Everyone is invited to a birthday party on Oct. 15

By Larry Dablemont
    Anyone who reads my column is invited to my birthday party and fish fry here in my home and office in the woods on Lightnin’ Ridge, about 10 or 12 miles north of Bolivar, Mo. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, celebrating Gloria Jean’s birthday, and mine too. They are only a couple of days apart. It is a free event, but I only ask that you tell me you are coming so I will know how many fish to catch. There will be catfish, bass, crappie and walleye unless I don’t catch some of the four.

You should be hunting as if there is no tomorrow

By Bill Cooper

“Hunting is not a “Blood Sport” it is a sport that is in my blood.” – Anonymous

“In a civilized and cultivated country, wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Echo Bluff State Park hosts World Bird Sanctuary Oct. 15

Come see some of Missouri’s magnificent raptors! Echo Bluff State Park is hosting the World Bird Sanctuary at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.

Oct. 14 MDC virtual program to focus on bird migration

Seasonal bird migrations have long fascinated humans.
If you’re interested in learning about this interesting part of the annual life cycles of a number of bird species, be sure to sign up for the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) virtual program “Discover Nature, Naturalist Notes Virtual Series, Bird Migration.”

Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl art contest opens Oct. 13

The Lebanon Sunbonnet Federated Garden Club invites children in grades first through fifth to participate in the annual Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl poster contest. Children may drop off entries Wednesdays through Sundays Oct. 13-30 at the Bennett Spring State Park Nature Center. Also, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. those days the Nature Center will provide supplies for children to create their artwork.