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Buffalo’s Dragons Den Dojo performs well at local tournament

The Dragons Den Dojo attended the National College of Martial Arts (NCMA) 2022 Invitational Tournament on June 18. The tournament was held at the Teff Gymnasium located at 1408 E. Pythian, …

$Fill the Pantry$

Dallas County OACAC Neighborhood Center is overwhelmed with assistance request. Their emergency pantry shelves need replenishment.Karla A. Steckel Insurance Agency, Inc. (State Farm) is hosting a …

Patrice Melton retiring after 36 years at Colonial Springs

Colonial Springs Healthcare Center Activities Director Patrice Melton is retiring after 36 years of service. Melton started working at Colonial Springs in 1986, 10 years before CMH took ownership of …

Governor Parson signs executive order to accelerate drought response actions

In response to increasingly dry conditions and the growing threat of serious drought, especially across Missouri’s southern counties, Gov. Mike Parson issued on July 21 Executive Order 22-04, …
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Buffalo mural painting begins

Organizers report most of the funds have been raised to start on the Buffalo mural with a goal to be completed by the time school begins.Start watching for the work to begin and show support with a …

Cindy Muse is new 4-H youth program associate in Dallas Co.

Cindy Muse has joined the workforce at University of Missouri Extension-Dallas County. She will serve as the 4-H youth program associate and the nutrition program associate.“Cindy brings …

‘One can at a time’

With soaring inflation, skyrocketing gas prices and a stagnant economy, many area families are feeling the strain in their pocketbooks this year. A Plad couple, though, recently stepped up to offer …
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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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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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