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Buffalo City Fire & Rescue Chief Greg Cunningham demonstrates basic hose procedures to a group of novice firefighters.
The Buffalo City Fire & Rescue in conjunction with the University of Missouri Extension Division Fire and Rescue Training Institute hosted an Introduction to Fire Service training on June 8-9 in the parking area at Superior Gearbox in Buffalo. The two-day, all-day training was offered to the local area of fire departments, that included Buffalo Rural, Long Lane, Louisburg, Urbana, Tunas, Pittsburg and more. This specific training according to Buffalo City Fire Chief Greg Cunningham is the “nuts and bolts” of beginning training.
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.

BHS Seniors Recognized at Senior Awards Ceremony

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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Not too many years ago could be found on many dairy farmers’ calendars the telephone number of their “cow breeder.”

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Wendell and Mary Evans VanDeren at their wedding on June 2, 1974.

VanDeren’s Celebrated 50th Anniversary June 2

Wendell and Mary Evans VanDeren celebrated their 50-year anniversary on June 2, 2024. Join us in wishing them a Happy Anniversary!

Tunas woman rear-ended north of Fair Grove

At 6:50 p.m. on June 4, 2024, Nicole M. Acord, 43, Tunas, was headed northbound on US 65, five miles north of Fair Grove, in a 1997 Dodge Pickup when she was rear-ended by Ryan M. Heathman, 44, Nevada, in a 2017 Dodge Ram. Acord suffered minor injuries and was transported to CMH in Bolivar by ambulance. Both vehicles had moderate damage. Both drivers were wearing safety devices.

Crash east of Buffalo after vehicle fails to yield

At 5: 30 p.m. on June 5, 2024, Lora K. Strong, 55, Lebanon, was headed west on Hwy. 32, three miles east of Buffalo, in a 2011 Nissan Rogue. Strong was struck head-on by Wade M. Harris, 61, Collins, in a 2001 Buick Le Sabre after Harris failed to yield and attempted to make a left turn. Strong suffered minor injuries and was taken to Mercy Hospital in Lebanon. Both vehicles faced moderate damage and were towed from the scene. Both drivers were wearing safety devices.

Urbana Speedway Results from Opening Night

Urbana Speedway race results from opening night on June 7.

June Yard of the Month

The Yard of the Month for June is at 573 Morrow, the home of Pam and Gary Miller. Their property is nicely groomed and maintained. It is clear that they have paid particular attention to the visual enjoyment in their yard. There is also a wonderful variety of habitats for the various birds. Pam pays close attention to planting native species to attract the birds and butterflies to her yard. This is a yard that shows pride in our community.
Local Sports

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.
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Ozark's RFD - Bud and Shirley’s girl made famous in Buffalo

Before a packed Bison fieldhouse, Bud and Shirley Glazier’s eldest was inducted April 10 into the Dallas County R-1 School District Hall of Fame.

EnJOYable Journey - Day by day, somersaults and water guns

I forgot to grab my housecoat when I let out my toy poodle, Sophia. I always go outside with her first thing in the morning. Soon, Sophia will start wearing the special collar for the invisible fence. Then, I can stand at the door if needed.

EnJOYable Journey - Graves: Silly string or flowers?

Why do I decorate my parents and grandparents' graves each year? It's a ritual of honor and love taught by my parents.

If it is to be, It is up to me

There are some things in life that other people can not do for you. Such as, lose weight, get fit or get you to heaven. Some things are just up to you.  

Ozark's RFD - Forget not the walking wounded

As we honor this Memorial Day those military men and women who sacrificed their lives in service to our country, let us likewise honor those mortally wounded yet among us.

Fishing without a hook

Growing up, my dad would always take us camping and fishing in the summer. I would wake up in a damp tent and crawl out to a nice fire going and fog all around. Listening to the mourning doves and watching my dad fish in the mist had a calming effect on me. I was always amazed that dad was fishing when I went to bed and fishing when I got up.  
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