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Middle school teams from across the region showcased their excellence in computer more
The Dallas County R-I School district is pleased to announce the hire of Dr. Laura O’Quinn as the Deputy Superintendent for the 2024-2025 school year. The purpose of the Deputy position is to enable them to work alongside Dr. Tim Ryan for at least one year prior to his upcoming retirement. For DCR1 this will be the best method to ensure the upward trajectory continues long into the future. Dr. Ryan stated, “Laura. O’Quinn has an amazing skill set and is certainly ready to step into the Superintendent role. We are confident in her ability to keep our Dallas County Schools moving in a positive direction for many years to come”.  more
Families should mark their calendars for Buffalo's Annual Easter Egg Hunt at noon on March 30 in the Dallas County Community Park, 1600 N. Hickory.  more
This week in Dallas County history, as recorded in the Buffalo Reflex. more
The Buffalo Garden Club held their February meeting on Thursday the 22nd.  The members attending were; Lisa Blake, Cecilia Dixon, Lenora Erb, Shirley Hyatt, Pam Meyer, Kim Rutherford, Jeanie Smith, Hope Stubbs, Liz Van Dee, and Janet Wood. The roll call question was; Do you have a gardening/landscape plan for this season? There were a variety of answers and reasons for them. A few planned to down size their gardens and some were going to plant in pots. Lack of regular rain was a big reason for this change. Other plans were to plant perennials to replace some decorative trees. more
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Dallas County CarePortal wants to acknowledges Dallas County organizations that partner with them, including: more
The weigh-in for the 2024 Dallas County Fair and Junior Livestock Show will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the fairgrounds. more
The Urbana Easter Egg Hunt and Festival will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the First Baptist Church of Urbana, 207 W. Broadway Street, Urbana. The City of Urbana and First Baptist Church of Urbana will present and host the event. more
AmVets Post 117 will host a Chili Cook-off from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. To compete in the cook-off, there is an entry fee of $10.00 and a cost of $5.00 to eat. First and Second place prizes will be awarded. Karaoke will follow at 8 p.m.  more
President DeEtta Gatton convened the February Dallas County Habitat for Humanity board meeting, following a cancellation of the January session due to inclement weather. Chris Gatton commenced with a prayer, setting the tone for the productive gathering.
Board Treasurer Stephanie Collins presented the financial report, spotlighting the generous contributions from various donors backing the ongoing home building project on Stanley Street. Noteworthy donations included a very generous personal contribution from Mr. G.T. Carr of Durham Corporation, along with substantial support from O’Bannon Bank and Old Missouri Bank. Main Street Realty's presentation of the Ozark Board of Realtors hefty donation in December also received grateful recognition.
The first construction committee report, delivered by Doug Arendt, highlighted the remarkable progress of Dallas County Technical Center students under instructor Tim Phillips' guidance at the Stanley Street site. Arendt noted the students' enthusiasm and pride in their on-site experience and training.
Construction Chairman Leroy Laudenbach reported on the successful February 13th Veterans Workday at the Stanley Street building site. Eighteen veteran volunteers from the VFW, DAV, AmVets, and others joined forces with DCTC students. Working together, they made amazing strides in building and raising exterior wall panels. Laudenbach said it was a joyful learning experience for all. more
At 2 a.m. on March 7, 2024, Veronica L. Key, 31, Springfield, was headed southbound in a 2013 Kia Forte when her vehicle ran off the road and overturned. Veronica suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Cox South in Springfield. The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene. Key was wearing a safety device. more
Madison G. McCarty, 20, Urbana, was headed southbound on US 65 Hwy., at MO 54 in Preston, in a 2013 Dodge Charger at 7:25 a.m. on March 5, 2024, when a 2015 Jeep Renegade driven by Andrew A. McCale, 36, Pittsburg, headed eastbound, pulled into her path. McCale, as well as two passengers riding with him, A juvenile, 2, Pittsburg, and Leah R. McCale, 44, Pittsburg, suffered moderate injuries and were transported to CMH in Bolivar by EMS. Both vehicles have extensive damage and all persons involved were wearing a safety device. more
New Growth Transit has been rolling and delivering people to their destinations for one year. By calling two days in advance, riders can arrange a ride to the doctor in town or around the area, as well as to other appointments or to the grocery stores. more
Don Breithaupt is a good neighbor. One of the best — truly. I can attest to that because he is my neighbor. When I first moved to my new home in the Charity area in 1992, little did I know that a local boy would be moving back to his roots nearby in a few years. Don Breithaupt had grown up about a half a mile away from my new property. He had moved away for a while to establish his future career but always had a desire to return to the wooded area he roamed as a kid. In 1997 that dream became a reality and now he’s been living back home in Dallas County ever since. more
The Buffalo Board of Aldermen met for city council meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 11. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Brandon Kenall and then he called the meeting to order. more
The DAV/DAVA Chapter 62 is sponsoring a Memorial Breakfast in memory of Richard Hrdlicka from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 15, 2024, at 1100 North Maple St., Buffalo. Proceeds from the breakfast are used to benefit the veterans in the community. Join for breakfast and bring friends and family. There will be a variety of breakfast foods and drinks to choose from. more
The Dallas County Pageants will be held in the Shewmaker Center on the BHS Campus on Saturday, March 16, 2024. more
Who is tired of opening emails, instant messaging, and social media and meeting scammers who try to infiltrate their lives for money or access to all their private information? more
Buck Shockley, assistant superintendent, was the guest speaker for the February DIVAS meeting. He told a story in his first years of teaching, and the DIVAS teared up over his compassion and tender heart. more
Tyler Crane, an elementary education senior at Missouri State University, was one of 80 collegiate students nominated to represent MSU during the annual Missouri Governor's Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values. more
The DCR1 Board of Education recently met for their January meeting and approved the following: more
This week in Dallas County history, as recorded in the Buffalo Reflex. more
Erica Testerman, a senior at Buffalo High School, participated in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Legislative Shadowing Project on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Sara Gallivan is the local chapter adviser and accompanied the students to the Capital City. Sponsored by the Missouri FCCLA, the program provides an opportunity for junior and senior high school students to spend a day with their state representative, senator or other public official at the State Capitol. The students observe hearings, meetings and other public duties.  more
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