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  1. Local Author Announces New Work

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    November 27, 2013 by wcobserver

    A Crime Unfit To Be Named: The Prosecution of John William Campbell A True Account; 40,000 words; By Denele Campbell Folks in this sleepy Arkansas hill town had no idea what awaited them that hot June day in 1949. So charged were the words required to describe it, the news wouldn’t make the front page. Instead, a tiny notice buried on Page 6 announced the beginning of a crime and a mystery: “Charges of sodomy were filed late this morning in Circuit Court against John Campbell and Mrs. Mary Henry.”

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  2. Gardening, Part III

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    September 12, 2011 by wcobserver

    Mulch seemed to be the magic element in all the books about gardening. If you just had enough mulch, the weeds couldn’t grow, the soil would remain soft and moist, and the plants would be so superbly healthy that bugs would just pass them by. The only threat would be the overload of bountiful yields.

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  3. Water, Part 1

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    August 5, 2011 by wcobserver

    We were fortunate to have water on this piece of land. A reliable supply of water has always determined whether people could live in any given place so Ozark properties with springs and good hand dug wells turned into valuable homesteads.

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  4. The Guinea, Part 2

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    July 28, 2011 by wcobserver

    Two roosters, three hens, and the guinea had survived. After I collected the dead and killed the dying, I fed the crew generously and put fresh straw in the chicken house. That night, I went out at dusk to lock the house. Guinea was nowhere to be seen.

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  5. The Guinea, Part 1

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    July 25, 2011 by wcobserver

    Let me tell you about the guinea. He appeared on this hill one spring, pacing along outside the chicken pen and making such a racket that I ran out with the rifle thinking some varmint was into the chickens.

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