Outdoors

Something fishy going on

Something fishy going on Dave Vogt, superintendent of the Versailles Parks Department, works Wednesday, May 6 cleaning the fish pond at Memorial Park in Versailles. Each spring, the pond has to be drained, cleaned of sediment and debris, washed, filled, and stocked with goldfish. (photo by Bryan E. Jones)

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Lilly in the field

  Lilly in the field Brianna Trotter, right, and her daughter Brooklynne Trotter, 7, enjoy a warm and windy spring day Tuesday, May 5, taking their dog “Lilly” for a walk near a field off Kidwell Drive in Versailles. Brooklynne holds her bunny rabbit “Watermelon.” (photo by Bryan E. Jones)

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Rockin’ the Bleachers

Rockin’ the bleachers Murdock Excavating delivers base rock to the site of new stadium bleachers Tuesday, May 5 on the fairgrounds in Versailles. It is hoped the bleachers will be ready for use at the Morgan County Fair in mid July. (photo by Bryan E. Jones)

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Conservation department urges Missourians to ‘keep wildlife wild’

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is urging Missourians to “keep wildlife wild” and reminds people newborn animals, such as birds, rabbits and fawns, are best left alone. As the weather warms up and more people head outside, they may encounter a variety of newborn animals. Though young wildlife oftentimes appears to be abandoned, that’s

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