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The Dallas County Cattlemen's Association (DCCA) was very honored to host Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe at the group's March 12th meeting held at Prairie Grove School south of Buffalo.   more
Jordan Tucker, Buffalo, will participate in the 2024 Missouri Agribusiness Academy. more
The Dallas County Association of Southern Baptist (DCASB) Women’s Ministry team has planned two special meeting dates during 2024. more
Isaiah 58:7 Mission Pantry is giving Resurrection baskets to 60 families in need. Call 417-733-6555 to get on the list before the deadline of March 24. Pick-up will be from 5 to 6 p.m. on March 29, at 1235 State Hwy. 64 in Tunas. more
On March 13, 2024, at 11:40 a.m., on US 65 one half mile north of Buffalo, Belva Skinner, 68, Buffalo, was headed southbound in a 2009 Toyota Camry when she swerved to avoid a branch in the road. Skinner skidded across the center of the road and struck a 2014 GMC Acadia driven by Melinda J. Walton, 47, Springfield who had two passengers the ages of 15 and 16, also from Springfield. Skinner faced fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Walton suffered serious injuries and her passengers suffered moderate injuries. All three individuals were taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield. The impact totaled both vehicles and they were towed from the scene. Skinner was wearing a safety device, Walton and the two passengers were not. more
The local CarePortal has experienced a lot of immediate help for children in the foster care system and families in need. Thanks to social workers who vet and submit requests on CarePortal, the first year for Dallas County CarePortal was solid and positive. more
The 2nd Effort Volunteer program tracks volunteer hours, creating metrics for volunteer activities and hours spent on the job.  more
After years of pastoral vacancy, Pastor Jeff Sippy has accepted the call of shared ministry between Our Savior Luther Church, Buffalo, and Zion Lutheran Church of Bolivar. Sippy officially started on Sunday, March 10, with an installation service surrounded by members of both churches. Sippy will continue his Sundays leading the worship hour for Our Savior at 9 a.m. and follow by leading the worship hour for Zion Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. more
During 2023, New Growth Transit recorded 711 trips for Dallas County residents, free of charge. Those passengers traveled a total of 20,278 miles. more
“And the winner is . . . (drum roll) . . . Laurie Franklin!” more
Buffalo baseball coach Calvin Dryer is almost starting from scratch this year as the Bison have only two players returning who started in all 28 games last year. They have three more players who started some games and saw some varsity action in 2023. more
Buffalo’s girls softball team won 15 games last year, the most in several years, and second-year coach Amber Austin has nearly everybody back. In fact, eight starters are returning. more
The main problem for the Buffalo baseball team so far is the lack of runs.. The Bison tallied only one run in each of their first three games. more
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
Mary Virginia Taylor more
Mary Virginia Taylor more
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
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