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As the regular firearms deer season winds down, the Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a special virtual class for hunters with venison ready to cook. An online class is using curry and other ingredients to make a flavorful venison dish will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon on…

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As the regular firearms deer season winds down, the Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a special virtual class for hunters with venison ready to cook. An online class is using curry and other ingredients to make a flavorful venison dish will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon on…

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KEARNEY — The annual Turkey Trot, a race and fundraiser for Kearney Education Foundation held at Kearney High School, is celebrating 10 years this Thanksgiving. The annual race, held the morning of Thanksgiving, will be back in person this year as well as include a virtual option after going…

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Some gardeners take a hands-off approach to leaves. But leaves left on lawns can pack down into a tight mat, preventing sunlight from reaching the grass, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Leaves also trap and hold moisture, which increases the potential fo…

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Once autumn leaves have fallen, lingering green leaves on a shrub in your woods, yards, or fields may not be a good thing. Leaves on invasive bush honeysuckle tend to stay green long into late autumn.

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LIBERTY — One of the biggest projects supported by community groups and use tax funds, Lib-erty’s revitalized City Park, officially reopened this month.

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MDC has stocked about 80,000 rainbow trout in 35+ urban-area lakes around the state. In the Northland, the lakes are Chauimere, Jesse James Park Lake in Kearney and the lakes at Capitol Federal Sports Complex in Liberty.

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A walk around the block has measurable health benefits. Yet, if you want to take it next level and ramp up your health and happiness, try hiking. This weekend, weather.com has the Kansas City metropolitan area hitting the mid-60s in temperatures. From out your door down to your core, researc…

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Imagine you and some friends are visiting Missouri’s covered bridges and are staying at a bed and breakfast near one of the bridges. The owner advises you not to visit the bridge at night because a ghost lives there. But this only intrigues your group; you decide to visit it at midnight. You…

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JEFFERSON CITY — With deer hunting under way in Missouri, the Missouri Department of Conservation and A.T. Still University in Kirksville are asking deer hunters to save ticks they find on harvested deer and mail them to the University. The ticks will be used for a scientific research study …

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As fall continues to roll in and temperatures start dropping into the 40s in the morning, hummingbirds, like others, are starting to migrate.

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“This fall, millions of Americans will make an annual pilgrimage to a retail outlet to purchase a vegetable they, unfortunately, are unlikely to eat,” said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein of pumpkins.

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SMITHVILLE — Every Wednesday morning from April through September, Paradise Pointe Golf Complex in Smithville hosts a group of women golfers who love a good time and an enjoyable round of golf, according to the group.

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Missouri is blessed with a variety of trees, shrubs and vines that make the fall season come alive with color. Leaves change color at different times, so a fall color season in Missouri may last four to six weeks.

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Donald Culross Peattie is best known for his eloquent, informative and entertaining books about trees, "A Natural History of Trees of Eastern and Central North America and A Natural History of Western Trees." The American botanist’s essays on the relations between trees and people over the c…

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Busy rural roads are full of hazards in the fall, said University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. The often rushed harvest season puts extra traffic on narrow, gravel roads early in the morning and late at night, according to a press release.

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With increased visitation at Missouri state parks and historic sites, it’s important for visitors to remember to assist park staff in protecting and preserving the state’s natural and cultural resources, according to a press release.