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Buffalo boys take second place at Marionville Tournament
The Buffalo Bison won two out of three games in the Marionville Tournament -- including a win over the top-seeded team -- but lost to third-seeded Cassville 66-55 in the championship game Saturday.
Buffalo Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 8
The Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Buffalo Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. in downtown Buffalo. This year’s theme is “I Believe.” This year’s grand marshals are Chad and Nicole Bryan, chosen for their entrepreneurship and the businesses they have brought to Buf
Parents Bury Son for the 2nd Time, Hopes for More Answers in Cause of Death
PLEASANT HOPE, Mo. New developments in a man's death after he died in a house fire near Pleasant Hope eight years ago. In October of 2010, the Polk County Sheriff's Department used dental records to identify 26-year-old Dennis Wooten who died in a one-story farmhouse.
Southwest Airlines adding extra flights for college bowl games
Southwest Airlines is adding several flights this month to help football fans get to college bowl games. The Dallas-based carrier said it will add three special nonstop flights on Dec. 28:
Man faces felony charge for assault, destroying hotel lobby
A 20-year-old Bolivar man faces a felony property damage charge after allegedly throwing items while threatening an employee at Bolivar’s Super 8 hotel. Online court records show Michael K. Fonville is charged with class E first-degree property damage, as well as a misdemeanor fourth-degree assault
Bison wrestling team expected to improve on last year’s record
The good news is that Buffalo’s wrestling team should be more experienced and deeper than last year. The bad news is that the Bison will be competing in Class 2 this year instead of Class 1. This means competing against larger schools in district and state.
DC Soil and Water customer appreciation day to be Dec. 6
The Dallas County Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a customer appreciation day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center, 1240 W. Truman Road, Buffalo.
All I want for Christmas
Over 60 families in the Pleasant Hope area will be given the gift of Christmas this year thanks to community generosity. Pleasant Hope School District has organized the Holiday Giving Tree program for at least the last decade. The school’s purposeful benevolence dates to at least the 1980s, when Chr
Shooting suspects indicted by grand jury
Three people facing felony charges in connection with a shooting in downtown Humansville were indicted by a Polk County grand jury this week. According to online court records, indictments came down Tuesday, Dec. 4, for Jay Kenneth Christensen, 27, and Cherokee N. Orton, 19, both of Humansville, and
Missouri man dies after being crushed by tractor
WILLARD, MO (AP) — Authorities say a 73-year-old man died after being crushed by a tractor in his barn. Fire Chief Ken Scott says Bill Bartley died Wednesday in the accident near Willard.
Jury trial set for armed robbery suspect
A jury trial has been set for the first of four suspects connected to the armed robbery of a Bolivar gas station in July. According to online court records, Elena M. Ornelas, 34, of Pueblo, Colorado, will face a Polk County jury May 1-3 following a hearing on Monday, Dec. 3. The trial was docketed f
Turnovers hurt Eldon girls' basketball in loss to Lebanon
MICHAEL LOSCH, Lake Sun Sports Editor, email@example.com — Eldon was under a little pressure Thursday night in a showdown with Lebanon. Whether it was a full-court press or a half-court trap, the visiting Yellowjackets did not let the Mustangs get too comfortable as they forced 32 turnovers e
Polk County Senior Menus: Bolivar
Monday, Dec. 10 — Chicken fritters, potato wedges, broccoli, bread, cherry cake. Tuesday, Dec. 11 — Taco salad, Spanish rice, cheesy refried beans, all the fixings, ambrosia.
Local bank matches grant for Marshfield Senior Center: Marshfield Senior Center meets goal for OFH grant
Thanks to a generous donation from the Central Bank of the Ozarks in Marshfield, the Marshfield Senior Center was able to meet its goal to raise $1,000 in order to receive a dollar-for-dollar matching grant from Ozarks Food Harvest, the regional food bank for southwest Missouri.
Popular Lost Valley hiking area near Buffalo River closing for major makeover
One of the Buffalo National River's most popular hiking destinations will be closed for 10 weeks for a major makeover. The Lost Valley day-use area and trail near Ponca, Arkansas, will be closed beginning Dec. 10, with an expected reopening in late February.
Fire chief identifies man killed in Willard tractor accident
WILLARD, Mo. (News-Leader) - The Willard Fire Department has released the name of the man who died in Wednesday's tractor accident. Bill Bartley, 73, died after being crushed by a tractor in his barn in the 3800 block of North Farm Road 127, according to Fire Chief Ken Scott.
Conway FFA members earn FFA American Degrees
This year at National FFA Convention 4,255 members received their American Degrees. Six members from the Conway FFA chapter received theirs: Lexi Atteberry, Juliet Evens, Tyler Hawkins, Nathan Masterson, Lindsey Rogers and Kevin Young. The American Degree is the highest award in the FFA you can earn
Improving health in rural Missouri
Access to healthcare, or lack thereof, can mean life or death for about 40 percent of Missouri residents who choose to live in rural areas. The stark fact was a hot topic for both rural and urban healthcare leaders who gathered in Bolivar on Dec. 4 for the first ever Governor’s Rural Health Summit a
Plea hearing scheduled for Seymour women charged with child neglect
A plea hearing has been set for a Seymour woman charged with two felonies, including a Class A felony and a Class D felony for abuse and neglect of a child. Jennifer Bolin was charged in March 2017, in connection with an incident involving two juvenile children. The case was reported back on March 6
Down to the ‘bare bones’
Bolivar’s city employees may feel a hit to their personal budgets as the city’s 2019 budget, approved by the board of aldermen in its Nov. 13 meeting, goes into effect. In what City Administrator Tracy Slagle called a “bare-bones budget,” city employees will not receive a cost of living or merit pay