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The Wagon Train in Champion – 2017

The West Plains Wagon Club and the Gee and Haw Wagon Club of Viola, Arkansas combined to make a wagon train of four for the one hundred mile trip from West Plains to Mansfield.  They pulled into Champion on Thursday ...

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The wagon train’s passing is one of the high lights of the Champion year.  While there were fewer wagons than we have seen in past years, this year was marked by the participation of a couple of young men-Seth Keller ...

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Natural and man-made disasters are much on our minds on September 11, 2017.   It has been 16 years since the attack on the World Trade Center and the United States.  It was a world changing event, though even now ...

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It is muggy in Champion.  Minute dribs and dribbles of rain, alternating with intense sunshine, make it that way.  The little breeze is nice though and everything has a lush, verdant look about it so there are no significant complaints ...

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While it looked a little threatening, dismal, dreary and drizzly on Friday evening, the Skyline VFD Picnic took off and wound up being a delightful event.  Friday was also the forty-fifth wedding anniversary of Darrell  and Barbara Cooper and the ...

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Lost and found, a dear friend went for a walk in the woods and forgot to come home. She has a chronic neurodegenerative disease that causes memory loss and other cognitive issues that interfere with her daily life. She also ...

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A good measurable inch of rain fell on Champion on Friday evening just before sunset. It was a gift to gardens and to the old folks tending them. The days ahead look hot and dry, so the gardeners will be ...

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“May your horse never stumble; may your cinch never break; may your belly never grumble; may your heart never ache.” Such is the cowboy’s birthday wish to his compadres and to all his folks. Such like is also the wish ...

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Music?  Will there be music at the Champion Spring Celebration… the Spring Fling?  Word from those in the know is, absolutely, especially if you musicians come and bring your instruments!  One is planning to bring extra instruments, because there are ...

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The idea of having to mow the yard before the first of April is circulating through Champion. “Surely,” they say, “this is an April Fool’s joke!”  No joke-things are greening up and growing.  There is, however, something about the time ...

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