Archive for Author: fledbetter

school

What Will School Be Like This Year?

School may look very different for students all over the world this year because of COVID-19, the coronavirus. There’s still a lot we don’t know about the virus, but we do know that it is very contagious- meaning it can be spread from one person to another when people...

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imagination

Exercise Your Imagination

Great inventors have one thing in common…they have great imaginations! Imagination sometimes means looking at things from a different point of view, dreaming up new ways of doing things, or doing the same old thing in a whole new way. Here are some ways to exercise your imagination muscles!...

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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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