Author: Shawn Kober

Missouri Department of Conservation will stock rainbow trout in three southeast Missouri lakes

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.  – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will stock rainbow trout in three southeast Missouri lakes, kicking off the annual winter trout program. Perryville’s Legion Lake, Jackson’s Rotary Lake and Farmington’s Giessing Lake, are all locations for the very popular fishing program. According to MDC fisheries management biologists, approximately 3,760 rainbow trout will be stocked in Legion Lake, about 1,900 trout will be stocked in Rotary Lake and 1,200 in Giessing Lake prior to the opener, Nov. 1.  In addition, a number of ‘lunkers’ will be stocked into each lake. The cities of Jackson, Farmington, Perryville...

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CITY OF OSAGE BEACH BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING October 18, 2018 – 6:00 P.M.

NEW BUSINESS A. Bill 18-52 An Ordinance Authorizing, Establishing and Providing for the Election Procedure to be Followed for the General Municipal Election to be held April 2, 2019 in the City of Osage Beach. First Reading. (Page 19) B. Bill 18-53. An Ordinance of the City of Osage Beach, Missouri, Authorizing the Mayor to Execute Aviation Project Consultant Supplemental Agreement No. 1 Construction Services for Engineering Contract AEOB18-002 for the Lee C. Fine Memorial Airport Taxiway Phase 2 Project with Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. First Reading. (Page 22) C. Bill 18-54. An Ordinance of the City of...

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Missouri State revokes license of trooper in handcuffed drowning

Missouri State officials have revoked a former Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper who was driving a patrol boat when a handcuffed Iowa man fell out and drowned. The Missouri Department of Public Safety permanently revoked Anthony Piercy’s peace officer license after reviewing evidence in the drowning of Brandon Ellingson, 20, of Clive, Iowa, who died at the Lake of the Ozarks in 2014, The Kansas City Star reported. Piercy was sentenced in September to 10 days in county jail and two years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor negligent operation of a...

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MDC offers duck decoy workshop in Kirksville Nov. 5-6

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a FREE workshop on waterfowl hunting and duck decoy carving in Kirksville Nov. 5-6. Participants will learn about duck identification, ecology, and decoy history as they sculpt and paint their own decoy for use in waterfowl hunting or as unique art. Duck decoys date back hundreds of years to when American Indians made and used them to lure birds into hunting grounds. As waterfowl hunting grew in popularity among early American settlers and hunters, these decoys evolved into more artistic and realistic forms, made from a variety of materials. Today...

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MDC’s Cape Nature Center hosts Fall Festival Oct. 20

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Discover nature through fall family fun Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. All ages are invited to the center’s Fall Festival from 4 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the bounty that Missouri has to offer in the fall both through human and wild animal eyes. “We’ll taste a few fall treats, enjoy a campfire, practice archery and fishing,” said Jordi Raos, MDC naturalist. “Fall is a wonderful time to discover nature’s bounty.” Live animal presentations will be offered at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Guests can...

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