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Everyone is welcome to enjoy a secret place in the woods

By Larry Dablemont
    As much as I love to hunt and fish, I was born a naturalist first and foremost, and I have made much of my living actually working as a paid naturalist for two state park systems, for the National Park Service, and for a natural heritage commission. I continue that even now.

MDC offering timber harvest workshop March 7 in Gasconade County

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a workshop on the basics of timber harvesting in Gasconade County on March 7. This training will help landowners learn how to begin the process of a structured timber harvest on their farm. Participants will learn about the benefits of managing forest, beyond monetary value.

Department of Economic Development seeks public feedback on plan for spending $41 million in disaster mitigation funds

The Department of Economic Development (DED) is seeking public comment on a draft Action Plan outlining how the state will spend $41 million in Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding allocated to Missouri by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These funds represent an opportunity for the state to assist areas impacted by the 2017 floods with the implementation of projects that will help communities mitigate and reduce future disaster risks.

Filing for county and state candidates begins February 25

    Candidate filing for Phelps County offices, along with state offices, will open on Tuesday, February 25. Those interested in filing for the August 4 Primary election will have until March 31 to do so.