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For the second time this fall, electric cooperatives in Missouri are sending crews to help repair damage caused by a hurricane, this time Hurricane Michael. The crews were scheduled to leave Missouri on Wednesday, Oct. 10, and stage in Alabama ahead of the storm. 

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“Believe in Buffalo” is the motto the GRO Project has adopted to engage the population to work towards economic development. Community volunteers, educators, business people and area officials have joined together to develop strategies to help improve the town. GRO leaders want to help the c…

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Woof for Vets founders Sue Swanigan and Beverly Simmons were guests on Aug. 4 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4107, Lebanon. A special ceremony was held for veterans who had applied for a dog.

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Prayer requests are for Joyce Steuber, Steven Greco, Joyette Boydston, Chester Nelson, Letha Stanfield, Jim Brown’s family, Dan Blankenship, Glenn Meyer, Lawrence Green, Pete Pyle, Mike Phillips, Cheryl Stidham, Larry Robertson, Donnie Jobe, Brenda Evans, Jewell Smith, Mary West, Valorie Bec…

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Dr. Christina Otterness, Fair Grove, grew up in a small Missouri town, and recently started practicing at CMH Pathology Services in Bolivar. Her husband, Jansen Otterness, graduated from Buffalo High School in 2003. 

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Anne Hazlett, assistant to the secretary for rural development, announced June 7 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $309 million in 16 projects to improve rural electric infrastructure in 12 states. Jeff Case, Missouri state director, announced that more than 10 percent of …

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Sitting in a small office in the back of Bolivar’s Butler House, Teresa Parson chats comfortably with a longtime friend on the Thursday evening before her husband is sworn in as Missouri’s 57th governor. She takes a deep breath and seems at ease as the din of voices rises outside the door as…

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In a governor’s office packed tight with media, family, a few close friends that included a few current and former sheriffs in the state, and his Sunday school classmates from Bolivar First Baptist Church, Michael L. Parson took the oath of office to become Missouri’s 57th governor late Frid…

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Park University’s Luke Air Force Base (Ariz.) Campus held its commencement ceremony May 19 at Club 56 on the base. The university had 24 students eligible to participate in the ceremony — one student received a master’s degree, and 23 students received a bachelor’s degree.

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Memorial Day weekend pushes Buffalo Reflex deadlines up a day. Submitted news and display ads are due noon Friday, May 25, for inclusion in the May 30 paper. Classified ads and public notices are due at 11 a.m. the same day. 

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The family of Ruby Moyer is grateful to all the friends and people who were so kind after Ruby’s death. Thank you for the flowers and condolences. A special thanks goes to Pastor Tim Case from the First Christian Church for his compassion. Every act of kindness was appreciated beyond measure.

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The Dallas County Good Samaritan Project thanks everyone who stopped by its booth at the Buffalo Art Walk and Craft Fair. We love hearing your stories of kindness, sincere help and the open hearts in Dallas County. Keep sending us stories. We pledge to honor one Good Samaritan each month.

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The family of Roger Jasper wants to express our apologies for the delay in sending thank-you cards, as there were so many and it has been overwhelming. The expression of love, kindness and friendship Roger received at his benefit before his death was exactly what he needed, and the amount of…

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I would like to thank all the people who have thought of me, prayed for me, sent me cards and notes, and helped to lift me up these past few months. I continue to work through some difficult medical issues but receive appropriate care, and I continue to expect more recovery and a return to b…

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The St. William Catholic Church Parish Council of Catholic Women wants to thank everyone who donated to the garage sale fundraiser. Thanks to everyone who worked hard at the sale and to the community that supports the yearly fundraiser. A special thanks goes to the unknown men who came to he…

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A Helping Hands volunteer workday is scheduled for Saturday, May 19. Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at Dallas County Community Park. Volunteers will remove old junk, old furniture and yard brush and vegetation, and help make yards mower-ready.

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A card shower and open house celebration will be held to honor RoseMarie Powell for her 90th birthday. The open house will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at 44 Valley Farm Drive, Louisburg. Cards and memories are welcome, but the omission of gifts is requested.

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On April 7, the first Believe in Buffalo: Helping Hands Volunteer Day was held. More than 20 volunteers came out to help a Buffalo couple clean up their property by bagging up leaves, cleaning up brush and flower beds, and disposing of outdoor waste. 

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The Wild Trucking team members won first place in their age division in the three-on-three basketball tournament at the Arkansas Senior Olympics on March 15-16 in Little Rock, Ark. Pictured are, from left, Richard Rose, Springfield; G.A. Salmon, Creighton; John Wild, Baton Rouge, La.; and Ne…

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The stress of studying and finding a job is finally over for the Bolivar Technical College practical nursing and medical assistant classes of 2017. All 21 of the PN and MA graduates passed their licensure exam and now can work as licensed practical nurses or registered medical assistants. 

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Central Trust Co.’s Andy Drennen received his master’s degree in personal financial planning. He is now one of only five professionals in the state of Missouri to hold the master planner advanced studies designation.