Christian County Fair

July 4: Happy Independence Day. All active military personnel (with military ID) and veterans and their immediate families get in free at Dickerson Park Zoo. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 1401 W. Norton Road, Springfield.

July 6-7: The 82nd Annual Christian County Fair, at the Christian County A & M Society Fair Grounds along the Finley River in Ozark. Free! Area youth, 4-H and FFA members exhibit their animals and other agriculture related exhibits. Activities include Christian County Fair Cutest Baby Contest, Pet Parade, Turtle Races, and Pie eating contest, the Great Cakes and Perfect Pie Competition, along with much more! Hours: 8:30a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday.

July 7: Pirate Pool Party at Pheasant Run! 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free food and drinks and fun for everyone!

July 26: The Price Cutter Charity Championship at Highland Springs Country Club. This mid-summer charitable tournament brings the excitement and atmosphere of PGA tour events to the Ozarks. Celebrating its 29th year, the PCCC has raised over $14 million for area children’s charities and has featured notable players such as Tom Lehman, Stewart Cink and Bubba Watson. Purchase your tickets at Price Cutter Supermarkets, participating children’s charities or at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.


We’re in the thick of summer and the AC is working overtime. Here are a few tips on keeping your place cool in summer – and saving some money while you’re doing it:

  • No need to turn off the AC when you’re away. Simply turn the thermostat up a degree or two. This means less stress on your central air. You’ll also save 3-5% of your heating and air conditioning costs for each degree you set your thermostat – above in summer – your normal setting.
Summer Heat
  • Close drapes, curtains and shades during the day to prevent warming sunlight from entering — particularly on the south and west sides. Do just the opposite during winter daytime, but close drapes, etc. to help block out cold air during winter evenings.
  • Ceiling or portable fans typically make you feel 6 – 8 degrees cooler, which allows higher thermostat settings and more energy savings.


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