December 8, 2022

CHAMPION—December 4, 2022



Kristi Towe came up from Arkansas to decorate her Dad’s grave for the holidays, and now that she has a small SUV, she can go on back roads again. She said, “We took Fox Creek Road northeast from Denlow, as Mom had never been that way. We stopped at the Racetrack Hollow monument, but I also took her to the spring that never runs dry
really delicious water! Robert Hall told me how wagons would line up to fill barrels and other containers when the summer was hot and many wells were dry. He’d fill milk jugs with this water and take it back to Washington each year.” She asked if anyone could tell her about the memorial at the spring. Perhaps Sharon Sanders knows about that, or, surely, The General knows. When asked, he said that Brad Loveless had told him that the memorial was placed in memory of a man who had been killed working at the gravel pit which was just a little farther up the creek.

Thanksmas is a made-up word that encompasses whatever you have in mind during the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Skyline eighth grader, Emma Webster, had her birthday on the 4th of December, also reported last week to be that of Lorelai Day, but her big day was on the 3rd. She and her brother Wade Day attended the Vanzant Jam on Thursday and seemed to have a good time. Having a good time, Levi Crownover, a prekindergarten student, and sixth grader Michael Hall enjoy the 5th every year for their birthdays. Chris Tharp has been relishing the 8th for quite a number of years, and Richard Johnston has had the 9th for his day since 1955. Skyline’s Mrs. Karen Tamblyn also celebrates on the 9th. The 10th is for second graders Levi Hall and Westin Nava. Wishing all you Champions beautiful days!

The internet has shown us that Pat Smith and her daughter, Jessica Puangnak-Glossip, have been having beautiful days in Israel. They are shown strolling the streets of Jerusalem, at the Garden of Gethsemane, the Mount of Olives, and many other historic and religious sites, including the Gates of Hell. Champion friends will be interested to hear their accounts of their amazing adventure.

Our Champion sailing daughter has completed her ocean crossing and has been enjoying her time in Puerto Madryn in Argentina. While Bark Europa is headed on to Antarctica, she enjoyed the great street party on Saturday as Argentina advanced to the quarter finals in the World Cup of football (soccer), which will be played against the Netherlands on Friday. Locally, hopes are that our KC Chiefs will fare better against the Broncos than they did against the Bengals. Still, they are nine and three—not bad. More locally, it will be a joy to see the thousand daffodils planted in the park next spring. The Community Foundation of the Ozarks provided the bulbs and the Ava Bears Baseball team, the coach, the mayor, and school superintendent did the work.

It was a treat to run into Linda Keys last week. She and Marjorie Carter ran the pawn shop on the square in Mountain Grove for many years. Linda says she misses seeing all their friends and customers.  The sisters were always great supporters of the Skyline VFD. It was nice to visit with another great supporter of the VFD, Beverly Barnhart. She has had a rough patch that included several broken bones and bouts of pneumonia, but she had a cheerful laugh on the phone, and hopes are that she will have a speedy recovery and lots of good wishes sent her way from her Champion friends and neighbors.

Joella Bates made a beautiful archery-themed quilt which was won by Gena DeAn Potter Flores in the drawing. The proceeds of the project will help the Norwood Archery students attend Archery Camp. It is a quiet sport, except for the thump thump. Skyline archers have begun their practices and their first Archery Tournament will be in Norwood on Saturday, December 17th in the Norwood bus barn. Connor, Paige, Elizabeth, Kennedy, Grace, and Juniper will shoot at 10:00. Everyone else is at 11:00. Practice precedes positive performance. Practicing is going on for the Skyline Christmas Program which will happen at 6 PM on December 15th. Whether or not you have children or grandchildren attending our wonderful little rural school, the program is always full of the spirit of the season and the whole community is welcome and encouraged to attend. Thanksmas has much to offer Champions—Looking on the Bright Side!


December 3, 2022

CHAMPION—November 28, 2022


Pat Smith

Thanksgivings’ blessings and leftovers linger on.  Jack and Sharry Lovan had dinner late.  They had been out on a tear down through windy Texas out to The Cadillac Ranch then on to New Mexico.  They wound up in Sonoma/Napa Valley, California.  Sharry said, “I wish palm trees would grow in Missouri!”  They ambled back home through Arizona sharing many fantastic photographs along the way.  Thanks, Sharry, for taking us along with you.  Pat Kim Smith is out rambling with her daughter on airplanes, in the airport in Paris and all the way to Israel where the sign said, “Welcome to Israel.  Your life will never be the same.”  Jessica shared pictures of them on a Mediterranean Sea beach.  She said they took 22,161 steps that day. Friends look forward to Pat’s report when she is back around the wood stove in Champion.

Some form of deer season will be going on until January.  Many local hunters who process their own kills are donating the hides to The Veterans Leather Program, a program of the Elks Lodge that provides deer skin gloves for Veterans in wheelchairs.  Find a place to donate by emailing or calling 773-755-4736 or by calling the Elks Lodge #409 in Springfield 417-881-8596.  It is a joy to find a way to help a splendid cause.  Hunting season is exciting.  Jacob Moffett combined his deer hunt with his arrowhead hunt and had great success.  Kyle Barker got a picture of a bear on his game camera.  It was in the area that they had previously placed their deer hunting blind.  We live in a wonderfully wild part of the world.  Saturday’s early morning fog let the sycamores show up in unusual ways, graceful reaching white arms from the misty valley floor up and bright against the fog.  Then Sunday afternoon’s dazzling sunshine reflected in big puddles in the road tells us there is some beauty to be had every day here about.

Brooks Blevins has a birthday today, November 28.  His “History of the Ozarks Volume 3–the Ozarkers” is an interesting read.  The jacket says it “offers an authoritative appraisal of the modern Ozarks and its people.”  Back in October he presented a program at the Independence County Library called “Mythological Creatures of the Ozarks.”  Hopefully he will be willing to repeat it next October somewhere close to Booger County.  Yesterday was the birthday of W.A. Masters, born in 1917, passed away in 1989.  Among his archives was a set list:  John Henry, Do What You Do Do Well, Out Behind the Barn, Rocks in the  Mountains, Chicken Reel, Jessie James, Cripple Creek, Red Wing.  How we would love to hear him play and sing again.  For that matter, we would love to hear Jerry Wagner play again.  To that end, we might have to matriculate into the barber shop for that some Wednesday morning.  Hopes are that he and the fair Lena Belle have had a beautiful Thanksgiving.

Champion granddaughter Luxe Krider was born December 2, 2014.  Famous crooner, David Richardson, was born on that day but in a year so long ago that he is in his second year of Social Security.  December 4th is the day to remember Lonnie Krider who was so much a Champion that his is the only named street in downtown Champion.  Miss Lorelai Day is new to the area, an aspiring dulcimer player, with a birthday on December 4th.  The 5th has us celebrating Dawn Henson (Mrs. Hovey) and the charming Mrs. Spivey at The Hub.  Two talented, creative young men share the 6th, though they have only heard of each other through mutual friends—Zack Godshall and Ed Bell.  Ethel Leach, who always sends great birthday cards has her day on the 7th.  She likes that tune “Gary Owen.”  Many lovely people have been born in December.  We will check in on those among the Skyline School students next week.  Meanwhile, we are grateful to be acquainted with all you Champions—Looking on the Bright Side!

Lonnie Krider Drive

November 22, 2022

CHAMPION—November 19, 2022


Over the river...

Sweet family time calls for Thanksgiving. The many reasons we can conjure for being grateful could take all day. The folks at the Railway CafĂ© in Norwood have been taking reservations for Thanksgiving dinner for single folks or any folks who do not have the facilities, time, or enthusiasm for cooking. It is great to have a house guest who loves to cook and who brings exotic ingredients and imagination with him. Being a kitchen assistant/gofer in your own kitchen can be a lot of fun with lots of laughter. Sharry Lovan is at home in a kitchen and has produced a mountain of peanut brittle. She was delivering orders on Saturday afternoon. Probably she will be making music somewhere in the neighborhood on Saturday night. She brought Stringed Union Bluegrass to Skyline School a while back and it is reckoned that the kids will all be looking for banjos, mandolins, fiddles, guitars, and basses for Christmas. A sure fire way to improve the quality of life for the coming generations is to put musical instruments in the hands of children at any age. Josh Turknett is part of a band called The Georgia Jays. He is also a neuroscientist who says music is great for brain building at any age. “Brainjo” is his method. Ilene Woods plans to go to a Christmas Carol Performance on Saturday December 10th @ 7:00 pm at the Mountain Grove High School. Chances are she has a grandson in that production.

Three post cards and a letter from Portugal, post marked September 24th and September 26th, arrived in Champion on November 14th, three days before our Champion ‘Marinera’ (female sailor) reached land in Argentina. Asked in a video chat if she would do it again, she said, “Oh! Yes! Just not right away!” It was a tall ship adventure and her folks are looking forward to the stories, photos, drawings and music of the trip. Welcome to dry land, dear girl, even if it is 5,765 miles away from Champion!

A favorite Bozo of Champion-South has a birthday on November 23rd. (She knows who she is.) Skyline first grader, Charlie Prine enjoys the 24th. The 26th we celebrate Lannie Hinote, who taught math and science at Skyline, now teaches in the Lower Yukon School District in Alaska. She has lots of nieces and nephews whose birthdays she always remembers. The 26th is also the birthday of young Thomas Jernigan, who visits Grandpa John Webber every now and then. The 27th is for Carolyn Nunn Harvey, whose brothers are Wednesday regulars at Champion. Third grader Aubrey Lewis also has that day for his big party. Wm. Albert Masters was born November 27, 1917, in a place called Frog Level, Oklahoma. He played the French harp (harmonica) as does Geoff Bartch, who will party on the 28th. Happy birthday to all you lovely people.


Over the river and through the woods on the way to Grandmother Connie Freeman’s house, new houses seem to have sprung up quickly along CR 303. At just a mile from the Mill Pond, her bed and breakfast cabin was full all summer with people looking to buy land and to settle in this beautiful part of the country. Roy Roworth lives out on that road. That is where he keeps his Studebakers. He bought one from Bob Berry one time, but it may be that Bob does not know about his Hawk. Roy will talk Studebaker to you as long as you like or he will let you take a picture of one from the road.

Archery Quilt
Connie donated a quilt to the Skyline VFD at the beginning of the pandemic in lieu of the annual fundraising picnic. It brought over $1,200.00 in the raffle and was won by Kaitlyn McConnell. (Kaitlyn has just published the second edition of her Passport to the Ozarks which includes the Bright Side!) In addition to participating in the Quilts for Valor organization, Connie quilts for her church family and other good causes. She is also part of the Piece and Friendship Quilt Guild. Their current project is to provide a quilt in every police and sheriff’s car so that when the officers pick up someone who needs the comfort a quilt can give, they will have one. That is sixteen cars in Ava. When one is given away to someone who needs it, the quilt needs replacing. So, it is an ongoing project. The guild meets at Dogwood Quilting in Ava. That is a good place to donate those yard goods and scraps of cotton fabric that no longer have a purpose. Funds would be appreciated as well since the quilters do it all at their own expense. Quilts for a good cause include a beautiful one that will help the Norwood archery students attend archery camp. Debora Barker knows how to get tickets. She was instrumental in getting Skyline’s archery program started. Now she is teaching in the Norwood School and active in the archery program there. Archery is like music in that practice proves progress.

On any of our beautiful country lanes this time of the year, we see home places that were obscured by the lush spring and summer growth now revealed and in unexpected numbers. We have new neighbors. Hopes are that the reasons and daydreams that drew them to this part of the world are realized. As they settle in, hopes are that they will feel welcome to join in community activities. Activities are always interesting on the wide, wild, wooly banks of Old Fox Creek in Champion—Looking on the Bright Side!

and through the woods...

November 20, 2022

CHAMPION—November 14, 2022


Veterans’ Day observances, parades, and celebrations made for a thoughtful and grateful end to the weeks of political rancor clogging our internet, our email boxes and television screens.  We have Lee Greenwood’s song in our head, “God Bless the USA!”  Our election poll workers, raise their right hands and take the same oath that those serving in our military and our elected representatives take, and, as far as we know, there is no end date or time limit to the commitment to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America from all enemies, foreign and domestic.  Thank you.

With deer season well underway, Jonnie the Friendly Dog, is kept busy barking at the traffic going up and down Cold Springs Road all hours of the day and night.  The internet is full of trophies and hunting adventures.  Freezers will be filling with nutritious protein from the healthy animals who fed heavily on Champion gardens during the long, hot, dry summer.  As of Monday morning, the Conservation Department reported that in Douglas County 670 does, 182 button bucks and 967 antlered bucks had been harvested.  Appreciators of venison have their favorite ways to cook it.  One Old Champion says that any way the Old Man cooks it is fine with her.

The benefit for the Luallen family on Saturday night was an absolute success.  The hall was packed, the chili was good, and the proceeds were substantial enough to be of real help to Howard and Linda in their recovery from the devastating fire that took their home.  Missey Rogers said, “It just goes to show we live in the best place, with the most compassionate and best people.”  A dear friend shared this insight:  “Imagine you are walking in the woods, and you see a small dog sitting by a tree.  As you approach it, it suddenly lunges at you, teeth bared.  You are frightened and angry.  But then you notice that one of its legs is caught in a trap.  Immediately your mood shifts from anger to concern:  You see that the dog’s aggression is coming from a place of vulnerability and pain.  This applies to all of us.  When we behave in hurtful ways, it is because we are caught in some kind of trap.  The more we look through the eyes of wisdom at ourselves and one another, the more we cultivate a compassionate heart.”

Skyline School’s sixth grader, Isabella Jeffrey celebrates her birthday on November 14th, as does Carol Callahan Barnhart and the late Fern Bishop.  Rich Heffern, who just celebrated his younger brother’s birthday, celebrates his own the 14th, and Dean Brixey, an alumnus of Skyline, with grandchildren there now, has his big day on the 18th.  Skyline’s archery program is well under way, under the guidance of Janna Barns Brixey and Melissa Willhite.  They are practicing, ordering t-shirts, and getting ready for some good shooting.  It is a quiet sport, unlike football, which had Champions yelling in their own kitchens Sunday as the Chiefs came through with the win again.

Hopes that Wade and Lorelai Day’s granddad would bring his banjo to the Wednesday porch jam in Champion did not pan out last week, but he did bring his beautiful dulcimers, which added some class to the weekly musical.  His grandchildren are both excited to learn to play the instrument.  So, if your mountain dulcimer is just being used for wall decoration and you would rather it be making music, drop a note to  Or, if you have one to share or sell, contact Richard Day at 609-321-2382.  Music is good for us.  We hope all our dear musician friends are plucking and strumming and bowing and lifting their beautiful voices.  Some of the rest of us are fabulous singers when we are alone in the car.  Whatever your favorite genre, use it to improve your health and your mood.

Thanksgiving is fast approaching.  The year seems to be going by quickly and slowly at the same time.  It will be a joyful time to have to put leaves in the table to accommodate a legion of distant family again.  We have many reasons for gratitude, friends and family chief among them.  In the busyness of life, we think of them often.  Pick up the phone!  Tell them you love them.

Asked if he had interesting anecdotes, humor, insight, wisdom or admonitions to share, The General said, “Winter has arrived in Booger County a month early.”  It is just another one of those beautiful times of the year in Champion–Looking on the Bright Side!


November 13, 2022

CHAMPION—November 7, 2022


Champions usually get The Douglas County Herald on Fridays, but this Friday is Veterans’ Day. We are glad to wait a day as we acknowledge the service and sacrifice of our beloved Veterans with a national holiday. We have roughly eighteen million Veterans living today. We thank them all with patriotic music and parades and we hope they are all receiving the support they need. Young Bo Parker used to attend the Vanzant Bluegrass Jam. Now he is attending West Point and was picked to be in the Corps of Cadets Color Guard. He will likely wind up, or maybe, in the U.S. Army Band’s bluegrass ensemble, Country Roads.

A. Lee and Glenda

‘Twas another lovely week in Champion. Wednesday had the Day family enjoying the fun out on the wide veranda, with news to share about their good neighbor, Bob Leach, whose birthday was on the 4th. His Champion friends wish him well. (Skyline School’s first grader, Elaina Homer, had her birthday on the 5th. Champion granddaughter, Emerson Rose, has that day too. Sixth grader, Axel Webster, celebrates on the 9th.) Richard Day inquired about the Vanzant jam, which he and young Lora Lie attended Thursday. He played “Rosin the Bow” on the mountain dulcimer—a beautiful sounding instrument. The Sometimes Porch Band hopes he will bring it and his banjo to the porch. Richard and Linda Heffern also made a brief, rare appearance. They were in the neighborhood, probably helping Richard’s younger brother celebrate his birthday which is on the 8th—election day. Would our candidates pull us out of a mud hole? Voltaire said, “The comfort of the rich depends on an abundant supply of the poor.”

Europa sails

The Ungers, A. Lee and Glenda, of Blandinsville, Illinois lollygagged in Champion for a while Wednesday before setting out on their journey home. Home is in McDonough County and the county seat there is in Macomb. The county is square and about 16 miles across, but it has about three times the population of Douglas County. The Ungers are not squares. Glenda loves gospel music and A. Lee is learning to play the baritone ukulele so he can accompany the little ones in his local day care center in good songs like “The Itsy Bitsy Spider,” “Old McDonald,” “This Old Man,” and many others new to the regular porch pickers. They are genuine music fans and keen on the importance of music for brain development. Four year old Felix the Farmer is in pre-school in Ava and is learning all about the various letters of the alphabet with some great tunes. He is a good singer.

Dave Ellis

Perhaps the Ungers live in Scotland Township there in their square county. The Scottish word of the week is “Dumfungled” and it means to be mentally and physically worn out. Our Scottish daughter’s latest email said, “Day bf (before) yesterday our Nly (Northerly) wind changed to Sly (Southerly). Waves are meeting from both directions. Rollercoaster on board. Moments of anti-gravity then slammed across the room. Seeping is not easy atm (at the moment.) Fun bouncy waves though.” Landlubbers calculate that at 69 miles per degree of latitude, she was 2,198 miles south of the equator at 4:00 Sunday afternoon. Somewhere around the 16th or 17th she will be on dry land again and ready for the adventure of getting back to Edinburgh. Janet Chapin, a favorite OATS bus driver, had a splendid adventure Sunday at the KC Chiefs’ game—a win by three points in overtime. We could almost hear the cheering from here.

The Eastern Douglas County Volunteer Fire Department’s Chili Supper enjoyed excellent attendance. The hall was full. Several neighboring fire departments were represented. The homage to our Veterans drew sustained applause. Teresa Wrinkles’ coconut cream pie went for $300.00 in the auction—Esther’s recipe. Dave Ellis obviously enjoys being an auctioneer, humorously cajoling bidders. And, say what you will about those Backyard Bluegrass gentlemen, but they entertain for good causes all around this part of the country.

The first Saturday of deer season will have the woods full of orange-vested hunters. It will also be a chance to get a great bowl of chili at 6 o’clock at the Vanzant Community Building and to see how Marvin Parker does as an auctioneer at 7:00. It is a benefit for Howard and Linda Luallen who lost their home in a house fire in October. Theirs was the old home place occupied by the Luallen family since 1933. Howard carries some shrapnel yet from his time in Vietnam and Linda is recovering from pneumonia. When things get hard for folks, it is a great community that steps up to help. You can call 417-712-3179 to find ways to help or just show upon Saturday for the fun of it and for the joy you feel when you can be of service to your fellow man—like Champions—Looking on the Bright Side!


November 9, 2022

CHAMPION—October 31, 2022


The atmosphere was jolly in the Historic Emporium on Wednesday with the addition of seldom seen friends, a couple of brothers and a couple of cousins.  The music was much improved by Charlie Lambert, who said he has not been playing much lately, and with Danny Stone, who said he had a splinter in his finger, but still wowed the bunch with his fancy guitar picking.  Mandolin and guitar together make wonderful music all over–even in Finland!  Conversations were rife with reminiscing, recent and past tragedies, current events, and politics.  As to politics, Champions remind us all to ask ourselves if our candidate would pull us out of a mud hole.

Hovey Henson sent a note marking the passing of his brother in law, Harold Phillips, down in Bella Vista, Arkansas.  He and his wife, Eva Lois, nee Henson, last visited Champion on the occasion of the Champion Reunion in September.  Eva is a native of the Bright Side, having grown up on Cold Springs Road.  She will now relocate to Nashville where their son lives. Harold enjoyed their trips to Champion over the years.

The community came together Saturday at Skyline for a benefit for the family of Scott Johnson, who lost his life in a tragic accident recently.  It was a pie supper with an auction.  Chris Degase was the designated auctioneer.  He says he is not very good at it but is frequently asked to serve in that role.  It may be that not being good at it gives the public a chance to laugh at him.  He is okay with that, and glad to be of help.

Bluegrassers and gawkers jumped the gun on Halloween Thursday evening at the Vanzant Jam.  Most prominent among the revelers were La Gitana and El Caballero (Spanish for The Gipsy and The Gentleman.)  George Strait stood next to Gina Witch for a photo.  Wanda was elegantly attired and her little doggie was dressed up as a lobster.  Hippies and hillbillies came as themselves, as did the cowboys.  The regalia was generally fantastical, and the music was augmented nicely by several talented players who show up infrequently but are always welcome.  Enjoyable old tunes and songs kept the audience smiling as did a newly composed one having to do with happenings in Dora on Tuesday when the composer was incited to crow. Accompanied by her spouse, Dot exacted musical revenge for the prank, which seemed incongruous as they were both disguised as peaceniks.  A. Lee and Glenda Unger had a good time.  They are from a town up in Illinois that starts with a “B” and ends with a “ville” had has a total of 13 letters in the name.  Perhaps they will write it down in the guest book in Champion when they visit there on Wednesday.  They had come to see Elise Unger, who lives in Red Bank.  A. Lee began subscribing to the Douglas County Herald many years ago when his mother moved to Ava.  He still takes it and remarks that The Champion News is one of his favorites.  If he has the internet in his long-lettered town, he can enjoy articles back to 2008 along with many photos and links to great music at

Phone service and the internet disappeared in the neighborhood on Saturday morning and as of Monday was still out.  While it is good to disconnect sometimes, it is better to be in charge of when that happens.  The much needed rain was welcomed with gratitude in Champion—Looking on the Bright Side!


October 30, 2022

CHAMPION—October 24, 2022


The Europa awash...
An ounce of prevention...

On Wednesday, when Old Champions were having dinner, it was midnight UTC (Universal Time Coordinated, which used to be Greenwich Mean Time) and their sailor daughter was crossing the equator. When she is on land again or somewhere with the internet, perhaps she will tell if there was some ritual connected with that auspicious crossing. She is generous of spirit and will not mind our vicarious adventuring with her while she bravely hauls on the bowline. Her last missive to her other half was, “Hola from almost zero latitude! Four days and nights of intermittent torrential rain squalls.” She said the rain was warm and that she was happy for clouds to block the direct sun. “Neptune expected to greet us in the next couple of days.”

Friends rendezvousing at Skyline for a bridge adventure in Norwood around mid-day, found the Skyline School parking lot jam-packed with cars and trucks. A pleasant young man, who identified himself as Travis Burnette, said the throng had gathered to celebrate the 90th birthday of his aunt, Juanita Scheibel. He was not sure of the spelling, but he said that she had worked at Skyline for many years. By five o’clock when the bridge players returned, the parking lot was empty, save their own cars. It may have been a surprise party, or she may have known. She surely learned how many people love and admire her. Perhaps she received a birthday card like one that came to Champion from Ethel and Bob Leach: “What would you like for your birthday? A sporty, foreign car? A villa by the sea? A rare, expensive work of art? A cruise to Waikiki? To find a million dollars
.and buy all you’d want to buy? You’d like these things for your birthday? I don’t blame you, so would I!” They went on to say, “Have a happy birthday, anyway!” Bob and Ethel are a nice couple who have been regular visitors to Champion in the past. Bob has a sweet little mandolin-banjo, which he does not play, and will not rent, lend, or sell, and probably will not give away. We like him anyway, even if he drinks his java from an old tin can while the moon goes riding high.

Second grader, Grant Strong, had his birthday on October 24th. Roger Miller was born on October 25, 1936 and passed away in 1992. We miss him, but his music lives on. Harley Krider shares his birthday on the 26th with Brian Oglesby, his nephew by marriage. Shala Clark has that day too and will likely have a huge party with all her children, nieces and nephews and maybe her grandmother, Kathie. The 28th is for another second grader, Kayleigha Crownover. We remember Champion Royce Henson on his birthday on October 30th. His mother, Sylvia Henson, used to write the “Champion Items” from the very spot where it is being written today. The 30th is also the big day for sixth grader Addison Burns and for Connie Landsdown. Connie is a big KC Chief’s fan, which is evident by the banner in the front yard there at the Farmhouse. She surely was jubilant on Sunday as her team was triumphant. They are five and two now and will have a bye next week. That we know what that means now makes some old people laugh in Champion—Looking on the Bright Side!

The Chiefs at home.