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There is nothing wrong with staying at home.  Minding one’s own business and attending to the necessities of the household and grounds are laudable exercises.  Still, a chance adventure off the place during this remarkable August is an adventure. Whenever ...

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Cool, foggy mornings have mists rising from the valley floors and walnut leaves drifting down in golden glides and in sudden breeze-blown twirls.  The quiet beauty of this rural life is astonishing even to people who have never known any ...

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Once again the summer social season has been capped off in a delightful way by the Skyline Volunteer Fire Department Picnic. All the hard work and preparations that go into making this such a splendid event have paid off again. ...

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When the family comes traipsing in by the carload with armloads of groceries and readiness for fun, time gets suspended and memories boil up from the past as new ones flower in the moment.   Some are fortunate to live in ...

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Champions remember the extreme cold from last January when the polar vortex of the previous January was still all the talk.  Frozen pipes and slick roads were topics of conversation.  Now it is the heat and humidity.  The unusual weather, ...

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Summer is for children.  The creeks are full of them.  Grandparents are overrun with them.  Their precious days of freedom are slipping away and there is a frantic feeling that the fun must be had before time is up.  Old ...

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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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