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The rain stopped and the sizzle started.  Ninety degrees and 90% humidity is a summertime prescription for picnic fun.  The Vanzant Picnic filled the bill.  Attendance has been higher in the past, according to some who think raging high water ...

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The theme of this year’s Fourth of July parade was “Sunrise on Freedom!”  The General was hale and hearty having ridden the rapids of Old Fox Creek to disembark at Champion where he hauled out one of his standard speeches, ...

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It is officially Summer in the glorious Ozarks.  A few mild days in a row keep natives happy that this is where their lucky stars allowed them to lite.  A second cutting of hay already graces some fields and others ...

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At last summer is here.  The solstice moon in conjunction with Venus and Jupiter has overseen the arrival of the prime season of the year.  Hay is down, drying in the fields; floodwaters are receding; peas and new potatoes, squash, ...

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Father’s Day is coming around on the calendar again.  Those fortunate children with a living father can celebrate him with cards, gifts and phone calls.  Those who lost him years ago or just recently will remember the good things about ...

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June is the month for weather just like this.  It has been wet and it is humid.   Soon it will be the very definition of hot.  A few short months ago what we see now as green and verdant was ...

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From Champion—Looking on the Bright Side!  Memorial Day gatherings and reunions of families and schools have brought many wandering Champions home to look around and remember. A treat down at the old Champion Store is often a favorite memory that ...

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Memorial Day, Decoration Day and late spring reunions of families, communities and schools combined for a nostalgic whirlwind of social commotion amid weather that had been unsettled for days.  Americans who died while in the military service were duly and ...

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School is out!  It is hard to imagine a year going by so quickly.  Bridge playing friends arrived at the school parking lot early for their rendezvous on Saturday evening and took the time to take an unguided tour of ...

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Mother’s Day in Champion was sublime.   It was written 5-10-15.  Young people showed up.  They called.  They Skyped.  They acknowledged the dear lady with enthusiasm and flowers and with the humility that accompanies genuine gratitude. Emotion ran high all day, ...

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