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We are continuing with our second week of traveling to Texas. After this snow we had this past weekend, we all think we should move to the southern part of Texas where it is much warmer than Missouri. But then again, it is supposed to get warmer here this week.

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The deadline for filing for local school boards, boards of aldermen and mayoral positions for the April election is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, on days that schools are in session and city halls are open.

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The annual Dallas County Area YMCA Chili Supper and Chili Cook-off with silent and live auctions will start at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Dallas County Area YMCA, 932 W. Main St. in Buffalo.

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The Department of Natural Resources invites the public to attend a series of public meetings to gather input regarding rule development for the new Historic Courthouse Grant Program. Input is important to the department. The public is encouraged to attend the meetings, ask questions, share c…

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“Warm season grasses provide high-quality summer forage for cattle grazing and allow rest time for lower-quality cool season pastures,” said Patrick Davis, University of Missouri Extension regional livestock field specialist.

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The local classic-rock band called DC4 will host a live music show from 6 to 9 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 11, at the O’Bannon Community Center on East Ramsey Street, Buffalo. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to help raise funds for local charities in Buffalo.

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Around this time of year, families across the country look back at the past 12 months and count our blessings. This year, Americans have even more than usual to be thankful for.

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Well, today begins another year … actually another decade. I wonder what we can look forward to this year, and what will be accomplished by 2030.

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Lunch served 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Costs: People older than 60, $3.50 suggested contribution per meal; guests younger than 60, $6 a meal. Meals served with milk.

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Telephone customers who receive discounted service through either the “Lifeline” or “Disabled” programs will see the amount of that discount increase under a decision by the Missouri Public Service Commission. The commission has increased the Missouri Universal Service Fund support amount fo…

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Disparities between urban and rural health care are a nationwide crisis, and Missouri is no exception. The overwhelming majority of Missouri counties have shortages in primary or mental health care providers, and rural residents are significantly more likely to die from accidents and disease…

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Passage of tech center bond, sales tax increase is top story for 2019

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Larry Raymond Schletty of Fair Grove was born July 10, 1940 in Concord Township, Minnesota to Raymond and Lenora (Raddatz) Schletty.

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A “Focus on Kids” class with education for co-parents raising their children in separate households will be from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4, and 3 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the University of Missouri Extension office in the Dallas County Courthouse basement in Buffalo.

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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for federal grant funding for projects that will protect Missouri’s waters from pollution caused by stormwater runoff, also known as nonpoint source pollution. The deadline for grant applications is Nov. 15.Local governme…

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Millions of adolescents now vape. It’s urgent that teens understand the effects of vaping and overall health, the development of the brain and the potential for addiction. Citizens Memorial Hospital now offers support through “Ready Now” vaping cessation counseling.

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Citizens Memorial Hospital will host a free Lunch and Learn seminar about aging from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in the CMH Community Rooms at 1500 N. Oakland Ave., Bolivar. Geriatrician Christina Capps, M.D., will present “Aging: What’s Normal and What’s Not?”

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The Buffalo Reflex thanks everyone who stopped by and wished us well during the 150th birthday party. Special thanks goes to the following: Market 116, Lindley Creek, Weeks and Friends, Dance Sensations, Shirley Jasper, Rosemary Jasper, Baked by Beth, Katrina’s Flowers, Brenda Bunch, Ekernal…

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To the folks who served on jury duty last week, you were a great group to work with. And thank you again for your patience with me on Friday. I am feeling much better, and thank you to the judge and bailiffs.

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On a recent outing into suburban Tunas, I found I was struggling to traverse Coatney Road. An experience not for the faint of heart.

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Special prayer requests are for the family of David Richerson, the family of Martha Bricker, and for Donnie Cauthron, Judy Blevins, Ed Roach, Nelda Merry, Carol Summers, Levi Borntrager, Parker Vader, Courtney Patton and baby Stetson, Marie Rudolph and the Wheeler twins. Ongoing prayers are …

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Teens in fourth through 12th grades are invited to attend Totally ’90s TV from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at the Fair Grove Branch Library, 81 S. Orchard Blvd.

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Do you want a higher income, lower stress level, advancement opportunities and better work-life balance? If any of these benefits sound good to you, join us and learn the skills needed to work remotely.

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Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church special events:

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Make plans to attend the fourth annual Southwest Missouri Soil Health Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Sac River Cowboy Church Event Center, 6448 W. State Highway EE, Springfield.

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Residents at all Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation long-term care and residential care facilities, including Colonial Springs Healthcare Center in Buffalo, will participate Friday, Oct. 11, in the 24th annual Golden Age Games in Bolivar. Sponsored by Missouri Health Care Association, …

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The Springfield Area 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb was a huge success. For the first time in the local event’s seven-year history, there were enough registered climbers to get all 343 heroes carried to the 110th floor (equivalent to the number of floors in the World Trade Center). We can once ag…

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Dallas County sales tax revenue saw a 13.8 percent increase in August 2019 over August sales tax this past year. Based on August sales, revenue was $242,085.96, compared with $212,732.31 the previous August.

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The next Helping Hands volunteer event will be 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 21. Volunteers need to meet at the Dallas County Community Park on Autoscope Drive, just off of U.S. Highway 65. Helping Hands’ mission is to help community members in need.