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Exchange students are seeking host families

Community members are asked to invite bright and energetic international exchange students for the upcoming school year to live with their family. Students will travel thousands of miles to …

No excuses — vaccinate dogs and cats for free

The Buffalo Police Department and the city of Buffalo will hold a Buffalo Community Vaccination Clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11.Vaccination will be provided to all residents of the …
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Obituaries

American Family agency owner Bennett receives Community Impact Award

The American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation recently recognized agency owner Megan Bennett of Springfield as a Community Impact Award recipient. These award winners are recognized by American …

FG, HW students compete in Bearcat Book Battle at SBU

Southwest Baptist University’s Division of Education hosted its third annual Bearcat Book Battle for fourth- through sixth-grade readers Saturday, April 23, in the Goodson Student Union and …

Student Leadership Awards given out at BHS last wee

The Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce honors 43 Student Leaders for 2022 at an awards ceremony last week attended by students, parents, administration and business partners.Leaders, organizations 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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