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Mike Parson approves Missouri’s congressional district boundaries 

Gov. Mike Parson recently signed HB 2909 into law, approving the proposed boundaries for Missouri’s eight congressional districts.Dallas County remains in the Fourth Congressional District, as …
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Obituaries

Buffalo blood drive is scheduled for July 19

According to the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, giving blood is a big deal. So its theme, “Let’s Save a Life,” involves a summer contest to win prizes. People can give blood …

Southern Dallas County Fire Dept. to host celebratory fair on July 2

An old-fashioned Independence Day Country Fair to celebrate God, country and freedom will be held Saturday, July 2. The event is sponsored by the Southern Dallas County Fire Protection District and …
Local Sports

Dryers’ goal is to make Bison baseball team competitive

Buffalo’s baseball team has not been successful in recent years, winning only two or three games per season. New coach Dan Dryer and his assistant, son Calvin Dryer, hope to change …

FG boys win district 85-64 over Versailles

After an evenly matched first quarter, Versailles fell off its game and Fair Grove took charge throughout the rest of the boys’ Class 4, District 10 championship, winning 85-64. The game was …

Macks Creek boys pound Fair Play on homecoming

Macks Creek boys broke a two-game losing streak Friday night with a resounding 72-22 win over Fair Play on homecoming. The Pirates had four players score in double figures — Logan Gallamore 17, …

Macks Creek girls defeat Fair Play, improve to 20-2 on season

When you’re talking about a great class of freshmen girls basketball players, Fair Grove and Skyline quickly come to mind. But don’t forget Macks Creek, which is dominated by three …
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Opinion

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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