July 14, 2008

First Ripe Champion Tomato – 2008

2008 Winner and Champion,  Louise Hutchison About high noon on Saturday, July 12th, the call was put out that there was a Ripe Tomato in Champion! Locals rushed to the scene at Henson’s Store to find Louise and Wilburn Hutchison with two baseball sized tomatoes–bright red ripe ones! The tomatoes the variety Parks Whopper that are one of Louise’s favorites. One of them was divied up among the judges one of whom provided salt. It was agreed the tomato is Ripe!
Louise’s Grand Prize included a quart sized blue Ball fruit jar. It could be an antique. Additionally she received Six tickets (worth $5.00!) for the drawing for the Rose Star Quilt to be given away at the Skyline Picnic on August 9th. Finally, she received two dozen canning jar flats, a dozen each reglular and wide mouth. Last year the prize was awarded to Louise’s neighbor Donna Moskaly on June 28th. Everyone will agree that things are running a little late this year. Louise will be late in getting her Certificate of Achievement. She doesn’t really need it….she’s got Ripe Tomatoes!

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June 14, 2008

Staci & Dustin

Mr. and Mrs. Cline

Staci Elaine Krider and Dustin Michael Cline exchanged marriage vows Saturday night, June 14th at the Champion Church of Christ. Donald Powell performed the ceremony in the presence of many of the couple’s family members and friends. Staci’s sisters, Linda Watts of Murphysborough, TN, and Tanna Wiseman of Marshfield, MO, were her attendants. Dustin’s brothers, Todd and Jeremiah, stood up for him. Foster Wiseman and Madelyn Ward served as ring bearer and flower girl. The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Lonnie and Faye Krider. The couple drove a 1940 Ford convertible from the Church at Champion to the Skyline School where the reception was held. Staci’s cousin, Elizabeth Johnston, made the delicious three-tiered cake and provided many of the decorations. The enthusiastic crowd of well-wishers included Dustin’s parents, Cindy and Delmar Cline, his maternal grandmother and both his paternal grand parents, Charlie and Erma Cline. They joined many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in giving the newlyweds a grand send off with sparklers and fireworks. The couple will make their home in Seymour. Mrs. Cline will resume teaching at Skyline in the fall and Mr. Cline will continue operating his Republic business, Cline Collision.

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June 2, 2008

Dalene Schober

Dalene Schober         Dalene Schober of Mountain Grove, MO recently received the saddle that she won as a result of being the High Point Winner in the 2007 Missouri First Division Standings of the Better Barrel Races Association.  It was awarded to her at the 2007 BBR World Finals held at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds on April 23rd to the 27th this year.

        Dalene Mallernee Schober began riding horses at age six was riding in competitions by the time she was eight.  Over the years, she has won trophies, saddles, and cash prizes.  Her Mother, Sharon Mallernee Sikes, says that Dalene has won enough ribbons to make a quilt, which she plans to make for her one of these days.  Right now, however, her Mother is busy with her own farm and staying available to fill in for Dalene when she goes to the various barrel racing events around the country.  Dalene and her husband, Jim Schober, have an operation south of Mountain Grove where they start young horses into riding and train barrel horses. Jim is a team roper and is partner in producing the Rope the Ozarks team roping series. Dalene refers to her Mother as her Number One Barn Hand and says that her mother is always willing to feed horses, rake hay or do whatever needs doing.  She is quick to give her Mother the credit for her successes.  She also expresses her gratitude to God for her ability and the resources she has had available to her.  Having great clients and good horses to ride has been a gift.

¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† Dalene grew up on Cold Springs Road in central Douglas County, one of three daughters of Dale and Sharon Mallernee.¬† Her sisters are Teresa Blakey of Goodhope, and Lora Mallernee who lives a few miles down the road from their Mother.¬† Dalene received her degree in Elementary and Middle School Education from Evangel University last May and while she enjoys teaching, she’s content at this time to continue her horse training business.¬† Find more information at www.schoberbarrelhorses.com.

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October 28, 2007

The Little Green Bean House

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