2011 First Day of School Photo Gallery
Smiles of HOPE marks five year anniversary
The local dental clinic ministry, Smiles of HOPE, conducted at Dexter's Lighthouse Christian Center, marked its fifth year anniversary on Saturday, March 28. Founder Dr. William Kane, along with Pastor Tim Russell and Dental Minister Kevin De Arman,...
Scholastic Meet 2015
This special section contains pages dedicated to winners of the Thursday, March 18, 2015 Stoddard County Scholastic Meet. Dexter has hosted the event for many years and in recent years has utilized the Bearcat Event Center for the awards...
Keller Library Story Hour 3/17/15
Retired Kdg. teacher, Susie Grobe, provided the readings for Story Hour on St. Patrick's Day 2015, with tales of mischievous leprechauns. After stories, youngsters were invited to take part in a craft session, crafting their own shamrocks and pots...
Friends of the Library Fashion Show 2015
Each March, the Friends of the Library organization hosts their annual fashion show which supports literacy programs and helps fund purchases for Keller Library in Dexter. The 2015 Friends Fashion Show was held on Monday night, March 9, to a full...
Keller Public Library Story Hour March 3, 2015
Kim Cook, in full puppy costume, entertained young guests at Tuesday's Story Hour with a pair of animal tales, along with singing and crafts.
Keller Public Library Story Hour Feb. 24, 2015
Reita and Phil LeBeau, with help from grandson, Grey LeBeau, presented Jungle Mania.
Roofs collapse under weight of snow, ice Sat., Feb. 21, 2015
Anyone with additional ice/snow damage photos or just fun snow photos is welcome to email them to email@example.com
These are a few photos illustrating the damage to Dexter businesses Saturday morning, Feb. 21, 2015 following the early...
4th Annual Women's Rabbit Hunt held at Gobbler Ridge
By NOREEN HYSLOP
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Through combined efforts of the Missouri Department of Conservation and local volunteers, another successful Women's Rabbit Hunt was held on the grounds of the Gobbler Ridge Farms Disabled...
Dexter Chamber Business After Hours
The Dexter Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was held Tuesday night at Four Oaks Hospice. The theme for the after hours social was, "Sweet Compassion." Along with a variety of fruits and snacks, the event featured a flowing cholocate...
Story HOur Feb. 10. 2015
Kim Cook entertained young guests at the Feb. 10. 2015 Story Hour at Keller Public Library with a story of the "Love Monster" in observance of Valentine's Day.
BYM Mardi Gras Feb. 7, 2015
The 13th Annual Bootheel Youth Museum Mardi Gras Benefit Dinner and Auction was held at the museum on Saturday night, Feb. 7, 2015. The annual event supports the work of the museum. This year's event featured a Cajun' feast, raffle and a live...
Story Hour February 3, 2015
Mary Ann Taylor was the guest reader for the Feb. 3, 2015 Story Hour at Keller Public Library, treating youngsters to tales of groundhogs and penguins.
100th Day of School at Southwest Elementary
Students at Southwest Elementary in Dexter observed the 100th day of school for the 2014-15 school year this week by dressing up as if they'd aged one year for every day of school thus far. Some students wore shirts with 100 items on them to observe...
Learning about pioneers at Central School
Fifth graders at Central Elementary began the second semester of the 2014-15 school year by studying westward expansion. Included in their studies were lessons on the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase. Along the route, students...
Red Carpet Awards - Dexter Chamber of Commerce 1/24/15
Dexter's Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Awards Dinner banquet, the "Red Carpet Awards," on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, presenting awards to the 2014 Organization of the Year, the 2014 Small Business of the Year, the 2014 Business...
Story Hour at Keller Public Library 1/20/15
WIlla Fees with Dexter's Parents as Teachers presented, "Snowmen at Night."
Explorers Wax Museum at Central Elementary School
Fifth graders in Nicole Guethle's classroom invited parents and fellow students at Central to view their Explorer Wax Museum on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 15 and 16, 2015 after studying about famous explorers. See full story in the Tuesday, Jan. 20...
Fire and Puppy Rescue Jan. 16, 2015
Fire destroyed a home on E. Stoddard Street in Dexter Friday morning, Jan. 16, but firefighters and EMS personnel managed to rescue five puppies and their mother from the flames. See complete story in the Weekend Edition, Jan. 17, 2015.
Story Hour at Keller Public Library Jan. 6, 2015
Keller Public Library Children's Librarian Reita LeBeau provided the music, and Kim Cook was the guest reader at the Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 Story Hour. Complete with sound effects, Cook presented, "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?" and "The...
Making memories...and mangers at St. Joe Church
By NOREEN HYSLOP
Dads and their children from St. Joe General Baptist Church in Idalia had an opportunity over the Christmas season to more closely identify with the "reason for the season."
A total of 27 dads and children met...
Working with Wood
A recently established woodworking club, Crowley Ridge Area Turners, will be meeting on the third Saturday of every month in the Industrial Arts shop at Dexter High School. Anyone interested in learning more on the subject of woodworking -- turning,...
Time for Gingerbread Houses Dec. 2014
As one of the final projects of the year in the first grade classroom of Mauri Kennedy at Southwest Elementary School in Dexter, students are provided with edibles to construct their very own Gingerbread Houses. Each is as unique as its creator.
Wreaths Across America 2014
Wreaths Across America at the State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield drew another large crowd Saturday. Seven ceremonial wreaths were placed as part of the event, followed by more than 2,000 wreaths placed on every grave at the cemetery. Randy Dunn...
PAT Breakfast with Santa 2014
Dexter's Parents as Teachers hosted their annual Breakfast with Santa at Southwest Elementary School on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, with photos of children with Santa provided, along with breakfast snacks and lots of fun and games and a story book...
Story Hour at Keller Public Library Dec. 2, 2014
Children's Librarian Reita LeBeau provided Christmas carols at the Dec. 2, 2014 Story Hour at Keller Public Library. Children made their own Christmas wreaths during kraft time following the singing.
6th Annual Reading of the First Christmas Story
The annual Christmas Reading from the second Chapter of Luke took place Saturday evening, Nov. 29, 2014, on Stoddard Street near downtown Dexter. The event marked the sixth year for the reading, and drew a sizable crowd. As they have done for the...
Disabled Veterans Facility Nov. 18, 2014
A special deer hunt was hosted for area disabled veterans on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Gobbler Ridge Disabled Veterans Facility southwest of Bloomfield. Several entities came together to make the day a success, including the American Legion Post 59...
Story Hour with Diana Mayberry
"Ten Fat Turkeys" was presented at Keller Public Library's Story Hour on Tuesday, Nov. 19. 2014, with Diana Mayberry as the guest reader and Children's Librarian Reita LeBeau providing the music.
Reading Week at Dexter Schools November 2013
Students at Central Elementary observed Tuesday of Reading Week by dressing as one of their favorite book characters. Students will take part in special activities throughout this week in observance of Reading Week and National Education Week. Other...
Chamber Business After Hours
The Dexter Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was held at Smith-Payne Realty in November. The monthly event brings together the business community for conversation and snacks. The theme was "A Veterans Day Reception.
Veterans honored at Bernie
Students worked recently on decorating their classroom doors at Bernie, and on Veterans Day Nov. 11, they invited area veterans to come tour the building and honored them for their military service. Pictured are all of the doors at the school. One...
Honoring Veterans at the Senior Center
Military veterans were honored on Monday prior to Tuesday's Veterans Day observances at the Senior Center in Dexter with each veteran presented with a certificate of appreciation for their service. There are some candid photos from the day's...
Veterans Day Observance at Crowley Ridge Care
U.S. veterans who are residents at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter were honored during a special gathering Monday morning, a day before Veterans Day due to prior commitments of Mayor Joe Weber, who was on hand.
Weber, A Korean War veteran...
50s day at Southwest Elementary
Students at Southwest Elementary marked their 50th day of school during Halloween Week and observed Red Ribbon Week -- a week dedicated to teaching children the dangers of illegal drugs. Students donned crazy socks for "Sock It to Drugs Day" and...
Dexter Head Start Safety Awareness Day
The DAEOC Head Start Center in Dexter observed Safety Awareness as part of National Awareness Month in October Thursday. The Dexter Police Department, the Dexter Fire Department and the Stoddard County Ambulance District and Air Evac all paticipated...
National School Lunch Week
The week of October 13-17 was designated as National School Lunch Week with parents being invited to have lunch with their children at both Southwest and Central Elementary Schools. Second grade teacher, Melanie Keena, submitted the photos herein of...
Story Hour with Drs. Kathryn Mayberry and Jennifer Howard
Dr. Jennifer Howard read "Dinosaurs Love Underpants" to youngsters at the Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 Story Hour at Keller Public Library, followed by arts and crafts.
Scenes from the 5th Annual Young Realty Pie Eating Contest
Young Realty annually sponsors a Pie Eating Contest for Men, Women and Children divisions, with cash prizes going to the winner's charity of choice. See details in the Oct. 14, 2014 edition of The Daily Statesman.
Bernie Elementary Schools HOPE International Project
Summer McGowan, Elementary Counselor at Bernie Schools, headed up a community service project recently. Bernie Elementary worked with HOPE International to complete this project. For three weeks, students worked to collect money for the project to...
2nd Annual Bearcat Fall Community Homecoming
The crowds came, the barbeque was hot, the entertainment thrilled, the Color Burst walkers and runners walked and ran, prizes were doled out, and to top it all off, the Bearcats beat the Kennett Indians 35-34. It was a good weekend.
Bernie Fall Fest 2014
The annual Bernie Fall Fest was held Saturday, Sept. 27, at the City Park. Lots of arts and crafts, games for the children and food booths were scattered around the park and a good crowd came out for the event. It was a very nice day for a stroll...
Final Day at the Stoddard County Fair
A good crowd turned out Saturday afternoon for bracelet day at the Stoddard County Fair. Also held that afternnon was the 4-H/FFA Speaking Contest. It was beautiful weather for the fair. Also shown are some scenes from Ag Day at the Fair which was...
Camo Day at Southwest School
Tuesday of Homecoming Week Sept. 22-26 was Camo Day at Southwest Elementary School. Students were invited to don their camo clothing to "keep the (Kennett) Indians at bay." On Wednesday, students wore black to "Black out the Indians."
2014 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction at the Stoddard County Fair
The annual 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction took place Saturday morning at the fairgrounds, culminating a year's worth of work by boys and girls across the county. The group photos are of the FFA and 4-H Hersdmanship and Showmanship Award winners. The...
Scenes from the Fair Parade
Scenes from the 2014 Stoddard County Fair Parade.
2014 Third Annual Ben Kruse Charity Crappie Tournament
$20,500 raised for
18 Fore Life through
annual fishing tournament
By NOREEN HYSLOP
Perfect weather conditions and a record number of participants paired up for the biggest and best-ever Ben Kruse Charity Crappie Tournament...
Southern Bank - Business After Hours
Southern Bank in Dexter hosted Business After Hours Tuesday evening. The event is sponsored by the Dexter Chamber of Commerce. The crowd that gathered enjoyed food (Fair food in anticipation of the Stoddard County Fair next week) catered by...
Story Hour kicks off at Keller Library
Story Hour at Keller Public Library for the 2014-15 school year kicked off on Tuesday with Mary Ann Taylor, donned in her royal robes, presenting, "Swimming with the Queen" to young guests. An especially good listener was four-year-old Tegan...