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Reading, writing and collecting the eggs

The first clue is a sign “Fresh Eggs for Sale” in front of the school. There is a sheep pen on the baseball field and the sounds of farm animals greet pupils every morning. This is not your ordinary elementary school. It is the Walton Rural Life Center, a kindergarten through fourth grade charter school

Memories of the “dust bowl” recalled as drought grips U.S. Great Plains

Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. is experiencing drought conditions and many say the outlook is getting worse

Real estate agent Mark Faulkner recalls a day in early November when he was putting up a sign near Ulysses, Kansas, in 60-miles-per-hour winds that blew up blinding dust clouds. “There were places you could not see, it was blowing so hard,” Faulkner said. Residents of the Great Plains over the last year or so