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On a Saturday morning foray out into the big world an Old Champion paused to appreciate some pretty puddles along the way pondering the past dry months and remembering the floods of last Spring.  On that warm day in February ...

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The wild vicissitudes of weather drive many current conversations.   Old Champions, opting for prudence, decided to enjoy the warm comfort of their little country home rather than going to a movie matinee. Many who had to be out during ...

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The Groundhog’s prediction played out significantly on Sunday with blizzard-like conditions in the afternoon.   Six more weeks of winter will be just the right amount and then glorious Spring will be upon Champion again and the tribulations of late ...

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When he was 71 he used to square-dance.  Now he is 81 and has a new hip, a new knee, a stylish walking cane and the same sweet smile photographs going back decades prove he has always had.  The big ...

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The East Champion Fox Creek Bridge is a fait accompli.  Well done, gentlemen.  It looks good and will doubtlessly serve well until the single tin horn gets blocked with brush and the rushing tide over tops the concrete. That is ...

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Information from the Missouri Department of Conservation website says that the nine banded armadillo is not considered to be an invasive species, just that its territory is expanding.  They say that freezing temperatures, ice and snow will be the barrier ...

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Champions started the New Year with zero degrees and a big full moon sliding down behind the mountain just before sun up.  A sunny day full of feasting and family and friends is a fine way to start anew.    ...

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The scant rain that has graced Champion in recent days together with a little fog and mist has worked its magic on our brittle brown fields.  They now have the softest hint of a green under lay which gives rise ...

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Over 100 people attended the hearing last Tuesday evening at the Ava Community Center on the future of the Bryant Creek State Park.   Most favored keeping the park as a “wild” area, without much development. It was reported that ...

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With the specter of Christmas looming large, Champions are still reveling in the memories of a lovely Thanksgiving.  After the feasting an Old Champion Uncle shared the accomplishments of his niece, Kelly Cox.  She is the creator of The Original ...

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