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Fallen heroes are honored at Cross Timbers on Memorial Day
State Rep. Jim Kalberloh was the featured speaker at the annual Cross Timbers Memorial Day Service, which drew about 40 to 50 people to the Cross Timbers square on the morning of Monday, May 29. The service is organized by American Legion Post 623 of Cross Timbers.
enGAGE Mobility driven to help families access transportation
In 2022, the Wingo family established a nonprofit organization with a mission of helping families with children with disabilities. Inspired by their 8-year-old son, and hoping to pay forward the generosity they’ve received, enGAGE Mobility offers funding for wheelchair-accessible vehicles to families in need. Less than six months after its inception, enGAGE is issuing its first grant to a deserving family in the Kansas City area in the amount of $50,000.
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Fair Grove shuts out Bison 12-0 on 1-hitter

Carson Krider pitched a six-inning one-hitter as Fair Grove defeated Buffalo 12-0 on May 9.

Buffalo athletes quality for 12 events at track sectionals

Members of Buffalo’s track teams qualified for sectionals in eight boys events and four girls events by placing in the top four at the Class 3, District 5 meet Saturday at Waynesville.

Skyline girls qualify for 7 state events, boys four

Skyline girls qualified for seven events at the Class 2 state track meet this weekend by placing in the top four at the Class 2, Sectional 3 track meet at Point Lookout Saturday.
Fair Grove athletes qualify for 17 events at sectionals track meet
Fair Grove boys qualified for 10 events at the upcoming sectionals track meet by placing in the top four at the Class 3, District 6 meet Saturday at Hollister. Fair Grove girls qualified for seven events.
Macks Creek’s Phillips qualifies for state track
Macks Creek junior Caleb Phillips qualified for the Class 1 state track meet this weekend by placing in the top four at the Class 1, Sectional 3 meet at Point Lookout Saturday.
Bison baseball season ends with 5-1 loss in district tourney
Buffalo’s baseball team jumped in front 1-0 in the first inning, but was unable to score any more runs in a 5-1 loss to Osage in the Class 4, District 9 Tournament Friday at Versailles.
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Ozarks RFD Favorites: Jim Hamilton — Glad all this stuff’s not mine

I am sitting at this writing on a sofa set catawampus in a living room cluttered with stacks of cardboard boxes, pieces of furniture, luggage and computer parts, recuperating from the exertion of two hours spent unloading a truck about half the size of a railroad boxcar.

Andrew C. Jenkins — Columnist: The remains of the hay

Catching an Indian runner duck is harder than you might think. As their name implies, the ducks run — en masse. Like flying geese that veer whichever way the leader heads or sheep that follow one another off a cliff, a group of Indian runner ducks acts as a single organism at times, moving in a swarm.

EnJOYable Journey: Joy Beamer — The Fireworks Museum is now open

I told someone last week I was going to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Fireworks Museum. They acted shocked that a museum focusing on fireworks was strange for Dallas County.

Ozarks RFD: Jim Hamilton — First it was bears …

Long before Missouri conservation agents would confirm their presence, some of us who hunted the remote woods of Dallas County were certain the hills and hollers along the Niangua River harbored black bears.

EnJOYable Journey: Joy Beamer — Chances, risks and wagers

Remember the ABBA song from 1977 “Take a Chance on Me”?
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