Take steps to avoid encounters when outdoors With spring rains, increased daylight and rising temperatures, snakes are coming out to play. For residents planning to exercise near high grass or wooded areas, hike, camp or otherwise enjoy the outdoors, that means being prepared for an increased chance of encountering snakes or other wildlife. And state and local conservation officials agree … [Read more...] about It’s springtime for snakes in Missouri
Hot weather can result in heat-related illnesses, injury Exercise is one of the three pillars of good health, and essential for athletes, Soldiers and others in jobs that stress physical fitness, to stay in shape. But when temperatures rise to the extreme, it's important to train smart and take the necessary precautions. Being prepared ahead of time can help prevent heat illnesses such as … [Read more...] about Summer’s coming: Be smart, take precautions when exercising
Guidon assistant editor Sam Campbell got creative when coming up with this original taco recipe! “I got a multi-function pressure cooker as a gift for Christmas and was dying to use it. After some personal touches and several iterations, I think I’ve found my new favorite meal – ramen chimichurri tacos.” Campbell said this recipe will work with both slow cookers and multi-function, … [Read more...] about What’s for dinner?
Wear life jackets, follow safety tips to keep boating experiences enjoyable Recreation on the water is a way of life in the state of Missouri, which is home to hundreds of lakes, rivers and streams. Unfortunately, nearly any body of water that holds the potential for fun and relaxation also holds the potential for accidents and deaths. On average, Missouri sees 126 boating accidents and 14 … [Read more...] about Stay safe on the water this boating season
Each fall, drivers are reminded to get their vehicles ready for winter. But spring maintenance is equally important to keep cars, trucks and motorcycles running smoothly and safely as warmer temperatures arrive. It's no secret that extreme temperatures — both hot and cold — can increase the amount of wear and tear on vehicles and their various systems. Whether vehicle maintenance is done at … [Read more...] about Now is the time to get vehicles ready for summer
This chocolate strawberry cheesecake recipe was submitted by Fort Leonard Wood Budget Analyst, Michele Piccione-Leone. It would make a great Mother’s Day treat! Chocolate crust: 15 chocolate graham cracker sheets finely crushed (about 2 cups) 1/4 cup of melted butter Combine the two, and press evenly into a spring form pan. Filling: 4, 8oz packages of cream cheese (room temperature) 1 … [Read more...] about What’s for dinner?
Scouts meet virtually, earn badges through service COVID-19 mitigation protocols have presented numerous changes and challenges to nearly all aspects of life. But for the Scouts of Fort Leonard Wood’s Troop 149 and Cub Scout Pack 149, public-safety measures and social-distancing practices have also presented opportunities to learn, adapt and be of service. Since April 10, the local groups have … [Read more...] about Local Scouts, Cub Scouts adapt to COVID-19 distancing measures
Risk-mitigation factors in play; club-house occupancy limits, masks indoors, no carts After nearly two months of closure, Piney Valley Golf Course is set to reopen Saturday, Col. Eric Towns, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood commander, announced today. "We've got some great news," Towns said, responding to a viewer question during the weekly virtual town hall hosted by Maj. Gen. Donna … [Read more...] about Towns: Golf course will reopen Saturday
Each year, Fort Leonard Wood's Run to Honor allows area runners and walkers to complete a 5K race in memory of a service member. This year, with COVID-19 precautions still in place, the run is being conducted virtually. The "Run to Honor Virtual 5K" will take place May 4 through 16, and is open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders. "So many have been unfortunately affected by the loss … [Read more...] about FMWR to host ‘Virtual Run to Honor’ 5K in May
Stress and anxiety can arise from COVID-19 isolation and social distancing, and across the country state agencies and health professionals have encouraged residents to get outside, take a walk and enjoy the outdoors. But even when enjoying nature, some health precautions should still be followed, and it's always a good idea to practice effective safety and prevention whenever possible. That's … [Read more...] about Practice distancing, safety when enjoying the outdoors
This week, the Missouri Department of Conservation launched its new podcast, "Nature Boost," which focuses on positive impacts the outdoors can provide. “We’re very excited to share this Nature Boost experience with both our seasoned outdoor enthusiasts and those brand new to discovering nature,” said Sara Parker Pauley, MDC director. “It’s a chance to learn about the incredible natural … [Read more...] about New MDC podcast aims to connect listeners with nature
This vegan-friendly salad from GUIDON Managing Editor, Brian Hill, features fried tofu, artichoke hearts, garlic and a variety of other delicious ingredients. 1 cup dehydrated chick peas (or 1 can hydrated chickpeas) 1 block extra-firm tofu ½ diced onion 1 bunch kale 1 can pitted black olives 1 can artichoke hearts Fresh garlic (to taste) Black Pepper (to taste) Paprika (to … [Read more...] about What’s for dinner?
WHS coaches plan to turn after-school interactive sessions, basketball camp into interactive library Starting this week, students of all ages in the Waynesville R-VI School District will start receiving invitations to the "Tiger Virtual Basketball Bootcamp." Organized by the district's basketball coaches, the camp will be conducted free of charge and completely online Monday nights starting … [Read more...] about ‘Virtual coaching’ aims to keep athletes motivated
Like a lot of Americans, I’ve been doing my best to stay home and avoid other people to help limit the spread of COVID-19. I count myself lucky, because, being a somewhat introverted writer-type of person, staying socially distanced is closer to my natural state. Don’t get me wrong: I don’t hate people, and I don’t have an irrational fear of crowds. I love my family (immediate and extended), … [Read more...] about Introverted tactics for isolated extroverts
The Missouri Department of Conservation has canceled its 2020 kids’ fishing day events at the state’s trout parks as part of ongoing safety precautions against the COVID-19 pandemic. The department had previously planned May 2 events at Montauk State Park near Licking and Bennett Spring State Park in Lebanon, as well as May 16 events at Roaring River State Park near Cassville and Maramec … [Read more...] about MDC cancels May kids’ fishing events at trout parks amid COVID-19 concerns