Michelle Turner

Concert bound

In my 20s I read a book that deeply inspired me. It was Jimmy Buffett’s “A Pirate Looks at Fifty.”  My mother and I were huge fans of Jimmy, and it was she that suggested the book for my literary consumption. The impact it had was powerful. I studied lines of it more thoroughly than…

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Use Held’s Island Access to get on the Gasconade

The Gasconade River begins its 280-mile journey in the Missouri Ozarks near Hartville to where it unites with the Missouri River near the appropriately-named town of Gasconade.  Floaters, fishermen, stargazers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and walks of life enjoy it year-round.  While there are many ways to access this river, I have always…

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