on firetruckChief Doug Hamilton, Kyle McBroom and Daniel Wilson of the Gallatin Fire Protection District brought the firetruck to the library for the Summer Reading Program’s Week 4 activities, in addition to Gallatin Police Chief Mark Richards, Detective Vaughn and Officer Allen who presented the second of a series of three, bicycle safety class at the Daviess County Library on June 23.

Over 160 children attended including a large group from

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Advocating for Pollinators: CAFNR Agricultural Research Centers Focused on Aiding Pollinators

mu Pollinator Habitat 1 The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Agricultural Research Centers continue to be advocates for monarch butterflies and other pollinators.

Thirteen Research Centers planted monarch waystations, beginning in late January. The waystations include milkweed and other nectar sources that benefit all pollinators.

“By establishing a diverse habitat we’re helping the monarch population – and we’re also making an impact on other pollinators,” said Dusty Walter, Agricultural

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Lessons Learned During Our 1st T-Ball Season

  1. Asking to hug your bat while you run around the bases because you “love it” seems like a legit request
  2. Sharing bats, helmets, and even water bottles is accepted practice
  3. People become coaches because of their love for the game, their love for their child, and/or because their spouse filled out the form without them
  4. Coaches are more worried, and justifiably so, about snack sign-up than the score
  5. Girls and
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High heat and dry conditions can put fish ponds at risk

The combination of prolonged high heat and dry weather potentially threatens fish ponds, says a University of Missouri Extension fisheries and wildlife specialist.

“Fish are at risk from high water temperatures, oxygen depletion, increased disease potential and other problems as water levels drop in ponds through lack of runoff and evaporation,” said Bob Pierce.

“Ponds potentially most at risk are those that depend on water from surface runoff within a

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Camp Quality is week-long dose of fun

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Tristen Wilson, 19, of Gallatin did not have one single special moment at Camp Quality — the entire week was special!

Camp Quality is a week-long summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer. This year, 106 campers attended Camp Farwesta, near Stewartsville.

This was Tristen’s second year at camp. Last year he was a lifeguard. This year he was a companion. Camp companions are paired with

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Gallatin sends seven to Camp Rising Sun

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Gallatin FFA members are pictured, left to right, front row, Hunter Lovewell, Logan Korff, Emily Lock, Jacob Wilson, Owen Schweizer, Addison Burns, Tayton Terry, Colton Spencer, Moriah McLard; back row, Trent Ishmael, Graydee Rains, Ethan Johnston

Seven members from the Gallatin FFA Chapter attended the State FFA Leadership Camp from June 6-10. The camp sponsored by the Missouri FFA Association was held at Camp Rising Sun located within the Lake

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Poosey Digest: Blowfish just seem to …blow!

by Freida Marie Crump

Greetings from Poosey.

A strange creature, the blowfish. When he wants to terrorize his fellow fish he gulps down water to make himself look threatening, then expands his appearance to three times his actual size. In other words, he’s two-thirds fake fish.

Maybe it’s been the heat of this early summer, but I’ve been giving a great deal of thought to blowfish in recent days. Herb

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Local students attend William Jewell basketball camp

Local campers attended William Jewell’s Basketball Camp from June 13-16. The second session of camp was held last week and the third session (still available for registration) starts July 11-14.

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Pictured, left to right, front row, are, Addie Crone (2nd Grade), Reid Hemry (2nd Grade), Jack Donovan (3rd Grade), Paige Heldenbrand (2nd Grade); back row, Elle Copple (6th grade), Hadley Jumps (6th grade), Addison Riley (6th grade) Coach Larry Holley,

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