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BHS Seniors Recognized at Senior Awards Ceremony

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.
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.
Pictured are, from left to right: Shelby Sechler (Consumer Lender, OakStar Bank), Dr. Tim Ryan (Dallas County R-I Superintendent), Travis Bybee (OakStar Bank, Dallas County Market President), and Sam Woods (AVP, Commercial Loan Officer, OakStar Bank).

Oakstar Bank presents a check to DCR-1

OakStar Bank presented Dr. Tim Ryan, Superintendent of the Dallas County R-1 School District, with a check for $4,420.41 for proceeds from OakStar Bank’s School Debit Card Program. Since 2016, Dallas County Schools have received more than $20,000 as a result of the program that makes a donation based on purchases made by OakStar Bank customers who use their Bison Card.
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Buffalo man charged with arson and accused of setting fire at multiple locations

Christopher Avery Goodman, born in 1997, was charged by Dallas County Prosecuting Attorney Jonathan D. Barker in Dallas County Circuit Court with two counts of the class D felony of arson in the second degree and two counts of the class E felony of knowingly burning on February 10, 2024.
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Maddy Rash, Missouri FFA Area 10 President

Buffalo High School senior Maddy Rash is new Missouri FFA Area 10 president

Area 10 of Missouri Future Farmers of America Association has a new 2024-25 president in the person of Maddy Rash of Buffalo.

Marshfield woman total vehicle in single-car crash

At 4:55 p.m. on May 18, 2024, Catherine L. Jennings, 18, Marshfield, was headed northbound about three miles north of Elkland in a 2012 Kia Sorrento when Jennings swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway. The swerving caused the vehicle to travel off the right side of the roadway and overturn, striking a tree and fence. Jennings suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital by ambulance. The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene. The driver was wearing a safety device.

Cross Timbers American Legion to host Memorial Day Service

The Cross Timbers American Legion Post 623 and community will host their annual Memorial Day service at 9 a.m., May 27, at the Cross Timbers town square. Speaking will be Jim Kalberloh.
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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.

The Rockwood Files: The ugly truth about sleep

Sleep is beautiful. But the physical act of sleeping isn’t. That’s why I roll my eyes during rom-com movies when the man wakes up early (yeah, right) to gaze adoringly at the woman he loves while she sleeps. 

EnJOYable Journey - Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?

Rod Stewart’s top hit, “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” set a tone for young teens advancing into adulthood. In 1979, one could ask that question, but today, it might be considered sexual harassment. 

Ozark's RFD - Not your typical country mom

My mother never made cinnamon rolls for breakfast or an apple pie for supper, leastways none that I can recall.

EnJOYable Journey - Sophia has landed on my lap

I'm five hours into Sunday night after Sophia's landing. Sophia is an 11-week-old toy poodle who is going to be my new companion dog. I keep taking her outside to do her duty, but she instantly wants to get back on my lap. She is lying on my chest as I write this column.

EnJOYable Journey - Prince and the Pea

My late husband was a sensitive soul. He had a big heart and liked to help others, but that’s not the kind of sensitivity I’m talking about. I’m referring to touch.

Ozarks RFD - Telephones made for talking

All a telephone was good for when I was a boy was talking to people beyond earshot.
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