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Buffalo High School seniors were presented with scholarships and awards on May 2 at their Senior Awards Ceremony. Following the scholarships, all seniors were recognized with a list of their awards and future plans. more
Seven local Dance Sensations’ students took home awards from the Dance Champs competition held April 12-13 in Kansas City. Soloists earning an Elite Platinum in their respective categories were Delta Halley, hip hop; Grace Choate, ballet; and Allison Sweaney, ballet. Mason Dority and Allision Sweaney also earned an Elite Platinum with their lyrical duet as did Katie Dotson and Delta Halley with their tap duet. Bella Snider and Zoe Sipes took home a Star Platinum with their jazz duet as did Choate, Dotson and Halley with their ballet trio. This was the first competition for all seven dancers. The dancers study ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, tap and pointe at Dance Sensations, a studio located just off the square in Buffalo since 2010. more
The inaugural Cooking is the Cure cooking class was held on March 18. Dr. Taylor Pedersen's Show Me Strong Kids initiative identified nutrition and lack of family involvement as key issues children experience in Dallas County. Dallas County Family Medical Center started the first cooking class by starting with the basics, with families cooking together in the kitchen. This program is one of the first classes to address issues children experience and provide ways to help them overcome them. more
OakStar Bank presented Dr. Tim Ryan, Superintendent of the Dallas County R-1 School District, with a check for $4,420.41 for proceeds from OakStar Bank’s School Debit Card Program. Since 2016, Dallas County Schools have received more than $20,000 as a result of the program that makes a donation based on purchases made by OakStar Bank customers who use their Bison Card. more
Christopher Avery Goodman, born in 1997, was charged by Dallas County Prosecuting Attorney Jonathan D. Barker in Dallas County Circuit Court with two counts of the class D felony of arson in the second degree and two counts of the class E felony of knowingly burning on February 10, 2024. more
The Show Me Romey Foundation hosted Dr. Temple Grandin at the Skyline High School. more
The small business, Johnny’s Store, is owned by John and Melanie Long and opened in September of 2023. For customers convenience, the store offers some grocery necessities and serves pizza and sandwiches, with home baked bread, for a quick and delicious bite to eat. Johnny’s Store also has home cooked lunch specials. A menu and specials can be found on their Facebook. more
Buffalo Bowl had two teams from Monday Night Ladies Leagues who accomplished something that has never ever happened before during league play of bowling according to United States Bowling Congress. more
Students at Buffalo Prarie Middle School decorated their Bison Time teachers doors in Fall and Halloweeen themes. A few members of the community were able to come to the school and be the judges of the best door decor. Winners were the Bison Time classes of Mrs. Shuler and Mr. Walls. The winning students were rewarded with ice cream cakes donated by Buffalo Dairy Queen. more
Betty Lynne McCarthy will be doing a book signing between 3 to 7 p.m. for Holiday Open House on Nov. 3 at Buffalo MFA for the release of “REAL A Rodear of Poetry.” more
The 'take a coat, leave a coat" rack is available again this year outside of Main Street Realty in Buffalo. Anyone who needs a coat is welcome to take one. Anyone who wants to help is encouraged to leave a coat. The past two years the community has helped Main Street Realty give out hundreds of coats. "I had this idea and it has started to bloom into something much bigger than I anticipated. The support from the community has been amazing! " Amber Miller shared. The rack is outside of Main Street Realty, 1330 S. Ash St., Buffalo from October until the end of January. It is available 24/7 for anyone who would like to stop by. There is a variety of sizes from infant to adult. more
Missouri State Senator Sandy Crawford, Dallas County Commissioner John Crawford, Northern Commissioner Roger Bradley and Southern Commissioner Mike Lewis presented the winners' prizes in order of their placement. First place was won by Dorothy Loges, the graphic arts instructor at the Dallas County Technical Center. Second and third places were won by Tiffany Barker who placed in two winning slots. A fourth place was created after an element of Kylie Fletcher's design was added to Loges's original design. The prizes included cash and gift certificates to either MFA Oil or Market 116. Both businesses were chosen for gift certificates for their work in improving and promoting Dallas County. more
On September 20, Isaiah 58:7 Mission Pantry installed shelves stocked with food and personal hygiene items at Mallory Elementary and Buffalo Prairie Middle School for students to have easy and free access to. Isaiah 58:7 will be the main source to keep the shelves stocked, however donations from the community are welcome and wanted. The pantry is currently also taking donations for winter blankets and will soon be getting Thanksgiving baskets ready to donate to families. Canned/packaged/sealed Thanksgiving food donations are greatly appreciated. To donate items or for more information contact Isaiah 58:7 Mission Pantry at 417-733-6555. more
This summer, the partnership with the city of Buffalo and the Dallas County YMCA created a swim team named Water Buffalos. The team was one person in the inaugural year, Kenadi Brownfield. more
On Wednesday, Sep. 6, Buffalo High School Student Mentors hosted Show Me Strong Kids for an ‘Ask us Anything’ event. This event featured local family CMH doctor, Dr. Taylor Pedersen, along with a number of child health experts from around the state. The open talk session allowed the opportunity for any guardian, friend, or community member to ask questions, medical or not, to these experts. more
Taydriana Napier and Eric Caston, Dallas County Jail Staff, were awarded by The Sheriff’s Posse with a $500 check each for being accepted into Drury’s Law Enforcement Academy. The academy is part-time from August to May of next year. The total cost for Drury’s Academy is $8,700 and The Posse is considering to offer this scholarship next year to anyone who is employed at the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and willing to commit to serving the community or to anyone who is willing to serve as a Dallas County Deputy after graduation. more
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Ruben Garcia is 11 years old. He is the founder of The Green Team. more
Carpenter’s Maple Street Flea Market, located at 113 N. Maple Street in Buffalo, is full of a variety of items. It has been open for business since Sept. 9, 2022. The business is owned and operated by Steve and Teresa Carpenter. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. more
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“Celebrants” by Steven Rowley. It’s been five years—since Jordan Vargas last saw his college friends, and twenty-eight years since their graduation when their adult lives officially began. Over the years Jordan, and friends have reunited in Big Sur to honor a decades-old pact to throw each other living “funerals,” celebrations to remind themselves that life is worth living. But this time, Jordan is sitting on a secret that will upend their pact. more
Evans Drugs is a small, family-owned, independent pharmacy. more
Springfield’s Birthplace of Route 66 Festival organizers (the City of Springfield, Aaron Sachs & Associates, KY3/KSPR/CW, Downtown Springfield Association and West Central Neighborhood Alliance) will kick off the11th  annual festival at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 at the Aaron Sachs Stage in Motorcycle Village (Jefferson Avenue and McDaniel Street) with the free Rockin’ the Route 66 Kickoff Concert. The opening act goes on at 6 p.m. and the headliner will take the stage at 8 p.m. The car and motorcycle shows will be Aug. 11 and 12.  more
Dallas County Health Department is doing back to school immunizations. Appointments are preferred bbut walk-ins are available. more
Every day, small businesses across rural Missouri put their creative energy into providing goods and services that their communities want and need. They are not waiting for outside companies to do it for them; they know they can employ themselves and each other to make their places great. more
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