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Case Miller, son of Amber Miller, helping his mom put out the coat rack.
‘Take a coat, leave a coat’
The 'take a coat, leave a coat" rack is available again this year outside of Main Street Realty in Buffalo. Anyone who needs a coat is welcome to take one. Anyone who wants to help is encouraged to leave a coat. The past two years the community has helped Main Street Realty give out hundreds of coats. "I had this idea and it has started to bloom into something much bigger than I anticipated. The support from the community has been amazing! " Amber Miller shared. The rack is outside of Main Street Realty, 1330 S. Ash St., Buffalo from October until the end of January. It is available 24/7 for anyone who would like to stop by. There is a variety of sizes from infant to adult.
The new Dallas County seal was designed by Dorothy Loges.
Winners are celebrated at an award ceremony for the county seal contest
Missouri State Senator Sandy Crawford, Dallas County Commissioner John Crawford, Northern Commissioner Roger Bradley and Southern Commissioner Mike Lewis presented the winners' prizes in order of their placement. First place was won by Dorothy Loges, the graphic arts instructor at the Dallas County Technical Center. Second and third places were won by Tiffany Barker who placed in two winning slots. A fourth place was created after an element of Kylie Fletcher's design was added to Loges's original design. The prizes included cash and gift certificates to either MFA Oil or Market 116. Both businesses were chosen for gift certificates for their work in improving and promoting Dallas County.
President, Donna Goeser and Secretary, Jennifer Kyle stocking food and personal hygiene items for students.
Isaiah 58:7 Mission Pantry installs food shelves for students
On September 20, Isaiah 58:7 Mission Pantry installed shelves stocked with food and personal hygiene items at Mallory Elementary and Buffalo Prairie Middle School for students to have easy and free access to. Isaiah 58:7 will be the main source to keep the shelves stocked, however donations from the community are welcome and wanted. The pantry is currently also taking donations for winter blankets and will soon be getting Thanksgiving baskets ready to donate to families. Canned/packaged/sealed Thanksgiving food donations are greatly appreciated. To donate items or for more information contact Isaiah 58:7 Mission Pantry at 417-733-6555.
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Carson Shepperly drives to the basket against Ava.

Buffalo boys salvage a win in the Strafford Tournament

After losing the first two games in the Strafford Tournament, the Buffalo boys basketball team held off Ava 47-44 Saturday to win seventh place in the tourney.
Shelby Samek is determined to get through a maize of Hillcrest players. She finished the game with eight points.

Lady Bison win two of three games at Seneca Tournament

Buffalo’s girls basketball team got off to a good start by winning two of three games in the Seneca round-robin tournament in which all four teams played each other.

Two All-State players return for Skyline girls

Two All-State players return from Skyline’s girls basketball team that won third place in the Class 3 state tournament last year.

Lady Bison expected to be better this year

Buffalo’s girls basketball team most likely will improve somewhat over its 6-20 overall record and 3-5 mark in the Ozark Highlands Conference last year. But the Lady Bison will have to stay healthy as there are only 10 players on the roster. Buffalo had fewer than 10 players two years ago.
Skyline’s season ends with 38-28 loss at Windsor
Skyline’s football team lost at Windsor 38-28 in the Class 1, District 4 semifinals Friday night. For the second straight week, though, the Tigers showed that they can compete with schools with enrollments close to theirs.
The Fair Grove football team celebrates its victory and trophy after winning the district championship.
Fair Grove dominates second half, wins district championship
Fair Grove’s football team completely dominated the second half Friday night and went on to defeat Strafford 26-10 to win the Class 2, District 4 championship.
Fair Grove quarterback Spensar Seiger completed nine of 11 passes for 231 yards and he ran the ball 10 times for 92 yards against Mountain View (Liberty).
Fair Grove to host Strafford In district championship game
After rolling past Mountain View (Liberty) 42-7 in the Class 2, District 4 semifinals Friday at Fair
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