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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. 

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The August meeting of the Buffalo Garden Club was Aug. 22 at the home of Becky Bell. The members attending were Diana Arendt, Becky Bell, Cecilia Dixon, Darlene Dufeck, Shirley Hyatt, Mary Krause, Thelma Kurtz, Maxine Nimmo, Liz Van Dee and Janet Wood. The roll call question was, “Do you att…

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Central Trust Co., an affiliate of Central Bank of the Ozarks, announced Sept. 6 that Matthew Suarez, AIF, assistant vice president and portfolio manager, recently passed the Accredited Investment Fiduciary exam with Fi360, earning the distinguished AIF designation.

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The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently announced the award of more than $60,000 for youth literacy grants in Missouri that work to help students and educators reach their literacy goals throughout the academic year. These funds are aimed at supporting youth literacy programs within …

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The Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Celtic Festival. We had fantastic weather and a great crowd.

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“Plant cool-season grasses in September,” said Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage agronomist. “The earlier the better.”

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Chronic pain is an ongoing issue for many people throughout the Ozarks. These individuals — and those who help care for them — are invited to a six-week workshop about how to manage their pain, and the first session starts Tuesday, Sept. 10.

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Bass Chapel, Grand Oaks East offers food and clothing to people in need, 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays.

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Dallas County Shape Up is back for fall 2019.Shape Up is a free eight-week physical activity, lifestyle and weight-loss accountability campaign. The campaign will begin Friday, Sept. 27, and end Friday, Nov. 22. 

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Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services received 2,163 online applications by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, from those hoping to obtain licenses from DHSS for cultivation, dispensary, manufacturing and testing laboratory facilities for the state’s medical marijuana program. The appl…

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Some of the recent additions to the Dallas County Library collection include the following:

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The 32nd annual Bishop-Hix Labor Day potluck will be Monday, Sept. 2, at the O’Bannon Community Center, 315 E. Ramsey St., Buffalo.

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Citizens Memorial Hospital will host a free Lunch and Learn seminar about sepsis from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in the CMH Community Rooms at 1500 N. Oakland, Bolivar. Information will be presented by board-certified hospitalist Garrett Alderfer, M.D.

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We would like to thank all who were involved with making the Bison Fishing Team benefit breakfast a success. The event was Aug. 17 at Greasy Creek, and we had a huge turnout. Many good meals were served.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that producers of nearly 17,000 dairy operations have signed up for the Dairy Margin Coverage program since sign-up opened June 17. Producers interested in 2019 coverage must sign up before Sept. 20, 2019. 

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Since “the group” took charge, there has been an obvious turn to trivialization. I realize filler material is free and really easy, but to find the entire third page taken up that way in this issue was disconcerting. And turning the circuit court report into a folksy-style narrative diminish…

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Protect the Harvest, an organization founded in 2014 by Forrest Lucas, founder and president of Lucas Oil and owner of Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, recently was made aware of a proposed county ordinance in Hickory County. According to Protect the Harvest, this ordinance would damage not …

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Laclede Electric Cooperative held its annual membership meeting Aug. 23 at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon. Members voted for the cooperative’s board of directors and heard reports about the cooperative’s operations and financial performance.

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Plan now to stockpile tall fescue for winter feeding. Stockpiled fescue lowers feed input costs and leads to better profits in cattle operations, says University of Missouri Extension livestock field specialist Patrick Davis.

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Bennett Spring Stream Team 5462 will meet at 1 p.m. Aug. 17 to discuss the water quality of the Bennett Spring.All are welcome to come to the nature center at Bennett Spring State Park for a short water quality lesson followed by a hands-on activity around the Bennett Spring.  Clean, safe, u…

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Meeting another guideline set by Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation has systems in place to begin accepting applications for medical marijuana facilities beginning at midnight Aug. 3 until 1…