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As the fall weather begins to cool things down, it is once again time to think about Christmas and Dallas County Toys for Tots. Dates for the 2018 Dallas County Toys for Tots activities have been set, and those participating in the program as volunteers or recipients will want to mark their …

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The Buffalo Garden Club’s October Yard of the Month is at 109 Prince St. in Buffalo, which belongs to David and Faye McHenry. Their yard is well-groomed with a variety of flowers and shrubs that still are flowering. There are also various areas for bird habitats along with a birdbath. This i…

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Aging men and women often take inventory of their lives in an effort to focus on activities or lifestyle changes that can ensure happy retirements. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows there are some 76 million baby boomers — those people born between 1946 to 1964 — across the country. Wit…

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The Governor’s Council on Disability currently is accepting nominations for its 2018 annual awards, including the Inclusion Award, the Youth Leadership Award and the Website/IT Award. The deadline for submitting nominations is Jan. 31.

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Citizens Memorial Hospital will host a free Lunch and Learn seminar about breast cancer education from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in the CMH Community Rooms, 1500 N. Oakland, Bolivar. “What’s New in Breast Imaging?” will be presented by CMH board-certified radiologist Jana Horner, M.D.

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The Missouri Cowboy Poets Association fall gathering Saturday, Sept. 22, was at Richard and Laurel Dunlap's “Turtle Ranch” west of Louisburg. The 5 p.m. dinner followed an afternoon business meeting, and afterward the cowboy poets gathered for an evening of music and recitations.

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The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds deer hunters that properly disposing of carcasses of harvested deer is important in limiting the spread of chronic wasting disease. MDC also reminds hunters who harvest deer, elk or moose outside of Missouri and bring the animals back to follow…

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The Buffalo Garden Club’s September Yard of the Month belongs to Mr. and Mrs. Ron Conner at 824 N. Alberta St. in Buffalo. They have a variety of flowers and shrubs, which gives an array of color to the yard. Their beautiful mandevilla in full bloom climbs the front post, and flowers in plan…

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Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church, Urbana, is collecting clean, gently used cold-weather coats, boots, sweaters, jackets and blankets. The essential items will be distributed to Commodity Supplemental Food Program recipients in October and November. 

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Fair Grove spread the glory around Friday night at Forsyth, as six different Eagles scored touchdowns in a 67-0 rout of the Mid-Lakes Conference opponent. The Eagles have tallied 42 points per game in their first four games and have allowed only 1 1/2 points per contest.

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Evan and Steven Berry help position the new boiler into Wommack Mill in Fair Grove while Carl Buckner directs Franklin Hodges at the controls of his skid-steer, and Leon Beaty crosses his fingers for luck.

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U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri recently praised the announcement that a $2.7 million federal grant would be awarded to Burrell Behavioral Health, a not-for-profit organization that provides mental health services to multiple counties, including Dallas and Webster counties, in Missouri’…

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Cattle rancher. Cowboy poet. Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee chairperson. These are just a few of the hats Betty McCarthy wears daily, and they all fit nicely with her agricultural background.

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Friday is the last day to sign up for the fall Shape Up Dallas County program. Shape Up is a free eight week physical activity, lifestyle and weight loss accountability campaign. The campaign will begin Sept. 14 and end Nov. 9, 2018.

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Alpha Tau met in September at Church House Banquets in Halfway. Several of the ladies wore hats to celebrate the founding sisters and because that was the custom at the time the group was founded. 

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Older adults whose children have grown up often look forward to the next stages in life, which might involve retirement, downsizing and enjoying visits with their grandchildren. A growing number of aging adults might find themselves playing a key role in their grandchildren’s lives.

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About 40 sheep smiled their way through a hot weekend at the Dallas County Fairgrounds Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. The National Babydoll Southdown ShowFest featured a multitude of seminars on Friday, Saturday morning and Sunday, with a Babydoll Southdown sheep show on Saturday afternoon. 

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Missouri is the first state to take steps to prevent misrepresentation of products as meat that are not derived from livestock or poultry. The Missouri Department of Agriculture would like to provide clarification on how these changes will be implemented.

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Arthritis affects hundreds of millions of people across the globe. The Arthritis Foundation notes that more than 50 million adults in the United States have some type of arthritis, and the European League Against Rheumatism estimates that rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis affec…

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The staff at Central Care Cancer Center and the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center at Citizens Memorial Hospital will host the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center Car Show again this year. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Kerry and Synda Douglas Medical Center at CMH.