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Dallas County is Officially Storm Ready

Pictured are, from left: Terry Lane, Alderman; Chad Garner, Buffalo Chief of Police; Greg Cunningham, Buffalo City Fire Chief; Mark Burchfield, NWS Forecaster; John Crawford, Dallas County Presiding Commissioner; April Garrett, Director of DCEM; Tara Swanigan, Deputy Director of DCEM; and Duane Hamilton with Dallas County 911.
Mark Burchfield with the National Weather Service presented Dallas County Emergency Management with a certificate stating that Dallas County is now a “Storm Ready” community.
Buffalo City Fire & Rescue Chief Greg Cunningham demonstrates basic hose procedures to a group of novice firefighters.

Firefighter training for the grunts

The Buffalo City Fire & Rescue in conjunction with the University of Missouri Extension Division Fire and Rescue Training Institute hosted an Introduction to Fire Service training on June 8-9 in the parking area at Superior Gearbox in Buffalo. The two-day, all-day training was offered to the local area of fire departments, that included Buffalo Rural, Long Lane, Louisburg, Urbana, Tunas, Pittsburg and more. This specific training according to Buffalo City Fire Chief Greg Cunningham is the “nuts and bolts” of beginning training.
The Buffalo Rotary Club was able to give away 10 scholarships with the proceeds from the 2023 Dollars for Scholars Golf Tournament. Three $1,000 scholarships and seven $500 scholarships were awarded. Recipients are pictured, from left, front row: Chloe Chyka, Kimberly Evans, Dakota Johnson, and Leah Stitt; back row: Patrick Lapierre, Jake Scrivener, Kaylin Carter, Ava Scrivener, Erica Testerman. Not pictured is Madison Callicott.

BHS Seniors Recognized at Senior Awards Ceremony

Buffalo High School seniors were presented with scholarships and awards on May 2 at their Senior Awards Ceremony. Following the scholarships, all seniors were recognized with a list of their awards and future plans.
Dancers pose with their awards. From left to right: Grace Choate, Katie Dotson, Delta Halley, Mason Dority, Allison Sweaney, Bella Snider and Zoe Sipes.

Dancers win awards at Dance Champs competition in K.C.

Seven local Dance Sensations’ students took home awards from the Dance Champs competition held April 12-13 in Kansas City. Soloists earning an Elite Platinum in their respective categories were Delta Halley, hip hop; Grace Choate, ballet; and Allison Sweaney, ballet. Mason Dority and Allision Sweaney also earned an Elite Platinum with their lyrical duet as did Katie Dotson and Delta Halley with their tap duet. Bella Snider and Zoe Sipes took home a Star Platinum with their jazz duet as did Choate, Dotson and Halley with their ballet trio. This was the first competition for all seven dancers. The dancers study ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, tap and pointe at Dance Sensations, a studio located just off the square in Buffalo since 2010.

Learning to eat nutritiously is key to healthy families

The inaugural Cooking is the Cure cooking class was held on March 18. Dr. Taylor Pedersen's Show Me Strong Kids initiative identified nutrition and lack of family involvement as key issues children experience in Dallas County. Dallas County Family Medical Center started the first cooking class by starting with the basics, with families cooking together in the kitchen. This program is one of the first classes to address issues children experience and provide ways to help them overcome them.
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Inset photos on a background photo of Dream Valley golf course, clockwise from upper left are: Derek Louderbaugh, Buffalo, shows rare form as he hits a drive in one of the simulator booths; the exterior of the new clubhouse; Greg Slentz, Springfield, putts one in at hole number nine; Linda Pennington and Margaret Jones talk to Marcie Knight before they hit the course for a girls day of nine-hole.

In full swing

One of the most inviting and popular places in Dallas County is located at 90 Golf Course Road, Buffalo. Dream Valley Golf Course celebrates a 30 year anniversary this year. Designed and built by Owen and Karen Kjar in 1994, the 18-hole course has been owned and operated by four Knights since April 2019. This past year on December 22, the course suffered loss with a major fire that destroyed the golf cart barn along with 53 golf carts, but the recreational outlet has continued a strong business with the support of community and many golf enthusiasts.

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Local Sports

Lady Eagles stunned by 7-0 loss at Lone Jack

Following three straight major comebacks to win the district tournament, Fair Grove’s softball season ended with a thud in a 7-0 loss at Lone Jack in the Class 2 quarterfinals on Tuesday, May 14.
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Buffalo golfers do well at various tournaments

The Buffalo boys golf team has been very busy with their season. The members of the golf team this year are: Blair Abraham (10th), Matthew Skinner (10th), Cody Brown (10th), Braden McGregor (10th), Dalton Bennett (10th), Riley Kjar (11th), and Kaden Bone (11th).

Elizabeth Western, Kellen Lair win 100-meter dashes at meets

Buffalo’s Elizabeth Western and Fair Grove’s Kellen Lair, won 100-,meter dashes at Dl Dorado Springs and Nixa meets last week. They are the only two local individual athletes to win first place at those meets, but Fair Grove boys’ 4 x 400-meter relay team also took the fop prize at Nixa.
Fair Grove’s Addie Voorhis allowed only three hits in a 5-0 shutout of Buffalo Monday.

Fair Grove silences Lady Bison’s bats with 5-0 win

Addie Voorhis had perhaps her best outing of the year Monday at Buffalo as the Fair Grove freshman hurler shut out the Lady Bison 5-0. She allowed just three hits while striking out seven batters and walking none, although she hit one batter.
Ashlen Garrett poured in 37 points in Skyline’s 6147 win over Principia in the Class 2 state championship game. Brooke Daniels, right, goes up high for a layup following one of her four steals during Fair Grove’s 33-27 win over El Dorado Springs in the Class 3 state title game.

Skyline, Fair Grove girls win state championships

History was made last week when both the Skyline and Fair Grove girls basketball teams won state championships at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. It was the first time two teams from the Buffalo Reflex’s readership area have won state titles in the same year.

Ozark's RFD - ‘Cow breeder’ delivered genetic gold in heyday of Ozarks dairy industry

Not too many years ago could be found on many dairy farmers’ calendars the telephone number of their “cow breeder.”

Ozark's RFD - Bud and Shirley’s girl made famous in Buffalo

Before a packed Bison fieldhouse, Bud and Shirley Glazier’s eldest was inducted April 10 into the Dallas County R-1 School District Hall of Fame.

EnJOYable Journey - Day by day, somersaults and water guns

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EnJOYable Journey - Graves: Silly string or flowers?

Why do I decorate my parents and grandparents' graves each year? It's a ritual of honor and love taught by my parents.

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