News and Almanac

NEW CARDS STREAMLINE PERMIT SALES

Hunters, anglers and other outdoorspeople will welcome the ease and convenience of the new Conservation Department Heritage Cards, which are now on sale.

Heritage Cards store registration information, including hunter education certification, on a magnetic strip, similar to a credit card. Permit sellers merely need to "swipe" your card through a scanner when you want to buy a license.

The cards, which cost $2, also allow you to purchase permits by phone and allow you a discount on certain retail merchandise sold at Conservation Department facilities.

Heritage Card applications were mailed to all Conservationist subscribers. If you didn't receive one or misplaced your application, pick up a new one at any Conservation Department office, nature center or service center. Or request an application from Heritage Card, Missouri Conservation Department, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, 65102-0180.

AT THE SWIMMING HOLE WE WOULD . . .

Author Sylvia Radine Clubine is collecting stories for historical preservation from the past hundred years about swimming holes.

Send stories to her at P.O. Box 781, Columbia, 65205-0781.

CHILDREN'S MAGAZINE AVAILABLE

Teachers are invited to be placed on a mailing list for copies of "Outside In," the children's magazine that will appear quarterly in the Conservationist.

Teachers may request one classroom set - up to 30 copies per teacher. Supplies of "Outside In" are limited; when they are exhausted, no additional requests will be filled.

Write "Outside In," Missouri Department of Conservation, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, 65102.

GOVERNOR NAMES NEW COMMISSIONERS

Gov. Mel Carnahan has appointed a St. Joseph contrac tor and a Plattsburg lawyer to the Conservation Commission.

William "Randy" Herzog replaces the outgoing Jerry Paul Combs. Herzog, 50, is vice president of Herzog Contracting Corp. in St. Joseph. He co-manages a 200- acre private game preserve in Mound City and a 200- acre farm in DeKalb County. He holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Missouri- Columbia. Herzog is a member of Ducks Unlimited, the National Rifle Association, the Sierra Club and the Conservation Federation of Missouri.

Ronald J. Stites , 49, of Plattsburg, succeeds Andy Dalton. Stites is a senior attorney with Stites, Hopkins and Fair of Kansas City. He is a member of the National Wildlife Federation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ducks Unlimited and the Cousteau Society. Stites has a law degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Both Stites and Herzog are Democrats. The Conservation Commission, which directs the Conservation Department, is composed of four members, two Democrats and two Republicans. Members serve six-year terms.