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CMH names Tregg Geren as the new hospital COO

Citizens Memorial Hospital District recently announced that Tregg Geren, RN, BSN, has accepted the position of chief operating officer for Citizens Memorial Hospital District beginning Jan. 3, …

DC R-1 School Board members approve 5-year facilities plan

Dallas County R-1 superintendentIn December 2021 the Dallas County R-1 Board of Education approved a five-year facilities improvement plan. This plan encompasses projects on each of the district …

First phase of renovation project under way at MDC’s Bennett Spring Hatchery

Visitors to Bennett Spring State Park will soon notice the sights and sounds of heavy machinery operating within the park. This work is the first phase of a renovation project at the Missouri …
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Elliott appointed to MSU Board of Governors

Dr. William Anson Elliott, Fair Grove, was recently appointed to the Missouri State University Board of Governors by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson. Elliott has been in his current role with Convoy of …

Mashburn named October 2021 DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses winner

Edie Mashburn, a licensed practical nurse with CMH Dallas County Family Medical Center and Walk-in Clinic in Buffalo, was named the October 2021 CMH DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses …

Learn how to save the vanishing Ozark chinquapin at virtual event

Once important to both wildlife and humans in southern Missouri, the Ozark chinquapin’s abundance has diminished. People can find out how they can make sure this tree remains part of the Ozarks …
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Lady Bison edge Butler team 38-34 to go 2-1 in conference

A strong second half lifted the Buffalo girls to a 38-34 conference win at Butler on Dec. 17, their last game before the holiday break. The victory improved the Lady Bison’s league record to …

Bison even their conference record at 1-1 with 65-38 win over Warsaw

Buffalo’s boys basketball team pounded Warsaw 65-38 in a home conference game Friday night to even the Bison’s conference record at 1-1 while improving to 2-4 overall. Three Buffalo …

Bison break scoring drought with 76-43 win over Cabool

After averaging only 34 points in their first two Strafford Tournament games, the fifth-seeded Buffalo boys rolled past sixth-seeded Cabool 76-43 Saturday in the seventh-place game. The Bison had …
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It’s October, which means the women’s section is here

Thank you to those who recommend women for this year’s ladies’ journal. Over the past few weeks, I’ve met fascinating and engaging women who inspire and care deeply about their …

LEAD MINE IN FAIR GROVE?

What I’m about to tell could not be verified, other than what Phoebe Rogers Lemon told Dan Manning and me. First, let me say that Phoebe manned the genealogy booth at the Reunion for many …

Leave things better than you found them

I attended a Boy Scouts of America luncheon this past week honoring local banker Bill Monday. He was honored with the Forever Eagle, an award given to those who lived the Scout Oath and Law …

Having a good ol’ Celtic time

I would like to share with you about a good time I had this past weekend. If you’ve never attended one of the annual Southwest Missouri Celtic Heritage Festivals & Highland Games, then I …

To rescue an injured butterfly

“Pawpaw,” my granddaughter Katie asked on the telephone, “What can I do for a butterfly with a broken wing?” “I don’t know,” I told her. “I’ve …

A Fair Grove fixture

From the first year to right before his passing (he conducted the August meeting), Carl Buckner has been a valuable fixture of the Fair Grove Historical and Preservation Society. Donna, Carl’s …
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