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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Swimming season is returning, and most beaches at Missouri state parks will be open for the Memorial Day weekend. The Department of Natural Resources reports two beaches will remain closed for the opening weekend. The day-...
Tags: Swimming, Travel, Memorial Day, Holidays, Harry S. Truman
email@example.comWARSAW, Mo. - Missouri State Parks officials have postponed the opening of the day-use beach at Harry S. Truman State Park due to high E. coli levels. The campground swimming beach is still scheduled to open May 24 and will be open to all visitors....
firstname.lastname@example.orgSpringfield, Mo. -- One hundred years ago this weekend, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board was born. That's when city leaders began looking for land to buy and build new parks. "We come here a lot," said Misty DeLong, a mother of a two-year-old,...
Tags: Travel, Gardens and Parks
email@example.comStorm Shelters save lives, but many people don’t have them because they are simply too expensive. After witnessing the damage from the Joplin tornado, Russel Gehrke made it his mission to provide storm shelters to Joplin tornado survivors that can't...
Tags: Building Material, Tornadoes, Travel, Natural Disasters, FEMA
Many people know Stan Musial as the most popular player ever on the St. Louis Cardinals, but what most people might not know is that he played minor league ball right here in the Queen City. White City Park (bordered by Boonville Avenue, Campbell...
firstname.lastname@example.orgHOLLISTER, Mo. -- Plans are underway to revamp some coveted lakefront property on the edge of Hollister. It's a big piece of the tourism puzzle for a small town trying to reinvent itself. The place where the cool waters of Lake Taneycomo intersect with...
Tags: Travel, House Building
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Officials from state and federal agencies, local communities and businesses, and non-profit organizations announced the designation of the White River and its entire basin or watershed, as a National Blueway. The announcement was...
email@example.comBRANSON, Mo. -- This entertainment town is still rebounding from the recession, the Leap Day tornado and, more recently, the death of legendary entertainer Andy Williams. Tourism promoters project an increase in tourism for 2013, and they're relying on...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Andy Williams, Tornadoes, Travel, Holidays
firstname.lastname@example.orgBranson, Mo. -- The City of Branson has multiple alert systems to warn residents and visitors about severe weather, but when an EF-2 tornado hit February 29, many tourists and people around town did not get the message they were in danger. Branson...
Tags: Weather, Tornadoes, Travel, Natural Disasters, Weather Warnings
email@example.comBOXLEY, Ark. -- On a recent Sunday morning in the Buffalo River Valley, the music of nature blended with voices of the faithful. At Boxley Baptist Church, local residents worship in a relatively new sanctuary. Their often-photographed old church...
Tags: Washington, DC, Travel, Barbara Lee
firstname.lastname@example.orgOZARK, Mo. -- Imagine an inland sea full of aquatic life, a tropical climate and sandy beaches. At one time, a long, long time ago, that was the Ozarks. A recent discovery is proof of what once swam here. During tours of Smallin Cave, guides talk about...
Tags: Spine, Fossils, Travel, Science, Caves and Caverns
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