Archive for Month: July

house

A Girl Grows up to Build Her Dream House: A Castle

When Elise was a little girl, she loved the outdoors. She began collecting rocks as she walked along a creek bed to school. She dreamed of one day having a big house surrounded by the natural beauty of the Ozark mountains where she could display her collection of rocks...

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pierce

Branson Waters Perfect Office for Shane Pierce

Shane Pierce has a servant’s heart. That comes across in an interview probably as much as it does on a guide trip on Table Rock Lake or the tailwater below that is Lake Taneycomo. Sitting on a bench in front of Bass Pro Shop at Branson Landing, one of...

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cole

Kid Heroes: Cole and His Hogs

They called him the Pig Whisperer when he was little because he would hang out with his baby pigs in their pen for hours at a time. Now Cole Gregory Thomas is 8, and he still cozies up to the piglets he raises through Washington County 4-H Club. Cole...

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robbie

Got Bike Skills? Robbie Pfunder does!

Robbie Pfunder makes a living riding his bike. Pretty cool, huh? That’s what can happen when you are dedicated to something you love. Robbie is a full-time pro rider, and he’s ranked 4th in all of North America. He currently lives in Boulder, Colorado where there are lots of...

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chickens

Kids and Their Pets: Baby Chickens

“They’re super cute!” That’s what Marcus A., age 7, says about his 15 fuzzy little peeping chicks. Marcus lives out in the country not far from Harrison. His dad got the chicks the first week of May from a feed store and brought them home in his truck. He put...

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sunflower

Plant a Sunflower House

Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) may be the happiest flowers in the garden. Sunflower plants look very much like faces surrounded by colorful petals! They come in many different sizes. Some sunflowers are as short as two feet tall while others can grow to be 15 feet. The tallest sunflower on...

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rainbow

Kids in the Kitchen: Tasting a Rainbow

Rainbow Jell-O Jars Ingredients: • 6 small boxes of Jell-O® in many flavors and colors • 2 cups of sour cream or Greek yogurt • Boiling water and cold water • Whipped cream • Colored sprinkles • 12 4-ounce wide mouth jelly jars or other clear glass container Directions:...

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the sun

The Sun! Let’s Shed Some Light On It

You might already know that the sun is a star! It’s just one that is close enough to the earth to give us lots of light and warmth. The power of sunlight is a big part of the cycle of life. Almost all living things need sunlight to grow....

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trash

It’s Not Trash, It’s Art!

Pick up trash! Make some art! Win awards! Some of the area’s litter will be on display at the Benton County Fair this year in August. But you’ll never recognize it: it will be cleverly disguised and repurposed as art in the “Tossed” sculpture contest. This is the third year for...

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rainbows

Fun Reads About a Rainbow and the Sun

This month’s reading list about the science behind a rainbow and the sun is brought to you by the Fayetteville Public Library. Visit faylib.org for information about library hours, limited services and to find links to downloadable e-books, music, magazines, streaming video and more. Fiction Ava and the Rainbow (Who...

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