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  1. School’s Out!

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    May 23, 2012 by Annie McCormick

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    I’ve been attempting to practice patience lately.  I’ve been told that I’m way too impatient, especially with the tv remote.  Technology has enabled me to have some things in a nanosecond and I have gotten used to it.  Waiting at a traffic light seems like it takes forever, when it is really only 45-60 seconds.  I could go through my email in that amount of time but I don’t have a phone that does email.  Oh, well.  It seems like everything is speeded up nowadays.  Kids talk so fast I usually have to ask them to repeat what they said, slower and in English.  Words are abbreviated for the sake of  expediency as well.  I’d hate to be a school teacher and have to deal with a room full of  children with this kind of limited attention span.  The educators of today are truly warriors. Not that they weren’t when I was in school, just a different kind.  When I was in grade school (yeah, yeah…a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…) children were basically all taught the same thing in the same manner.  First grade served to weed out the “A” students from the others.  …

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  2. Fiddle Camp is Almost Here!

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    July 14, 2011 by wcobserver

    July at Ozark Folkways is full of fun for the whole family! For starters, you must check out Sarah Tomlin’s photography exhibit in the Connie Wright Gallery. She is an amazing photographer with a great talent for seeing the unusual and beautiful in everyday objects.

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  3. Evolution of Swimming in Lake Devil

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    June 10, 2011 by wcobserver

    As we are gearing up to open the pool for the summer season I was curious about the evolution of swimming in Lake Devil. Many people ask why they can’t swim in the lake anymore.

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  4. Local Camps Offer Worlds of Fun

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    June 10, 2011 by wcobserver

    Staff Report COUNTY- School’s out and the endless days of summer now stretch ahead of kids happy to be out of school and parents who may be wondering how to fill some of those summer hours. For the artist, reader or outdoor explorer, south Washington County serves up three ways to add summer fun without a lot of expense. Summer Art Camp Ozark Folkways will hold its sixth annual week-long art camp, June 13-17, for ages 8-14. Budding artists will have the chance to create a wide range of art projects and showcase them in their own art show and reception on the last day of camp.  The camp, which is sponsored by the Art Center of Van Buren is one of the best values going at just $10. This year’s theme, as in past years, coordinates with the Washington County Library System’s theme, “One World, Many Stories.” Participants will create art, read folktales and listen to music from around the world.  Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791. Discovery Day Camp For the adventurer in your family, Devil’s Den may be the place for your explorer, July 11-15. Geared for kids 8-11 years old, this camp …

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