Jimmy Sexton

Feeding birds in the wintertime

What’s the best type of seed for winter backyard bird feeding, many Ozark residents ask themselves every winter. Well, the naturalists at Cape Girardeau Natures Center have the answer. Feeding backyard birds in the winter can give them an extra boost of needed fat and energy on those frigid windy days.  Backyard birdwatching is also…

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MDC to stock nearly 7,000 rainbow trout in three southeast Missouri lakes

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) annual winter trout program will soon begin with the stocking of nearly 7,000 rainbow trout in three southeast Missouri lakes — Perryville’s Legion Lake, Jackson’s Rotary Lake, and Farmington’s Giessing Lake. The cities of Jackson, Farmington, and Perryville, including Perry County, the Perry County Sportsmans Club, and the Missouri…

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Thumper Jigs

For the past seven years Van and Pam Pierceall have been making custom crappie jigs and trolling tipits, and for the past four years they decided to make a business out of it.  Thumper Jigs, based out of Stoutsville, Mo., near Mark Twain Lake, started as a hobby that quickly blossomed into a business.  “When…

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Remember when…

5 years ago  • Every year hundreds of thousands of people visit Grove, Okla. Grove is home to Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees, more commonly known as Grand Lake.  Grand Lake is the result of the Pensacola Dam, the single longest multiple arch dam in the world, performing the masterful engineering feat of holding back…

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