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kids from various religions

Making Faithful Friends: Kids From Various Religions

Rukaya Alrubaye, Maren Park and Luu Adler became fast friends during a recent interfaith summer camp hosted by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville. The three kids of faith learned about each other’s religious traditions during the weeklong session.

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sounds of Africa

The Sounds of Africa… in Arkansas?

You know what a lion’s roar sounds like, but have you ever heard one “carol”? Lions make many more noises other than their traditional roar. A collection of vocalizations and noises that come from their diaphragms is called “caroling” and can often be heard for miles.

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pet health

A Kid’s Best Friend: Tips for Good Pet Health

Dr. Jack Herring knows a thing or three about dogs and how to keep them healthy and happy. But, he said, it all starts with picking the perfect pooch for your family. “I like Boston terriers because they are indestructible,” the Oklahoma State University trained veterinarian said. “They can...

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titanic museum

Iceberg! Titanic Museum Attraction and Interactive Experience

A lot of kids love the tale of the ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic, her passengers and crew. Shane Leftwich is one of those kids. “It’s cool and sad learning about this stuff,” he said, standing at the bottom of a replica of the leviathan’s grand staircase. “I liked coming here...

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back to school

Back to School Blues: Area Kids Not Ready to Return to Class

Emelia and Helen Hesselgren have mixed emotions about heading back to school following a summer of fun and frolic. “I’m not really excited,” Emelia said. “I don’t know about waking up early.” Emelia’s identical twin sister, Helen, was even less enthusiastic about the prospect.

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rodeo season

Local Kids Ready for Rodeo Season in the Ozarks

Riley Berner, loves a rodeo. “I like the bull riding,” the 9-year-old Senora Elementary School student said.  “It’s exciting and sometimes the bull kicks them back. You have to be tough.”

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Gaming on the Go: What Kind of Gamer Are You?

Passing the time on a long summer car trip used to be difficult. You would bring lots of crayons and coloring books, card games to play and CDs to listen to. These days, there are many more electronic options to keep your brain occupied as you head toward your...

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Branson's track family fun parks

On Track for Summer Fun: Branson’s Track Family Fun Parks

Hey kids! If you have a need for speed, then The Track Family Fun Parks in Branson have you covered. “We specialize in high-rise go-karting,” Julie Wilson said. “We have three high rise tracks that are unique to the Midwest.  They are multi-story, go-kart tracks... two wooden tracks and...

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