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Deer Hunt this Weekend at Springfield Conservation Nature Center

A managed deer hunt starts tomorrow at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, and the trails will be closed to the public for three days. The Missouri Department of Conservation has said the hunt is necessary to reduce problems caused by increasing deer populations in southeast Springfield. Those problems include traffic risks to drivers, damage to gardens, ornamental shrubs and other vegetation and poor health for the deer. Nature Center Manager Linda Chorice said they want to insure...

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There's a lot of time for contemplation when you're milking cows in Mongolia. 90-year-old Lkhagvajav Bish has milked them for decades. She's a nomadic herder, and she follows them in their endless search for grass. Today, the ger, or tent, she and her son live in is pitched in a valley surrounded by brown hills whose tops are white with frost, and as her hands squeeze the last milk from one of her herd, Bish reminisces about a time when this valley looked completely different. "We've been...

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A managed deer hunt starts tomorrow at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, and the trails will be closed to the public for three days. The Missouri Department of Conservation has said the hunt is necessary to reduce problems caused by increasing deer populations in southeast Springfield. Those problems include traffic risks to drivers, damage to gardens, ornamental shrubs and other vegetation and poor health for the deer. Nature Center Manager Linda Chorice said they want to insure...

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Springfield Little Theatre presents Jean Shepard’s “A Christmas Story” at the Landers Theatre through Sunday (12/11). To learn more, 869-1334 or springfieldlittletheatre.org #thepresentrun, A 5K run and one mile walk, will be held tonight (12/9) at 7 in Aurora. The cost to participate is $10 and an unwrapped toy to benefit Hope for the Holidays. And the Aurora Christmas Parade starts at 2 tomorrow (12/10). Click here for details. The Arc of the Ozarks Christmas Extravaganza will be held...

Scientists in Ireland are using a rather unexpected material to make an extremely sensitive pressure detector: Silly Putty. The Irish researchers combined the kids' plaything with a special form of carbon, and came up with a remarkable new material — one they think could someday be useful in making medical devices. Physicist Jonathan Coleman , at Trinity College, Dublin, says Silly Putty has some extraordinary properties. If you roll the stuff into a tight ball and throw it on the ground, it...

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In a photo for GQ earlier this year, Melania Trump sat in a white dress at a white table posed with a fork and spoon, twirling a thick platinum rope necklace in a bowl like a piece of bucatini. While we know the future first lady subsists on more than precious metals, we know little about her food preferences – except that she eats seven pieces of fruit a day. Given this, it's impossible to discern how or if she will affect the culinary tone of the White House and...

There's a lot of time for contemplation when you're milking cows in Mongolia. 90-year-old Lkhagvajav Bish has milked them for decades. She's a nomadic herder, and she follows them in their endless search for grass. Today, the ger, or tent, she and her son live in is pitched in a valley surrounded by brown hills whose tops are white with frost, and as her hands squeeze the last milk from one of her herd, Bish reminisces about a time when this valley looked completely different. "We've been...

Donald Trump was elected president promising to use his business-world experience and negotiating skills to help boost the American economy. Now that he's about to take office, a lot of people hope he'll leave the business world behind. Two-thirds of those responding to a Bloomberg News poll said they think Trump needs to choose between being president and being a businessman, to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest. "They want him to be president, and they want that to be a full...

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