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Socks for Seniors was a toasty success
During November and December 2022, the Skyline Middle School FBLA members sponsored a Socks for Seniors community service project. Their goal was to collect socks for the Hermitage Nursing and Rehab Center, which had 79 residents.
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Fair Grove girls escape quarterfinals with 39-37 win over Mansfield
Fair Grove and Mansfield had similar records going into the Class 3 state quarterfinals game Saturday at the University of Central Missouri at Warrensburg. However, way back in the fourth game of the season Fair Grove slaughtered the Lady Lions 66-29. Obviously the Lady Lions didn’t want that to happen again, so they initiated a “slow-down” game to take the Lady Eagles out of their usual 100-miles-per-hour approach.
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Fair Grove takes second place in Harrison tourney

Fair Grove’s baseball team won two of three games in the Ozarks Classic Tournament over the weekend to capture second place.

Buffalo softball team to be young, but very talented

Buffalo’s softball team has six returning starters this year, only one of whom is a senior. Add to that three talented freshmen and you’ve got a team that is expected to be highly competitive.

Buffalo baseball team features experience, 6 returning starters

Buffalo’s 2023 baseball team has a good nucleus to build upon with six starters and seven lettermen returning from a team that finished 11-12 last year. When Dan Dryer and his son, Calvin Dryer, took over the coaching last year, one of the goals was to get the team to be competitive, and that was accomplished.

Fair Grove softball team returns eight starters, nine lettermen

Fair Grove had a good softball team last year, and eight starters return, so expectations are high for this season. Leading the way are four seniors, two of whom are veteran, proven pitchers.
Fair Grove baseball team to rebuild with new coach
Fair Grove had its most successful season in history last year, winning 25 games and capturing the district championship for the first time since 2013. Five key players graduated, and two of the junior returnees decided not to play this year.
Skyline baseball team features six returning starters/lettermen
Skyline’s baseball team has six starters/lettermen returning from a team that posted a 13-15 record last year. Pitching may be the Tigers’ greatest strength this year, primarily because they have one of the premier hurlers in the area.
Pitching is biggest question mark for Skyline softball team
Skyline’s softball team won the state championship two years ago and finished second last year with a 22-5 record, but its two top pitchers graduated. Therefore pitching is the team’s biggest question mark as the 2023 season begins.
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EnJOYable Journey: Joy Beamer — Bottle up that energy!

How many times have you heard that we should learn how to bottle up the energy of a 3-year-old, sell it and make a million dollars? I heard that statement many times while my children were little, and I heard it again recently about my youngest granddaughter. She runs and squeals, enjoying life in front of her. 

EnJOYable Journey: Joy Beamer — Who wants a money boost?

What would you do with $1,000 for your favorite charity?

S.teve O.n a S.oapbox — Goodbye to a fallen comrade

I just received the news that an old friend has left us for his eternal home. Many locals probably knew him. His name is Raymond Lowe. He was a kind, polite and caring individual who possessed a hardworking ethic and always tried to give 100 percent. Raymond and I have been friends for five decades. We weren’t soldiers together, but longtime co-workers in the trenches of hard labor.

Ozarks RFD: Jim Hamilton — A room of our own

From the time they were big enough to make their own beds, my girls always had rooms of their own.

Letter to the Editor — Patient preference at the end of life

I’m often asked about my work in hospice, which many people misunderstand if they’re aware of it at all. Like my colleagues, I’m passionate about my work, and we continuously try to help educate patients, families and other health care professionals about the benefits of hospice.
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