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Dallas County Cattlemen hear the market outlook at January meeting
Wesley Tucker, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in ag business, shared some good news with members of the Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association at the group’s Jan. 10 meeting. The 70 members and guests met at the O’Bannon Community Center in Buffalo to kick off the group’s membership meetings for 2023.
OATS Transit in southwest Mo. announces fare increase
OATS Transit’s Southwest Region is announcing a fare increase that will take effect in February 2023 as part of its efforts to help offset the increased operating costs. The fares are necessary to maintain current levels of service and will directly impact the company’s operating budget. The new fares (one-way) will include the following:
Q&A: Joey Stokes — agriculture teacher/FFA adviser at Dallas County Technical Center
What was the last movie you saw, and what did you think of it?
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Fair Grove boys edge Catholic, are now 12-5

Fair Grove’s boys basketball team held off a second-half rally by Springfield Catholic and finally defeated the Irish 51-48 last week. The victory improved the Eagles’ record to 12-5. Fair Grove was in front 11-5 at the quarter and 24-14 at the half, but was outscored 34-27 in the second half.

Amazing fourth quarter lifts Skyline boys past Lakeland

Skyline’s boys basketball team was trailing Lakeland 55-38 at the end of the third quarter in a home game Jan. 17, but outscored the visitors 34-9 in the final period to win the contest 72-64.

Skyline girls beat Boonville, lose to California at home

Skyline girls won one game and lost one last week. The Lady Tigers played at home against California on Thursday and lost 52-40 after falling behind 19-11 at the quarter and 30-18 at the half. This happened despite a 28-point effort by Ashlen Garrett as no other player scored in double figures. Sadie Redd had five points, Grace Edge four, Riley James two and Autumn Baldwin one.

Macks Creek girls win last four games by huge margins

Macks Creek girls have run roughshod over their opponents the past two weeks, winning four games by large margins.
Fair Grove girls swamp St. Elizabeth 66-42 for Osage Tournament title
Fair Grove’s girls basketball team had little trouble winning the Osage Tournament last week as the Lady Eagles outscored three opponents 209 to 72, an average margin of 46 points per contest. It was the second tournament they have won in the pst two weeks having won the Skyline Tournament the week before.
Buffalo girls lose to Lamar 57-37 in consolation finals
After losing to Miller in the opening round of the Stockton Tournament (see Jan. 18 issue) Buffalo’s girls basketball team moved to the consolation bracket and was supposed to play Mt. Vernon on Thursday. However, Mt. Vernon canceled the remainder of its season due to a shortage of players. Therefore the Lady Bison played Lamar Saturday for the consolation championship and lost 57-37.
Buffalo boys win consolation title at Stockton Tournament
After losing to Lamar in the opening round of the Stockton Tournament, Buffalo’s boys basketball team moved to the consolation bracket and defeated New Covenant and Mt. Vernon. As a result, the Bison won fifth place in the tourney;.
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Mo. Farm Bureau looks forward to 2023 state legislative session

The 2023 Missouri legislative session is under way, and legislators have been back in Jefferson City since Jan. 4. Every year brings a new opportunity to address items that matter to our members and hardworking Missourians, and we look forward to developing solutions in the coming months.  

Breaker, Breaker — Part 1

This is a story about an old Buzzard. Life was beating him up. Everything seemed chaotic. Family members taking advantage financially in the court room; bad business dealings; Rino’s in the senate; girls wanting to be boys and boy’s wanting to be girls. Kids thinking they are cats and need a litter box at the school. Satan is in the White House with his two sisters. Can it get any worse the old Buzzard cries out. He’s one step away from a game of Russian roulette when he calls to the Lord “please help me, I think I’m going crazy.”

Letter to the Editor — Two issues come to mind with new Dallas County bridge

“When we build, let us think that we build forever.”

EnJOYable Journey: Joy Beamer — The week I went on a Wife Strike

After we had children, I worked part time at a print shop or baby-sat other children for a few years while caring for our toddlers. Then, when they were ready to enter preschool, I landed a job as a full-time graphic artist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital at the in-house printing plant.

Marilyn Smith — A Tale or Two: Remembering the Square

At a recent meal at the Fair Grove Senior Center, my tablemates talked about my column. One fellow, who lives in Buffalo, said he always reads Jim Hamilton’s and my columns, in the Reflex. I told him thanks, and I hoped he enjoyed them.
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