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MDC's Springfield Nature Center plans amphibian hike for teens

Amphibians provide several benefits to humans, and spring is a great time to observe these fascinating creatures in their early stages of life.Teens can search for amphibian eggs and larvae at the …

Body in Long Lane well still not identified

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office reported that the autopsy on the body found May 1 in the well near Long Lane has uncovered some details but still not positive identification yet. The autopsy …

Dryer’s retirement celebration May 18

Dryer’s retirement celebration May 18 Debby Dryer is retiring from a lifelong career in education.The Dallas County R-1 School District is holding a retirement celebration for her from 9 …

John Batdorf to perform May 12 at Maple & Main

The Old Home Place Concert Series will host Oregon-based songwriter John Batdorf at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12.This unique listening-room environment music series is held at Maple & Main, 101 S. …
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Obituaries

Dallas County R-1 School District board reorganizes

The Dallas County R-1 School District Board of Education met in its regular monthly meeting Monday, April 25. The board moved to reorganize after the recent filings by three candidates for three …

Body found in well on Long Lane farm

On Sunday evening, May 1, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office was alerted about a body located in an old well by mushroom hunters, who discovered the body on a farm just off Route P north of …
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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