Outdoors

Frogging season June 30 – Oct. 31

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages the public to discover nature this summer during frogging season. Beginning at sunset Tuesday, June 30 at sunset through Saturday, Oct. 31, those with a fishing permit or small-game hunting permit may frog for bullfrogs and green frogs. The daily limit is eight frogs of both species combined

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Bleacher bums

Bleacher bums A group of volunteers and Versailles Lions Club members worked Wednesday, June 10 assembling new bleachers at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Versailles. The bleachers, which cost approximately $80,000, were slated to be completed before the annual Morgan County Fair. While the bleachers are nearly finished, the fair was downsized due to coronavirus

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Bargains galore

Bargains galore Bargain hunters peruse the goods Saturday, June 13 at the open-air market on the Morgan County Fairgrounds off Highway 52 (just east of McDonald’s) in Versailles. The market is open every Thursday through Saturday, April through October. Vendors sell produce, toys, books, antiques, collectibles, guns and knives, tools, garden equipment, clothing, and much

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Street Patrol

Street patrol Charles Hibdon, left, superintendent of public works, and Chad Hartman, chief of police, work Friday, June 12 measuring the width of downtown area streets in Versailles. They were discussing options for improving parking. Some streets, such as North Monroe and West Newton just off the town square are too narrow for angled parking

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Tresnan Markum steals third

Cole Hamrick (Tigers), left, nearly makes the out as Tresnan Markum (Braves) safely steals third Thursday, June 11, at the Versailles City Park baseball fields. Scores were as follows: First games – Braves 15, Gators 3; Cardinals 10, Tigers 2. Second games – Cardinals 12, Gators 1; Braves 15, Tigers 2. (photo by D. Muller)

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“100 Empowered Women of Versailles” organization fund splash pad

Representatives from the group “100 Empowered Women of Versailles” posed Monday, June 15 by the newly installed splash pad at the city park in Versailles. The project was financed by the local chapter. Members pay annual dues of $500 and that entitles each to one vote when it comes time to develop and fund projects.

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