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Look to the Stars to Understand The 'Dog Days of Summer'

In our monthly series “These Ozarks Hills,” longtime Ozarks resident Marideth Sisco shares her reflections and memories of life in this region. In today’s segment, Marideth looks up to the stars to try to find the true meaning of the “Dog Days of Summer.”

Marideth is a Missouri storyteller, veteran journalist, teacher, author, musician and student of folklore focusing on stories relevant to Ozarks culture and history. Each month, she’s the voice behind "These Ozarks Hills.” Sisco spent 20 years as an investigative and environmental writer for the West Plains Quill and was well known for her gardening column, “Crosspatch,” on which her new book is based. Sisco was a music consultant and featured singer in the 2010 award-winning feature film “Winter's Bone.”