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SMITHVILLE — As an annual prequel to Nehemiah Festival, Smithville will have Christian bands playing every hour on the hour in Smithville's downtown Courtyard Park, along the 100 block of Main Street, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25.

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SMITHVILLE — As an annual prequel to Nehemiah Festival, Smithville will have Christian bands playing every hour on the hour in Smithville's downtown Courtyard Park, along the 100 block of Main Street, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25.

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SMITHVILLE — Camp Branch Swim Beach at Smithville Lake is currently closed due to high levels of blue green algae, by recommendation of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Many people will be hitting pools or swimming in a lake or river to beat the heat this summer. Before diving in, Northland experts say people should follow this safety advice before diving.

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SMITHVILLE — As the nation's largest federal provider of water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, which oversees Smithville Lake, stresses water safety and urges extra caution while in or around water during the holiday, according to a press release.

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SMITHVILLE — In the spirit of July being Parks and Recreation month, Smithville Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Warrior Youth Football club, is hosting a punt, pass, kick contest beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, on the Smithville High School football field, 645 S.…

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SMITHVILLE — To celebrate July being Parks and Recreation month, Smithville's Parks and Recreation Department has filled the calendar with free activities for residents.

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JEFFERSON CITY – Summer heat has arrived, states a press release from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Although COVID-19 awareness and prevention continues to be a top priority, the DHSS reminds Missourians to also take simple steps to prevent illnesses that are spread …

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SMITHVILLE — Yoga on the Square is back at Courtyard Park in downtown Smithville every Wednesday throughout the summer beginning at 9:30 a.m.

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As recent weather has lead to cooler temperatures across the region, there is concern about frost injuring emerged corn and soybeans. Temperatures at 32 degrees may result in injury to leaf tissue. However, when temperatures reach 28 degrees for two hours, there is likely plant death, said W…

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While the state began gradually reopening economic and social activity Monday, May 4, the Missouri Department of Conservation is working on its transition plan to safely reopen MDC facilities, including nature centers and staffed shooting ranges, to ensure social distancing requirements and …

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Missouri Department of Conservation will offer the state’s first elk-hunting season in modern history starting this fall. MDC will issue five permits for hunting bull elk for the 2020 season this fall. Four general permits will be for the public, and one permit will be reserved for qualifyin…

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Most parks and public facilities in the cities of Liberty, Kearney and Smithville have closed down due to COVID-19 concerns, but Clay County Public Health Center’s decision to roll back the end stay-at-home orders on May 4 has at least one parks and recreation department planning to reopen.