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Abundance Quartet will be featured in a gospel concert at the First Baptist Church of Urbana at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. The church is at 207 West Broadway St. in Urbana.

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The Old Home Place Concert Series will feature the Heather Pierson trio from New Hampshire at 7 p.m., Oct. 11. This unique listening room environment music series is held at Maple & Main, 101 South Maple Street in Buffalo on the second Thursday of each month. Tickets are $10 each. Advanc…

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The Southwest Baptist University Theatre program opens the 2018-19 season with “Wit,” a play written by Margaret Edson and directed by SBU senior Bethany Vermillion. The show will be presented at 7 p.m. Sept. 27-29 in the Davis-Newport Theater on the Bolivar campus. 

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The 16th annual Southwest Missouri Celtic Festival & Highland Games, sponsored by the Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce, will be Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8, at the Buffalo City Park and Dallas County Fairgrounds.

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In more than 20 years of writing this column, I’ve never recommended a movie. Trained movie critics do it better than I ever could. Plus, people have different tastes in movies. What one person thinks is great art or entertainment, another person thinks is a snooze.

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After a half-dozen trips through Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, I’m sure I could come up with a hundred reasons to make a half-dozen trips back.

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Women of all ages will run around Springfield on Saturday, July 21, during Girls Just Wanna Run, Springfield’s first women-only 5K and 10K. The event funds scholarships for FitLife, CoxHealth’s 12-week health management program that educates, encourages and empowers people to take back their…

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The Old Home Place Concert Series will feature Idaho songwriter Korby Lenker at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12. This unique listening-room environment music series is held at Maple & Main, 101 S. Maple St. in Buffalo, on the second Thursday of each month.

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Ask Missourians for examples of potentially dangerous fireworks, and sparklers would not rank high on the list. But sparklers — which burn at more than 1,200 degrees and often are handled by children — are one of the leading causes of fireworks injuries and are a strong reminder of the dange…

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Bolivar Rotary Club’s 38th annual Celebration of Freedom event Wednesday, July 4, at Southwest Baptist University includes a veterans’ recognition program with featured speaker Gov. Mike Parson, a military jet flyover, a community picnic and a fireworks extravaganza. Although the celebration…

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John Crawford can’t remember exactly how long he has been president of the Dallas County Fair Board. It has been more than 20 years, however, certainly long enough that it’s difficult to think about the fair without thinking of him.

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Country music singer-songwriter Jo Dee Messina will headline Citizens Memorial Hospital and Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation’s 15th annual Burgundy Ball. The community appreciation event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the University Plaza Convention Center, 333 S. Joh…

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“The Andy Griffith Show” started 58 years ago and has never been off the air. It probably never will be, since it continues to attract generations of TV viewers.

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Youth from across the nation will go to Columbia this summer to take part in FilmFest 4-H, the national 4-H film festival. Co-produced by Missouri 4-H and the Missouri Film Office, FilmFest 4-H has drawn youth participants from 21 states since its inception.

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Youth from across the nation will go to Columbia this summer to take part in FilmFest 4-H, the national 4-H film festival. Co-produced by Missouri 4-H and the Missouri Film Office, FilmFest 4-H has drawn youth participants from 21 states since its inception.

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The Fair Grove R-10 School District held a surprise concert April 24 for students with the Members Only band. The event’s purpose was to encourage all students to “rock” state assessment tests as the school prepared to kick off state standardized testing.

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Adult softball games will begin May 3, thanks to the Buffalo Parks Advisory Committee and the Board of Aldermen. Aldermen agreed the ball fields were recently upgraded for the very purpose of being used.