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?
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
Hikers can register with iSportsman to explore recreational areas Warmer weather is on the way, and Col. Eric Towns, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood commander, is urging post residents to take advantage of the season with their families, get outside and walk or run to reduce stress while keeping social-distancing practices in mind. “Spring has definitely sprung here in the Ozarks, and … [Read more...] about Spring has sprung: Time to walk, run, hike or bike
Missouri’s annual turkey-hunting season begins April 20, but unless you live on Fort Leonard Wood or have a Department of Defense ID card, you’ll need to make plans to hunt off-post this year. Since April 2, the Fort Leonard Wood iSportsman website, https://ftleonardwood.isportsman.net, has informed visitors that, due to ongoing COVID-19 safety measures, access to the installation is … [Read more...] about Fort Leonard Wood hunting, fishing policies align with COVID-19 post access control measures
Turn your tabletop into an entertainment destination Games: They’re everywhere, from our phones and entertainment centers to our hall closets and toy chests. Games of all types entertain us and help pass the time — which makes them especially valuable in the age of COVID-19. But games can also help us learn. Many are designed to help players learn to adapt, manage resources, create new … [Read more...] about Bored? Games!
Cabin fever can be difficult to deal with by itself, but with children home from school due to the pandemic, boredom can become a lingering nuisance. Here are 10 family-friendly activities parents can do with their children to combat that cooped-up feeling. Make a scribble picture If you have young ones at home, then this option may be perfect for spending a peaceful hour together. … [Read more...] about Bored at home? Try these family-friendly activities with the kids
Coming in on the tail end of winter, the COVID-19 pandemic has already had a significant impact on millions of Americans who — like me — are essentially stuck at home. In some ways, it’s like the depths of winter never ended. We’re snowed in, just without the snow. And just like winter, cabin fever can ensue, creating feelings of irritability and restlessness or, on the opposite end of the … [Read more...] about Try these tactics to keep cabin fever at bay
Like many teachers working on ways to teach through COVID-19 restrictions, fitness instructors at Davidson Fitness Center are working on ways to teach their classes online. Until that happens, however, instructors are advising clients to keep up their fitness levels at home — and do so with safety in mind. “There are a lot of exercises you can do at home by yourself and without equipment,” … [Read more...] about Stuck inside? Maintain health, strength with at-home workouts
Fort Leonard Wood’s annual Big Bass Tournament continues its 2020 season from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 4 at the Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area. Entry fees are $40 per team, with an optional $10 fee for the competition’s Big Bass Contest. Each boat must have a Department of Defense-authorized ID-card holder. Future tournament dates include May 16, June 5, July 10, Aug. 7, Sept. 12 and … [Read more...] about LORA Big Bass tourney continues April 4
The Missouri Department of Conservation estimates that Missouri is home to between 540 and 840 black bears with most being in the southern part of the state. As spring gets underway, these mammals are leaving their winter dens in search of food. As a result, MDC officials want to remind Missouri residents to “Be Bear Aware.” At this time of year, it is imperative that residents remove bear … [Read more...] about MDC encourages public to ‘Be Bear Aware’
Fort Leonard Wood’s annual Clover Dash 5K/10K races have been postponed due to forecasted inclement weather. The races were set to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Davidson Fitness Center and featured six age divisions for male and female runners in each race, including 17 and younger, 18 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59 and 60 and older. Fort Leonard Wood Family and Morale, Welfare and … [Read more...] about Clover Dash postponed
The Spring Soccer Clinic scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday has been canceled due to poor field conditions. The event was scheduled to take place at the youth soccer fields adjacent to the Main Exchange. Open to authorized youth ages 5 to 15, t the event was designed to teach attendees the basic skills they will need for the upcoming soccer season. No make-up date has been announced. Courtesy … [Read more...] about Spring Soccer Clinic canceled