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U.S. Forest Service reports Mark Twain Forest fires were contained Thursday morning

ROLLA – As of Thursday morning, the Beason Hollow Fire and the Barn Log fires have been contained and are now being monitored by firefighters on the ground. Some smoke from the interior of the fires’ footprint may be visible today, but conditions are favorable to maintain containment and reinforce the lines around the fires. […]

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Justice Matters

Reflections of Missouri Chief Justice Mary R. Russell As we transition from Black History Month to Women’s History Month, I am struck by how recent that history is still within our legal profession and our courts. I am proud of the advancements in both, as our bench and bar are moving closer toward better reflecting

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Discover nature with MDC Cape Nature Center’s free March programs

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Discover nature in March with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center’s free programs! Amphibians and Reptiles: Frog Calls (Virtual) | 1 to 2 p.m. on March 13 | Register online at https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/197280 With the warmer weather on the way, join us to learn about sounds you may hear

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Sainte Genevieve Museum Learning Center announces Rozier-Audubon Days

STE GENEVIEVE —The Sainte Genevieve Museum Learning Center would like to announce that April 12th and 13th will be “Rozier-Audubon Days”.   On April 12th at 11am, to commemorate the anniversary of John Audubon and Ferdinand Rozier’s disembarkment from France, the Museum will hold a ribbon cutting for the new exhibit titled “Partners in Business,

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Genia Feher is named Elks Student of the Month for February

PERRYVILLE – St. Vincent High School has announced Genia Feher is the Elks Student of the Month for February.     Genia is pictured with Zachary Stobart, head of schools and Steven Wibbenmeyer of the Perryville Elks Lodge No. 2701.   Genia is the daughter of Kathleen and Julius Feher of Perryville.   According to

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Family holds three-generation reunion at SIU’s Touch of Nature to watch eclipse

By Christi Mathis CARBONDALE – When the midday sun goes black during the April 8 eclipse, there’s no place Doris Marlin and family members from far and wide would rather be than Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Three generations of the John Carl Marlin family will be attending the eclipse at SIU. Back row, from left,

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MNVM’s Brochure Competition Awards Ceremony slated

PERRYVILLE, Mo.– Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial (MNVM) is proud to announce the winner of its inaugural Student Brochure Competition, a remarkable initiative aimed at engaging young minds in honoring the sacrifices and valor of our Nation’s Veterans.   The ceremony will be held in the Welcome Center’s Event Room, Friday, March 1st at 1 p.m.

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Learn-2-Climb program offered at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park in April

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Want to see Missouri state parks from a new perspective? Join the Learn2 Climb program and learn the basics of outdoor rock climbing from a certified instructor and then try it out on real rock. This beginner-level course will allow you to enjoy nature from new heights! From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Expert tips for protecting trees from historic spring cicadas

LISLE, Ill.— Ahead of the historic spring 2024 emergence of periodical cicadas in Illinois, the tree experts at The Morton Arboretum are sharing tips on how to protect young and other vulnerable trees and shrubs from potential damage.   “While their noise and presence on sidewalks can be a nuisance, cicadas are not dangerous to

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